LOST 118

Sat February 4 - Sun February 5, 2023 Directions
Events

118 Individual

$225 02/04 - 02/05 7:00AM EST - 9:00PM EST Registration ends January 25, 2023 at 11:59pm EST
Open to ages 18+.

118 Relay (2-6 people)

$225 02/04 - 02/05 7:00AM EST - 9:00PM EST Registration ends January 25, 2023 at 11:59pm EST
Open to ages 18+.

50 Mile Individual

$145 02/04 7:30AM EST - 10:30PM EST Registration ends January 25, 2023 at 11:59pm EST
Open to ages 18+.

50 Mile Relay (2-4 People)

$145 02/04 7:30AM EST - 10:30PM EST Registration ends January 25, 2023 at 11:59pm EST
Open to ages 18+.

Crew & Pacers

$0 02/04 - 02/05 7:00AM EST - 11:59PM EST Registration ends February 2, 2023 at 11:59pm EST
Place
Clewiston Boat Ramp, on top of the Herbert Hoover Dike https://www.google.com/maps/place/26%C2%B045'50.9%22N+80%C2%B055'32.2%22W/@26.7641535,-80.9267324,18z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0xa71eb737c0f851a5!7e2!8m2!3d26.7641515!4d-80.9256065?hl=en&authuser=0
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Description

2023 LOST 118 (Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail) 

The 17th Annual Running of this Iconic Event
7:00am February 4th to 9:00pm February 5th 

 
LOST 118 Mile Ultramarathon is run under a full moon each February around Lake Okeechobee, the seventh largest lake in the United States and the largest in Florida (covering over 730 square miles).  The races goes through five counties (Glades, Okeechobee, Martin, Palm Beach, and Hendry) and includes 118 mile individual; 118 mile relay (2-6 people); 50 mile; and 50 mile relay (2-4 people).  50 milers have a 15 hour cutoff and 118 milers have a 38 hour cutoff.
The race will start and end in Clewiston (the southern point of the Lake) and will run counterclockwise - 118 mile runners will loop the entire Lake Okeechobee.  The race will be chip timed by Mike Melton of MCM Timing and the events will have staggered starts, starting at 7:00am. 
Packet pick-up will be from 4-8pm the night before the start and again at the start line the morning of the race.
The Hampton Inn, Clewiston, is the host hotel and it is about 1.2 miles from the start line, which is at Municipal Boat Ramp in Clewiston.  Clewiston is about 33 miles west of West Palm Beach, about 80 miles north of Fort Lauderdale, and about 60 miles east of Fort Myers.  There are plenty of hotels, gas stations, restaurants, and even a super Walmart in Clewiston.
All individual runners must have a CREW, there are no aid stations on the course, and drop bags aren't a viable option.  This applies to all distances.  Relay runners can be their own crew. 
PACERS: Runners can have pacers starting at the Pahokee Boat Ramp (about mile 25).
To add a team member have them register and select the "Join a Team" option, select your team and finish the registration process. If you need to change a team member you can transfer a registration to another person and they are responsible for the money aspect.  Email:  LOST118Ultra@gmail.com to transfer.
You must be registered by January 10, 2023 to be guaranteed your shirt size and swag. After that we will try to guess and supplies might be limited.  
Additional shirts may be ordered at the time of registration or on the website after.
CREW & PACERS must register.  There is no cost but every crew and pacer must register. Parents can register for their kids. This helps us have contact info for crews in case something changes and we need to disseminate important information. Also see the Crew Notes section below.
LOCATION START/FINSIH LINE:  Municipal Boat Ramp, Public Access Road, Clewiston, FL 33440.  
Join the LOST 118 Mile Run and Relay FACEBOOK group for the event for additional and updated information.
DEFERALS:  After you register if you find you are unable to attend for whatever reason, you can defer a registration one time to the next year’s race.  Send an email to LOST118Ultra@gmail.com to discuss a deferral.  You have until January 15, 2023 to request a deferral - no deferrals after that date.
The two 118 events loop the entire Lake and the 50 mile races are out and back with a turnaround at the Pahokee Boat Ramp (exact location t/b/d).
NOTE TO CREWS: Most of the CAP's ("crew access points") will require you to walk up to the levee a distance of between a few hundred feet and a quarter mile, and then back down to your car.  A small rolling cooler might be helpful to transport your runner's supplies up to the levee while leaving a larger cooler in your car.  
The race has a No Refund Policy.  Deferrals are only one time, to the next year's event. If you find you are unable to attend for whatever reason, you can defer a registration one year only, as set forth above.   
 
Plan Ahead: LOST 2024 February 24th & 25th  /  LOST 2025 February 15th & 16th   
Finisher Medal (Wooddallion)

Medal by: Brie at Wicked Skin Athletics

Map

                                                     

Answers to the FAQ Section

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (because we know someone is gonna ask....)

Race Details
CAP = Crew Access Point
No Un-Crewed Runners.
Mule-ing for a runner is not allowed
There are no aid stations on the course and drop bags aren't an option, as they attract gators and other wildlife!  You also won't run by any gas stations or
C-stores.  When you're on the levee, you're on the levee, and the only way off is forward or backwards.  It can be another mile to get off the levee and then several miles to a store. The levee is wide open, yet very remote, it will be just you and nature up there. 
Relay teams can self-crew.
Crew can also be a pacer.
The 118 mile races start at 7:00am with a 38 hour cutoff and the 50 mile races start at 7:30am with a 15 hour cutoff.
Packet Pick-up will be between 4-8pm the night before the start and again at the start line the morning of the race.
We will send out race instructions and a course map to registered runners prior to the race.

Weather changes rapidly in Florida. There are a few small shelters periodically along the path.

Maps: Runner and Crew GoogleMaps (including all crew access points) will be emailed prior to the event.

Notes For Crew:
• Crew MUST register on this Run Signup site under "Crew", there is no fee for crew, we'll need their current contact information.
• Most of the CAP's will require you to walk up to the levee a distance of between a few hundred feet to a quarter mile. 
• A light folding chair might come in handy, 
• A small rolling cooler can be used to carry your runner's supplies.  A bigger cooler can stay in your car.
• Have plenty of Bug Spray and Sunscreen.

For most crews the town of Okeechobee will be reached around dinner time and will be a good town to restock supplies and get gas.
here are some helpful crew instructions/advice:
      https://www.inov-8.com/blog/crew-ultra-runner/
      https://www.runnersworld.com/races-places/a20849954/how-to-crew-an-ultramarathon-in-6-easy-steps/
      https://www.irunfar.com/an-introduction-to-crewing 
 

Deferrals must be requested no later than January 15, 2023 and are only good one time for the next year. Contact LOST118Ultra@gmail.com to discuss a deferral.

Additional questions?  LOST118ultras@gmail.com 

Start Area

Municipal Boat Ramp Park, Public Access Boat Ramp, Clewiston, FL 33440

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Clewiston Boat Ramp, on top of the Herbert Hoover Dike https://www.google.com/maps/place/26%C2%B045'50.9%22N+80%C2%B055'32.2%22W/@26.7641535,-80.9267324,18z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0xa71eb737c0f851a5!7e2!8m2!3d26.7641515!4d-80.9256065?hl=en&authuser=0

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