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elevation change.

The fastest first two miles of any race - guaranteed.

Course

Other than the skydive miles, there is no discernible elevation change for the course.  The course is a double loop/lollipop style that will allow you access to the single aid station and your personal gear. The course is a mix of packed gravel, grass and pavement (almost split into 3rds). The loops are not an even mileage loop allowing a specific number of loops consistent to each division....so each distance group will have a specific course outlined for them on race day (note the attached picture showing the loops that intersect in the middle at the bottom of the diamond).

How much of the race is pavement?
** There's (approximately - I have yet to do a detailed analysis) 2 miles of pavement for every 8 mile.
** There's a grassy shoulder for almost all of the pavement section so the hard surfaces can be avoided if you want.

Is there any incline to this race at all?
** Just the first 14,000 feet :-)

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Registration

(After January 1, Please add $20)
100M Ultra Marathon WITH Skydive - $364
50M Ultra Marathon WITH Skydive - $299
50K Ultra Marathon WITH Skydive - $279
Marathon WITH Skydive - $269
Half Marathon WITH Skydive - $264
10k WITH Skydive - $259
100M Ultra Marathon NO Skydive - $165
50M Ultra Marathon NO Skydive - $100
50K Ultra Marathon NO Skydive - $80
Marathon NO Skydive - $70
Half Marathon NO Skydive - $65
10k NO Skydive - $60
Skydive ONLY - $199

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Race Information / Rules



Weekend Schedule

FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER & CHECK IN
5-8pm Roland Martin's Tiki Bar and Grill
http://tikibarandgrill.net/menu.php
(there is no pasta restaurant in the entire city / my apologies) ...

SATURDAY RACE TIMES (arrive no later than 60 minutes before your anticipated load)
100m – 7:30am  * 50m - 9:00am * 50k & 26.2 - 10:30am * 13.1 & 10k - 12:00pm

Race Times: The runners that are not skydiving (run only events) start at the posted times for their distances. Skydive runners start have suggested start times but will likely change as we get closer to the event based on weather, wind, final jumper counts, clouds and more. Be attentive to emails and facebook posts leading up to the event and be prepared to hurry up and wait. If patience isn’t one of your strong points, this probably isn't the race for you.  We will organize the plane loads by your race event distance grouping. It’s critical that I start the contestants with their running group. Please don’t ask to be grouped with a friend in a different event/distance. I will be marking the course on Friday around 11am-1pm. If you're in town and would like to join me, I would enjoy the company. There's only a few turns and the course will be well marked. I dare you to get lost!
 

Where

Clewiston, Florida 33440 - Skydive Spaceland - Clewiston Dropzone
Click here for a map


How Much

RACE WITH SKYDIVE
(After January 1, Please add $20)
100M Ultra Marathon WITH Skydive - $364
50M Ultra Marathon WITH Skydive - $299
50K Ultra Marathon WITH Skydive - $279
Marathon WITH Skydive - $269
Half Marathon WITH Skydive - $264
10k WITH Skydive - $259

RACE W/OUT SKYDIVE
100M Ultra Marathon NO Skydive - $165
50M Ultra Marathon NO Skydive - $100
50K Ultra Marathon NO Skydive - $80
Marathon NO Skydive - $70
Half Marathon NO Skydive - $65
10k NO Skydive - $60
Skydive ONLY - $199

Cut Offs

100M - 32 hours
50M - 14 hours
50K - 10 hours

Hotel and Accommodations

Camping is allowed on-site (Friday and Saturday night only)
 

Host Hotel is Clewiston Inn (4 miles from the event site)
Normal rate is $119 and they will do $85 single or $89 for a double
** Must mention “skydive ultra” for the discounted rate.
108 Royal Palm Ave *Clewiston, FL 33440
http://www.clewistoninn.com/
Ph: 1-800-749-4466

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:
 
We will have the typical aid station food and supplies. You can anticipate some fruits, some chips and salty stuff, some soda options, sammich's, candies, Vaseline and salt pills. If you need or like anything specific I highly recommend you bring it yourself to ensure you don't go without.
 
