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2015  PALM100 Ultras

March 15th, 2015

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Same Starting Location this Year!

Run Your 1st or Your 100th ULTRAMARATHON

at Deerfield Beach!

Leave Winter Behind! 

Race at the Beach; Party at the Beach!

 

PALM100 Ultras at the Beach


Individual 50 Kilometer/31 Mile Race
Deerfield Beach  to Ocean Ridge & back


Individual 100 Kilometer/62 Mile Race
Deerfield Beach to Ocean Ridge & back ( 2 Loops )

 

Individual 32 Kilometer/20 Mile Race

Deerfield Beach  to Delray Beach & back

3/4 Runner 100K Team Relay Race
Deerfield Beach to Ocean Ridge & back ( 2 Loops )

 

 50 Kilometer 2 People & 1 Bicycle Relay Race
31 Mile
( choose the distance each runs while the other rides )

Deerfield Beach  to Ocean Ridge & 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!  The 32K is a Great Boston Training Run!

New for  the 7th year, the PALM100 three or four runner 100K team relay race will charge along "A1A" from Deerfield Beach Ocean ridge and back doing 2 loops. Enjoy running “long” with friends on Saturday mornings? This event is made for you!

Returning in 2015 are the PALM100 individual ultramarathon-distance competitions. The 100 kilometer event will begin at the beach in Deerfield Beach. Runners will head north for 16 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 Deerfield Beach where the race began, completing lop one of this two loop course.

Runners in the 50 kilometer race will begin at Deerfield Beach and head north 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 Deerfield Beach where the race began.  This is a fast and flat course--a great venue for setting a new "PR".

Returning again are a 2 person and 1 bicycle relay that will follow the same 50K course as outlined above.  One person on the team will be running while the other is biking alongside.  You choose how far each person runs and where you switch.  Perfect for a husband and wife, boyfriend & girlfriend or two running buddies who want to split running and riding!

The  32K Individual run will be back.  This run will start in Deerfield Beach and run to Delray Beach, turning around at the Anchor Park aid station and heading back to Deerfield Beach.  This is a perfect 20 mile race for anyone training for Boston

This year we’ll finish in the shade of Deerfield Beaches North Pavilion.  You’ll be asked when you register to select one of the 5 food choices being offered, just so we can have a rough idea of what to expect race day.  After the race you’re free to select what ever you want or feel like at that moment!  Any other people in your party will be able to order off the regular menu offered by ___TBD_______

Showers and bathrooms are plentiful in the area where the race will be staged.  The newly renovated Fishing Pier is open to the public for $1 per person, and the view is fantastic.  [  I tried to get the race to finish out on the pier, but thay said ..NO! ]  Parking is available in the USA parking garage located about 1.5 blocks away from the start and we have a Special Rate of $10 for 24 hours.  There are 2 convenience stores [ ones a 7/11 ] between the garage and the start as well as 7 other restaurants and bars.

Plan on brining a beach chair and hanging out at the finish line to cheer in the rest of the runners as they cross the finish line. We’ll have a gear check area at the finish so after your race, you can jump in the ocean or shower off and change in one of the bathrooms at the start finish area.

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!

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”.

Further Information to Follow
or Contact RD Scott Richards at:

 

 

2015 Notes from the Race Director:

I’m happy to announce that the PALM100 Ultra’s will be back for its 7th running. The new date for the race will be, March 15th 2015.  Hopefully the weather isn’t as hot, at this time of year.

Mike Melton has agreed to help produce the race along with myself ( Scott Richards )

There are NOT a lot of changes for this year, and plans are still in the works as to the exact start & finish line, but the City of Deerfield Beach has given us the tentative ‘OK’ to proceed with the race.  The course will be centered around the Deerfield Pier area of the beach.  (  Google….200 NE 21st Ave, Deerfield Beach33441 )

Plans are to keep the same 4 races; the 100K individual race, the 50K individual race, the 32k Individual race, and the 50K 2 people 1 Bike relay.  The 100 Mile race is being changed to a 100K 3 or 4 person Team Event.  At 4 runners, you'll run the about the same distance as 6 people doing a 100 miles.  It's just easier to get 4 people together then it is to get 6 and would eliminate he need to rent a passanger van to do the event!.

The 100K team course will be the same as the 100K course, 2 loops from Deerfield Beach to Ocean ridge and back!

The 100K & two 50K events will run from Deerfield Beach to the Boynton Inlet and back, with the 100K doing 2 loops.  The 32K individual race will run from Deerfield Beach to AnchorPark in Delray and back to Deerfield Beach!

I’m working on is having a restaurant partner, to provide meals after the race to all runners on their outdoor patio that faces the beach and possible finish line. Your pull tag on your bib will entitle you to a selection off a short menu created for the race, a drink ( non alcoholic ) and the tip! Additional items would be available for purchase and additional family members would just pay their way.  This  is necessary because of restriction on cooking at the beach, and the hoops necessary to jump thru to have a grill to cook burgers would add $$$ to the registration price.  Its much easier to have a restaurant located beside the finish line do all that work, and we just focus on the race and sipping cold beer or margaritas after the race watching fellow runners finish! 

 

All of the races will be starting between 6am & 7:30am.  We’re planning a 15 minute stager between races, to break up the groups. This means runners in the 50K events will be finishing around noon, so the thought of having an “After Party” with everyone is slim, as the 100 event runners won’t be done for another 6-8 hours.  However we’re going to encourage everyone to bring a beach chair and make a beach day of it, hanging out with your fellow runners as long as your schedule allows. Showers are available at the beach at several spots close to where we are looking at being, and restrooms at the beach have just been remodeled and are plentiful in that area.  Parking is available at a parking garage 2 blocks away for $10 for 24 hours.

Hotels in the area are pricey since we’re still ‘in’ season and at the start of spring break!

That’s a lot of info for now, If you can help us spread the word about the race, and the new date, it would be appreciated!

Registration is open on  UltraSignUp.com   Click Here

There is also a new PALM 100 Ultra Facebook page    Click Here.

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Times to Beat – Race Records
 
100 Kilometer Individual Ultramarathon
Men's Women's
Michele Gaglia
Brenda Caraway
9:23:44 (2012)
11:37:22 (2014)
Miami Beach FL  
   
50 Kilometer Individual Ultramarathon
Stevie Dodd Carrie Pustilnik
4:06:57 (2011)
4:32:53 (2013)
Orlando  FL Delray Beach  FL
   
Six Runner 100 Mile Team Relay
Road Warriors
10:16:44 (2012)
Lake Worth  FL