The fastest first two miles of any race - guaranteed.
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 :-)
FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER & CHECK IN
5-8pm Roland Martin's Tiki Bar and Grill
(there is no pasta restaurant in the entire city / my
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!
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
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
** Must mention “skydive ultra” for the discounted rate.
108 Royal Palm Ave *Clewiston, FL 33440
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)
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
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
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
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.