Events Calendar

Oct
21
Sun
2018
Wanna Go Fast: Florida 1/2 Mile Shootout @ Jumbolair Airport
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wanna Go Fast: Florida 1/2 Mile Shootout

Two full days of speed recorded; side by side racing

This incredible event will be held at the Beautiful Jumbolair Airport (www.jumbolair.com) located in Ocala, FL nestled in the Horse Capital of the World. All of our participants will be given a chance to take their vehicle’s Top Speed down Jumbolair’s private 7550 ft runway and race door-to-door against the competitor of their choice. See what it’s finally like to race without the restrictions of speed limits, on what is basically your own private proving grounds in Ocala, FL! This event is limited to only 150 cars per day and is sure to sell out quick so register today and we promise to make your automotive dreams come true.

Oct
27
Sat
2018
Deputy Owens Softball Tournament @ Ocala Regional Sportsplex
Oct 27 all-day

We have Opened up the Tournament to have 2 Divisions. We will have a

  1. “Co-Ed” Division still with the 6:4 Ratio, as well as,
  2. “ALL Guys” Division.

You are allowed to have up to 12 Players on the Team Roster.

The cost to participate has been changed to $ 250 a Team; with 12 players on the roster it is estimated approx. $20-21 a Player.

We are also Offering “HomeRun” Bands — $10 each.

Annual Ride of the Living Dead @ Landbridge Trailhead
Oct 27 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Welcome to the 2018 Ride of the Living Dead!! We are back this year with our annual charity mountain bike ride. This year’s ride will start at the Land Bridge Trailhead.

Join us for a fun ride through the beautiful trails of the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenways.

This year’s ROLD is presented by Greenway Bicycles and Florida Greenways & Trails Foundation. All profits from this ride are donated to LOCAL Marion County charities including Pay It Forward Outreach.

The ROLD is not a race, but a ride through the scenic Santos Trail system. We will have SAG stops along the route with drinks and snacks. But, as with any ride, please be prepared with hydration, nutrition, and bicycle repair supplies.

You are welcome to ride any distance other than the designated route (approx 50 miles). Lunch will be provided at the Land Bridge Trailhead from 12-2 pm.

Costumes are welcome and highly encouraged! Please come to the registration area at 8:30am for our costume contest.

Registration is available here on Eventbrite, at Greenway Bicycle, Ocala Bicycle Center, or the day of the event.

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN July 17th

Event Info:

Ride – Saturday October 28th at the Land Bridge Trailhead

 

RIDE DAY

Check In – starts at 8am

Costume Contest – 8:30am

Rolling Ride Start – 8:30-9am

Lunch 12-3pm

Please call Carrie at (352) 291-5268 or Jessica at (352) 351-3475 for details or email us at roldocala@gmail.com

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN JULY 15th – SIGN UP EARLY TO GET A 2018 ROLD PINT GLASS! First 100 entries will receive a glass!

Marion County Halloween Run 2018 @ Paddock Mall
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Paddock Mall will be hosting Marion County’s first annual Halloween Run. This event will include a chip timed 5k and a 10k. This event will also feature food trucks, live music, a costume contest and more. The 10k will start at 4:15 p.m. and the 5k will start at 4:45 p.m. Package pick-up on Friday, October 26th from 10am to 7pm in Center Court.

This is a fun race for all ages and we encourage you to dress in costume as there will be a costume contest. First 400 finishers will get a medal and everyone will receive a custom t-shirt you won’t want to miss. To register, visit http://marioncountyhalloweenrun2018.itsyourrace.com.

Have you signed up to run the Marion County Halloween Run 2018? Our race is # 3 in the Big Hammock Race Series which challenges you to keep you moving throughout the year. Visit BigHammockRaceSeries.com today to become a participant in the series & enjoy incredible perks & prizes for every run/walk skill level!

The proceeds from the race will help benefit the Marion County Children’s Alliance. The Marion County Children’s Alliance mission is to improve the lives of Marion County children by providing resources which enable nonprofit organizations serving these children to operate more effectively and by providing safe, effective services of the highest quality.

Nov
1
Thu
2018
Ocala Fitness Festival @ CrossFit Iron Legion
Nov 1 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Ocala Fitness Festival is back for the second time!

Same season — Same awesome feats of athleticism!

Events:
Fenrir’s Mayhem
The Beer Mile
The Jotunn Games (a highland games style event)
Kids Obstacle Course
+ Keg Toss Race
—and MORE!

Nov
2
Fri
2018
Ocala Fitness Festival @ CrossFit Iron Legion
Nov 2 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Ocala Fitness Festival is back for the second time!

Same season — Same awesome feats of athleticism!

Events:
Fenrir’s Mayhem
The Beer Mile
The Jotunn Games (a highland games style event)
Kids Obstacle Course
+ Keg Toss Race
—and MORE!

