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Thursday, February 29, 2024

New Year, New Me annual 5K returning to Carney Island Recreation and Conservation Area

The Marion County Parks and Recreation Department’s annual New Year, New Me 5K race will return in January to help residents get their 2023 fitness journey off to a healthy start.

The second installment of the annual 5K race will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2023, from 7 a.m. to noon at the Carney Island Recreation and Conservation Area, which is located at 13275 SE 115th Avenue in Ocklawaha.

During the event, runners will enjoy the nature and scenery as the course takes them through the scenic trails of the recreation and conservation area.

Early bird registration for the 5K race is now open and will run through Monday, December 5, 2022. There is a $30 fee per participant, and the early registration also includes a t-shirt while supplies last.

General registration for the event will begin on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, and it will remain open through Friday, January 27, 2023. The cost during the general registration period is $45 per participant.

The event is open to anyone ages 16 and up, and it will be limited to 100 participants. Early registrants will receive a race t-shirt and free park entry, and all runners will be given a packet with race materials prior to the start of the event.

For more information, or to register, visit the Marion County Parks and Recreation Department’s ‘New Year, New Me’ event webpage.