Race Information / Rules
Drop and Give Me 50 -
Full Video(revised) from Smith Jean-Baptiste
FRIDAY 3PM - 150M RACE CHECK-IN @ Start/Finish
150M Start - Friday January 27, 2017 - 5:00pm
(skydive weather permitting - latest details will be
provided at check in)
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 * 100k - 8:00am * 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!
150M - 45 hours. Please note 21 loops. Actual distance is
approximately 152 miles.
Due to county mandates and legal restrictions, any remaining
runners will be required to leave the course at the race
cutoff or Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 3:30pm (whichever is
sooner) and will not be allowed to continue.
100M - 32 hours. Please note 14 loops. Actual distance is
approximately 101 miles.
100K - 18 hours. Please note 9 loops. Actual distance is
approximately 65 miles.
50M - 14 hours. Please note 7 loops. Actual distance is
approximately 50.5 miles.
50K - 10 hours. Please note 4.5 loops. Actual distance is
approximately 32 miles.
26.2M - no cutoff. Please note 4 loops. Actual distance is
approximately 29 miles.
13.1M - no cutoff. Please note 2 loops. Actual distance is
approximately 14.4 miles.
10K - no cutoff. Please note 1 loops. Actual distance is
approximately 7.2 miles.
Clewiston, Florida 33440 - Skydive Spaceland - Clewiston
here for a map
RACE WITH SKYDIVE
(After November 30, Please add $25)
150M Ultra Marathon WITH Skydive - $359
100M Ultra Marathon WITH Skydive - $344
100K Ultra Marathon WITH Skydive - $328
50M Ultra Marathon WITH Skydive - $314
50K Ultra Marathon WITH Skydive - $298
Marathon WITH Skydive - $288
Half Marathon WITH Skydive - $278
10k WITH Skydive - $268
150M Ultra Marathon NO Skydive - $160
100M Ultra Marathon NO Skydive - $145
100K Ultra Marathon NO Skydive - $129
50M Ultra Marathon NO Skydive - $115
50K Ultra Marathon NO Skydive - $99
Marathon NO Skydive - $89
Half Marathon NO Skydive - $79
10k NO Skydive - $69
Skydive ONLY - $199
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 $79 for a single king
or $89 for a double
** Must mention “skydive ultra” for the discounted rate.
108 Royal Palm Ave *Clewiston, FL 33440
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Please like our facebook page - as the race nears, the
latest updates will be done through the facebook page.
Licensed skydivers are invited and only need to pay for
the run-only event (then you pay the DZ directly for your
fun jump). You will need to bring your logbook showing
you’re current and your gear (or rent). You can jump as much
as you want before, during or after the event…..We only ask
that you plan on skydiving with the others (tandems/solos)
in your division for the start of your race. There’s no way
to track the solo jumpers in the signup process, so I will
ask and need to be reminded before the event to ensure
you’re manifested properly for your event.
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 new, 2016, Skydive Ultra course is a simplified single
loop measuring approximately 7.25 miles. It’s a comfortable
dirt and grass path that meanders around the skydiving
landing area and through the local farming fields. There is
no elevation change what-so-ever (aside from the 13,500 foot
descent at the start J). Bring a hat and sunscreen as
there’s no shade or cover to prevent you from the Florida
sun. As with previous years the start/finish will be
accessible on every loop where you can utilize your personal
supplies and we will have an aid station approximately
half-way around the course with typical aid station support.
As with any race, if you have specific needs for food/drink
it is suggested that you find a way to carry them on every
loop as we can’t guarantee everyone’s favorite food or drink
at the aid station. Finally, the distances for each event
will be measured via the highly specific and technical “ish”
method. As in….26.2ish miles or 50ish miles
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.
Due to the related costs incurred for the event we are not
able to process and refunds in final 30 days. We can offer
the option to defer to the next year’s race for a $35 fee.
There’s no refund in the event that a race is not put on the
Due to the related costs incurred for the event we are not
able to process transfers or distance change requests in the
final 14 days prior to the event.
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.
The race is chip timed.