Skydive Ultra…what can I say? – The Clewiston News


CLEWISTON — There’s no shortage of energy and adrenaline at the starting line of an ultra…but when that starting line is the open door of a moving airplane, the energy is a bit more palpable. Skydive Ultra is the only running race in the world where participants start by climbing into an airplane to freefall 14,000 feet at over 130 mph into the start of their race. And no, the freefall doesn’t count towards the overall distance.
The first year of the race was 2013 and it was a social event called “Drop and Give me 50”, where I decided to get some friends together, jump, then run 50 miles. It became “Ultrasignup Official” with shirts, schwag, medals and buckles in 2014. This year’s Skydive Ultra took place on the last weekend in January (Jan. 26-29) with ultra-distances from 50k to 200 miles. At this point it’s morphed into a four-day party with some… ok… a lot…



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