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Run with Serena and Elite Runners Run with Serena and Elite Runners

 

EVENT SCHEDULE

  • Saturday, December 12th

    Health & Fitness Expo/Packet Pickup: 12 – 6 PM

  • Location: To Be Announced
  • We strongly recommend that you pick up your race packet on Saturday to avoid any long lines and stress on Sunday.
  • Sunday, December 13th

    Race & Post-Race Party: 6 - 11 AM

  • 6:00-7:45 AM - Race Day Packet Pick-Up/Walk-Up Registration
  • 8:00 AM - START Quarter Marathon & 5K Run/Walk
  • 9:30 AM - Ultimate KIDS Dash STARTS at start/finish line
  • Start/Finish Line Location: Lummus Park, east of 1100 block of Ocean Drive and west of dunes, Miami Beach, FL 33139
  • Post-Race Party: 8:30 - 11:00 AM (Location: To Be Announced)

Race-Day Packet Pickup and Registration will be available Sunday morning near the Start Line area from 6:00 to 7:45 am as well at our packet pickup on Saturday.

Please ARRIVE EARLY to avoid stress and lines on race day!

Parking will be available at nearby City of Miami Beach parking garages.

For more information, please email info@theultimaterun.com or call our office at (305) 538-8899.

About The Race

The Serena Williams Live Ultimate Run South Beach is a prestigious Quarter Marathon and 5K Run/Walk which takes place on Sunday, 12.13.15 in Miami Beach, FL benefiting the Serena Williams Fund. Join thousands of spectators and participants, from casual joggers to some of the world’s ultimate elite runners for this unique opportunity to run with Serena Williams, the world’s #1 ranked women’s tennis pro. The spectacular course takes runners through the scenic oceanfront of Miami’s renowned South Beach. Celebrate with friends and family at the post-race party and enjoy food, drinks and entertainment. The Serena Williams Live Ultimate Run South Beach welcomes runners of all abilities to join friends, fitness fanatics, stroller moms, the young and the young at heart for the ultimate fun run event.

The Charity

Your participation in this race helps make a difference by supporting the work of the Serena Williams Fund. Serena’s main focus is in two areas: helping individuals or communities effected by senseless violence; and ensuring equal access to education. Outside of her main focus, Serena will often take the opportunity to change a life, or make an impact when she is able. Serena is proud to partner with organizations such as UNICEF, Build Africa Schools, the Equal Justice Initiative and Beyond the Boroughs Scholarship Fund. She continues to seek partners doing great work.

The Charity

All Participants Receive

  • Entry to the race
  • Chip timing
  • Custom finisher medals
  • Gender specific NIKE tech race shirts
  • Spectacular USATF certified course
  • Pacers for all race levels
  • Individual and Team awards
  • Awesome post-race party
  • Food, drinks and entertainment
  • Instant online results
  • Finisher certificates

Other Event Amenities

  • Custom awards for Overall, Age Group and Team winners
  • Health and Fitness Expo/Packet Pickup (Saturday, December 12th from 12-6pm, Location: TBA) - food, drinks, DJ/music and special offers from our sponsors and race vendors
  • USATF certified course!
  • Bib chip-timed with official online and race day finisher results!
  • Course water and Gatorade at 4 water/aid stations, abundant course signage and great crowd support!
  • Official pacers for both 5K and Quarter Marathon!
  • Elite Athlete Field from the Nike Oregon Project and the local South Florida running community!


Health and Fitness Expo/Packet Pick-Up

  • Photo ID is required to pick up your race packet. NO EXCEPTIONS! If you would like to pick up a packet for a friend, family member, group or team, please have photocopies of all photo ID’s ready or have a picture of the ID on your cell phone. Everyone must pick up their packet either on Saturday at our health and fitness expo (Location: TBA) or Sunday morning at the packet pick-up tent near the race start line (Lummus Park). We will not be able to mail any packets and there will be no other packet pickup locations offered besides Miami Beach. All race packets include a bib number with timing chip, Nike race shirt, nutrition as well as other offers from our sponsors and vendors. No Photo ID, no race packet!

