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Publix Florida Marathon

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Get out to Florida's beautiful 'Space Coast' with these incredible Marathon, Half Marathon or 5K routes. Whether you are doing your 10th Marathon or your first, this event has got something for you. Come down to test yourself or for the stunning scenery.

Review summary

5 Reviews
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  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Marco P
"As my first time participated in a marathon, I enjoyed it a lot. The people..."


Eduardo K
"The best race after Miami Marathon. ..."


Bruce V
"It's a good race, well-organized and the scenery is beautiful. I was..."
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How to enter the Publix Florida Marathon

  1. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
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  2. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
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  3. 5K

    Run 5km
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Publix Florida Marathon routes

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.

Time Limits:

7-Hours - Marathon

5-Hours - Half Marathon

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Big, bold and 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
Raceday Logistics


06:00 – Full Marathon

06:45 – 1/2 Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Relay

07:00 – Florida Today 5K

08:30 – Mascot Run presented by Community Credit Union

09:15 – Coloring the Causeway for a Cure start

Kit List

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


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

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

Thank you very much.

Please follow this link to volunteer -

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find the course maps?
Course maps for all races are on our website 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.
Will there be 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.
Is there 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. Please note that no backpacks will be bag checked, we are only accepted drawstring bags.
How can I find my results?
Official results links will be posted on by early afternoon Sunday.
Is there a Post Race Party in the Park?
Yes, and you should 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 the event's title sponsors, Publix, Pizza Gallery and finish line beer courtesy of Florida Beer.

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Smooth Running is the producer of several of the most prestigious and unique endurance events in East Central Florida. These events include the Publix Florida Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Weekend, the Florida Today 5k and 8k, the USA Beach Running Championships, the Game Day 5k at the Washington Nationals' Space Coast Stadium, the Ron Jon Cocoa Beach Triathlon, and the Ron Jon Cocoa Beach Half Marathon.



Publix Florida Marathon reviews (5)

4.8 out of 5 stars

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    Marco P

    Did the 5K in 2020

    As my first time participated in a marathon, I enjoyed it a lot. The people were friendly, the view was good, there was food truck and FREE BEER.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    The best race after Miami Marathon.
  • Did the 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 Half 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 Half 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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