Haiti was devastated by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on
January 12, 2010 leaving the people of the western
hemisphere’s poorest country in unimaginable hardship.
A little over four years ago, we launched the LONG HAUL 100 as a benefit race to support the work of Praxis in Lavanneau, Haiti. Together, our runners, families and friends, raised approximately $50k that went directly to the work on the ground in that community. We created a great, and growing race that has made a difference in Haiti.
By the end of 2014, that direct work in Haiti will come to a close and Praxis International (501c3) will distribute the remaining funds in accordance with its mission in the community. Through your partnership with the Long Haul, Praxis’ impact in Lavanneau was great and will be long lasting. As a result of this change with Praxis, we have concluded that we must postpone the 2015 Long Haul 100. We need to determine our future plans and we want to, as always, put on the very best race we can and need time to work these details out.
The primary events of the Long Haul are the two
ultra events: the 100 kilometer and the 100 mile
individual events. The race takes place on
the trails of the Cypress Creek Preserve in Wesley
Chapel, Florida (Tampa Area). The course is
a 20 mile out and back on mostly wooded double
track trails that is repeated until the race
mileage is reached. For more information on
the ultra events, including race rules, course
description, and registration, click here.
Not everyone is cut out for running ultras, we
know that, so we've created some other events so
you can participate and help us raise additional
funds for Haiti. The 100 Furlong (12.5 miles) is a
popular event for all kinds of runners or walkers
and there is both a day and night
version. In addition, the final mile is an
event where individuals can run 99 miles prior to
the event and run their 'final mile' on race
day. The kids 100 yard dash makes the Long
Haul an event for all ages! For more
information on the Fun Runs, including race rules,
course description, and registration, click here.