VIRTUAL DISTANCE CHALLENGE: 

Run Lake O!

Challenge yourself to a virtual run inspired by the scenic trail around Lake Okeechobee, FL. You can choose to do a full loop (114 miles), a double loop (228 miles), the West Arc (70 miles), East Arc (40 miles) or the South Bay section (20 miles). Participate as a solo runner or as a  team.

Pick your own start date. You will have 35 days, from the time you log your first run, to finish the challenge. It’s really easy to log your miles and time. Earn virtual badges as you hit milestones on the course during the 35-day challenge.

virtual run lake o!  
How does it work?

  • Sign up for one of the virtual Run Lake O! challenges ranging from 20 to 228 miles. You will have 35 days to finish the total distance.
  • The event is 100% virtual. Run or walk at your own favorite place outside or inside on a treadmill.
  • Log your miles online. You do not need to run every day.
  • Receive your finisher medal and swag in the mail.
  • Participate as a solo runner or sign up as a team.
FAQ

When is the challenge?
You can start anytime you like. Pick your own start date. You will have 35 days to finish from the day of your first run. 

Do I have to run every day? 
The challenge is to complete the total distance. It’s entirely up to you how you want to split it up.

How do I log my miles?
Use a smart phone app, GPS watch, or a good old stopwatch (if you know the distance of your route) to time and measure the distance of your run.

Go to the link below, click on “Submit Virtual Results”, find your name in the roster and enter the time and distance of your run. The total distance and time is automatically calculated each time you add an interval.

Submit Virtual Results >>

Do I need to submit a picture of my gps watch/screenshot as proof of time? 

There is no need to submit a proof of time such as a screen shot. This challenge is all on the honor system.

Can I use a treadmill?
Absolutely.

I can’t find the answer to my question in this FAQ? 

Use the chat function on this page or send an email to madeleine@k2roadsports.com

 

CELEBRATE YOUR FINISH

RUN LAKE O! SWAG

Your race registration fee includes
a race tech t-shirt (Unisex or Ladies Cut), a collector’s finisher medal,
a virtual race bib and virtual finisher certificate. You will also receive badges for donations and race milestones.
Your shirt and medal will be mailed to you at the conclusion of the event. 

ladies cut race tech shirt

Finisher Medal

unisex race shirt

virtual race bib & milestone badges

EVENTS

run lake o! distances

FULL LOOP: 114 MILES

Run the entire distance of the Lake Okeechobee’s Scenic Trail. 

west arc: 70 MILES

Finish 70 mile in 35 days – the distance of the western section of Lake Okeechobee’s Scenic Trail. 

east arc: 40 MILES

Commit to running 40 miles – the length of the east section of Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail.

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SOUTH BAY: 20 MILES

Finish a sweet 20 miles equivalent to the distance between landmarks along South Bay.

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the double-o!: 228 MILES

228 miles is equivalent to 2 loops around Lake Okeechobee!

DISCLAIMER

All Run Lake O! events are 100% virtual. You are responsible for your own safety.  Please do not run on unsafe roads, or areas that have been closed off to the public. Obey rules of traffic. Practice social distancing. Please follow all requirements set forth by local, state and federal authorities. 

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Course map

  • Run Lake O! is inspired by Lake Okeechobee’s Scenic Trail.
  • Full Loop – Virtual Start/Finish in Belle Glade (114 miles)
  • Double Loop – Virtual Start/Finish in Belle Glade (228 miles)
  • West Arc – Virtual Start in Belle Glade. Virtual Finish between Okeechobee and Nubbin Slough (70 miles)
  • East Arc – Virtual Start between Okeechobee and Nubbin Slough (70 miles). Virtual Finish in Belle Glade (40 miles)
  • South Bay – Virtual Start in Belle Glade. Virtual Finish between Clewiston and Moore Haven (20 miles)
  • Log your miles on our virtual results page. Let family and friends track your progress on a map. Use social media and our fun photo frames to enhance your race experience. Once you’ve finished the distance, we’ll send your swag in the mail. 
  • Important: This race is 100% virtual. You will run at your own favorite place. 

your participation matters

THIS RACE BENEFITs

Two Lake Okeechobee region non-profit organizations:

CALUSA WATERKEEPER
and 
SMITH AND MOORE TEEN CENTER
(Boys and Girls Club)

Please consider making a donation. For more information about their important work, please visit their websites. 
Thank you.

CALUSA WATERKEEPER

Now proudly celebrating the 25th year since our founding. 

Mission: To Protect and Restore the Caloosahatchee River from Lake Okeechobee to the Coastal Waters.

The first 50 contestants who register for the race AND donate to Calusa Waterkeeper will receive an official Calusa Waterkeeper bandanna.

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB

Boys and Girls Club’s Career Bound Program at the Teen Center in Belle Glade.

about

lake okeechobee

  • Lake Okeechobee is the largest lake in Florida and the second-largest freshwater lake entirely within U.S. boundaries after Lake Michigan.
  • Covers approximately 730 square miles which is about half the size of Rhode Island.
  • The lake is remarkably shallow for its size with a depth of only about 9ft.
  • The name Okeechobee comes from the Hitchiti words oki (water) and chubi (big)
  • The lake is divided between Glades, Okeechobee, Martin, Palm Beach, and Hendry counties.
  • The lake is home to alligators, many bird species such as Snail Kites, Purple Gallinules, Black Skimmers and Roseate Spoonbills, fish such as Largemouth Bass and Blue gill, and many snakes, frogs and turtles.
  • Environmental concerns: Man-made pollution is severely affecting Lake Okeechobee’s water quality and eco-system.

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