2013 Live Ultimate RUN South Beach Presented by T-Mobile – The ULTIMATE RUNcation Weekend, December 13-15th

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Join us December 13-15th, 2013 for the 2013 Live Ultimate South Beach RUNcation Weekend Presented by T-Mobile – featuring a NEW Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon (6.55 miles), 5K Run/Walk, Team Challenge and Ultimate Kids Dash on world-famous Ocean Drive!

Run along the scenic oceanfront of Miami’s famous South Beach, a major entertainment and tourist destination known for its nightclubs, restaurants, boutiques and hotels. During the peak of season, this famous stretch of beach will be shut down to traffic to form our picturesque course featuring miles of ocean-front views! The run finishes just steps away from the exclusive Nikki Beach in Miami Beach, where the Ultimate post-race party will be held.

Race Start/Finish Line Location

Nikki Beach Club, 1 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

The ULTIMATE RUNcation South Beach Weekend Features:

• World-class Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon and 5K road race on world-famous Ocean Drive. AMAZING course featuring miles of spectacular ocean-front views!
• Collector’s item race shirts – premium quality, ultra-comfortable and gender-specific
• Artisan finisher medals for all participants
• Finisher Certificates with official 5K, 10K, Quarter Marathon and Half Marathon splits
• Ultimate Team Challenge (4 or more/team – open to all groups, teams and organizations)
• Ultimate KIDS Dash for Ages 2-10
• Pre-Race Packet-Pickup locations conveniently located in Broward County and Miami Beach
• Health and Fitness Expo/Packet Pickup with Runner Welcome Party and Live Music – Friday 12/13 11am-6pm @ National Hotel, 1677 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
• LIVE Musical Performance Presented by Samsung and T-Mobile – Latin Grammy Award Winner, Marlow Rosado @ National Hotel – Friday, December 13th (TIME TBA) – For More info click HERE
• Gear Check at Start/Finish Line (clear plastic bags will be provided to all participants)
• Professional Pacers courtesy of iRun Company for all levels of runners in all distances
• Exclusive post-race party at Nikki Beach Club with breakfast courtesy of Whole Foods
• Nightlife celebration at some of the hottest South Beach venues including FDR and Mansion
• Sunday Yoga on the beach along with Brunch and Pool Party at the iconic Delano Hotel
• Raising awareness for America’s hungry children in support of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry and the Live Ultimate End Child Hunger Initiative “Don’t Stand For Hunger, Run To Help End It!”



Get the most out of the South Beach run! Live Ultimate announces the launch of the Live Ultimate RUNcation Weekend for the 2013 Live Ultimate RUN South Beach. From December 13-15th, Live Ultimate we will be taking over the beach with a non-stop lineup of excitement!

For those of you who are from out of town or who want to enjoy the BEST of South Beach, we have special stay and play hotel packages available at a variety of Miami Beach accommodations just steps away from the start line, sand and shore.

Click here for RUNcation details

Join Extreme Athlete, Athlete and Speaker Dane Rauschenberg RUNcation Weekend in South Beach!

Learn More About Dane HERE.

Dane is brought to us by Swirlgear who is the Official Sponsor for the Live Ultimate RUN Speakers Series. Swirlgear is a specialty women’s running apparel brand that celebrates the individual spirit of active and motivated women.


Click HERE to learn more about Swirlgear.


The Ultimate VIP Experience

offering the Ultimate amenities

Exclusive and Inclusive. Insider access and VIP hospitality. Indulge, Socialize, Party.

$60 advance tickets (does not include race entry)
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*Limited to 300 people

Registration Info/Entry Fees
There are many ways to register: online, snail mail, walk-up at the expo or race morning.
To Register Online Now at CLICK HERE. Online Registration is open until 5pm ET on Friday, December 13th, 2013. You can also register at our pre-race packet pickup (location and hours TBA) Finally, you can register on Race Day (Saturday, Dec 14th) at Nikki Beach Club from 5:30-7:15am!

Register via paper application and snail mail

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Registration Fees (All ages as of 12/14/13) Nov 1 to Dec 2 Dec 3-12 Dec 13 PPU/EXPO Dec 14 Race Day
5K/Quarter Marathon/Half Marathon – Adults (Ages 19-59) $45/60/80 $50/65/85 $55/70/90 $55/75/95
Ultimate Kids Dash (Ages 2-10) $15 $15 $20 $20

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Cancellation Policy
Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. To transfer your registration to another person for a $10 fee. In the event that you are not able to participate, entry fees for the 2013 race will NOT transfer to the 2014 race or any race thereafter. However, you are still entitled to a RUN shirt upon written or e-mail request. Please include in your cancellation notice your name, mailing address, sex, age, phone number, and t-shirt size. You may move from the 5K race to the Quarter or Half Marathon by paying any difference in registration fee. Down-grading your entry from half or quarter marathon to 5K is free of charge. Please email your transfers, cancellations and race updates to: bryan@liveultimate.com.

Post-Registration Management of Individual Runner/Team Information
To update your personal information post-registration, ie T-shirt size, change race category, transfer your registration to another person, manage your team or simply create or join one as well as many other cool options, please login to your MyEvents account on Active.com at myevents.active.com. If you’re still having problems, please email our race director, bryan@liveultimate.com or call our office at (305) 538-8899.

Ultimate Team Challenge
Designed to promote health and wellness for companies, charities and other groups by creating an ultimate experience that provides team competition and camaraderie. Teams can compete in either the Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon or 5K Run/Walk. Teams are a minimum of 4 people but can be as large as you want. The fastest team (top 4 fastest) finishing times will be used for awards. All groups, clubs and teams are welcome!

