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Dates and checkpoints announced for the 2024 Worrell 1000 Race 50th Anniversary

by Worrell 1000 11 Jul 2023 10:47 BST 12-25 May 2024
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The Organizing Authority and Race Committee for the 50th Anniversary Running of the Worrell 1000 Race officially announced today the dates and checkpoints for the event:

  • Sunday, 12 May: Hollywood, FL to Jensen Beach, FL
  • Monday, 13 May: Jensen Beach, FL to Cocoa Beach, FL
  • Tuesday, 14 May: Cocoa Beach, FL to Daytona Beach, FL
  • Wednesday, 15 May: Daytona Beach, FL to Jacksonville Beach, FL
  • Thursday, 16 May: Jacksonville Beach, FL to Tybee Island, GA
  • Friday, 17 May: Tybee Island, GA to Folly Beach, SC
  • Saturday, 18 May: Folly Beach, SC (lay day)
  • Sunday, 19 May: Folly Beach, SC to Surfside Beach, SC
  • Monday, 20 May: Surfside Beach, SC to Wrightsville Beach, NC
  • Tuesday, 21 May: Wrightsville Beach, NC to Atlantic Beach, NC
  • Wednesday, 22 May: Atlantic Beach, NC to Hatteras, NC
  • Thursday, 23 May: Hatteras, NC to Kill Devil Hills, NC
  • Friday, 24 May: Kill Devil Hills, NC to Virginia Beach, VA
  • Saturday, 25 May: Awards Banquet, Virginia Beach, VA

**These checkpoints are subject to change due to individual beach conditions such as storm erosion, etc. Any updates will be announced via Social Media Pages and included on official website at worrell1000race.com**

With a little under a year until the 2024 event, the registration list has reached the entry cap of 15 teams and includes 3 alternates representing countries from around the globe:

  • USA - 12 Teams
  • Australia - 3 Teams
  • The Netherlands - 1 Team
  • Germany - 1 Team
  • Sweden - 1 Team

The event will be run on boats in the Formula 18 class, launching from and finishing on select beaches from Hollywood, FL to Virginia Beach, VA. It's 1000 miles of offshore sailing for the most daring and capable sailors. There will again be overnight stops at 13 different locations up the coast, and this year, the layday will be in Folly Beach (Saturday, May 18th)

The response from fans, sponsors (old AND new!), public officials and the Social Media following has been incredible! Posts on Facebook alone topped 20k each day since registration opened in April of this year. And for 2024, we're excited to expand the coverage on the beach, on the water and to bring the sailors' stories to you in a way that feels personal. Our very own YouTube channel is in the works, and a staff of dedicated photographers and videographers will be on hand each day to bring you daily sizzle reels, and live broadcasts of each start and finish.

The official countdown clock is up and running on the official website - Check back often for event updates and the latest news!

For more information or to register, visit website: worrell1000race.com

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