Destin Beach Ultra- Destin, FL

February 16, 2019
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From Zane at Destin Ultra
"Since 2011 we have provided the best of experiences for our athletes. From the moment you arrive at check in, through the catered aid stations, until you sit down with a cold drink at the hot tub to soak your weary legs, we strive to provide each runner with the most perfect race experience possible. We do this because all of our runners, from first to last, military or civilian, become part of our special operations family on this weekend.
Each year our family of runners raise thousands of dollars to educate the children of our fallen special operations brothers and sisters. This mission is personal for me. As your race director I also take the mission of helping you achieve all your goals personally. I invite you to enjoy our video and then register to become part of our growing family. -Zane, RD"


Sat, Feb 16th 2019

8amSon of a Beach 5K Start at The Back Porch (packet pickup & registration 6am-730am)

11:00am, 1:30pm, 5pm: Destin Beach Ultra Runner's Briefings at Tops'l Resort (one meeting is mandatory for all ultra runners & team captains)


11am-7pm: Tops'l Restaurant open for runners

Sun, Feb 17th 2019

5am50 mile Start at Tops'l Resort beach

6am50K Start at Tops'l Resort beach

7amRelay Start at Tops'l Resort beach

3pm: Aprox time for 50K awards (must be present to receive award)

7pm: COURSE CUTOFF for 50M/50K

11am-6pm: Post party and Concert at Tops'l Resort pool deck

7pm: Awards at Tops'l Resort (must be present to receive award)

Mon, Feb 18th  2019

11am-2pm: Runner's Social (award pickup available)


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