July 24 2021
Vero Beach Octopus Ultra
Ready to Run with Octopuses? Click the Link Below to Register!
The Octopus Ultra is a race born out of 2020 and the year of the canceled races. Like most fine Ultras, the Octopus originated in the RD's garage...the summer of 2020 in South Florida. After running out and back 8 times, for 100 miles (and 33 hours), the first Octopus Ultra was in the books...0 finishers in the 32-hour limit, but 2 finishers overall. The idea behind the Octopus race is to have a centralized location, a base station, with 8 Arms out and back. The Vero Beach Octopus allows the new Ultra runners to complete their first Ultra distance of 26.3 miles on Arm one (A1)..a 50k by completing A1 and A2 and a 50 mile Ultra by finishing A1, A2, A3, and A4. Finishing all 8 Arms within 32 hours earns you the esteemed and well-earned Octopus Buckle. Last year's race featured the southern parts of Vero Beach and St. Lucie. This year, the race will feature the northern beauty of Vero Beach and Sebastian. Enjoy the water, jungles, trails, roads, and off-the-beaten-path parks of Vero Beach...but don't expect comfort and joy and vacation...it's July 24th and you are in the Tropics. Be ready to be wowed by the beauty and challenged by the elements and landscaping of the Vero Beach Octopus Ultra.