The Performance Jetty-2-Jetty Beach Ultra & Team Relay is the longest oceanfront beach run in the world. It starts in Atlantic Beach, Florida, and finishes 35 miles to the south at the jetty by St Augustine';s entry to the sea. The race is open to those who would run the entire length individually -- or as a relay team. It also has a category for those who wish to test their endurance by riding the entire length (or any portion of the course) on a bicycle.
Performance Jetty-2-Jetty Ultra & Team Relay is designed as a self-supported event with minimal aid provided by the race organizers -- it is more like an adventure run than your ordinary 5K road race. Participants are encouraged to have a crew of family or friends who provide fluids and food at locations of their choice along the course. Your crew can meet you almost anywhere along the coast. Your own relay teammates could also act as your team';s support crew when not running. The entire race is held on the beach as the tide provides an ever-widening, flat smooth surface for running and biking. Participants are not allowed to leave the beach to travel on roads -- the official race course is all on the beautiful beaches of Mayport, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, Guana River State Park, and Vilano Beach. ALL participants need to register in order to take part in the race or relay -- and must pre-register to be awarded a FINISHER';S T-SHIRT.
Performance Jetty-2-Jetty Ultra & Team Relay is a fundraising event for the Katie Caples Foundation (a 501c(3) charity), which presents the Katie Ride for Life Bike Tour. You and your team are invited to take part in our race, and your additional donations will go to the Katie Caples Foundation, to help fund educational programs about organ and tissue donation. You and your team can win additional prizes for being the team that raises the highest dollar amount in donations (of course, they can include your own contributions). When checking in at the Pre-Race Meeting, be sure to notify our race officials at the check-in that you are also taking on the Charity Challenge. Of course, you can make donations to your team';s total to increase your chances of being the "Highest-Total Team."
The participants'; Pre-Race Meeting will begin about 15-20 minutes before the Start of the race, at the Race Check-in area (see the http://www.performancemultisports.com/j2j_updates.htm - Jetty-2 Jetty Updates page for details). All participants (or a Team representative) should be sure to attend the meeting to receive details about the start, mileage/access charts, maps, and the safety briefing.
Racers will meet to check in with Race Officials on race morning 30-50 minutes prior to the start time, at the Check-in location.