The course is a double loop/lollipop style that will allow you access to the single aid station and your personal gear. The course is a mix of packed gravel, grass and pavement (almost split into 3rds). There's a grassy shoulder for almost all of the pavement section so the hard surfaces can be avoided if you want. The loops are not an even mileage loop allowing a specific number of loops consistent to each division....so each distance group will have a specific course outlined for them on race day (note the attached picture showing the loops that intersect in the middle at the bottom of the diamond)
MAP Here: http://www.skydiveultra.com/images/SkydiveUltra%20Map.JPG
 
The weather in February in Clewiston is usually fairly mild and nice. Last year it was a beautifully clear and sunny day. Very sunny. The temperatures were in the low 50's at 7am and reached the upper 70's at mid-day. If you're skydiving you will likely want to have a pair of pants and a long sleeve shirt, possibly a windbreaker. The temps are about 20-25 degrees cooler at 13,500ft. for skydiving the keys it to be comfortable. A pair of jeans, stretch pants, sweats, etc are common. Be sure to have lace up shoes, vibrams or other type of fully enclosed footwear. It's our goal to have everyone start the race with a skydive. If that's not possible due to weather conditions, it is our intention to provide everyone an opportunity to jump at some point during the day/event (weather allowing). As such, if the weather is bad in the beginning of the day and clears up during the middle of the event, we will off you the option of stepping off the course for a quick jump (the race timer will stop when you leave the course and restart when you re-enter the course). I spoke to the skydive place and, in the event of a complete washout with no opportunity to jump all day, they will be willing to give refunds to people from other states that are forced to leave town and head home (bringing and showing your airline ticket and driver license would be a good idea). Local Floridians will receive a rain check that is good for six months. See more skydive FAQ’s at: http://www.skydivespaceland.com/first-tandem/skydive-common-questions/#sthash.YU0WzdhU.dpuf Due to the challenging logistical nature of this event, please do not ask to be grouped in a jump plane with someone running a different distance.
 
Camping, bathrooms and showers will be available on site.  We will have games and activities for the kids and non-runners as well. It's set on a contained grassy lot with no traffic so you can bring the family, some lawn chairs and spectate the landing zone and runners. Makes for a perfect day.

The race you start is the race you finish (or dnf). There will be no distance adjustments (moving up or down) once you cross the start mat. I have the utmost respect for those runners that challenge themselves. Don't be afraid to dream big and fall short. Only be afraid of staying in your comfort zone. I promise you'll have more support and motivation than needed at this event.

No transfers (race entry) or refunds in final 7 days before the event.

We will organize the plane loads by your race event distance grouping. It’s critical that I start the contestants with their running group. Please don’t ask to be grouped with a friend in a different event/distance.

You don’t need anything special for the jump except to dress comfortably. You need closed shoes (no flip flops or sandals). You should likely be prepared for cooler weather and have jeans, long sleeve shirt (maybe a sweater) and a pair of gloves.

The location is extremely friendly to children and non-runners or jumpers. There's tons of skydivers and parachuters to watch landing, they have a little grill and food station onsite and the people are incredibly friendly. There's a giant grassy area in the center of the diamond perfect for kicking a soccer ball, tossing a Frisbee, hanging out in lounge chairs and so on. We encourage you to bring friends, family members and even pets are welcome at the facility. Except lemurs....those little things freak me out.
 
What is the closest major airport to the race?
** Ft Lauderdale is your best bet about 1.5 hours away .
** West Palm is similar.
** Miami is about 2.5 hours
** Tampa is about 2.5 hours away.
** Ft Myers is about 2 hours away.

The race is chip timed.

Results


2014 Results (external link)


2015 Results

10k Results
Half Results
Marathon Results
50k Results
50M Results
100M Results