Following is a brief description of the new 50-Kilometer course.
1. START TO MILE 4
WADSWORTH STATE PARK IN FLAGLER BEACH TO
GAMBLE ROGERS STATE RECREATION AREA
Wadsworth Park is a beautiful county park on the west side of the Intracoastal Waterway on S.R. 100 in Flagler Beach. After crossing the start line, you will turn left at the park entrance and run the only hill on the course--on the sidewalk across the Intracoastal Bridge. You may want to bring a camera when you reach the summit as the view of both the Intracoastal and the ocean from there is quite spectacular. What a start! At the bottom of the bridge, you will turn right, crossing S.R. 100 there at the Flagler Avenue traffic light. At South 7th Street, turn left around the library and Wickline Park, with an option to meet your crew on the far side of the park at the tennis courts parking lot. Then, it’s a left turn (east) on South 9th Street for three blocks and a right turn on the sidewalk along A1A. In 2 miles you will reach the Timing Station at Gamble Rogers State Recreation Area. The excellent Aid Station and parking area to meet your crew or exchange runners is across the road on the beach side.
2. MILES 4-15
GAMBLE ROGERS to ormond beach
After leaving Gamble Rogers and Flagler County, you enter Volusia County, continuing on A1A through many beach communities with frequent beach access and eventual commercial areas (gas stations, restaurants, etc.) along the way. After entering Ormond Beach, watch for the traffic light at E. Granada Blvd. Your Mile 33 Aid Station and Timing Station is located in the shopping center lot just before the light on the right side.
3. MILES 15-32
ormond beach to ponce inlet--THE FINISH!
Shortly after Ormond Beach, you will arrive in the race's namesake, Daytona Beach, a very active urban area, passing the Convention Center, Bandshell, amusements parks and scores of beachside condos, hotels and other properties. The route continues through Daytona Beach Shores. There, at Mile 91.8, is Frank Rendon Park, where your final Aid Station and Timing Station are located. From there, you'll run through very laid-back Wilbur-by-the-Sea into Ponce Inlet, a pretty and quiet town, and home to the tallest lighthouse in Florida at 175 feet--the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse! You will remain on the ocean road (S. Atlantic Avenue) until turning right on Lighthouse Drive and right again on S. Peninsula Drive. Then, just 1/4 mile away, at the base of the Lighthouse, is the "Kay and Ayres Davies Lighthouse Park"--your finish line. Let the celebration begin.