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Tired of pounding the pavement on the same ole 5K race course? Gopher something different and enjoy 8 kilometers (4.9 miles) of natural trails through one of Tampa Bays hidden gems!

The Gopher Weedon trail run takes runners and walkers through native Florida habitats, including gorgeous views of Tampa Bay. After the race, enjoy refreshments before strolling through the Cultural and Natural History Center to learn more about the prehistoric people and the natural environment.

All proceeds from the race benefit the Friends of Weedon Island, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization supporting environmental preservation and education at the Weedon Island Preserve.

All registered runners/walkers receive:

  • An annual membership with Friends of Weedon Island Preserve supporting environmental preservation and education at Weedon Island Preserve;
  • Technical Race T-shirt;
  • Professional race timing and race results;
  • Awards for each age group, 3-deep;
  • Refreshments and aid stations; and
  • Educational and cultural activities at the cultural center.


Thanks to our sponsors: Total Air, Scheda Ecological Associates, Fit2Run, Running for Brews, Noble Crust, Meze119, Ricky P’s, Cycle Brewing, Derby Lane,  Tampa Bay Association of Environmental Professionals, Rubin Chiropractic Health Center, GPI SE, Rubin Chiropractic Health, The Body Electric Yoga Company, Integrative Bodyworks, Periodontal Health Center, Trader Jesse’s, Fresh Market, Trader Joe’s, Alliance for Weedon Island Archaeological Research and Education, Sweetwater Kayaks, and Pinellas County.