Rave Run - Ocala
Ross Crist sent us this picture from the Ocala Marathon. Runners are seen here making their way through the morning fog with huge oak trees draping spanish moss in the background. The gently rolling hills and country roads outside of Ocala going through "horse country" make for a beautiful back drop for this race, run in late January each year. As with most Florida winter races, the weather in January is usually perfect for a marathon. Unlike up north, winter is racing season in Florida of course.
Note that this really is "horse country". Ocala is one of the top breading and training spots in the world for both show horses and race horses. Some of the farms are incredible, with their beautiful green pastures and million dollar, air conditioned barns.