FAQ & General Info
Runners ready?? Start your watch and climb aboard the airplane for the ride up to 13,500 feet where you will leap out of a moving plane to begin your run. The 120mph, 2 mile (approx 10k feet) free-fall will last 50 seconds before you pull the parachute on your tandem skydive and quietly and calmly float (3,000 feet) back down to the safety of earth. Upon landing you will immediately climb out of your parachute and begin running to complete the world's first ever "Skydiving Ultra"!
Local time: 9:08 AM
The course is a flat and fast 3.5 mile loop around the dropzone on a very runnable mix of 15% dirt/gravel and 85% grass that takes you through local farming fields, along canals and offer plenty of opportunity to mingle with wildlife! Whether you're running the 5k or the 100k, we guarantee you'll have the time of your life!
The specific logistics of getting a large group of people in the air and into a race such as this is very challenging. Start times and specifics might change slightly. Camping, bathrooms and showers will be available on site. We will also be able to offer a "skydive only" option for friends or family that might want to come and jump and not run. We will have games and activities for the kids and non-runners as well. It's set on a contained grassy lot with no traffic so you can bring the family, some lawn chairs and spectate the landing zone and runners. Makes for a perfect day...
Is there any incline to this race at all?
** Just the first 14,000 feet :-)
What is the expected weather that time of year?
55-85 degrees are possible (morning/overnight and heat of the day)
What is the closest major airport to the race?
George Bush International and William P. Hobby are both approx. 30 minutes away
WEATHER ISSUES --- It's our goal to have everyone start the race with a skydive. If that's not possible due to weather conditions, it is our intention to provide everyone an opportunity to jump at some point during the day/event (weather allowing). As such, if the weather is bad in the beginning of the day and clears up during the middle of the event, we will off you the option of stepping off the course for a quick jump (the race timer will stop when you leave the course and restart when you re-enter the course). In the event of a complete washout with no opportunity to jump all day, we will be willing to give refunds to people from other states that are forced to leave town and head home (bringing and showing your airline ticket and driver license would be a good idea). Local Texans will receive a rain check that is good for a year. See more skydive FAQ’s at: http://www.skydivespaceland.com/first-tandem/skydive-common-questions/#sthash.YU0WzdhU.dpuf