Sun November 24, 2019 DeBary, FL US 32713 Directions
RaceJoy Ready
The unicorn is not the only legendary creature worth chasing!
Place
37 Dirksen Drive
DeBary, FL US 32713
Description

Central Florida's Newest Running Event will take place on Sunday November 24, 2019 on the scenic Spring to Spring and East Central Regional paved trails of West Volusia County.  Races will begin and end at Gemini Springs Park in Debary, FL.  

Debary is conveniently located midway between Orlando and Daytona Beach.  Gemini Springs is easily accessible from I-4.  

Events will be hosted by the West Volusia Runners and managed and timed by Runner's High Timing and Race Management.    Legends events are a part of the Live Your Life Well Race Series sponsored by Halifax Health.

The Central Florida Legends include the Skunk Ape Full Marathon, Mermaid Half Marathon and Fountain of Youth 5K.  The routes traverse paved trails, roads and parks full of Old Florida flora, fauna and charm.  They are also flat and fast!  

Stick around after your race for the Legendary Tailgate Party at the finish line!

The unicorn isn't the only mythological creature worth chasing!  

Packet Pick Up

(Not) Locals Only Extra Early Packet Pick Up

Friday November 22  -- 4-7pm

Central 28 Beer Company

290 Springview Commerce Drive #1,
DeBary FL, 32713

Join us for a beer or 2 at the home of our awesome beer sponsor and get you bib and shirt extra early!

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Early Packet Pick Up

Saturday November 23 -- 12-6pm

Deltona (Lakeshore) Community Center

980 Lake Shore Dr.

Deltona, FL 32725

This is a beautiful location across from Lake Monroe and adjacent to Green Springs Park.  It is part of the Half and Full Marathon courses and great way to get a course preview.  
WVR Pace teams will be available to answer questions and some of our sponsors and vendors will be there with last minute race supplies and swag!
 

Race Morning Packet Pickup and Late Registration -- 6:00am

Start/Finish Area

Gemini Springs 37 Dirksen Dr, DeBary, FL 32713

Bag drop will be available in Start/Finish Area
 

Parking
Parking will be at the Start/Finish Area
Gemini Springs 37 Dirksen Dr, DeBary, FL 32713

 

In addition to regular (free) race parking:
Trail-gater, Trail-gater Inner Circle entry and VIP Parking will be available for purchase during the registration process

Trail-gate Inner Circle

This guarantees you one of the best spots at the post race Trail-gate party and gives you an entry into the Trail-gate Contest.  The best decorated (skunk ape, mermaid or fountain of youth themed) vehicle will win a cash prize and race swag!  The inner circle puts you as close as you can get to the finish line and post race party.  Only 25 spots available!  

Trail-gater

This option provides you parking in the tailgating area with room to spread out a little as well entry into the Trail-gate contest.  Not quite front row like the inner circle but still close to the finish line action.  Only 25 spots available!

VIP Parking

Park as close to the start/finish area as possible!  This option does not give you the extra space of the trail-gate area or entry into the contest  but reserves you a close up parking spot for easy entry and exit!

Bling and Swag
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Central Florida Legends 2019 Finisher Medal!!
The medal will be the same for all distances The strap however will be distinctive to your event -- featuring our Skunk Ape, Monroe for the full marathon, the mermaid for the half marathon and the Fountain of Youth for the 5K. We hope everyone will love our "Our Florida" style bling!
Race Shirts will be individual to each each.
Race Shirts will be Recover Brand made from 100% recycled materials.  They are not only eco-friendly but comfortable and great fitting too!  Sizing is unisex.  You also have a "no shirt" option to keep your race even more budget friendly.

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Founder Pin and Status
All 2019 runners (on site and virtual) will receive a Founder's Lapel pin and secure Founder's "Status" for perks at future Central Florida Legends Races
 

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Course Description, Support and Photos
All events will be out and back from Gemini Springs Park in DeBary, FL. 
Full and Half Marathon routes will be on the Spring to Spring and Central Florida Regional multi-use trails and road along the shore of Lake Monroe.   Half and Full marathon runners will head east from Gemini on the paved trail into Deltona and the historic town of Enterprise, Fl.  Both Half and Full runners will turn onto Main St and then  Lakeshore Dr. to run along the shore of Lake Monroe (best spot for Mermaid sightings) then into Green Springs Park and get back on the trail and continue east.  Half runners will turn around near Fireman's Lane.  Full Runners will continue east on the trail in Osteen, cross over 415 using the pedestrian bridge continue onto Guise Rd and turn around at Guise Rd and 6th St.  Both routes return on the trail to finish at Gemini Springs Park.  
The 5K route will be and out and back heading west and north towards Lake Monroe Park on the Spring to Spring trail.
The start and finish line is the same for all events.  
Runners will be supported with aid stations every 1-2 miles offering water, gatorade and gels.  All courses are completely flat.  
The full marathon course is USATF Certified FL19055TY and is a Boston Marathon Qualifier.
Detailed course maps are at the bottom of the page. 
There are 10 water stops on the full marathon course.  Runners will go past each one 2X so effectively 20 water stops.  All will have water and Gatorade except water stop 1.  Boom! gels will be available at every other water stop starting with water stop 5 ~mile 5.75
There are 5 water stops on the half marathon course which runners will go past 2X so effectively 10 water stops.  All will have water and Gatorade except water stop 1.  Boom! gels will be available at water stop 5 ~mile 5.75
The 5K will have 1 water stop that you will hit at Mile 1 and again at Mile 2.  
If you go to the course maps you can see where each water stop is located.  If you click on the water stop it will show you what is available at that stop.
 

