Love of the Horse Ocala 5K

Ocala, FL

Medals to the FIRST 150 finishers!  See below!

A beautiful course through one of Ocala's best horse ranches, a combination of road and field running! Thank you for supporting the Inaugural Love of the Horse Ocala 5K

Love of a Horse Ocala 5K benefits the Foundation for the Horse, a group with over 25 years dedicated to improving the welfare of horses through education and research.

Through education, research, and benevolence, The Foundation for the Horse seeks a world in which every horse, everywhere, has a healthy and productive life.

LOCATION: The Equine Medical Center of Ocala, 7107 West Highway 326, Ocala, FL 34482
PACKET PICKUP- Friday, February 5th from 4pm-6pm and Saturday, February 6th from 6:30am-7:45am at the Equine Medical Center of Ocala

Race entry fees are:
$25 until Jan 26,2021 at midnight
$30 Jan 27, 2021 until Feb 5, 2021 at 9am when online registration closes
$35 race day
NEW and SPECIAL for 2021 are womens shirt sizes! The ladies shirt is a grey crew neck with a feminine 1/4 sleeve!
You will be guaranteed a shirt if you enter by Jan 26, 2021 midnight


ALSO NEW FOR 2021, Love of the Horse is offering a new VIRTUAL REGISTRATION OPTION. Out of town supporters and locals who prefer to avoid crowds can still support our charity. Virtual runners will receive their shirt and a race medal (if registered by February 5th). There is an option to have your shirt and medal mailed to you for an extra $10. Virtual runners should track and record their runs in the IYR Virtual Race app from now until March 6th. Medals and shirts will be mailed after March 6th for those that requested the shipping option. Search for IYR Virtual in your app store.

Virtual packet pickup for local virtual runners will be at Equine Medical Center of Ocala on March 8, 2021 from 4:00pm-7:00pm

RACE DAY PRECAUTIONS: The race start area is wide open and generally considered safe in terms of COVID. However, you may socially distance as you feel comforatable. The race is NOT A CHIP START so if you wait to cross the start line, you will be running a slower time. AWARDS are based on GUN TIME. An awards ceremony will be conducted post race if conditions permit it. RESULTS are always live online so you may view them from the comfort of your home if you decide to leave after completing your run.

Awards will be presented to the top Male and Female overall and the top THREE age group winners, M/F in 9and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and Over. AWARDS WILL NOT BE MAILED OUT BUT YOU MAY PICK THEM UP DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS.

A special THANK YOU to Niall Brennan Stables and American Eagle Farms

2021 Sponsors:
Niall Brennan Stables
American Eagle Farms
Ocala Equestrian Academy (Silver Sponsor)
Seminole Stores
Tack Shack of Ocala
Platinum Performance 
Great American Insurance 
Hallway Feeds

Please email to learn about sponsorship opportunities!

Love of the Horse MedalShirt

When & Where

Feb 6, 2021


8:00 AM

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