Q: I have registered for the 6 hour event. I have never run a time limited event like this before and unfamiliar with the rules. I have reviewed the website and don't find an explanation of how it works. So if a runner does say 10 laps (27) miles in say 5:40 but can't complete another lap before the 6 hours expires is he/she given credit for 27 miles if they stop?
A: Yes you nailed it, that’s how it works! We are going to use the Picnic Island Loop for anyone who wants extra millage after the 5 & 9 hour marks, if you aren't able to complete a full loop in the time remaining. You can then run the Picnic Island Loop for the remaining time. That loop is 0.8575 miles long!
Because of the time limit we've been given by the park, even measuring partial laps and being out of the park by 7pm would be a stretch! It would also delay any official results and the awards! We could do it for the 6 hour but couldn’t do it for the 10 hour, so not fair to do it for one and not for the other!
Here’s another difference, unlike other events, after the first full loop, you’re a Finisher!!
Fixed time events are unlike other events where you run a set distance and see what your time is, here your run as much as you can in a set time on a given course and see what your mileage is! So one lap of the course and when you come through the finish line your technically a finisher. You just get that distance recorded as you mileage, for the time of your event ( 6 hours! ) So if the loop is 2.7 miles and you do 1 loop in 6 hours, your results will show you as completing 2.7 miles in 6 hours. Someone who runs 10 loops in 5:40 will show as going 27 miles in 6 hours!
Q: What is the distance of the loop?
A: TBD ( new course this year with more shade) 3.5 - 4 continuous miles ( No out and backs ) At the 5 & 9 hour marks in the race, we will switch to staying on the Picnic Island Loop so you can get in as many miles as possible. The smaller Picnic Island loop is .8575 miles around
Q: Where can I get my chip and shirt?
A: Race morning at the River Pavilion which is the Start/Finish Area, you can pick up your race shirt and bib with the disposable timing tag attached to the back!
Q: Where can I park race morning?
A: Parking is along the road after the trailhead parking lot, you can park on either side of the road; Note the road is a One Way road around the Island!
Q: Is there and aid station?
A: Yes, one fully stocked aid station will be at the Start/Finish line and a hydration station will be near the front of the park! You can also bring your own stuff and leave it under the pavilion so you're never more than a few miles from your things!
Q: Are their bathrooms on the course?
A: Yes there are. There are two brand new bathrooms that have just been built in the park. One is a few steps away from the Start/Finish line the 2nd is up front near the entrance. There are also several port-a-lets at various locations in the park and along the course!
Q: Are there awards?
A: There are awards for the overall male & female winner of each race.
Mark made some additional awards, so also 2nd & 3rd place M/F for each
race & DFL in each race!
Q: Is there a finisher medal?
A: No, but there is Finisher swag that makes up for it + beer at the end!
Q: Is the race timed and where will results be posted
A: The race is being timed by Mike Melton and LIVE results will be available for family and friends to follow along! Mike's site will have a link to the results website posted near the top. His page is www.MCMTiming.com
Q: Where can I find out more about Riverbend Park & Battlefield Park
A: At any of the following links...
Some pictures on the trails in Riverbend Park on 1.6.2019
2019 Finishers Long Sleeve White Cotton Shirt
Picnic Island Ultra
Riverbend Park, Jupiter FL
March 21st, 2020
Individual & Team Events
2018 Tee Shirt
Picnic Island Ultra - at Riverbend Park in Jupiter FL.
There will be 2 events; a 10 hour and a 6 hour, with a cap of 200 runners.
March 16th, 2019 8:00 am start time for Both races
Run Individually or as a Relay Team
Timing will be by Mike Melton of MCMTiming & his new company
Registration is open on RunSignUp.com
Co Rd's - Mark Cudak & Scott Richards
2019 Cotton Tee Shirt
2018 Design, 2019 Coming Soon
Registration is Open..
To get to the "River Pavilion" at Picnic Island, enter the park from W Indiantown Rd and follow the paved road all the way to the back to where it will turn to the left and become a dirt road. Follow the dirt road to the right ( it's a one way road )
Parking is along the road, past the trailhead parking lot, before and after the pavilion!
Newly built bathrooms are just a few steps away from the pavilion!
Start Finish Line
Race Rules & Random Notes of Interest…
In an effort to be a green race, we’re asking everyone to have a handheld or hydration pack for water and sports drink, cups will be available for other drinks ( soda, beer, etc… )
The park is open "Sunrise to Sunset" So we do have to be out of there by 7ish
The course is measured at ??? miles, so that's what everyone will log per lap. The Picnic Island Loop is 0.8575 miles!
The course is a continuous loop, no out & back sections
Newly constructed bathrooms are a short walk from the Start/Finish Area, and at the front of the park.
Parking is along the road near the shelter ( the road is a one-way road around the island )
At the end of the race, partial laps are NOT being counted, only fully completed laps will show in your results.
No pets are allowed in the park
Both races will start promptly at 8:00am, you may start at any time you wish after 8:00am! The park opens at sunrise
It only takes one completed lap to be a finisher!
There are awards for top overall male & female in both races.
There are no medals this year, but really good food! ( think old school ) and you do get a cool tank top designed by Jeff Mayer!
Results will be kept by lap, and posted to a MCM Timing's web site. Mike Melton’s web site is MCMTiming.com
Riverbend Park, Picnic Island Pavilion
Date: Saturday 3-21-2020 ( Tentatively )
Location: Riverbend & Loxahatchee River Battlefield Parks,
9060 Indiantown Road Jupiter, FL 33478
Events Start Times: from the River Pavilion on Picnic Island
Individual & Relay
10 Hour – Saturday 3-21-2020 at 8:00am to 6:00pm
6 Hour – Saturday 3-21-2020 at 8:00am to 2:00pm
Finish Time: 6:00pm March 21st ( We have to 7:30pm to exit the park )
Course: The course will be a loop around the Riverbend park, Loop distance and map coming soon
The link to view your saved route is:
Logo Design by: Jeff Mayer
Shirt sizes are not guaranteed after March 4th 2020!
We'll try our best, but the shirts have to be ordered!
Aid Station: A fully stocked aid station will be at
the Start/Finish line which you'll pass every 3.32 miles.
Relay Team Info: Teams can be up to 4 people for the 10 hour and up to 3 people for the 6 hour. Each team will be given ONE Bib with a timing chip attached, which can be worn on a race belt for easy transfer between team members ( race belts will be supplied ). Two or more team members can run together, however you'll only get credit for one loop. This way a team of 3 can compete equally with a team of 4 runners. The team in each event with the most miles wins! Each loop will be 3.5 to 4 miles.
A Q&A section is at the bottom of this page
Charity Benefactor: Loxachatchee Chapter of the Florida Trail
Event Email: SouthFloridaUltras@gmail.com
Any Questions, email us at: SouthFloridaUltras@gmail.com
All participants, volunteers & spectators agree to abide by all park rules and regulations…
Note: All information presented here is tentative and subject to change for approval or compliance.
Riverbend & Loxahatchee River Battlefield Parks 9060 W Indiantown Rd Jupiter FL 33478