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 100 runners.
March 16th, 2019 is the tentative date ( It's almost St Patricks Day and we're allowed to have beer to help keep you hydrated during the day! )
Timing will be be by Mike Melton of MCMTiming & his new company
Registration will be on RunSignUp.com
Additional details coming soon!
Co Rd's - Mark Cudak & Scott Richards
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 2.75 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
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 want extra millage after the 5 & 9 hour marks if you aren't able to complete a full 2.75 miles 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! 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 you time is, here your run as much as you can in a set time on a given course and see what you 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: 2.75 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
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 2.7 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? ( The picture is of the 2018 Awards handmade by Mark Cudak )
A: There are awards for the overall male & female winner of each race. Mark
made some additional awards, so also 2nd 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...
Below is a schedule of the millage for a given number of laps
Date: Saturday 3-16-2019
Location: Riverbend & Loxahatchee River Battlefield Parks,
9060 Indiantown Road Jupiter, FL 33478
Events Start Times: from the River Pavilion
10 Hour – Saturday 3-16-2019 at 8:00am to 6:00pm
6 Hour – Saturday 3-16-2019 at 8:00am to 2:00pm
Finish Time: 6:00pm March 16th ( We have to 7:00pm to exit the park )
Course: The course will be a 2.7 mile loop around the park, You can view the map here
The link to view your saved route is: www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=596112
Tank Top: Design by Jeff Mayer
Tank Top sizes are not guaranteed after March 9th!
We'll try our best, but the shirts had to be ordered!
Aid Station: A fully stocked aid station will be at
the Start/Finish line which you'll pass every 2.7 miles
To celebrate St. Patrick's day we'll have
beer at the FINISH to help you
re-hydrate after your run!
A Q&A section is at the bottom of this page
Charity Benefactor: Riverbend Park / Battlefield Park
Event Website: PicnicIslandUltra.com
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
Picnic Island Ultra
Riverbend Park, Jupiter FL
March 16th, 2019 ( Tentative )
Registration is Open on...
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 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!