If you’re heading down A1A in Boca Raton this weekend, you might see more runners than usual. Cheer for them. Chances are, they’re running a long way and could use the support.

March 1 is the day of the Sixth Annual Palm 100 Ultra races, which start and finish in Deerfield Beach.

Runners choose among five events:

- a 100-mile team relay (six people to a team)

- a100-kilometer individual – yes, individual – race, which translates into 62 miles

- a 50k individual race

- a 50k two-person relay

- a 32k individual race

For more information, contact race director Scott Richards at palm100ultra@gmail.com, or visit http://palm100.com/.

 

After a bout of success in 2013, WellFest Delray Beach is back. The event will be held March 8 and 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Delray Center for the Arts.

It’s a big weekend for health promotion, with the fest featuring nearly 30 expert speakers, health exhibits, food and product sampling, free massage stations, fitness demonstrations, entertainment and more.

Speakers will present an array of health topics in the nearby Hyatt Place Delray. Expect experts like Lisa Andrews, director of special diagnostics at Delray Medical Center; Boca Raton chiropractor Jane Groman; Margaret Lembo, author of the award-winning Chakra Awakening; and certified holistic health coach Alessandra Foglietta.

Look for healthy cooking and raw food demonstrations from restaurants the likes of Caffe Luna Rosa, Dada, and Hippocrates Health Institute, as well as fitness demonstrations on yoga, Tabata, Insanity, CrossFit and others.

The cost is $15 for a day or $20 to attend both days. Kids younger than 12 can attend free. To buy tickets online or learn more, go to http://www.WellFestUSA.com.

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Lisette Hilton, president of Words Come Alive, has had the luxury of reporting on health, fitness and other hot topics for more than 23 years. The longtime Boca Raton resident, University of Florida graduate and fitness buff writes for local, regional and national publications and websites. Find out more on www.wordscomealive.com.