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Icarus Florida UltraFest

Next Edition:


NOVEMBER 14th - 20th, 2016 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA



12H - 24H - 48H - 72H -144H



144 H race will start at 09:00 (am) EST on Monday - November 14th

72 H race will start at 09:00 (am) EST on Thursday - November 17th


48 H race will start at 09:00 (am) EST on Friday - November 18th


24 H race will start at 09:00 (am) EST on Saturday - November 19th


12 H race will start at 09:00 (am) EST on Saturday - November 19th


 

Application Process

Starting with 2016 each athlete wishing to compete in the Icarus Florida UltraFest will have to submit an application prior to registering. The application will be reviewed and assessed to determine if the athlete is qualified to race in a specific race under the creed of the Olympic Spirit.

To submit an application, please go to the Rules and Application page. 


Symbolizing high flying ambition, the myth of Icarus warns us against complacency and hubris, and similarly, ultrarunning symbolizes the human drive for empowerment and warns us against heeding our own limitations, self doubt, and fears. To those in the sport, ultrarunning is not only a way to be better, but also to know thyself, and know what better means. To those on the outside of the sport, ultrarunning is the myth that truly heroic things are not achieved by mere mortals, but only by heroes. Icarus Florida UltraFest was organized with the idea that truly heroic things can be achieved by all of us -- if we are willing to put in the time, energy and effort demanded by the task. 


What this means for seasoned ultra runners and new runners alike is that the Icarus Florida UltraFest is not just a place to test your limits, but to abandon them.


"There are a few races around the globe that have opened their championships to athletes worldwide to fill the void on the cancelation of the 24 Hour World Championships this year."  - Nadeem Khan, Director of Communications, International Association of Ultrarunners (October 2014)

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By providing this unique opportunity in a safe and well staffed setting, those interested in ultrarunning can come and run any distance, as all events are timed, and learn just what this wonderful sport has to offer.


Organized by three times Spartathalon finisher, and founder of the International 100+ UltraRunning Foundation, Inc., Andrei Nana, and the race director for the Run For Aurora, in Aurora Colorado, Claire Nana, the Icarus Florida UltraFest promises to be an epic 6 days of running.


Set in the beautiful climate of Ft Lauderdale Florida, the Icarus Florida UltraFest promises moderate temperatures with cool ocean breezes during the day, and mild evenings.


During the 2014 and 2015 editions, athletes represented 17 countries and succeeded to break 7 new records as well as to qualify for the 24H national teams.

2014 Records:

Brad Compton - New American Age Group 144H Record

Jovica Spajic - New Serbian 144H Record


2015 Records:

Colby Wentlandt - New American Age Group 48H Record
Colby Wentlandt - New American Age Group 144H Record

Kimberley Van Delst - New Canadian Female Age Group 72H Record
Kimberley Van Delst - New Canadian Female Age Group 144H Record
Ed Ettinghousen - New American Age Group 144H Record



In the news:


JOVICA TRČAO ZA SVOJU ZEMLJU: Upoznajte najizdržljivijeg Srbina!

- Article published in the Kurir (in Serbian), re: Jovica's Serbian 144H Record at Icarus


Michele Notarangelo e la sfida estrema: sei giorni di corsa

- Article published in the Gazzetta di Modena (in Italian), re: Michele's Italian Record at Icarus


Records Fall At Icarus Florida UltraFest

- Article published in the UltraRunning Magazine re: brief recap of the race


Artistul albaiulian, Valerian Paraschiv, desemnat să creeze premiile pentru o competiție internațională de atletism din Florida

- Article published in the Unirea Newspaper (in Romanian), re: the creation of the awards for the race and discussion of the top three places in the 6 day competition


Dalla Francia agli Usa, continuano le imprese di Michele Notarangelo

- Article published in the Giovinazzo Live Newspaper (in Italian), re: Michele Notarangelo's participation at Icarus Florida UltraFest


Michele Notarangelo, che impresa!

- Article published in the Giovinazzo Viva Newspaper (in Italian), re: Michele Notarangelo's participation at the Icarus Florida UltraFest


Elite runners meet in Fort Lauderdale to run 6-day marathon

- Article published in the Sun Sentinel, interview with Claire Nana and Andrei Nana


- Article published in the Multidays Ultrarunning News discussing the 6 day athletes


Weston mom joins 27 runners in 24-hour UltraFest

- Article published in the Sun Sentinel, interview with Jodi Samuels 


Leading by Example - Interview with Charlotte Vasarhelyi

- Article published in the International 100+ UltraRunning, interview with Charlotte Vasarhelyi by Andrei Nana


Speed is Dangerous - Interview with K-G Nystrom

- Article published in the International 100+ UltraRunning, interview with K-G Nystrom by Andrei Nana


For The Love Of The Country - Interview with Jovica Spajic

- Article published in the International 100+ UltraRunning, interview with Jovica Spajic (in English and Serbian). Serbian language translation by Igor Vojnic Zelic


Icarus Florida UltraFest Offers 24 Hour Championship

- Article published in the International Association of Ultrarunners News


Surviving vs. Living Life - Interview with Tim O'Malie

- Article published in the International 100+ UltraRunning, interview with Tim O'Malie by Claire Nana


The Zen Track Athlete - Interview with Jim Schroeder

- Article published in the International 100+ UltraRunning, interview with Jim Schroeder by Claire Nana


A Journey Within - Interview with Jesper Kenn Olsen

- Article published in the International 100+ UltraRunning, interview with Jesper Olsen by Claire Nana (in English and Danish)


Inaugural multi-day ultra in Florida invites international elites, novices

- Article published in the WordPress, interview with Andrei Nana by Lynsey Bray


- Article published in the MultiDays.Com UltraRunning News


International Ultrarunners Without a World Championship Race For The Second Time This Year

- Article published in the UltraRunning Magazine discussing the international crisis and Icarus Florida UltraFest 


Albaiulianul Andrei Nana organizează competiții de atletism în Florida

- Article published  (Romanian language) in the Unirea Newspaper discussing the race and participation of athletes from the Serbian and Hungarian Teams


A Vilag minden pontjarol jelentkezo atletakat megdobbentette  a 24 oras Taiwan-i Vilagbajnoksag eltorlese

- Article by Zsofia Inhauser (Hungarian language) discussing the Hungarian 24hrs National Team after the IAU World Championship cancellation, published in the International 100+ UltraRunning


Six Things You Need To Know About Six Day Races

-Article by Claire Nana, answering six basic questions about 6 D races, published in the International 100+ UltraRunning


International 100+ Ultrarunning Foundation Introduces Florida’s First Six Day Race - Interview with Race Director, Andrei Nana, published in the UltraRunning Magazine


Why Six Day Race In Florida Might Be Just What Ultrarunning Needs - Article discussing 6 Day races around the world, by Race Director Claire Nana, published in International 100+ UltraRunning