2013-'14 New Year's Race Cancelled
Late January Date Proposed for 2014
WELCOME TO PEANUT ISLAND, FL!
24 Hour, 12 Hour and 6 Hour Fixed-Time Races
Third running: New Year’s Eve 2012 to New Year’s Day 2013
HOW FAR WILL YOU GO?
The winner is the competitor who logs the greatest number of miles in the allotted time--6, 12 or 24 hours.
OUR PERMIT LIMITS US TO
A MAXIMUM OF 100 RUNNERS!
Peanut Island is an 80 acre Palm Beach County, FL park, located in Lake Worth Lagoon. The Lagoon is part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway at the mouth of the Lake Worth Inlet to the Atlantic Ocean near Palm Beach, FL.
Peanut Island is accessible only by boat. Transportation is provided free for registered runners, their guests and race volunteers, between Riviera Beach Marina and Peanut Island. The boat schedule, directions and parking information are posted on the "Hotels & Transportation" page.
Official County website for Peanut Island: Peanut Island website
For a race day view: Race Course Video
Three different races; five different starting times! The 24 hour race begins December 31, 2012 at 10:00 AM. Check-in at 9:00 AM, with pre-race meeting at 9:30. Race ends at 10:00 AM on January 1, 2013. The 12 hour race gives you a choice. Run on December 31 from noon until midnight, or 10:00 PM on December 31 until 10:00 AM on New Year's morning. There are also two schedule choices for the 6 hour race: December 31 from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM, or 6:00 PM until midnight.
1.234 mile loop circumnavigates Peanut Island. Running surface is a very even, 10-foot wide pavers-over-sand trail. It includes one gradual up-and-down hill, but is otherwise flat. Chip “timing” (mileage tracking) system. Partial distance last lap will be counted. The trail is fully lighted at night.
NEED COACHING HELP?
Peanut Island 24 is honored to offer to race participants this year the expert coaching services of ultra-running legend Stu Mittleman. Stu participated in last year’s Peanut Island race and will be mentoring a number of runners in this year’s event. If you are new to ultramarathons or to fixed-time races, or simply want to sharpen your running and strategic skills, check-out Stu Mittleman’s information by clicking here, then contact Stu directly to discuss your goals.
TRANSPORTATION & LODGING
From West Palm Beach Int’l Airport to Riviera Beach Marina and the boat ride to Peanut Island: approximately 8.5 miles. Take cab or rental car from airport.
Many fine hotels are located in the Palm Beach area, including ocean-front properties on Singer Island. Palm Beach County is a wonderful place to spend the Holidays. Arrive early and stay the week. Further information on "race hotel" deals is available on the “Hotels & Transportation” page of this race website.
“Lodging” on the island: race headquarters is located on the East side of the island. We will occupy two large covered pavilions with tables, and the large grass area between them. Bring your sleeping bag and tent, or nap in race-provided canopy shelter. Camping will be allowed on the grass in this area. There is also the option to reserve one of twenty tent sites in the Park campground. These offer greater privacy and quiet and are a good option if you are bringing children. Each site includes a picnic table and grille. Details to follow. Each option is first come, first served.
You will be well fed! Full time aid station with all the goodies: water, sports drinks, soft drinks, ice, etc. Spread of “runner food”, excellent "real" food cooked on site (including vegetarian items), coffee and more during the entire event for all registered runners. Breakfast at the close on New Year's Day. For your convenience, complete 24-hour access to food station for non-running family and friends is available for a modest additional fee. Please see Registration page for details. Emergency medical support and security on site.
Modern bathroom buildings, one with hot showers. Family-friendly island with sand beaches, fishing, swimming and snorkeling. Microwave available for runners, but no refrigeration. Alcoholic beverages are allowed in the race area by special permit, but BYOB. There are no stores on the island and only one very limited snack bar at the island museum building. Bring whatever you require with you from the mainland. Cell phone coverage is adequate on Peanut Island.
Beautiful water views of the Intracoastal Waterway and Palm Beach Inlet to the Atlantic Ocean. Shoreline views of Palm Beach, Singer Island and the working port of Riviera Beach, FL. Many natural areas with a wide variety of tropical birds and other sea creatures, including manatees, octopus and numerous species of sport and tropical fish. Great views of New Year’s Eve fireworks from West Palm Beach at midnight.
Party “warning”: We won’t be alone on the island. If you dislike being surrounded by blue water, lots of boats with people in bathing suits swimming and dancing, and are distracted by a party atmosphere not far from the running track, this event is probably not for you! But if you’re a runner looking for a great way to avoid all the bad drivers on New Year’s Eve, come to Peanut Island and join the fun. Run 20 miles or 120—that’s your call—and make some great new friends at the 3rd annual “Peanut Island 24”.
Peanut Island 24 How Far Will YOU Go?