2024 Pre-Race Safety Meeting and Race Day Information
2024 SAFETY/ RACE DAY INFORMATION- BE SAFE, HAVE FUN AND BE SAFE!!!
SPEED-UP RULE: (At any time, your team falls behind the race, you should leap frog one runner and catch back up. Mandatory speed-up if your team hasn’t reached the Airport by 10:45 or Shalimar E.S by 11:30. Leap frog is defined as - current runner running their leg, go ahead and start the next runner from their starting place, wait until current runner finishes and pick them up. Continue until you catch up with race or can ensure a 12:30 finish time!!!
Runners should use the sidewalk in Destin all the way to the Matthew Blvd cutoff and then run through the Publix Shopping Center by turning left at Wells Fargo/Starbucks, pass the round-about on the right and run through the parking lot towards Bonefish Grill, then turn north on the sidewalk to the Mid-Bay Bridge.
All participants must sign the race disclaimer and please use high visible, reflective gear running, especially those leaving prior to 6:30 AM.
The race will be run on the inside of the race course. You will use sidewalks and bike lanes. No roads are closed so safety is paramount. You will cross oncoming traffic south of the airport (Crestview ramp) and twice on Perry Ave.
Please be careful as you navigate (runners/vehicles) the course as most relay stops will be congested. You may use alternate relay stops to make your exchange as this helps with congestion.
Ear buds, headphones and music are discouraged due to safety reasons. No bicycles, strollers or dogs shall be used. Please use caution as you cross streets.Car drivers will look left and turn right. make sure they see youbefore proceeding.
POST-RACE: Please enjoy the food and drink but be mindful of those finishing behind you. If you have supporters that wish to enjoy the post-race food/beverage, they must contribute a $10 donation to help offset the cost of food, beverages, rental fees and music. Tentative plans for beverages and food; food and drinks at 11:00 and announcements at 1:00. We will announce the top five finishers in the Relay and Ultra and the top five in team names and attire. All Ultra runners will be announced. Post-race festivities will end at 1:30 and we will clear the facility.
Thank you to our SPONSORS; NWFTC, Run With It, UnitedHealthCare, Bodyworks by Bull and The Island and our newest sponsor ZARZAUR LAW FIRM.
Please encourage the Ultra runners throughout the course. The food at the Ultra Aid stations are for Ultra runners only.
Don’t forget the Bloody Mary Recovery Run Sunday morning at 8:00 AM at The Island. We will start New Year's Eve with a create your own distance run using both the pavement and the beach. There is a $5 donation for relay runners to participate but Ultra runners are free.
RACE COURSE INFORMATION:
There are basically six turns on this course.
Turn left on Highway 293, (use the Matthew Blvd/Publix cut through) also known as Danny Wuerffel Way or Mid-Bay Bridge Road.
After running across the bridge and through the toll area, about 30 yards north, follow the sidewalk on the left to White Point Road.
Mile 16.4- turn left on State Road 20. The first ULTRA aid station is in Hurricane's parking lot before you make the left on 20.
Mile 21- Turn right and cross Highway 20 (in Niceville) to Highway 85 South to FWB.
Mile 35- Follow sidewalk and turn left at Perry Road in FWB. Perry Road takes you to 98. Be careful as you run through the bridge construction.
Mile 36.8- turn left into the Elks Lodge parking lot. Follow cones to the ZARZAUR LAW FIRM finish line.