2017 - Icarus Marathon Challenge
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
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 Marathon Challenge race rules listed below and to exercise common sense.
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 Marathon Challenge and Icarus Florida UltraFest 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 2017
2017 Marathon Race Application
To submit an application for the 2017 Icarus Marathon Challenge please follow the directions below.
Send an email to [email protected]
Title: 2017 Icarus Marathon Challenge Application - (your full name)
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 running?
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 you overcame adversity in the past?
6. What races do you wish to register for? (i.e. Icarus Marathon I, II, etc)
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 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 20 per each day and priority will be given to athletes who apply
first and for all the 6 days. The race directors reserve the right to hold several spots for special
1 Marathon Race - $100
2 Marathon Races - $200
3 Marathon Races - $275
4 Marathon Races - $350
5 Marathon Races - $425
6 Marathon Races - $500
Parking is free for the Icarus Marathon I through V (free parking during week days). Parking for Icarus Marathon VI will cost $5 and can be purchased at the entrance in the park at the parking meters.
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.
During the 2014, 2015, and 2016 editions, athletes represented 23 countries and succeeded to break 9 new records as well as to qualify for the 24H national teams.
Brad Compton - New American Age Group 144H Record
Jovica Spajic - New Serbian 144H Record
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
Tina Andersen - New Danish Female 144H Record
Tina Andersen - New Scandinavian Female 144H Record