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Everglades Ultras

Quick facts

Distance Ultra marathon

About Everglades Ultras

The Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park is a Florida treasure. It is a beautiful and diverse wilderness located between "Alligator Alley" and Tamiami Trail in the Florida Everglades. It is the largest state park in Florida covering 80,000 acres, and features a wide variety of Everglades habitats, bald cypress swamp lowlands, grassland prairie, tropical hardwood hammocks and pine rock lands. This preserve is protected with great care and attention to detail. The Fakahatchee features the largest selection of species of orchids and bromeliads on the continent. Living here are Florida panther, black bear, deer, alligator, bobcat, Everglades mink, diamondback terrapin and water fowl and migratory birds too numerous to count. Its groves of native royal palms are the largest in the state and the only place in the world where bald cypress and royal palm share the forest canopy.

Distances

25 Kilometer Run

  • 25km

50 Mile Ultra

  • 80.467km

50 Kilometer Ultra

  • 50km

Practicalities

Accommodation

Camping will be allowed the night before and the night after the race next to Lake Harmon at race HQ for a fee of $5.00 per person per night. Everglades City Motel, Glades Haven Cozy Cabins, The Ivey House (Hotel, Bed & Breakfast), Captain’s Table Lodge (Hotel & Villas), River Wilderness (Villas), The Rod & Gun Club (Cottages), Big Cypress National Park (Camping), Collier-Seminole State Park (Camping),Trail Lakes Campground (Camping & Bungalows), Port of the Islands Resort Hotel & Marina

After Race Services

Food and drinks will be available for all runners and volunteers at the big finish line tent on Lake Harmon.

Aid Stations

10 stations located at intervals ranging from 2 to 6.5 miles. Most are 4 miles apart or less. Two of these stations will be visited twice.Aid stations will be fully stocked with an assortment of food, including fruit, potatoes, PB&J and many other items at various locations, water, ice, sports drink, soft drinks, electrolyte replacement product, bug spray, sun block, Vaseline or anti-friction product, basic first aid items, and much more. Portable toilets will be located at certain aid stations that can be accessed by truck.

Award Medals

Medals for each individual finisher. Race awards for top finishers: Top 3 male and top 3 female finishers in the 50 mile event, Top Masters individual finishers, male and female. Top finisher by age range, male and female, in each of the three races: 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Equipment Storage

The following aid stations are designated sites for drop bags: Gate 12, Jones Grade, Gate 19 and Four Stakes Prairie.

Maximum Time

14 1/2 hrs

Parking

On race weekend, there will be signs or people to show you where to park. Race HQ will be there at the big tent next to Lake Harmon.

Timing

Chip Timing

Transport

Racers are bussed about four miles into the wilderness to the starting area at 5:15 a.m.

Start:

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

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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.