The 7th annual Clermont Clay 15k has been rescheduled to Sunday, August 8, due to recent changes to the Lake County construction timeline on Schofield Road. Clermont’s 10-mile Loop is a one-of-a-kind clay surface that athletes from all over the world come to run. From new runners to high school cross country teams to Olympians, people enjoy this scenic bright orange trail and the challenges that come from racing on this scenic, hilly Central Florida trail. Construction for a new roadway will begin at the end of the summer closing Schofield Road and the 10 Mile Clay Loop.
Registration numbers are exceeding original projections and more than 1,200 participants are expected. Race organizers have added a 5k race and are excited to announce two new corporate partners. AdventHealth and CEMEX. Race Director Kimberly Grogan states “Adding corporate partners allows us to expand on the runner experience. We are excited to welcome AdventHealth as the title sponsor of the race. Having a partnership with a leader in the healthcare industry will help us with our mission to help our community live actively. Through new outreach programs and in-store activations, we will create more ways for our community to enjoy a healthy lifestyle.”
To register for the 15k and 5k visit www.clermontclayraces.com. Awards for the 15k are for top overall, 1st place Masters and top 3 in each age group, female and male.
Packet pick-up will be at Dash Sports on Friday, August 6 from 11 am – 6 pm and Saturday, August 7 from 11 am – 5 pm. Participants receive a commemorative cooling towel, tank top and medal. Proceeds from the race go to South Lake Multisport Events, a not-for-profit committed to enhancing endurance venues in South Lake County.
Other sponsors of the Clermont Clay Trail race include Lake County, Fairfield Inn by Marriott, Rise Brewing Company, NuroKor, Suncreek Brewery, Clermont Brewing Company, South Lake Tablet and Tailwind Nutrition.