Course Maps

  • Both the 5K and Quarter Marathon courses have changed slightly from 2014 due to construction on the Venetian Causeway, which restricts our use of Dade Blvd due to emergency vehicles needing 24/7 access to it. We will have the same start and finish line from 2014. The course will now turn from Washington Ave onto 21st St and head east to the boardwalk then continue north on the boardwalk before turning around and heading back to Lummus Park on the boardwalk and beach walk. We have removed the section on Dade Blvd, Prairie and Meridian Ave per the City of Miami Beach's wishes. We will post the course maps soon on the website once we have them finalized with the City. Thank you for your patience!

    The course has 1 block of hard packed sand at the start before being on streets and the paved beachwalk for 95% of the course for both the 5K and Quarter Marathon. Both race distances finish with the last 3 blocks on hard-packed sand from 14th to 11th St in Lummus Park. We will have abundant signage, volunteers, cones and barricades to guide you. Please study the maps and educate yourself on your route. Our course is stroller friendly even on the hard-packed sand. We also can accommodate any athletes with disabilities or special needs. Please email info@theultimaterun.com for more information and help with any ADA or disability questions. We will be posting a map of the start/finish line and expo layout in greater detail as we get closer to the race.

    Course Time Limit
    We will have a hard 2 hour course limit for both the 5K and Quarter Marathon. The start/finish line and course will be open from 8-10am. This accommodates both runners and walkers.

    • 5K (COMING SOON)
    • Quarter Marathon (COMING SOON)

Weather, Water/Aid Stations and Restrooms

  • Miami Beach is known for being very comfortable for running in December. Historically, the high is 78 with a low of 64 so expect very pleasant race temps in the upper 60's and abundant sunshine. We suggest to dress in light layers and according to the latest weather forecast for the best race experience. We will not have a gear check so please keep that in mind when considering how much clothing to bring along.
  • We will have abundant water and Gatorade at our 2 course aid stations, which runners and walkers will have the opportunity to grab from a friendly volunteer on the way out and back on the course. The 5K will go by our water station on Dade Blvd in front of Miami Beach High 2 times and the Quarter Marathoners will go by the Beach High water station twice as well as the water station on the beachwalk at 17th St twice. Hydrate well and run within your pace.
  • Restrooms will be available at the start/finish line in Lummus Park and also at the 10th St lifeguard station. There will be also be public restrooms on the course at 14th St along the beachwalk.

Parking

  • Please park in the City of Miami Beach parking garages in surrounding Lummus Park area:
    • 10th St and Collins Ave (Pelican Garage)
    • 11th St and Washington Ave
    • 13th St and Collins Ave
    • 7th St and Washington Ave
    • 16th St and Collins Ave
    • 5th St and Collins Ave
  • There are also many other parking garages in the Ocean Drive, Lincoln Rd, Lummus Park and Deco Art District. Please arrive early to ensure you are not stuck in bad traffic on race morning. All roads will be open until 7:30am. There are also city street meters in the area. Please carpool, bike and walk when possible and plan to arrive early.
Finisher Medal

Finisher Medal

  • All participants in the 5K and Quarter Marathon will receive an artisan finisher medal
  • All KIDS Dash participants will receive a special kids medal
  • Our 2014 finisher medal is the one to the left. We will be releasing our 2015 finisher medal over the summer. We pride ourselves in bringing you the ultimate race bling!

Ultimate KIDS Dash

  • Ages 2-10 → All kids will receive a special finisher medals and race shirts
  • Prices
    • $15 early bird
    • $20 regular price (before online registration closes on 12/11)
    • $25 at packet pickup & race morning
    Distances
    • 2-4 year olds run 200 meters (parents can run with kids)
    • 5-10 year olds run 1 kilometer (.62 miles)
    Details
    • We will have a kids race at 9:30am at the adult finish line for kids ages 2-10. Look for the KIDS PACERS holding the Ultimate KIDS Dash signs at the finish line around 9:15am. The announcer will ask parents to assemble their kids at the finish line with the Kids Pacers at 9:15am and then at 9:30am the 2-4 year olds will run 200 meters followed by the 5-7 year olds running 1km and then the 8-10 year olds running 1km. Serena will lead the youngest kids in the 200m dash. Race Director Bryan Huberty and Race Producer Telsys Tarallo will lead the 5-10 year olds in the 1km race. Parents are welcome to run with their kids if they are scared or need assistance. The hard packed sand is easy for the kids to run on and is a beautiful experience for you to share with them. You can register your kids online before 12/11 at 3pm when online registration closes. Otherwise you can register them for the KIDS dash on Saturday at the health and fitness expo and also on Sunday morning from 6am-9am at the registration tents at the start/finish line. All Ultimate KIDS receive a beautiful PVC plastic finisher medal and NIKE kids race shirt! The kids dash is a non-competitive (un-timed) but fun. There will be no awards for the kids as all of our KIDS are winners!

