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Publix Florida Marathon

Sun 2nd Feb 2020
2221 Front St, Melbourne, FL 32901, USA
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Tickets $70–$100

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  • Best price guarantee
  • Free cancellation protection
  • 24/7 Support
  • Official booking partner of Smooth Running
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  • Finisher’s medal
  • Finisher’s t-shirt
  • 625 participants

From the organiser

Located in Melbourne on Floridas Space Coast, between Miami and Jacksonville, east of Orlando and Tampa, the Publix Florida Marathon & 1/2 Marathon makes for a perfect warm winter running destination for runners of all ages and levels. It is held a month after the Disney Marathon. Like a Rock-n-Roll marathon, our event includes up to 20 musical acts along the course of the half and full marathon and half a dozen on the routes of the 5-k.

Distances in this event

  1. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    6:00am Sun 2nd Feb 2020
    $85
    Tickets available
  2. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    6:45am Sun 2nd Feb 2020
    $70–$100
    Tickets available
  3. 5K

    Run 5km
    7:00am Sun 2nd Feb 2020
Course Maps
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What’s Included
  • BIG, BOLD & BEAUTIFUL Strawberry themed medals (recycled metals) to all 1/2 marathon, 1/2 relay and full marathon finishers
  • Tech tees made from recycled materials to ALL pre-registered participants
  • Embroidered Florida Marathon & 1/2 Marathon logo hats to half marathon, relay and full marathon runners
  • Post-race concerts both race days
  • Pizza and fruit to runners on Saturday
  • Pizza Gallery Pizza, Publix nutrition and brews courtesy of Florida Beer to runners Sunday
  • Gatorade, water and Clif Shots at each stop Sunday
  • Pacers (for BOTH the 1/2 Marathon and full marathon)
  • One of Florida’s Top Boston Marathon qualifying rate – four 5-mile straightaways in the marathon
Course Details

Very scenic and mostly flat with four bridge crossings for the full and two for the 1/2 marathon. 20 musical acts. 20 miles of flat straight away route for marathoners and 9 for half-marathoners. Potentially ideal running weather. 7 hour time limit for the marathon, and 5 hour time limit for the half marathon.

Raceday Logistics

Start Times -

SUN

6:00am – Full Marathon

6:45am – 1/2 Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Relay

7:00am – Florida Today 5K

8:30am – Mascot Run presented by Community Credit Union

9:15am – Coloring the Causeway for a Cure start

Travel

RACE DAY PARKING

For GPS:
CITY HALL PARKING GARAGE
900 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne, FL

Start/Finish
2205 S. Front St. Melbourne, FL
Note: parking is not allowed at the park.

Parking
Free parking is available on the side streets in Downtown Melbourne.

NO PARKING AT FRONT STREET PARK

  • A few locations for $5 parking:
  • City Hall Garage – Strawbridge near Municipal Ave.
  • Meg O’Malley’s lot – Strawbridge and Waverly Ave.
Kit List

Runner's Bib will contain the tracking chip for the race.

Spectators

Best Spectator Locations

•Front Street Park (both days)

•Sunday – Downtown Eau Gallie on Highland Ave. and Eau Gallie Blvd. This is also a music stop.

Volunteers

Volunteers are the lifeblood of any big event, and we very much need your support. Volunteers are needed for race day and also for the packet pick-up the days before our event.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please email our Volunteer Director, [email protected], and she will get back with you.

Thank you very much.

Please follow this link to volunteer - http://thefloridamarathon.com/volunteer/

FAQs

Course Maps - Course maps for all races are on our website www.thefloridamarathon.com Marathoners - the only difference between the first and second loop is in Ballard Park, where you will go slightly further into the park on loop 2. Volunteers will point you there.

Course Aid - Ice and medical aid will be available just past mile 6.5 (the relay hand off), and east of the Eau Gallie Causeway (the first bridge). Medical Aid is available at start, finish and about mile 6.6. If you have a course emergency, ask a volunteer to help or call 911. Hospital and EMT assistance are on standby.

Bag Check - Sunday only, 5:30am - 1pm The gazebo in front of the Front Street Civic Center. Items must be in a bag, with name, BIB number tag attached to it. Paper bags will be available on a limited basis.) There will be a pull tab on your bib to check your back and you will need your bib to claim your items after the race.

NO BACKPACKS WILL BE BAG CHECKED (Drawstring bags accepted)

Results - Official results links will be posted on thefloridamarathon.com by early afternoon Sunday.

Post Race Party in the Park - Bring a beach blanket or chair to stretch out and relax at Front Street Park. Post race athlete food, awards and music will be at the park. Food courtesy of our title sponsors, Publix, Pizza Gallery and finish line beer courtesy of Florida Beer. Please thank our sponsors!

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Reviews (4)

4.8 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Publix Florida 1/2 Marathon in 2019

    The best race after Miami Marathon.
  • Did the Publix Florida Marathon in 2019

    It's a good race, well-organized and the scenery is beautiful. I was disappointed this year when we approached atop Eau Gallie bridge and did not see the grand piano with the famous pianist. We cannot blame the race organizer because weather condition on race day was horrible; the pianist would have been soaked and blown away. There is nothing that they could do about the weather. However, one complaint I have is the race photos not being available, it has been three days since the race. Daytona Half Marathon took place on the same day and race photos were immediately available after the race (on the same day) there.
  • Did the Publix Florida 1/2 Marathon in 2019

    A fabulous race on a beautiful course. However, a fellow runner finishing just a minute behind me complained about almost being trumpled at the finish line by racing mascots. I am not sure mascots added much to the experience, definitely not worth stumbling over.
  • Did the Publix Florida 1/2 Marathon in 2019

    This was my 4th yr doing this race. I have done the half,full,and the 5k. I belong to a local tri team called Newwave racing team. We do our best to promote wellness and happiness and just compassion for sport. This race as a whole has never let me down. It is a very fun race. All the sponcers at the expo were awesome. Always leave with so new stuff...(even if I dont need it) If you are looking for a cool time please check it out....

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