Lake to Ocean 100k Race Info

 

Date

6/3/2017

Avg Temps f.

90/80

Gain/Loss in ft

Minimal

Furthest Aid

15 miles

Highest Elev.

23ft

Time Limit

18 hours

Start

6:15am

Surface

95% single track

Course Records

Andrew Barrett (13:36:00)

Malika Zhang (14:15:00)

Sunrise/set

6:26am/8:10pm

Longest Climb

20-40 ft in sand dunes

Hashtags

#l2o

#l20100k

 

Summary: 95% single track point to point run along the Ocean to Lake Spur of the Florida Trail. Runners must have a crew and crew stops are from 5-14 miles apart. The course isn’t marked for the event; you’re supposed to follow the Orange blazes of the Ocean to Lake Spur of the Florida Trail and it could be dry or could be knee-deep sections of water. Course starts on a couple miles of gravel road, then into single track trail, and has a couple miles of sand late in the race.

Race Details

lake to ocean 100k

Lessons Learned from Race Reports

It’s hot and heat training can help

Have ice to put around your neck, in your pack, in arm sleeves, in your hat

Have crew pack ice, ice towels, umbrella for shade, chairs

Sections can be bone dry or knee deep in water

Easy to get off course

The course is challenging to follow, so pay extreme care to stay on track.  The course is well marked, but being fairly new and little used, there isn’t a starkly defined single track of bare ground to follow for much of the race.

Bring socks and shoe changes for muddy feet

Possibility of lightning and thunderstorms in exposed sections

2.5 miles of sand dunes late in the race with small hills

No aid stations – just crew access points so you must have crew

Elevation

Total gain/loss: Minimal

Elevation profile:

lake to ocean 100k

Aid stations

Total aid stations: 6 + Start/Finish Line

Furthest distance apart: 15 miles

Locations:

0.0 – Nena trailhead
15.0 – Dupuis/Corbett powerline rd
22.3 – South grade road
31.3 – Hungryland
36.3 – Beeline/710
47.0 – Riverbend
60.5 – US1
63.0 – Da beach

What’s available: Crew only aid stations, so they must bring everything you need

Crew access

Furthest distance apart: 15 miles

Crew access points:

0.0 – Nena trailhead
15.0 – Dupuis/Corbett powerline rd
22.3 – South grade road
31.3 – Hungryland
36.3 – Beeline/710
47.0 – Riverbend
60.5 – US1
63.0 – Da beach

 

Pacers

No

Runner Tracking

Unlikely

 

Race qualifiers

Doubtful

Race reports

http://a2ultra.blogspot.com/2015/06/lake-to-ocean-100k-june-6-2015-on.html

http://a2ultra.blogspot.com/2014/06/lake-to-ocean-100k-june-7-2014.html

http://floridahikes.com/floridatrail/ocean-to-lake/

 

Strava activities and GPX files

https://www.strava.com/activities/599231611/overview

https://www.strava.com/activities/319947871/overview

 

Logistics

Packet pickup

No packet, just your shirt and course info cheat sheet given

Transportation

On the runner and the crew

Race start and cutoff times

5:45am? Race reports mention cutoffs

Race Website

https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=39758

Registration

Email the race director – “invite-only”, the RD needs to feel comfortable with you out on the course for you to get an invite. 

Location

Race starts on the East side of Lake Okeechobee, near Port Mayaca, and ends on the ocean near Hobe Sound

Travel

Closest airport is Palm Beach International Airport

Accommodations

Race starts on the East side of Lake Okeechobee, near Port Mayaca, and ends on the ocean near Hobe Sound. Could base lodging near the start or finish. Closest to the start are in Indiantown, with Okeechobee being a bit further away.  Tons of lodging relatively close to finish in Hobe Sound, FL.

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