May 9th, 2020
Event Description: A marathon distance running relay with your friends! Complete 26.2 miles with 1 or 2 of your favorite running buddies (or someone you just met). The course runs through scenic Flagler County, scenery that is sure to keep reminding you of why you love running. The Atlantic Ocean is by your side nearly the entire time, breath in that salt air and breath out all your worries. The course is a fun out and back, turning around after a half marathon and high fiving everyone as you head to the finish.
How does the relay work? Create your team of 2-3 runners, decide who will run what distances, get a team vehicle and run a marathon, relay style! One person from each team runs at a time, the others hang out in the car cheering them on, giving them water and getting to know each other really well. Then comes the hand off to the next runner. Repeat cheering, support, good times. Keep up this relay style running for 26.2 miles until your adventure concludes at the finish line party. Collect your hard earned hardware, have a drink, eat some food.
*Start times will be assigned to teams based on average team pace. Teams must have all runners added to their team page online before their start time can be assigned.
Start & Finish: Hammock Community Center: 79 Mala Compra Rd, Palm Coast, FL 32137
Registration Fees 2 or 3 person teams:
• Early registration: Until March 6th: $100-$150 ($50/runner)
• Regular registration: March 7th-April 6th: $120-$180 ($60/runner)
• Late registration: April 7th-April 28th: $140-$210 ($70/runner)
Teams are self-supported. We do not provide food, drinks, medical or supplies along the course. Runners must plan ahead.
• Male – If everyone on your team is male OR if you have more men than women. (i.e. 2 men, 1 woman).
• Female – If everyone on your team is female
• Coed – If your team has at least half women but not all women (i.e. 1 man, 2 women OR 1 man 1 woman).
Each team must have a designated team captain. The team captain must first register and pay the entire team registration.
The team captain will then invite team members to register. Two person teams may also need to have a designated driver.
Race Guide coming soon
Shirts to all runners
Finishers gift to all finishers
After party with brunch & mimosas
Professionally timed race
Adjustments at the finish line by Palmer College of Chiropractic
• Top 3 Overall for 2 person teams & 3 person teams
• Top 3 men's, women's and co-ed for both 2 person and 3 person tea
Our charity partner
Course description and exchange points: We are doing things a little different with this relay race. There are no designated exchange points, which means you all decide where you'll switch from one runner to the next. Leg distances cannot be less than 2 miles long. All exchanges must take place where it is safe and legal for vehicles to pull over and vehicles/support crew must always be on the same side of the road as the runner (no crossing A1A).
The race starts at Hammock Community Center, just steps away from the ocean. From there, teams will run through the very scenic Mala Compra trails, popping out at 16th st and getting on A1A heading South. No need to worry about course directions for a while, you'll just stay on A1A all the way to Hwy 100, where you'll turn right and head West over the Flagler bridge. The half-way point is just on the other side at Wadsworth Park. Teams will turn around and head back the exact same way, ending where you started at the Hammock Community Center.
Why an out and back? There are several reasons an out and back course is nice. You get to see all of the teams coming and going, supporting your runner is easier, course directions are easier, having the same start and finish is convenient for team parking and you get to run alongside the ocean nearly the entire time!
Why no exchange points? It can be fun to be strategic with deciding how many miles each person will run at a time. It's also easier to accommodate different level runners when you can decide the distance for each leg.
Will this race always be an out and back with no exchange points? Not necessarily. This is a first year event so it's a bit of a beta test. If everyone loves it and it doesn't present any logistical and safety issues then we'll keep it going.
Teams will not be required to provide a volunteer! Our charity will be filling all of our volunteer slots.
Our Charity Partner: As a huge animal lover and dog owner I'm so happy and proud to have a local dog rescue as our charity partner for this event. A portion of your registration fee goes towards their efforts and you can also submit an additional donation during your team registration. Click on their logo for more information.
Runner Testimonials from Oceans 50:
What an awesome event! I've done countless relays, many Vermont city marathon relays, lake winnepesaukee relay, reach the beach.... Oceans 50 is #1 in course, organization, medals!!, directions. Just super and so much fun!! Thank you thank you.
This was my third Oceans50 and it was, for sure, a charm. Beginning with my first relay I've been telling folks this was my favorite race. When we needed two more teammates at the last minute this year I recruited the ladies by telling them this was the most fun race I run each year. They both now agree, too.
Please pass on my gratitude to all the staff and volunteers! I'm already brainstorming for next year's name and costumes because I'll be there! 😁