The Details: The PALM100 – Run Your 1st or Your 100th ULTRAMARATHON at Fort Lauderdale Beach. Leave Winter Behind! We’re Talking Sun, Sand & Sweat! March 24, 2012. 50K (31 miles) or 100K (62 miles) races in this spectacular Florida Gold Coast setting. Or, create a team with five training friends and run this unique and fun-filled relay race.
Individual 50 Kilometer/31 Mile Race : Ocean Ridge to Fort Lauderdale
Individual 100 Kilometer/62 Mile Race: Fort Lauderdale to Ocean Ridge & back
Six Runner 100 Mile Team Relay Race: Fort Lauderdale to Palm Beach & back
Live up north? Cheat Winter in the sunshine of South Florida, running this beautiful ocean road race!
Are you a Floridian? Been training hard all Winter for the marathon season? Don’t hang up your racing shoes yet!
For the 4th year, the PALM100 six runner 100 mile team relay race will be run from Fort Lauderdale Beach to Palm Beach and back. Enjoy running “long” with friends on Saturday mornings? This event is made for you!
Returning in 2012 are the PALM100 individual ultramarathon-distance competitions. The 100 kilometer event will begin at the beach in Fort Lauderdale. Runners will head north for 31 miles to the turn-around at Ocean Inlet Park–located at the Boynton Beach Inlet to the Atlantic Ocean–then run back to the finish line in Fort Lauderdale where the race began.
Runners in the 50 kilometer race will begin at Ocean Inlet Park and head due south to the finish line. NOTE THE EARLIER STARTING TIME OF 10:00 AM. State Route A1A and Las Olas Blvd. at the beach in Fort Lauderdale will be the finish line for all three races.
Running an Individual “Ultra”: Ever run a marathon? Looking for a different running experience—with excellent bragging rights? Then the PALM100 individual races of 50 kilometers and 100 kilometers are waiting for you. Move up to the challenge of an ultramarathon. Run the barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, from Ocean Inlet Park to Fort Lauderdale–or round trip, if you prefer–past the amazing real estate and landscaping of the Florida Gold Coast. Finish on the beach in Fort Lauderdale, with the spring break crowd helping to cheer you “home”. The 50k and 100k are fully supported, with aid stations located approximately every 3-5 miles to provide food, water, ice and electrolyte replacement. Transportation will be available to the race starting line for 50k competitors. Check out all the details at “Tips & FAQ”.
Running with a Relay Team: Ever run a half-marathon? Then the PALM100 Relay Race is perfect for you–and five of your running friends! Our relay format is a lot of fun and easy to organize. It allows you and your mates a lot of flexibility in scheduling the length of each “leg” of the race to fit your ability level, and to make changes to the plan during the race if you like. Then there is the creative side: naming your team, decorating the team vehicle, perhaps designing a team tee shirt or costume–and yelling insults at the competition along the way! Fun awards, too. Compete in a 100 mile race without running the entire distance yourself. Run 16 or 17 total miles for the day, a few miles at a time, with plenty of recovery time between turns. A day of running distance while hanging out with friends. That’s the PALM100 Team Relay. Check out all the details at “Tips & FAQ” and the “Route Map”.
Charitable Fundraising: The PALM100 promotes fundraising in the battle against prostate cancer. Donations are used for educational outreach and free prostate cancer screenings in South Florida.