Race Shirt

  • All participants in the 5K and Quarter Marathon will receive a gender-specific Nike tech shirt
  • All KIDS Dash participants will receive a special kids race shirt
  • Our 2014 Nike race shirts can be seen to the right. We will be sharing our 2015 Nike shirt designs and colors with you in the coming months!
Race Shirt Blue Race Shirt Blue Back
Race Shirt Pink Race Shirt Pink Back
Race Shirt Black
Race Shirt Pink Race Shirt Blue Race Shirt Black

Pacers

  • We will have pacers for the 5K for 23:00, 25:00, 28:00 and 30:00. For the Quarter Marathon we will have pacers for 45:00, 50:00, 55:00, 60:00 and 65:00. Find your pace group in the start line corral from 7:30-8am holding their respective pacer sign finishing time. We will post the names, photos and times run by all pacers on our Facebook page in the weeks before the race.

Gear Check

  • There will be NO gear check available as our start/finish line is close to public parking. Please arrive early to pick up your race bib and shirt on Sunday if you do not attend our packet pickup on Saturday and make arrangements to return any personal belongings you do not wish to run with to your car before the race starts. Our staff and volunteers will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Important Safety Items

  • All runners must wear their race bib on the front of their shirt or shorts so it is visible to all race staff and volunteers. The bibs are a different color for the 5K than the Quarter Marathon which will help our volunteers guide you on our course. Anyone without a bib will be removed from our course. No exceptions! No backpacks will be allowed at the start/finish line per police regulations. Any unattended items will be inspected by the police and impounded. Please keep all children supervised and also respect the race course and your fellow runners by staying behind barricades and exiting the finish line chute once you finish. You may run with headphones but keep one ear open in case medical, police, fire or other safety officials needs to communicate with you or a police car or ambulance needs to pass you. Our lead bicycle escorts may also ask you to move to the right so that our top finishers can pass on the left or on their way back. You can run with a stroller but please line up towards the back of the start corral. Running with dogs is prohibited per City of Miami beach regulations.

Awards

  • We will have custom awards for the Top 3 Overall Finishers in the 5K and Quarter Marathon for males and females, our Top Overall Masters as well as age group and team awards!
  • AWARDS CEREMONY
    Starting at 9:30am on Sunday at our Post-race Party, our MC will announce the Top 3 overall male and female winners for both the 5K and Quarter Marathon on the stage. Next, we will call up our Top 3 Largest Teams for their award and a team photo. Age group and other team winners will be posted on our results boards immediately following the race finish online and at the post-race party. Age group and team awards can be claimed at our awards table in front of the step and repeat next to the main stage.
    The following awards will be given to our overall, age group and team winners.
    5K
    • Top Three Overall Male – custom awards
    • Top Three Overall Female – custom awards
    • Top Master Male – custom award (fastest male aged 40 or older)
    • Top Master Female – custom award (fastest female aged 40 or older)
    • Male Age Group: 1-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-98 – custom medals
    • Female Age Group: 1-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-98 – custom medals
    QM
    • Top Three Overall Male – custom awards
    • Top Three Overall Female – custom awards
    • Top Master Male – custom award (fastest male aged 40 or older)
    • Top Master Female – custom award (fastest female aged 40 or older)
    • Male Age Group: 1-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-98 – custom medals
    • Female Age Group: 1-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-98 – custom medals
    TEAM AWARDS
    • Top 5 Largest Teams (5K & Quarter Marathon combined) win a team photo with Serena at the Post-Race Party!
    • Top 3 Largest Teams (5K and Quarter Marathon Combined) – based on actual finishers not how many signed up before race – custom awards
    • Top 3 Fastest Teams in 5K – based on top 4 fastest times for each time, must have 1 female in score – custom awards
    • Top 3 Fastest Teams in QM – based on top 4 fastest times for each time, must have 1 female in score – custom awards
    Coolest T-Shirt Contest
    • The Top 3 coolest team t-shirt designs will be called onto the stage at the post-race party for a photo and be put on the race website.

