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Season 5

Due to COVID-19, we think it’s the perfect time to take a break! Once race organizers can provide a safe mass gathering environment for all participants without the lingering threat of cancellations, we can begin planning. As we are truly taking a break, all incoming correspondence will sit in a dusty cue until the above race criteria appears to have been met. When we finally sweep away the cobwebs, we'll add news and updates to our website and social media.


Request Season 5 updates and you'll be the first to know what's next!

Until then, please stay safe and we'll see you on the road!
Karen & Tina


& The Must Have Swag!

The Big Hammock Race Series [BHRS] is an all ages and all skill levels series of races that can either be walked or run. The BHRS has been crafted to appeal to the interests of both competitors & beginners alike! Participants will enjoy lot of swag when they join the BHRS. Plus, lots of fun and encouragement as they work towards earning medals and prizes as they complete each race & fitness challenge at their own pace! Our goal is to make moving your body to improve your health fun!

Let's Do This!

Walk • Run • Move

The Big Hammock Race Series, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit created by volunteer co-founders Tina Banner & Karen Donnelly. Our mission is making walking &/or running fun & to inspire you to reach your goals through our year long fitness challenge. Each North to Central Florida race that we invite to the Series features a 5k distance option for PassHolders to complete at their own pace. Many of the races also offer 10k, 15k, Half Marathon, &/or Marathon distance options. The result is a healthier you along with increased attendance, cause awareness, & charitable dollars raised for every race that the Big Hammock Race Series features each season!

Lend A Hand!

Give the gift of your support by helping our non-profit mission to make family fitness fun year round!

The Big Hammock Race Series takes place throughout North Central Florida. Whether you are a speedy & competitive runner or at the very start of your fitness journey, the Big Hammock Race series is the perfect fitness challenge to keep you motivated and moving. Most of the races in the Big Hammock Race Series are 5ks. But, we have also thrown in optional longer distance challenges too. There are a mixture of race distances that are great distance challenge options that award more points in the competition. These Big Hammock Races Series races offer strategic opportunities for series participants who are working to earn higher points and vying for awards at the end of the series.

Each Big Hammock Race Series Participant will receive a Shirt and Jacket & the opportunity to compete for awards at the end of the series. All series participants have an opportunity to earn the Big Hammock Race Series Super Race Medal and/or the Lucky Charm Challenge! These highly sought after & hefty pieces of hardware can be won by completing all four Super Races in the series or perhaps the "two-test" race is what you have your eye on.  The Lucky Charm Challenge will help you achieve your short goal in no time. As a series participant, it doesn't matter how quickly you cross the finish line of each of these races. When you do, the Super Race Medal or the Lucky Charm Challenge will be yours! Complete all the races in the series and go home with a series commemorative Drinking Glass!

Awards in the series are given to the Top Male (1st, 2nd, 3rd), Top Female (1st, 2nd, 3rd), Top Male Masters (1st, 2nd, 3rd), Top Female Masters (1st, 2nd, 3rd) as well as the Top 3 Finishers in each of the Big Hammock Race Series Age Divisions. Visit our FAQs for more details about Ocala, Florida's new exciting racing challenge.

After each race in the challenge concludes, all Big Hammock Race Series participants can find their most current rankings on the Big Hammock Race Series ScoreCard page. Good luck and we'll see you at the finish line!

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