How many laps can you run around a track in 1 hour? How about 6 hours? How about 12? Pick a fixed time and knock out as many laps as you dare to. The one hour is designed for those looking for a quicker race and a goal from a 5k (~13 laps) to 15k (~39 laps). On the ultra side, the 6 hour might be good for those looking to add some distance and chase 20-40 miles (80-160 laps) and look for 50k-100k+ goals (124-248 laps or more) in the 12 hours race. There’s no pressure in a fixed time race. So do as much or as little as you can or want to. Race with old friends or make some new ones. Run, walk, or crawl, but have fun.
Welcome to the brokentrack 12/6/1 hour races, a fixed-time race around the historic 1/4 mile track at GC Herring Park in Rotonda, Florida. The goal is to run as many 1/4 mile loops as you can in your desired time. In the 1970s, the track at GC Herring was the site of ABC's World of Sports televised competitions that brought together top athletes including Walter Payton, Kyle Rote Jr., Pete Rose, OJ Simpson, and Joe Frazier to compete in sports competitions in the area, including running and biking races around this very track. Now over 40 years later (and the name of the race should be taken quite literally!), the mostly-forgotten track awaits a new set of champions. The race will be timed by the good folks at TrailHead Ultras! We have the permit in hand from the county and are approved for a live race.