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Back for a 8th Year!
Live up north? Cheat winter in the sunshine of South Florida, the route for the race is on the barrier islands along A1A with it's spectactular ocean views, million dollar mansions! You'll easily run by a Several BILLION Dollars worth of Real Estate on your way to the inlet!
Returning for 2017 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".
This year we’ll finish in the shade of Deerfield Beaches North Pavilion. 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. the rate is $12 for 24 hours. There are 2 convenience stores [ one's a 7/11 ] between the garage and the start as well as 7 other restaurants and bars.
Plan on bringing 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.
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Saturday, March 18th 5:00-6:00 AM PACKET PICK-UP & PRE-RACE MEETING for ALL Events
Pre-Race meeting for 100K - 5:45am / Start 6:00am
Pre-Race Meeting for 50K - 6:15am / Start 6:30am
An email will go out a few day before the race to all registered runners, with course notes, this is a must read, as it help keed race day announcements to a minimum. Both Races will start from the same start location, heading North!
Updates: Please check here from time to time for breaking news and important updates. In addition, all race-related e-newsletters are archived below for your reference.
Timing: Race timing will again be provided by Mike Melton of MCM Timing and Scoring. Results will be posted at the finish line, and uploaded to the race website,as well as posted on MCMTiming.com
Aid stations for individual races: Each aid station will offer ice, water, soft drinks, “runner food”, bananas and other items. Endurolytes electrolyte replacement capsules will also be available at each station, as will hand sanitizer and basic first aid kits. There are several places you can stop and buy stuff along the way, one you pass right by, so pack a few dollars or a spare credit card just in case.
Drop bags: plans are still being made, check back for details
Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort 3.5 of 5 ( next to the Start/Finish area )
Embassy Suites Deerfield Beach Resort 3.5 of 5 ( ½ mile south )
Comfort Inn Oceanside 3.5 of 5 stars ( ½ mile south )
La Quinta Inn & Suites Deerfield Beach I-95 2.5 of 5 ( 3 miles away )
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Deerfield Beach - Boca Raton 3.5 of 5 ( 3.1 miles away )
Comfort Suites 2.5 of 5 ( 5 miles away )
Hampton Inn Boca Raton-Deerfield Beach 2.5 of 5 ( 6 miles away )
Parking will be available at USA Parking Garage 2 blocks west of the start area. The race for 24 hours is $10. If you enter and leave you'll have to pay again. hourly rates are available, as well as street parking. It's sugested that teams consider street parking 1st thing in the morning, and the garage when they come back, if available. Meter parking is $1.25 an hour, so bring lots of quarters!
Finisher medals will be presented to runners at the finish line.
To keep things simple and keep the cost of racing down the PALM100 is making some changes in order to allow more people the opportunity to race.
Additional details coming soon !