2020 - Icarus Florida UltraFest

Race Rules

144H Race starts Monday, November 16th at 09:00

72H Race starts Thursday, November 19th at 09:00

48H Race starts Friday, November 20th at 09:00

24H Race starts Saturday, November 21st at 09:00

12H Race starts Saturday, November 21st at 09:00


ALL athletes competing with the intent to break records where results have to be certified are REQUIRED to notify the Race Directors prior to the start of the competition as they will be REQUIRED to follow the USATF, IAAF and IAU rules. Anti-Doping testing will be ADMINISTERED at the completion of the race.

For the USA Track & Field competition rules visit the official site: USATF Competition Rules

For the IAAF competition rules visit the official site: IAAF Competion Rules

For the World Anti-Doping Agency rules and prohibited substances visit the official site: WADA Prohibited List etition Rules

All other athletes will be required to follow the general Icarus Florida UltraFest race rules listed below and to exercise common sense.

  1. All athletes are required to be registered for the race, fee paid, waiver signed before the start of the race
  2. All athletes are required to attend the pre-race meeting or briefing depending on their respective races
  3. A pre-race meeting will take place 30 minutes prior to the official listed time for each race. Attendance is MANDATORY for all athletes
  4. All athletes will have to be checked in 15 minutes prior to the start of each race
  5. Each race starts promptly at the time scheduled and posted on the official race website (09:00 am)
  6. Any athlete arriving late for the start, may still run ONLY at the discretion of the race director (in cases of special circumstances - traffic, or other general problems are NOT considered special circumstances), however no “extra time” will be given for the missed time. Each race will end exactly at the announced time
  7. Athletes on the course at the end of each race will be given a flag to mark their progress on their last lap, distance which will be measured for accurate results
  8. Athletes will change direction every 6 hrs. The process will be explained by MCM Timing & Results Representative prior to the start of each respective race
  9. Bib numbers and timing chips will be handed out at the pre-race meeting on Sunday or pre-race meeting prior to each race
  10. Bib numbers/Race numbers must be worn at all times in front of the body and be visible. Race officials might stop any runner not in compliance until the problem is corrected
  11. Athletes leaving the track to receive aid, use the restrooms do not need to inform the course officials, however they MUST leave and return to the track on the same place.
  12. Any athletes wishing to leave the park for ANY reason MUST surrender their timing chip to a race official and specify the approximate time when they plan to return (this option will be available in special circumstances ONLY)
  13. Any athlete may leave the race prior to the official end time only after race officials have been notified and the timing chip has been turned on. Athletes not turning on their timing chip will be charged the amount required to be replaced
  14. No pacers are allowed for athletes competing for any records races, except for the visually impaired athletes
  15. Athletes not competing for records may have no more than 1 pacer at the time with them on the course
  16. No pacers allowed for any athlete seeking USATF record ratification (see USATF rules on pacers)
  17. Athletes with pacers (in races where allowed) should leave enough space to be passed on the inside lane
  18. Athletes will be allowed to use headphones, cell phones, I-Pods and the like
  19. At night time athletes will be required to keep the level of noise to a minimum
  20. Athletes may wear head-lamps or electric torches during the night, it is recommended by the race directors but not mandatory
  21. Anti-Doping Tests might be randomly administrated during the race to insure a clean athletic event. A participant who refuses to submit to a doping control or who has tested positive will be automatically disqualified and must return any eventual awards
  22. All finishers will receive a “finisher medal.” All finishers completing over 100 miles in any event will receive a 100 miles belt buckle in addition to the finisher medal. Other prices and awards might be granted. To receive the finisher medal, the athlete MUST be present at the end of the race. No Exceptions!
  23. A diploma will be available in electronic format (JPEG) and will be sent through email at the request of the athlete after the results are ratified and posted (it could take more than 4 weeks for the results to be ratified).
  24. In case of cancellation of the 2020 Icarus Florida UltraFest, due to situations of Force Majeure or any reasons attributable to extreme weather or any other reason upon which the International 100+ UltraRunning Foundation, Inc., has no control whatsoever, the participant agrees that he/she is not entitled to any participation fee return or remuneration for any traveling or hotel expenses incurred.
  25. Athletes might only wear ATHLETIC clothing with their national flags, athletic logos of their sponsors, or neutral athletic clothing. No offensive clothing, costumes or slogans are allowed. The Race Director reserves the right to ask athletes to change clothing or leave the competition if the Race Director deems such clothing /slogans offensive
  26. The Icarus Florida UltraFest follows the ideals of the Olympic Spirit. All athletes MUST maintain at all times impeccable behavior, and sportsmanship
  27. It is prohibited to solicit, advertise, or conduct commercial business on or from park property unless authorized in writing by the park and city
  28. A Fort Lauderdale fire station is located across the street from the park entrance and will be able to provide some basic medical support. For ANY and ALL emergencies, contact race officials and call 911
  29. All plants and animals in the park are protected
  30. Food and drinks will be provided at the race aid station. 4 meals per day will be provided as well as regular "race food" and salt pills. Food will be diverse and customary with ultra-running events. The race will not provide/cater to athletes following special diets. The menu will be posted on this website 2 weeks prior to the start of the race. The meals for each day will be announced on a white board during that day as well as the serving time (1 hour for each meal). When the meal is served a flag will be raised at the aid station to announce the runners. When the flag is removed there will be NO meals served until the next serving time. This will allow the volunteers to clean and prepare for the next serving as well as rest. The AID STATION is NOT a place to ask for special meals, to store food, personal items, or to hang around and talk. The Aid Station will be kept clear of athletes personal items at ALL TIMES!
  31. No person shall make excessive noise, unnecessary noise as to create a nuisance
  32. Domesticated animals are welcome in designated areas (however only at the park entrance - as per park rules). For your safety and consideration of others, please keep all pets on a leash at all times at a distance not greater than six (6) feet from their handler, pick up their droppings, and provide for their comfort with shade and water. Handlers are required to clean up and properly dispose of any waste produced by their animals
  33. Race Directors reserve the right to deny entry to any athlete who had previously failed anti-doping tests, or was disqualified from any other races for cheating even if was originally admitted into the race
  34. In addition to the race rules the athletes and their crews are obligated to follow all the rules and regulations of the park, city, county and the laws of the USA
  35. The Race Director(s) reserve the right to amend the race rules at any time prior to the start of the competition
  36. Tents will be available to rent (on a first come first served basis while supplies last, no mattresses/sleeping bags or other equipment is provided in this offer) for $15 per day. Each athlete is required to set up and pack their own tent. A $50 fee will be required if the staff will be asked to set up/pack the tent.
  37. Participation at Icarus is granted on an individual basis without possibly of transfer to other athletes or for future editions.


