The Escambia County Equestrian Center, a 178-acre park will be the venue for the 11th Wildcat Ultramarathon. All race distances start at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 31. Register by August 1st to receive a custom bib number with your name printed on it. This race is a USA Track & Field sanctioned and insured event (Event License ID: #142742). USATF sanctioned event policy does not allow for animals to participate in competitions -- This means you can't run with any of your pets, including dogs.
The Wildcat Ultras are the perfect "First" 100 mile or 100k run. The course will consist of a 2.5 mile loop that is comprised of mostly grass and dirt. The elevation gain/loss is very minimal; however, the Florida Panhandle is notorious for being extremely hot and humid this time of year! This 5k course (2.5 mile section) has been used to host the FHSAA Cross Country 2A District and Regional Championships, Gulf Coast Stampede, and Esca-Rosa Panhandle Championships. Please check your email the last week of August and make sure you go through the runner's information packet as there will be important details listed in there that may not appear elsewhere.
Traveling from East to West on I-10...
Take the US-90 Alt exit, EXIT 5
Turn LEFT onto US-90 Alt W/Fl-10/W Nine Mile Road (2.9 miles)
Turn LEFT onto Beulah Road (1.2 miles)
Turn LEFT onto Mobile Hwy/US-90E (0.60 miles)
Equestrian Center is located on your LEFT at 7750 Mobile Hwy.
The time cutoff for the 100 mile is 40 hours = 24:00 min/mile pace.
The time cutoff for the 100k is 40 hours = 38:37 min/mile pace.
The time cutoff for the 50 mile is 30 hours = 36:00 min/mile pace.
The time cutoff for the 50k is 20 hours = 38:37 min/mile pace.
The time cutoff for the 15 mile is 9 hours = 36:00 min/mile pace.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A RESERVATION FOR YOUR RV SPOT -- PLEASE CONTACT THE RD's DIRECTLY!
The Board of County Commissioners voted to increase the Tourist Development Tax (TDT) from 4% to 5% effective April 1, 2021. This tax affects the Equestrian Center's recreational vehicle and trailer site fees. RV hookups at the Equestrian facility are now $25/night including sales tax and TDT tax.
The Equestrian Center has RV parking, and the cost is $25 per day (includes tax, water, and electrical hookups). We have raised the price this year as we will be renting out the arena section of Center. With this rented out, runners are FREE to camp - or set up - under the roof. **If you decide to plug into a wall outlet, you will be charged an RV fee.** Showers are also available on-site on the south end of the arena, please bring your own toiletries and towels.
WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR 2024 SPONSORS:
Athletic Brewing Co.
Squirrel's Nut Butter
Dan Melton will be back again this year! We will provide chip timing for all events at the 11th Wildcat Ultras via MCM timing and results. We will also have 'live' runner tracking and results online throughout the weekend.
Pacers are allowed after the halfway point of your race (15 miles for the 50k, 25 miles for the 50 miler, 30 miles for the 100k and 50 miles for the 100 mile) or sunset, whichever is earlier.
There will be a fully stocked Aid Station just past the Start/Finish line of the loop at the concession stand. The aid station will consist of the following:
Peanut Butter & Jelly (white bread)
Red potatoes (individual salt packets available upon request)
Chocolate/vanilla creme cookies
Wavy potato chips (plain)
Soda: Coke, Mountain Dew and Ginger Ale
Ramon noodles (chicken)
Grilled cheese sandwiches
Coffee (cream and sugar available upon request)
Otter ice pops
Eggs (breakfast only)
Bagel heads bagels
Bonfire pizza (Saturday night dinner)
If there is something that you must have, make sure you bring it with you.
We will provide ice for runners - water bottles, hats, buffs, etc. - we will not be providing ice for crews. If your crew or anyone else in your party needs ice there are multiple convenient stores in the area.
Packet Pick Up
We will start packet pick-up on Friday at 4:30pm and it will end at 5:00pm, and on race day (Saturday) morning starting at 5:00am at the Escambia Equestrian Center.
THERE IS RACE DAY REGISTRATION THIS YEAR FOR AN ADDITIONAL FEE, we accept cash, check and Venmo.
We are excited to announce that Calvin Galace with 'Who is Rufio Rex' will be back again this year as our official photographer. He will be providing all runners with free pictures from the race following the conclusion of the event.
If you get off course, please return to the course at the point you left before continuing. If you choose to leave the course for an extended break please check in with a race official when you leave and upon your return. If you see any misconduct on the course please bring it to the attention of a race official in a discreet manner and we will handle accordingly. Refund Policy: Refund authority resides solely with the Race Directors. PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR SPECIAL TREATMENT. You signed up for the event understanding the refund policy and we ask that you respect the race and the enormous cost of putting it on by not asking for something that is clearly stated in the manual. No transfers of race entry fee to another race, next year’s race or another runner.
All 100 mile finishers will receive a belt buckle. 100k finishers will receive a pint glass, 50 mile finishers awards is a stainless steel bottle opener, 50k and 15 Mile finishers will receive a medallion. Following the conclusion of the event, we will mail out 1st place overall winner awards in each distance with your finishing time and course record (if applicable).
Event's current local time: 6:39 AM ET