Second Annual PALM100 is a Big Success

100-Mile Six-Runner Team Relay Race Starts & Finishes at Fort Lauderdale Beach.

Fort Lauderdale, FL, March 31, 2010 --( UltraSports, LLC, a mission-driven running event production company, announced today that the Second Annual PALM100 was a great success. The PALM100 is a 100-mile roundtrip footrace from Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach and back. Teams of up to six members take turns running “legs” of varying lengths, generally two to eight miles. Throughout the day, five team members leap-frog the active runner in their team vehicle, resting and waiting for their turn to run in this spectacular “Gold Coast” venue. “One hundred twenty five runners from across the country came here to race with their friends in beautiful surroundings and great South Florida weather, and they got their wish”, said Race Director, Bob Becker. “It was a very competitive and exciting race. First and second place teams finished within 50 seconds of each other after running 100 miles.”

The winning team, “South Florida Multisport” from Palm Beach County, FL, completed the course in 11 hours, 46 minutes and 20 seconds, breaking the previous best by 16 minutes. The 21st and final team passed under the finish arch at Las Olas Blvd. and A1A at 11:45 PM, having run for 17 hours, 45 minutes and 30 seconds. After a very full day of running, there were smiles and high-fives all around as each team member received a coveted PALM100 finisher medal.

In keeping with the race name and imagery, hand-painted coconut “trophies” were awarded to all team members in 12 different categories, including the top finishing teams, best decorated team vehicle and most creative team name. One national company, KGP Logistics, sent two teams of employees from Kansas, Texas and Virginia to the PALM100 to experience the camaraderie and promote team building in this unique athletic environment.

The PALM100 also promotes fundraising to combat prostate cancer, and is the sister event of the KEYS100, a team relay and individual 100-mile race from Key Largo to Key West to be run on May 15th. Funds raised in connection with both races provide free prostate cancer screenings and educational outreach in South Florida and the Keys, and research to find a cure. All charitable funds raised by race participants and donated by the race organizer, Ultra Sports, LLC, go to “The Richard J. Fox Foundation” (, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose focus for over 20 years has been the prevention and cure of prostate cancer. Funds are in turn distributed to recipient local organizations, including Holy Cross Hospital and The Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys, for direct outreach to the community.

“The UltraSports events, the PALM100 and KEYS100 Ultramarathons, are great vehicles for our organization to raise public awareness as well as funding to fulfill our mission,” stated Ann Marie Fox, a Board Member of The Richard J. Fox Foundation. “We are delighted to work with UltraSports, LLC on the PALM100 and KEYS100, which promote fitness while raising money for the fight against prostate cancer.”

Further information is available on the race website,, and at and

About UltraSports, LLC: A company of runners, for runners, UltraSports LLC is dedicated to creating and directing high quality ultra-marathon length running events in Florida and in other locations throughout the United States. Based in Fort Lauderdale, the Company promotes ultra-running in general and is focused at present on creating 100-mile team relay races and individual ultramarathon events in its home state.

About The Richard J. Fox Foundation: The Richard J. Fox Foundation, established in 1988, is dedicated to increasing awareness of prostate cancer through education and outreach and for finding a cure through the funding of cutting edge research. Since its founding, over $2 million has been raised to establish one of the largest free screening programs in the United States. Foundation funds have also generated NIH grants for the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University, a Foundation funding priority. New research programs for gene mapping and ground breaking work using MRI's with prostate cancer patients are also underway. Since 2005, funding has also been provided for South Florida charities and medical facilities for local educational outreach and free prostate cancer screenings.


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Bob Becker
Race Director
UltraSports, LLC
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Bob Becker