The Race Directors and all volunteers are not being paid. They volunteer their own time to make possible this race. Please be respectful at ALL TIMES with them.

The Race Directors and volunteers are NOT a personal crew. Please DO NOT ask them for favors, special foods, or to run errands for you. 

Keep in mind, the Icarus race is an ultrarunning event designed to help athletes push their own limits, to overcome adversity! It is NOT an event which "pampers" athletes. It is an event where athletes are expected to race without entitlement, under the core believes of the Olympic Spirit! Any athlete violating any of the rules or the Olympic creed will be asked to leave the course immediately and will be banned from future editions.

If you have any questions, please fell free to send us an email and we'll do our best to ensure that all of your questions are answered, and, most importantly, that you have the best experience possible (and maybe even a PR!)

We look forward to seeing your at Icarus 2020

2020 Race Application

To submit an application for the 2020 Icarus Florida UltraFest please follow the directions below.​

Send an email to [email protected]

Title: 2020 Icarus Application - (your full name and race you wish to participate in)

Please attach your racing CV/Resume starting with your most current races on top

Please respond with approximately 1 paragraph for each of the following questions:

1. How many total races you completed vs. how many total races you DNF in your career?

2. What draws you to ultrarunning?

3. What are you expecting from the race directors and volunteers?

4. If the race does not go the way you planned, what do you do, and who do you blame?

5. How have do you overcame adversity in the past?

6. Have you been disqualified from a race for any reason (if yes, what was the reason), have you ever been suspended for doping?

7. Acknowledge that you read and understood the rules and in case you will receive an invitation you will compete under the values of the Olympic Spirit.

After you submit an application following the directions above you will receive an email back with details on how to sign up/pay through ultrasignup or a denial. You will have 30 calendar days to complete the registration. Being held on a small loop, the number of athletes is limited to 80 and priority will be given to athletes who apply first. The race directors reserve the right to hold several spots for special situations.


144 H race - $ 500/550/600 (US Dollars)

72 H race - $ 250/300/360 (US Dollars)

48 H race - $ 175/225/275(US Dollars)

24 H race - $ 125/175/225 (US Dollars)

12 H race - $ 75/125/175 (US Dollars)

Prices will increase on July 1st, 2018 and October 1st, 2018

Discounts available for Icarus returning athletes, Spartathlon finishers, and Vol State finishers.

Due to the three tier price increase and our non-profit status, please take advantage of early registration. Please do not ask RDs for any last minute discounts or other financial assistance.

Parking for the weekend of November 21st-22nd will be available with pre-order $ 10 for both days. For Sunday November 15th (set up day/day before the race) there will be an additional $10 pass required which each runner should purchase in private at the park. Parking is free Monday - Friday but each vehicle will require a parking permit for the weekend.