100 % Flat
100 % Virtual

75 Miles of Gator -Free Running

Pick your Challenge. 

Finish the Alley at your own pace

Cool Gator medals. 

Official race Tech Tee

Virtually Run "the Alley"

Racing Again....
At Your Speed

While we are all still waiting patiently for live races to return, Race The Alley gives you the chance to challenge yourself, monitor your position, earn some cool swag, and help great causes.

Don’t forget this race is virtual! The police will not take kindly to you actually running the alley. 😀

Please remember to social distance when running, and please follow all local recommendations from public health and safety officials.


Alligator Alley

A brief history

“The Alley” opened to traffic in February of 1968, over 50 years ago. It was constructed as a 78 mile (that’s 3 marathons FYI) toll road to connect the Naples/Ft Myers area to Ft Lauderdale area. It was originally slated to be a two lane road, but engineering studies made it clear a four-lane highway was needed. 

The AAA is credited with naming the road. Many residents and organizations were not in favor of the initial plans, believing it would be not useful for automobile traffic, and it would just be an “alley for alligators”.

Race the Alley CHALLENGES

which one Is for you?

Pick your trip length. Pick your speed limit.

Same toll for all Races. $45

Leisurely Drive

Take your time and enjoy the challenge! You get all the same perks as but no stress… you’ve got until 12/1 to complete 75 miles!

Speed Racer

Pick a week (any 7 day period) that fits your schedule. You need to complete 75 miles in that period (before 8/1) to be eligible for awards.

Over and Back

Complete a total of 150 miles before 9/1 for this challenge. “Start” on the west coast or east coast, it doesn’t matter how you go “Over and back” 

June Challenge

Awards will be first given out to this challenge which ends on 7/1 at midnight. Just get your 75 miles in before then! Make sure to grab your extra gear too!

Hot Pavement

Ok so the pavement is hot in July, whether you live in FL or not! Finish this challenge within July to be eligible. Enter by 6/15 to get swag in advance!

Wipers On

It’s officially rainy season in August but that won’t stop you! Finish your 75 within the month to be eligible. Enter by 7/15 to get swag in advance.

Race the Alley

what do You Get?

Tee Shirt

all race challengers receive awesome tech tee. You can upgrade to long sleeve or tank during registration.


all race challengers receive a finisher’s medal. 5 inches and sturdy as a gator.


All challenges (other than leisurely Drive) will have age group and overall awards for top 3 positions. All results verified by all the top fitness apps.


Use our race tracking to see how you’re doing against other runners in your group, or just how far to raech your fitness goal!


all race challengers will have access to special social media groups, custom bibs, merch discounts and more!


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We all need to be good stewards of the land, and our children's health. Please consider a donation of any size to our official charities. (during registration).

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