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The Race Is On!

Each year, disc golfers from around the world gather at their local courses for one purpose: to throw aces! No putting, no approaching... just runnin' at the chains.

To add to the challenge and excitement, players all throw the same model disc: a brand new, never-seen-before Discraft prototype disc that is introduced each year especially for Ace Race. The 2014 player's pack included two Z proto discs, a premium towel, Discraft hat and other cool gear valued at $65! Get ready to run it!!
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Ace Race info for Players

Subject to change


August, September and October. Check the calendar for the Ace Race in your area... or run your own ace race! To run an event, see the TD info page.

Two rounds of 18 holes, one throw per hole per player.

Course layout:
Holes are generally between 180 and 250 feet (55 to 75 meters).

Entry fee: $25

Player package:
The 2015 pack will be announced in July. Last year's included two identical Discraft prototype discs made especially for this year's Ace Race, plus a premium Buzzz disc golf towel, Discraft classic sandwich cap, SuperColor mini, an Ace Race flying skull bag tag, one flying skull sticker and a PDGA membership discount coupon. All included with your entry fee!

Rules of play:
Players are required to use the player package discs, and only these discs. If a disc is lost, the player has the option of using the second disc from the package. Only one throw per player per hole. All players should have their own scorecards and mark "A" for aces (a hole-in-one) and "M" for holes on which they hit metal.

After all players in the group have thrown, discs are picked up and the group moves directly to the next tee. Players keep their scorecards for round two, using the next line on the card to record the round.

The Discraft Ace Race is fun for everyone.

The player with the most aces after 36 holes is declared the winner. In case of ties, the number of metal hits is used as a tie breaker. If a tie persists, a closest to the pin contest is then used to determine the event winner.

Prize package:
2014 grand prize for each event was a Discraft merchandise package, including a bag, eight new discs and a Supercolor Buzzz trophy disc. Large events (150+ players, ask your TD!) will receive a CHAINSTAR BASKET as their grand prize! Events are also encouraged to offer an optional cash side pot for those who wish to participate, which is divided proportionally among the number of aces and/or metal hits.

To sign up:
Contact your local Ace Race Event Director from the calendar page.

More questions?
See our frequently asked questions.

2015 poster
the 2015 Discraft Ace Race

Each event receives three free posters. Additional copies are available (3 for $5) or you can download to print your own and/or customize for the Web.

2014 proto feedback
the 2014 Discraft Ace Race prototype disc

Michael Deeter, Hiawatha IA Ace Race TD: "This disc is awesome! It's got some awesome glide and the perfect amount of flex. It turns very slowly. In a tailwind or light wind, it will go forever. IMO, they are accurate by calling it a longer Avenger SS. I decided that this disc will be staying in my bag for a long time."


The history of the Ace Race prototype discs

Each year Ace Racers are the first players to ever throw a new Discraft prototype disc. These discs are always designed to be easy to throw and control. Only 2008's Nebula and 2011's Zeppelin have never been officially released outside of Ace Race. Here's the breakdown of the discs since our first year in 2003:

  • 2003: Breeze
  • 2004: Glide
  • 2005: Slipstream
  • 2006: Meteor
  • 2007: Impact
  • 2008: Nebula
  • 2009: Focus
  • 2010: Hornet
  • 2011: Zeppelin
  • 2012: Zombee
  • 2013: Mantis
  • 2014: Heat
  • 2015: ????

  • 2014 Heat


    Run it! at the Ace Race
    Join the fun and grow the sport! at an Ace Race event near you.

    2015 Event Registration is OPEN

    Thinking of holding an Ace Race event in your community? Event registration is now open! Remember, you must schedule your event for August, September or October. Get ready to run it!

    Event registration is now open

    Ace Race: Get Ready To Run It!

    What is Ace Race? It's a fun event that helps disc golf grow by introducing thousands of new players to the joys of the sport! Each participant gets a huge player pack of cool stuff, then everyone plays two rounds of disc golf, but instead of keeping score the only goal is to throw aces (also known as a hole-in-one)! Holes are shortened, and everyone is throwing the same disc: a brand new Discraft prototype disc that is easy to throw and developed just for the event. It's a blast!

    How to be a player: Go to the event calendar page and zoom the map to your area to find the nearest ace race. Click that event's icon to find the city and date information, then scroll down the calendar page to that date and find the contact information for your local event.

    How to be an event director: If you don't find a scheduled event in your area, you can host your own Ace Race! No previous experience as a Tournament Director is required. Ace Races are limited to one per community, so register your local event early. If you wait, someone could lock in the Ace Race in your town ahead of you. See the TD info page to learn more.

    Latest additions to the 2015 event calendar:

    • Perryville, MO
    • Williamstown, WV
    • Grants Pass, OR
    • Oglesby, IL
    • Oildale, CA
    • Ottumwa, IA
    • Yorktown, IN
    • Sparta, WI
    • Kingsport, TN
    • Oak Grove, KY
    • Richmond, VA
    • Limerick, ME
    • Caledonia, OH
    • Conway, AR
    • Kenosha, WI
    • Newark, DE
    • Ocala, FL
    • Sarasota, FL
    • McCall, ID
    • Oswego, IL
    • North Star, MI
    • Midland, ON
    • Estacada, OR
    • Defiance, OH

    2014 prototype disc is now the Heat

    2014 Ace Race prototype disc is now the Heat

    You loved it, and it's being released! The 2014 Ace Race prototype is now PDGA approved and has been renamed Heat. All copies are PDGA legal, including your Ace Race copies. Look for the Heat at all your favorite disc golf retail locations.

    See what it's like

    How fun is Ace Race? The Hiawatha, IA club will show you!

    2014 Player Pack

    2014 Ace Race Player Pack

    In order to run it at Ace Race, you have to be properly geared up! Here's last year's player pack, 2015's will be announced soon!

    • Two Z line prototype distance drivers
    • One premium Buzzz disc golf towel
    • One Discraft classic sandwich cap
    • One mini marker disc
    • One Ace Race flying skull bag tag
    • One flying skull sticker
    • One PDGA membership discount coupon
    A $65 value!

    New Single Event Attendance Record:
    380 Players!

    Largo, FL holds record 380 player Ace Race

    Congrats to TD Mark Bailey and the Taylor Park Disc Golf Club of Largo, Florida for setting a new single event Ace Race attendance record! The massive event was held September 20th and hosted an amazing 380 players. Well run, friends!

    Turn Your Ace Race Into A SUPER EVENT

    Ace Race 2014: Bigger events get a bigger prize.

    As a player, you know that a bigger event is WAY more fun. Time to kick it up a notch! Ace Race locations with 150+ players are designated Super Events and players will be competing for a Chainstar basket as the grand prize! Some restrictions apply, TDs will be provided with all details.

    2015 Super Event locations include Becker MN, Madison WI, Tonawanda, NY, Wilmington, NC, Canmore AB, Scottsdale AZ, Largo FL, St. Clair Shores MI, Troy MI and Kansas City MO. This list will grow, so get ready to run it!

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