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Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up Locations
Thursday, December 12th
• (12PM-7PM) Broward County Packet Pick-Up, Runners Depot (Promenade Plaza), Davie, FL.
2233 S. University Drive Davie, FL 33324, 954-474-4074, runnersdepot.com – 1/4 mile south of I-595 on the West side.
We will also offer Friday packet pickup at Runners Depot in Broward during business hours (10am-7pm) with photo identification.

Friday, December 13th
• (11AM-6PM) Live Ultimate Health and Fitness Expo/Packet Pick-Up @ National Hotel – 1677 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Race Day Packet Pick-Up/Registration
There will be limited race day packet pick-up and registration available at the Nikki Beach parking lot next to the start line.
5:30-6:30am for the Half Marathon
5:30-7:15am for the Quarter Marathon/5K

The Course
INCREDIBLE! A flat, fast and scenic run on world-famous OCEAN DRIVE and other hotspots of the historic Art Deco District of South Beach! The finish line party is at the exclusive Nikki Beach Club.

Half Marathon Course Map

Quarter Marathon Course Map

5K Course Map

Course Records
5km (3.1 miles)
Men: 15:25 (Ronnie Holassie, 12/15/2012)
Women: 17:56 (Jennifer Houck, 02/11/2012)

Quarter Marathon (6.55 miles)
Men: 35:15 (Dan Smith, 12/15/2012)
Women: 41:06 (Anne Shadle, 12/15/2012)

Half Marathon (13.1 miles)
2013 is the debut of this exciting new distance!

Post-Race Celebration
The Ultimate Post-Race Party at the chic and beautiful Nikki Beach Club is where the fun experience continues after you cross the finish line! Refresh yourself with Live Ultimate’s Green Tea Plus beverages, enjoy a healthy breakfast courtesy of Whole Foods Market, socialize with other runners and attend the awards ceremony. The post-race party will be open from 8-11am. The awards ceremony will start at 8:45am (5K), 9am (Quarter Marathon) and 9:15am (Half Marathon) on the main stage inside Nikki Beach Club. 1 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

Custom awards for the Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon and 5K are as follows: Top 3 Overall – Male & Female, Top 3 Age Group – Male & Female; Teams – Top 3 Fastest and Largest Teams in all 3 race distances. We are adding a CEO division and Charity division to this year’s team challenge!

Age Divisions
The age divisions for the Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon and 5K are: 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over for both Male and Female. The top 3 overall male and females in each age division will receive a custom Live Ultimate RUN award at the post-race celebration’s award ceremony!

I-395(East). Bear right onto Alton Road. Turn left onto South Pointe Drive. Left onto Ocean Drive, Nikki Beach is on right hand side.

Parking and Transportation

Pre-Race Expo @ National Hotel Parking

***Valet will NOT be available for this event.

16th Street & Collins Avenue (Garage) – 803 spots available

Live Ultimate Race Day Parking

South Pointe Park (1 Washington Ave.) – 215 spots available

South Pointe Drive & Ocean Drive – 62 spots available

5th Street & Alton Road (Garage) – 500 spots available

7th Street & Collins Avenue (Garage) – 646 spots available

We recommend getting to the race early on Saturday and using parking lots and street meters in the South of 5th Street area of South Beach. Please use the meters, as the parking authority will begin ticketing at 8 a.m. We are also encouraging DECO BIKE use. There are 6 Deco Bike Stations in the immediate area within 2-3 blocks walking distance of Nikki Beach with 2 stations within 1 block of the start line. Rest assured that there is more than enough parking in the area, just keep in mind that you may have to run/walk a few short blocks to get to the start line.

Gear Check
A NEW amenity for all runners this year! – Gear Check at the start/finish line area. We will provide clear plastic bags for you to use. Only these clear plastic gear check bags will be allowed due to security protocols. Have a little extra fun and stay a little bit longer this year at our Nikki Beach Post-Race Celebration!

Support your friends and cheer them on!
Volunteers are integral and crucial elements in making our events viable. Volunteer tasks include, among others: providing aid, water and food, keeping runners on course, cheering runners on and keeping spirits up. They are also there to have fun and enjoy the experience of the race from a different perspective. And most importantly, they make the race safer for everyone involved! You’ve probably seen and thanked many volunteers at past events, but what better way to say thanks and give back than to be a volunteer yourself? After your experience, you will appreciate the volunteers at future events that much more! In exchange you’ll get a goody bag and refreshments and more importantly, you will be rewarded with the pride in knowing you helped to make the event happen, and that many runners finished because of the help you offered. If you’d like to volunteer or need more information, please contact us at (305) 538-8899 or send an email to jessica@liveultimate.com!

End Child Hunger Initiative
Recognizing that for those of us who can make the choice to Live Ultimate, there are more than 16 million vulnerable and voiceless children who cannot, we created THE LIVE ULTIMATE END CHILD HUNGER INITIATIVE, a platform to help raise funds and awareness to call attention to the reality that there are children going hungry in America every day. This grassroots movement with the calling; Don’t Stand For Hunger-Run To Help End It, is part of the Live Ultimate Run Series’ effort to end child hunger in America. Live Ultimate is a 2012 collaborative campaign partner with Share our Strength®, through its No Kid Hungry® Campaign a national nonprofit, dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives. Visit Strength.org to get involved.

Additional Information
• The Live Ultimate Run Series includes races in Los Angeles and San Francisco along with other premier destinations TBA soon!
• Event is co-produced by Exclusive Sports Marketing and iRun Company.