Sunday, Mar 24, 2024 @ 7:00 AM


POW-MIA parkway

Jacksonville, FL 12hrs, 6hrs, 3hrs

This Event Took Place Sun. Mar 24, 2024


Welcome to the Inaugural LOOPAPALOOZA presented by Sombrero Running LLC where you will be running/walking on a 1.25 mile paved loop 3/4 asphalt road 1/4 concrete walking path with a short "gravel" loop at the end, and surrounded by beautiful pine trees that nicely shade the course throughout the day for 3/ 6/ or 12 hrs. This a pancake flat and FAST course on a former active military base ( Cecil Field ).

Race Info

Pre race: Set up begins Sunday March 24th at 6 am with packet pick up and ALL races begin at 7:00 am with a pre race briefing at 6:50 am. You will be able to park on the road leading into the pavilion area ( no parking in the pavilion area ) where you pass by each loop so easy access to your vehicle / set up area and it is directly on the course.

Course: The course has trees lining it and will be fairly shaded for the morning hours, it does have some portions that will be in the direct sunlight later in the day so prepare accordingly during the middle parts of the day. It is FLAT AND FAST with minimal turns ( 5 wide right turns )

Aid Station: There will be one main aid station at the start / finish line in the main pavilion area and will have the standard Ultra foods and will have Skratch Electrolyte for hydration. We also will be grilling food ALL DAY so when you come by you can grab and go, we will have breakfast foods as well as burgers ( vegan as well ) and brats, italian saugage etc... and lets not forget BACON!!! We always try to have vegan options as well.

Awards: We will have OA top 3 in each event as well as some other special awards given out for those that inspire us and motivate us to push our limits and comfort zones.

Swag: Each participant will receive a custom medal, we will also have other items to giveaway yet TBD.

Timing: This race will be chip timed by the WORLD FAMOUS Mike Melton with MCM Timing, he is the best in the business with this format and has back ups to back ups and real time timing so others can track your progress in "real time". We are grateful to have such a renowned timer for our event and know our runners will be well taken care of.

Local Accomodations: There are several hotels and restaurants within 3-5 miles of the course there are also accomodations for rv hooks up at the Equestrian Center just outside the Cecil Field complex on Normandy Blvd.

Beneficiaries: We always like to give back to local causes and for this race we will be giving back to the Argyle Forest Youth Football ( Argyle Forest Spartans ) whom practice and playing field is adjacent to the pavilion area of our course. Our desire is to give back to this program to help these young athletes with their equipment and other items necessary to help their program be successful.

There are no refunds for this event, if not able to attend let us know and we will consider it a donation to our beneficiary.


Event's current local time: 1:01 AM ET


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