Where and Why
This is a road race. The "Trail" is the flow of "Toxic" water from the locks to the Ocean. This race is HOT. Its June in South Florida. Be prepared. Its supposed to be hard. NEW THIS YEAR! We have an option to shuttle solo runners to the start. Select option when registering.
We will be running from Port Mayaca to Stuart Beach, approx 37 miles. We want to continue to bring awareness to the trail of discharge that flows from Lake Okeechobee to the the ocean through Palm City, Stuart, and surrounding areas. This happens each time the locks are opened to release water from the lake, over-saturated with phosphates and other chemicals, into the St. Lucie River via the C-44 canal! This must stop. Science is in agreement on the solution. It needs to be expedited. We encourage all runners, walkers, bikes, and support along the way. Our vision is a trail of people along the road with signs and banners. We must keep the momentum up for our community, our water, and our way of life.
BUY THE LAND! SEND THE WATER SOUTH! RE-HYDRATE THE EVERGLADES! SAVE THE INDIAN RIVER LAGOON ESTUARY!
In support of clean water in Florida and supporting:
River Kidz - www.riverscoalition.org/riverkidz
First 20 miles are cool, quiet and serine, while running against traffic in the "Country." Miles 23 - 33 HEAT up and are in the Hustle and Bustle of Stuart Fl. You will cross busy Highways according to traffic laws. The last 3-4 miles are the reward! Double Bridge Finish (you're welcome) with Atlantic Ocean views. Finish Line is on the beach! PER TRADITION, EVERYONE IS ENCOURAGED TO STAY FOR A GROUP PHOTO IN THE OCEAN. Finish Line party in the works hopefully.
Event's current local time: 3:19 AM ET
Solo Runners are HIGHLY encouraged to use a CREW. We will have aid station approximately every 5 - 7 miles (details being sorted). But, always as in any Ultra, be self reliant and plan for things to go wrong. Have strategy to work beyond adversity. This is is a point to point race. Its gets spread out considerably.
UNCREWED runners will be asked about qualifications. It is 37 miles but it WILL be over 100 degree heat index. Although we have a shuttle to the start, UNCREWED runners need to understand if they decide to stop it could be hours till some is able to pick you up.
Relay Runners - Teams of 2-6 runners are required. Runner change every 2 miles or more.
The course is set, same as always. Crew vehicle are required to move all the way off the road with hazard on (only while parked) with traffic. Runners cross the road to car. More details about aid being pinned down.
Email with questions. Updates will be coming.