Event brings extra traffic to Lake Apopka North Shore

A person running at Lake Apopka North Shore

The district’s Lake Apopka North Shore has become a popular recreation area in central Florida.

MAITLAND, Fla., Feb. 13, 2017 — Visitors to the St. Johns River Water Management District’s Lake Apopka North Shore should expect additional traffic this coming weekend. The property has grown in popularity for nature-based recreation.

WHAT: 13th Annual Orlando Xtreme Half Marathon and 5K

WHEN: Feb. 18 from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Lake Apopka North Shore at the Magnolia Park Trailhead
2929 S. Binion Road
Apopka, FL 32703

On Feb. 18, the district-owned property is part of the mapped run for a half marathon and 5K. Runners will follow trails within the 20,000-acre Lake Apopka North Shore, which will remain open to the general public during the race.

To learn more about the Lake Apopka North Shore visit www.sjrwmd.com/recreation.