Marathon, half marathon, 10km, and 5km races take place in Melbourne, on Florida’s Space Coast, offering ample waterfront views
The marker on the map indicates the city where the race takes place and does not show the exact start or finish location
marathon 2023 — 213,
half marathon 2023 — 746
$90—130 for the marathon,
$80—110 for the half marathon
The Florida Marathon is an annual long-distance running event held in Melbourne, state of Florida, USA. The official name of the event is Publix Florida Marathon Weekend. Around 1,300 athletes participate in the marathon race and other competitions. In 2023, 213 runners completed the marathon, and 746 finished the half marathon.
Every year, the race celebrates one of Florida’s famous fruits. In 2024, the theme is “Year of the Banana.”
The Florida Marathon is an official Boston Marathon Qualifier.
The Florida Marathon 2024 is a qualifying event for the Abbott WMM Wanda Age group World Championships.
Florida Marathon and Half Marathon (Publix Florida Marathon & 1/2) 2022
Marathon race, 26.2mi/42.195km (Publix Florida Marathon)
The marathon race, covering a distance of 26.2mi/42.195km, starts at 6:30 on 11 February 2024 (Sunday) at 2205 Front Street in Melbourne, on Florida’s Space Coast.
Age limit: at least 13 years old on race date.
Half Marathon race, 13.1mi/21.097km (Publix Florida Half Marathon)
The half marathon race, spanning a distance of 13.1 mi/21.097 km, commences at 6:30 on 11 February 2024 (Sunday) at 2205 Front Street in Melbourne, on Florida’s Space Coast.
Age limit: at least 13 years old on race date.
6.2mi/10km Race (Sunshine State Lager 10K)
The 6.2mi/10km race starts at 7:00 on 11 February 2024 (Sunday) on East New Haven Avenue near Front Street in Melbourne, on Florida’s Space Coast.
Entry fee: $60—85.
3.1mi/5km Race (Florida Eye 5K)
The 3.1mi/5km race starts at 7:00 on 11 February 2024 (Sunday) on East New Haven Avenue near Front Street in Melbourne, on Florida’s Space Coast.
Entry fee: $40—45.
Post Race Party
The post race party takes place on 11 February 2024 (Sunday) at Front Street Park.
Free beer and snacks will be proposed to runners.
The course of the Florida Marathon and Half Marathon (Publix Florida Marathon & 1/2) 2024 is an out-and-back circle that winds through the streets of Melbourne to the beachside barrier island and back to the mainland. The route encircles part of the Indian River Lagoon, crosses the Eau Gallie and Melbourne Causeways, and traverses the Eau Gallie River.
Marathoners complete 2 loops, while half marathon participants run 1 loop. The only difference between the first and second loops is in Ballard Park, where marathoners venture a bit further into the park during the second loop. A red carpet awaits the runners at the finish line.
The starting and finishing point for all races of the Florida Marathon and Half Marathon (Publix Florida Marathon & 1/2) 2024 is Claude Edge Front Street Park, situated along Front Street next to the Indian River in Downtown Melbourne, at the base of the Melbourne Causeway. The start is on the north side of New Haven Avenue, facing east, while the finish is on the east side of Front Street, facing south.
You can find the official course map of the Florida Marathon and Half Marathon (Publix Florida Marathon & 1/2) 2024 here.
The time limit for completing the marathon is 7 hours, while for the half marathon, it is 5 hours.
The pacemakers of the Florida Marathon and Half Marathon (Publix Florida Marathon & 1/2) 2024 provide the necessary pace to finish within a specific time. The goal times for the marathon are as follows: 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00 hours. For the half marathon, the target times are: 1:30, 1:35, 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 1:55, 2:00, 2:05, 2:10, 2:15, 2:20 hours.
Water and nutrition stations are located approximately every 1.5-2 miles along the route, as well as at the finish line. These stations provide runners with drinking water, Gatorade sports drink, and Clif Shot energy gel. Finishers receive a variety of cold drinks, including beer, as well as fruits and snacks.
Before the start, you can leave your personal belongings at the gear check area located at Front Street Park, next to the start line.
The route of the Florida Marathon and Half Marathon (Publix Florida Marathon & 1/2) 2024 is certified by the Road Running Technical Council of USA Track & Field (USATF).
You can sign up the for races of the Florida Marathon and Half Marathon (Publix Florida Marathon & 1/2) 2024 online.
Online registration is open until 8 February 2024.
If slots are available, you may sign up for the races on 10 February 2024 (Saturday) at the Expo, located at the Front Street Park Civic Center (2205 Front St, Melbourne, FL 32901).
The entry fee for the Florida Marathon (Publix Florida Marathon) 2024 varies depending on the date of purchase:
from 1 August to 31 October 2023 — $90,
from 1 November to 31 December 2023 — $100,
from 1 January to 8 February 2024 — $110,
10 February 2024 on the spot — $130.
Please note that the entry fee does not include a SignUp Fee, which is approximately 7.3% of the entry fee.
The entry fee for the Florida Half Marathon (Publix Florida Half Marathon) 2024 varies depending on the date of purchase:
from 1 August to 31 October 2023 — $80,
from 1 November to 31 December 2023 — $90,
from 1 January to 8 February 2024 — $100,
10 February 2024 on the spot — $110.
Additionally, a SignUp Fee, approximately 7.3% of the entry fee, is charged.
You may sign up for Florida Virtual Races.
You have the option to defer your registration or to transfer it to a virtual race. Additional fees and surcharges may apply. More info is here.
Your Marathon or Half Marathon Race Entry includes:
- Bib number with a time measuring chip
- Event hat
- Bag deposit service
- Food and beverages stations, toilets along the course and after the race
- Pacemaker service
- Music and performance groups along the course
- Finisher medal
- Online race results
- Race photos
- Digital race diploma indicating finish time
- Medical aid if necessary
Event T-shirts are sold separately.
You may pick up your Race Pack, along with your bib number:
- At the Expo of the Florida Marathon and Half Marathon (Publix Florida Marathon & 1/2) 2024, located at the Front Street Park Civic Center (2205 Front St, Melbourne, FL 32901), on 10 February 2024 (Saturday) from 10:00 to 18:00.
- Near the Start Line, underneath the gazebo at Claude Edge Front St. Park, on 11 February 2024 (Sunday) on race day from 5:00 up to 15 minutes before the start.
To collect your Race Pack, you should show your photo ID or its copy on the screen.
You may authorize another person to collect your Race Pack. The collecting person needs to present a copy of your ID.
No health certificate is required to participate in any race of the Florida Marathon and Half Marathon (Publix Florida Marathon & 1/2) 2024.
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Date: 12 February 2023
Temperature: 14°C – 23°C (57°F – 73°F)
Wind: 43 km/h (27 mph)
Date: 13 February 2022
Temperature: 17°C – 22°C (63°F – 72°F)
Wind: 17 km/h (11 mph)
Date: 7 February 2021
Temperature: 18°C – 26°C (64°F – 78°F)
Wind: 11 km/h (7 mph)
Date: 2 February 2020
Temperature: 10°C – 17°C (50°F – 63°F)
Wind: 21 km/h (13 mph)
Date: 10 February 2019
Temperature: 19°C – 22°C (66°F – 72°F)
Wind: 15 km/h (10 mph)
Date: 11 February 2018
Temperature: 20°C – 29°C (69°F – 83°F)
Wind: 9 km/h (6 mph)
Date: 5 February 2017
Temperature: 15°C – 22°C (59°F – 72°F)
Wind: 8 km/h (5 mph)
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