4th Annual Picnic Island Ultra - at Riverbend Park in Jupiter FL.
2022 USATF Sanctioned Event ( Coming later this year )
There will be 7 events; a 10 hour Individual & Team Relay, a 6 hour Individual & Team Relay fixed time event, and a Half Marathon and Half Relay plus a 10K distance. ( A Fixed Time Event is where you have 6 or 10 hours to run as much as you can or want to. Technically, your a finisher after completing one loop! ) The half marathon is 4 loops, the 10 K is 2 loops!
Event Start Times: ( the park is open Sunrise to Sunset and that day it's 7 am to 7 pm. 12 hours of daylight = 1 hour to set up, 1 hour to break down & 10 hours to run ) Individual & Relay Events 10 Hour – at 8:00 am to 6:00 pm 6 Hour – at 8:00 am to 2:00 pm Half Marathon Distance - at 9:00 am till you finish ( 4 Loops ) 10K - at 9:00 am till you finish ( 2 Loops )
Finish Time: 2:30 pm & 6:00 pm March 19th 2022 ( or when you decide to stop! )
Course: This year the course will be a loop around Riverbend Park ( the long loop will be between 3.5 - 4 miles ) . You'll pass the Start/Finish Line / Aid Station and your gear every loop.
Aid Station: A fully stocked aid station will be at the Start/Finish line, stocked with better then average ultra food!
Relay Teams: 10 hour event, teams can be 2 to 4 runners 6 hour event, teams can be 2 or 3 runners Half marathon event are teams of 2 runners ( all runners choose the order in which they run, everyone must do at least one loop, but the number of loops doesn't have to be the same for everyone, also a runner can pace with the designated runner, but only the runner with the bib that has the timing tag, gets credit for the loop. You'll get a 2nd pacer bib with no timing tag, to be worn while on the course, at check-in! )
Charity Benefactor: Riverbend Park / Battlefield Park
Packet Pickup: We do packet pick up race morning at the park, you'll get you bib with the timing tag attached from our timer, Mike Melton at his timing tent! ( Look for the arch )
Several Volunteers are still Needed!
Relay Info: Teams can be up to 4 people for the 10 hour and up to 3 people for the 6 hour and 2 people for the half. Each team will be given ONE Bib with a timing chip attached, which can be worn on a race belt for easy transfer between team members ( race belts will be supplied ). Two or more team members can run together, however you'll only get credit for one loop. This way a team of 3 can compete equally with a team of 4 runners. The team in each event with the most miles wins! Each long loop will be 3.5 to 4 miles.
Loop Size: For this event we use 2 different size course loops the "Long" loop and a "Short" loop. Since we have a time limit there is no way the timer could measure partial laps on a 3.5 to 4 mile course and get results posted within our time limit. We will run the Long loop till hour 5 in the 6 hour event and hour 9 in the 10 hour event, then if you're not able to complete another full loop you can switch to the Short loop ( .85 miles ) to get extra mileage in the final hour. Only completed full loops count, if the clock runs out and you're 10 feet from the finish line, that loop doesn't count!
All participants, volunteers & spectators agree to abide by all park rules and regulations… The park has granted us approval to hold a race in 2021, we need to show the park we care about our trails and the parks that contain them. ( Which I know you all do, but they don't know it...Yet ! )
“As it applies to my participation in this race, I agree to abide by the Center for Disease Control (CDC)'s recommendations for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 and attest to having read the CDC's guidance at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html. I also agree to abide by any COVID-19 distancing and other safety guidelines issued by the state, the community, the park or by this race for my participation in this race.” A Race Day Waiver will be required to be filled out and approved before you're permitted to participate.
Runners may only be scored for awards under gender designated on government issued ID. Participants that elect to not disclose their gender or choose “Other” as their gender will not be included in scoring for awards.
Note: All information presented here is tentative and subject to change for approval or compliance.
Riverbend & Loxahatchee River Battlefield Parks 9060 W Indiantown Rd Jupiter FL 33478