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Looking for a place to stay for the race?  Use this link to view and book lodging of all types in the West Volusia Area.  The races are located in DeBary.  Orange City and Deltona are the next closest cities.  

Deland is a little further away but is a very nice small college town with a great walkable main street area.  

Sanford is also nearby and has hotel options in an area with a more commercial feel.  

We will update this page as we contact individual hotels with any special rates or race weekend offerings!

http://visitwestvolusia.bookdirect.net/#/lodgings?checkin=20191123&checkout=20191124&group_ids%5B%5D=5038&group_ids%5B%5D=2537

Holiday Inn Express Inn and Suites 330 Saxon Blvd, Orange City, FL 32763

 is offering runners an $85/night rate.  Use the link below to book

https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/find-hotels/hotel/rooms?qDest=1330%20Saxon%20Blvd.,%20Orange%20City,%20FL,%20US&qCiMy=102019&qCiD=23&qCoMy=102019&qCoD=24&qAdlt=1&qChld=0&qRms=1&qRtP=6CBARC&qIta=99801505&qGrpCd=RUN&qSlH=ORCFL&qAkamaiCC=US&qSrt=sBR&qBrs=re.ic.in.vn.cp.vx.hi.ex.rs.cv.sb.cw.ma.ul.ki.va&qWch=0&qSmP=1&setPMCookies=true&qRad=30&qRdU=mi&srb_u=1&icdv=99801505

Awards
Skunk Ape Full Marathon

Overall Male and Female winner

Overall Masters Male and Female winner

Top 3 male and female finishers in the following age groups: 19 and under, ,20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+


Mermaid Half Marathon

Overall Male and Female winner

Overall Masters Male and Female winner

Top 3 male and female finishers in the following age groups: 19 and under, ,20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+


Fountain of Youth 5K

Overall Male and Female winner

Overall Masters Male and Female winner

Top 3 male and female finishers in the following age groups: 9 and under,10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

 

West Volusia Pacers

We Pace You Race!!

Established  in 2018 -- West Volusia Pacers is a group of talented runners who will motivate you, guide you,  and lead you straight to your goal -- all while having a great time!  WVP made their debut at the 2018 Lighthouse Loop Half Marathon, and since then they were invited to pace 2018 Mt Dora Half Marathon, 2019 Shark Bite Half Marathon the Daytona Beach Half Marathon and a variety of other races.    All our pacers train really hard to ensure each goal is met.
They will pace their first full marathon at the Central Florida Legends Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K.

Pacers will be provided for

Half Marathon Goal times:  1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 1:55, 2:00, 2:05, 2:10, 2:15, 2:20, 2:30 ,2:40, 3:00

Full Marathon Goal times:  3:30, 3:40, 3:50, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 5:00, 5:30

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Sustainability

Central Florida Legends has been working hard to establish this event as one of the area greenest!!
Here are some of the steps we have taken to reduce our impact on the beautiful areas covered by our courses:
*ALL event shirts and volunteer shirt are made by @recoverbrands from recycled plastic bottles and up cycled cotton.
*We will only use paper cups at our water-stops (never plastic!)
*We invite runners to bring your own reusable cup, water bottle or hydration system. It can be filled quickly and easily during your race.
*There will be no individual plastic water bottles provided at the finish line. Cold water and Gatorade along with paper cups will be available to runners as you complete the race
*Recycle bins will be provided at the finish line for anyone who brings their own cans or bottles. Please look for them and use them only for can and bottles!
*We will provide sturdy compostable paper plates and compostable utensils for all post race food
*We are working with a local company to compost food waste
*We are providing paper cups for beer post race
*All packaging material from race supplies will be reused or recycled
We thank you for your support of these efforts and welcome your suggestions on how we can do even more!
 

RaceJoy

Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at the Central Florida Legends Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.

Send-a-Cheer

  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

The Central Florida Legends Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

Note:
- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy
Meet Monroe!

Meet Monroe -- Our Friendly Skunk Ape! and event Mascot!

 

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Legendary Level Sponsor
Epic Level Sponsor
Folk Tale Level Sponsor
Fable Level Sponsor
Legends Believer Level Sponsor
Live Your Life Well Series
Valued In-kind Sponsors
Race Contact Info

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Course Maps

The Central Florida Legends Marathon, Half Marathon And 5K has course maps available.

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