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Destin Beach Ultra Runs

Quick facts

Distance Ultra marathon

About Destin Beach Ultra Runs

Stunning white beaches, challenging golf and world-famous fishing define the Emerald Coast city of Destin. Snuggled against the Gulf of Mexico in northwest Florida, Destin is rightfully famed for its sugar-white sands and emerald-hued waters. Beaches are extremely fine and soft.

It is this beautiful location that forms the background for the Destin Beach Ultras, which have been described as "World’s Longest Beach Run".

Love running in the sand? Love running along the coast? This race is for you. The event features 100 mile, 50 mile, 50k, 24 hour and relay options.

Distances

50M

  • 80.467km

50K

  • 50km

100M

  • 160.934km

Practicalities

Accommodation

TOPS'L Beach and Racquet Resort by ResortQuest is the host property for this event. You can contact ResortQuest for a wide range of lodging options in the area.Camp Gulf RV Park and Campground located ON the Destin Ultra course just 1 mile from the Start/Finish.

Aid Stations

Stations will have at a minimum: Water, Sportsdrink, Sodium Caps, energy gels, snack items, and food items. There are restrooms at each aid station but they are off the beach as required by law.

Award Medals

Overall individual winners (M/F, 50M/50K/24hr/100M) will receive a custom Destin Ultra engraved 105mm AC-130 Gunship shell. Overall second place will receive custom, etched glass award.Team winner/runners-up and age group 1st/2nd will receive custom, etched-glass awards. 50 mile/50K, Men/Women, Overall (1st, 2nd), 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ (1st, 2nd). 24 Hour, Overall Male/Female, second place Male/Female, third place male/female. There will be no age groups for the 24 Hour event. 100 Mile, Overall Male/Female, second place Male/Female, third place male/female. There will be no age groups for the 100 mile/27hr event. Relay is all one division (1st, 2nd, 3rd places awarded).

Equipment Storage

Drop bags at 15 miles, 30 miles, and 38/42 miles.

Maximum Time

100M Cutoffs: 50M-13hrs;100M-27hrs.

Parking

All aid stations have parking for crews.

Destin Beach Ultra Runs Route Map

Destin Beach Ultra Runs Route Map

Start:

Tops'l Beach Resort

Destin,us

Difficulty

flat

Highlights

The race is run along the coast and is very scenic.

Overview

50K starts with a short .5 mile run to the west, followed by 15.5 miles to the east and then back 15 miles to the finish (31 miles).

24 hour: 1 mile out and back (2 mile round trip) along the water front. It is all sand.

The 50 mile runs 15 miles to the east along the beach, back to the start/finish and then 10 miles to the west and back to the start finish.

100 mile entrants will run as many miles as possible on the 2 mile loop with the 24hr runners.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.