Icarus Florida UltraFest
Symbolizing high flying ambition, the myth of Icarus warns us against complacency and hubris, and similarly, ultrarunning symbolizes the human drive for empowerment and warns us against heeding our own limitations, self doubt, and fears. To those in the sport, ultrarunning is not only a way to be better, but also to know thyself, and know what better means. To those on the outside of the sport, ultrarunning is the myth that truly heroic things are not achieved by mere mortals, but only by heroes. Icarus Florida UltraFest was organized with the idea that truly heroic things can be achieved by all of us -- if we are willing to put in the time, energy and effort demanded by the task.
The 2016 Edition offers the following races: 144 Hour, 72 Hour, 48 Hour, 24 Hour, 12 Hour.
In 2014 & 2015 athletes represented 17 countries and reached 7 new records and 1 qualification to the US 24H National Team. What this means for seasoned ultra runners and new runners alike is that the Icarus Florida UltraFest is not just a place to test your limits, but to abandon them.
The course is approximately 1 kilometer loop, certified UASTF and IAAF. The event is USATF sanctioned and carries a Bronze IAU Label.
Application & Prices
NOVEMBER 14th - 20th, 2016 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Local time: 2:30 AM
12H - 24H - 48H - 72H -144H
144 H race will start at 09:00 (am) EST on Monday - November 14th
72 H race will start at 09:00 (am) EST on Thursday - November 17th
48 H race will start at 09:00 (am) EST on Friday - November 18th
24 H race will start at 09:00 (am) EST on Saturday - November 19th
12 H race will start at 09:00 (am) EST on Saturday - November 19th
2016 Race Application
To submit an application for the 2016 Icarus Florida UltraFest please follow the directions below.
Send an email to NANALAW@YMAIL.COM
Title: 2016 Icarus Application - (your full name)
Please attach your racing CV/Resume starting with your most current races on top
Please respond with approximately 1 paragraph for each of the following questions:
1. How many total races you completed vs. how many total races you DNF in your career?
2. What draws you to ultrarunning?
3. What are you expecting from the race directors and volunteers?
4. If the race does not go the way you planned, what do you do, and who do you blame?
5. How do you overcame adversity?
6. Acknowledge that you read and understood the rules and in case you will receive an invitation you will compete under the values of the Olympic Spirit.
After you submit an application following the directions above you will receive an email back with details on how to sign up/pay through ultrasignup or a denial. Being held on a small loop, the number of athletes is limited to 80 and priority will be given to athletes who apply first. The race directors reserve the right to hold several spots for special situations.
144 H race - $ 600 (US Dollars)
72 H race - $ 300 (US Dollars)
48 H race - $ 250 (US Dollars)
24 H race - $ 200 (US Dollars)
12 H race - $ 150 (US Dollars)
Prices are valid until 31st of August 2016. Prices will increase starting with September 1st.