Ultraman Florida: February 16-18, 2018
3-day, 321.6 mile (517.5 kilometer) Ultra-Endurance Event
Ultraman Florida is a 3 day athletic endeavor guaranteed to test an athlete’s physical and mental limits. It is a journey that will touch your soul and create memories that will last a lifetime. The race covers a total distance of 321.6 miles (517.5 kilometers), around central Florida, it requires that each participant complete a 6.2 mile (10 K) open water swim, a 263 mile (423 K) bike ride, and a 52.4 mile (84 K) ultra-marathon run. Day 1 is a 6.2 mile swim and 92 mile bike, Day 2 is a 171 mile bike, and Day 3 is a 52.4 mile run.
“I think most people that hear and race Ultraman Florida are triathletes such as myself who are looking for an experience that no other triathlon has provided for them. With one day long distance events, you accomplish an incredible feat and may be lucky enough to meet a friend or two out on the course but when the day is done and the clock strikes midnight, I felt as if I never left the event fulfilled.
I initially entered Ultraman Florida for the endurance aspect and to test my limits but I never expected to join a family of lifelong friends. During the pre-race meetings, the competition, and awards, you really get to know your fellow competitors and crews. It feels as if everyone is out there pulling toward a common goal and each competitor and crew encourage and support not just their own athlete but the entire field. You are fortunate enough to share in other athlete’s highest highs and lowest lows, and this is the unique aspect of this race that you can’t find anywhere else in the triathlon world. You leave this event forever changed and with a new extended family, and, to me, this is so much more meaningful than a medal and a hat. I think this is why you see Ultraman finishers return year after year to give back either by becoming a volunteer or crew member. It is an experience that is hard to describe but once you feel it, you know this is what triathlon is supposed to be about.” – Jessica Deree (2016)
“Ultraman Florida 2015 was the race of a lifetime for me. I made friends for a lifetime. I developed the type of bond with my crew members that would normally take a lifetime to build. I entered the race to test my limits, to see how far my body could take me. I discovered that and so much more. Unlike an Ironman or an ultramarathon, this race is a team effort. Even though this is called a race, every athlete and every crew member wants the other athletes to succeed, that is so unique and wonderful. The course is beautiful and challenging. I will return to this race very soon. Once you experience it, it is extremely difficult to stay away.” – Julie Paquette (2015)
We will begin accepting applications for the 2018 race on March 1, 2017.
If you have additional questions about the race or are interested in volunteering/crewing, please contact us.