Finisher Certificates

  • Finisher certificates will be available online with your results race morning

Timing

  • AccuChip Timing will be our official timer and we will be using disposable b-chips on the back of all bibs

About Live Ultimate

  • Live Ultimate is the event organizer and producer of the Serena Williams Live Ultimate Run South Beach. Based in Miami Beach, FL, Live Ultimate is passionate about health, balance, and well-being. The company’s mission is to promote “healthstyle”- bringing the benefits of a purpose-driven life, led by Mother Nature, to its consumers. Its line of luxe, all-natural skincare products are proudly made from some of the safest ingredients and additives on the Environmental Working Group’s SkinDeep Cosmetics Database (http://ewg.org/skindeep/), while the company maintains a commitment to sustainably sourced ingredients to maintain a healthy environment. Live Ultimate is a proud member of EarthEra™, and its Web presence is 100 percent carbon neutral, with electricity from servers being offset by wind power to reduce their carbon footprint. Each year, Live Ultimate hosts the Serena Williams Live Ultimate Run which benefits underprivileged youth. For more information about the company, visit http://liveultimate.com/

FAQ's

  • How can I donate to the Serena Williams Fund? While your registration helps support the Serena Williams Fund, you also have several other opportunities to donate. You have the option to donate an amount of your choice during the registration process on our Active.com page. As well, you can go to serenwilliams.com and click on the SW Fund tab to learn more.
  • What is Driving Force Giving Circle and how is it related to the Serena Williams Fund? The Serena Williams Fund is an initiative of Driving Force Giving Circle. Please visit http://www.drivingforcegc.org/ for more infomation.
  • Is Serena actually running in the race? Yes! Serena is planning on running, just like she did last year.
  • Can strollers be in the race? Yes, but please line up towards the back of the start corral with the walkers for safety.
  • Can I wear headphones? Yes, but please also keep one earbud open in case an emergency vehicle needs to get by or a race official needs to communicate with you.
  • Course time limit - The course will be open for 2 hours which will accommodate an 18:00 pace so walkers are welcome as long as they can complete the 6.55 mile course in 2 hours or less.
  • Will there be race day packet pickup and registration? Yes, on Sunday morning from 6:00 - 7:55 AM at the start/finish line.
  • When does online registration close? Online registration closes on Friday, December 11th at 3 PM EST.
  • Do you have a packet pickup? Yes, we will offer packet pickup on Saturday, December 12th from 12 pm - 6 pm. We will announce the location as we get closer to race weekend. You can also register yourself and/or friend for the race at our packet pickup.
  • Can I pick up a friend or family member's packet on Saturday or Sunday for them? Yes, as long as you have a photocopy of their Driver's License or take a picture of their Driver's License with your phone and present it to our staff. All participants must have a valid photo ID to pick up their packet.
  • Will you have a gear check? No, we will not have a gear check since the start/finish line is within short walking distance from the parking garages and lots.
  • Are you disabled friendly? Yes we are. Please contact info@theultimaterun.com so that we may facilitate your race experience. There are a total of four (4) city blocks of the course that are on hard pack sand. Yards away from this section of the course is the beach walk and will offer a smoother course for our participants with disabilities. Reach out to us so that we can assist your race experience and make sure you have an ultimate time!
  • Can I run with a dog? No, dogs and other pets are prohibited at this event per city regulations
  • Is the event refundable or transferrable? We have a non-refundable policy on all entries with no exceptions. Registrations cannot be transferred to a future event but for a $10 fee can be transferred to another person before online registration closes on 12/11 at 3pm. The person who registered must log into their account at myevents.active.com and then choose “Transfer registration to another person”. Links to help page on myevent.active.com: Transferring Registration | Change my event category
  • Can I pickup my packet any other time or location? No, we only offer packet pickup at our Saturday Health and Fitness Expo and Sunday morning at our start/finish line.


Benefiting the Serena Williams Fund.