Nov
3
Sat
2018
Ocala Fitness Festival @ CrossFit Iron Legion
Nov 3 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Ocala Fitness Festival is back for the second time!

Same season — Same awesome feats of athleticism!

Events:
Fenrir’s Mayhem
The Beer Mile
The Jotunn Games (a highland games style event)
Kids Obstacle Course
+ Keg Toss Race
—and MORE!

Nov
17
Sat
2018
Critter Trail 5K at Silver Springs State Park @ Silver Springs State Park
Nov 17 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

      

Hello Runners! Right here in your own backyard! It’s coming up soon…5th Annual Critter Trail 5K Run/Walk @ Silver Springs State Park, November 17! This is a fundraiser in the park and for the park…check us out. This race is run on well marked trails in the park. https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/SilverSprings/CritterTrail5k
All monies raised for this race stay local, In Our Park! There will be some fun prizes randomly awarded by BIB number for registered runners.
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Nov
20
Tue
2018
Ocala Breeders Sales – Day of Racing @ Ocala Breeders' Sales
Nov 20 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

OBS Day of Racing – November 2018

Live racing returns on Tuesday, November 20th. Two sprint stakes for OBS Sale graduates headline the day and will be open to older horses. Free nominations to both races close on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. The new position on the calendar provides horsemen a stakes opportunity before the kickoff of the Gulfstream Park Championship and the Tampa Bay Downs meets. The two OBS stakes are non-wagering events, but there will be pari-mutuel wagering available on eight additional races. Entries will be taken on Tuesday, November 13th.

The stakes races for OBS graduates will be run over six furlongs with a guaranteed purse of $125,000 each. The OBS Sprint and the OBS Filly and Mare Sprint are for three years old and upward. All starters finishing fifth through last will earn $5,000. Supplementary nominations of $500 may be made at time of entry for those horses missing the free nomination deadline. There is a fee of $1,250 to enter and $2,500 to start.

The eight pari-mutuel races will feature quarter horse races for two year olds as well as for three years old and upward at distances from 220 yards to 440 yards. Up to four thoroughbred maiden and starter allowance races may be used as substitute races. Purses range from $4,000 to $7,000 with all starters guaranteed a minimum of $200.

Click on the links below for information and conditions of the races. Contact Jay Friedman or Harriet Booth for more information at (352) 237-2154 or via email at: obs@obssales.com.

Feb
9
Sat
2019
18th Annual Valentines Day 5k @ Silver Springs State Park
Feb 9 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

Time :
7:00 am – Registration Opens

8:00 am – Race Start

Place :
Silver Springs State Park

1425 N.E. 58th Avenue

Ocala, Florida 34470

Awards / Amenities:

Male/Female Awards To All Adults – 3 deep

(20-24,25-29,30-34,35-39,40-44,45-49,50-54,

55-59,60-64,65+)

Child Friendly Age Groups Awards – 5 deep

(0-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-19)

Sweetheart Division – lowest combined time, a team

of 1 male/1 female (cannot qualify for individual age

group awards)

T-Shirts guaranteed to the first 200 pre-registered runners (Register now)

Pancake Breakfast following the race!

Mar
6
Wed
2019
2019 Live Oak International @ Live Oak Plantation
Mar 6 – Mar 10 all-day
Mar
16
Sat
2019
United Way’s St. Paddy’s Day 5K @ Citizens Circle
Mar 16 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Race Route:
The 5K route begins and ends at Ocala’s Citizen Circle located downtown and proceeds through the downtown Historic District. The course is 100% asphalt with water provided at 1.5 miles and the finish line. A Course Map can be found at uwmc.org/StPaddys5K.

Awards & Prizes:
Door prizes can be won by all, with awards given to both Male and Females in the below categories:

  • Overall Open (0-39) winner
  • Overall Masters (40+) winner
  • Age Divisions (1st, 2nd, 3rd)  9 and under, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-17, 18-20, 21-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+
Packet Pick-up:
Early packet pick-up is held at United Way of Marion County located at 1401 NE 2nd St, Ocala on Friday, March 15 from 9am-6pm and then again on race day Saturday, March 16 from 630am-745am.

Race Shirts:
You’re going to love this year’s dark green shirt!  Enjoy a soft cotton feel with moisture-wicking technology for unbeatable comfort & performance, 4.5-ounce, (65poly/35cotton) fabric.  Choose the Ladies “V” or Gents “Crew” neck.  Register now as your shirt size selection is only guaranteed when you register by 2/1/19.  After that date, your shirt will be the closest available size.

Costume Contest:
Wear your best green & show your Irish spirit for the “Luck of the Irish” costume contest.  The best costume wins a prize!