Marathon, half marathon, 5km race and half marathon relay in Melbourne, on Florida’s Space Coast with ample waterfront views

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In brief

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Date:
7 February 2021 (Sunday)
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Number of participants: 1.200,
marathon 2020 — 160,
half marathon 2020 — 696
Course Record: —
Entry fee:
$65—120 marathon,
$55—110 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 & 1/2. About 1.200 athletes take part in marathon race and other competitions (160 runners completed marathon and 696 finished half marathon in 2020).

Every year the race celebrates one of Florida’s famous fruits, 2021 is “Year of the Tangerine.”

The Florida Marathon is an official Boston Qualifier.

More about Melbourne and its attractions you may find here and here.

Florida Marathon and Half Marathon (Publix Florida Marathon & 1/2) 2017

Events and Activities

Marathon race, 26.2mi/42.195km (Publix Florida Marathon)

The marathon race of 26.2mi/42.195km starts at 6:00 7 February 2021 (Sunday) on 2205 Front Street in Melbourne on Florida’s Space Coast.

Age limit: from 13 years old on the race date.

Half Marathon race, 13.1mi/21.097km (Publix Florida Half Marathon)

The half marathon race of 13.1mi/21.097km starts at 6:45 7 February 2021 (Sunday) on 2205 Front Street in Melbourne on Florida’s Space Coast.

Age limit: from 13 years old on the race date.

3.1mi/5km Race (Florida Eye 5K)

The 3.1mi/5km race starts at 8:15 7 February 2021 (Sunday) on 2205 Front Street in Melbourne on Florida’s Space Coast.

Entry fee: $25—35.

Course of the 5km Race, Florida Marathon 2021

Course of the 5km Race, Florida Marathon 2021

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Course

The course of the Florida Marathon and Half Marathon (Publix Florida Marathon & 1/2) 2021 is an out-and-back circle that tracks through the streets of Melbourne to the beach side barrier island and back to the mainland. The route hoops part of the Indian River Lagoon, crosses the Eau Gallie and Melbourne Causeways, traverses the Eau Gallie River.

Marathoners run 2 loops and half marathon participants — 1 loop. The only difference between the first and second loop is in Ballard Park, where marathoners go a bit further into the park on loop 2. The red carpet greets the runners at the finish line.

Course of the Florida Marathon and Half Marathon 2021: 2 loops for the marathon, 1 loop for the half marathon

Course of the Florida Marathon and Half Marathon 2021: 2 loops for the marathon, 1 loop for the half marathon

Start and finish for all races of the Florida Marathon and Half Marathon (Publix Florida Marathon & 1/2) 2021 is in Claude Edge Front Street Park, located on Front Street along 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. The finish is on east side of Front Street, facing south.

You may find the official course map of the Florida Marathon and Half Marathon (Publix Florida Marathon & 1/2) 2021 here.

The time limit for completing the marathon is 7 hours, for the half marathon distance — 5 hours.

The pace makers of the Florida Marathon and Half Marathon (Publix Florida Marathon & 1/2) 2021 provide the necessary pace in order to finish within a certain time. Goal times for marathon are following: 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00 hours. These are half marathon target times: 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 mile of the route, and at the finish. The stations provide runners with drinking water, Gatorade sports drink, Clif Shot energy gel. Finishers get a variety of cold drinks, including beer, fruits and snacks.

Before the start 7 February 2021 (Sunday) from 5:30 till 13:00, you may leave your personal belongings near the Start Line at the gazebo in front of the Front Street Civic Center (2205 Front St, Melbourne, FL 32901). The stuff must be packed in a bag with your name, bib number and phone number clearly labeled on it. You need to show your bib to retrieve your items after the race.

The route of the Florida Marathon and Half Marathon (Publix Florida Marathon & 1/2) 2021 is certified by the Road Running Technical Council of USA Track & Field (USATF).

Registration

You may sign up for races of the Florida Marathon and Half Marathon (Publix Florida Marathon & 1/2) 2021 online.

The online registration is open till 3 February 2021.

If slots are available you may sign up for the races 6—7 February 2021 (Saturday — Sunday, including the race morning) at the Expo and near the Start Line.

The entry fee for the Florida Marathon (Publix Florida Marathon) 2021 varies depending on the date of purchase:
13—29 February 2020 — $65,
from 1 March till 31 May 2020 — $75,
from 1 June till 31 October 2020 — $85,
from 1 November till 31 December 2020 — $95,
from 1 January till 3 February 2021 — $110,
6—7 February 2021 on the spot, cash only — $120.

Entry fee does not include a platform service fee.

The entry fee for the Florida Half Marathon (Publix Florida Half Marathon) 2021 varies depending on the date of purchase:
13—29 February 2020 — $55,
from 1 March till 31 May 2020 — $65,
from 1 June till 31 October 2020 — $75,
from 1 November till 31 December 2020 — $85,
from 1 January till 3 February 2021 — $100,
6—7 February 2021 on the spot, cash only — $110.

A platform service fee is charged additionally.

You may sign up for Florida Virtual Run (option for Florida Marathon, Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay).

Your Marathon or Half Marathon Race Entry includes:

  • Bib number with time measuring chip
  • Event T-shirt
  • Event hat
  • Bag deposit
  • Food and beverages stations, toilets along the course and after the race
  • Pace maker service
  • Music and performance groups along the course
  • Finisher medal
  • Online race results
  • Photos from the race
  • Medical aid if necessary

You may pick up the Race Pack with your bib number:

  • at the Expo of the Florida Marathon and Half Marathon (Publix Florida Marathon & 1/2) 2021, located in Front Street Park Civic Center (2205 Front St, Melbourne, FL 32901), 6 February 2021 (Saturday) from 10:00 till 18:00,
  • near the Start Line, underneath the gazebo at Claude Edge Front St. Park, 7 February 2021 (Sunday) on race day from 5:00 up to 15 minutes till the start.

To get your Race Pack you should show your ID with photo 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 enter any race of the Florida Marathon and Half Marathon (Publix Florida Marathon & 1/2) 2021.

Race Results 2020*

Men (marathon)
1. Jeff Kelly 2:35:47
2. Ryan Crandall 2:45:36
3. Brian Lail 2:51:17

Women (marathon)
1. Anne Taylor 2:59:43
2. Heather Bilotta 3:25:55
3. Marla Del Rio 3:27:48

* Source: sommersports.com

Find your result and the results of your friends and companions here.

Contact Information and Links

Organizer’s address:
The Publix Florida Marathon & 1/2

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Weather during Previous Races

Date: 2 February 2020
Clear throughout the day.
Temperature: 10°C – 17°C (50°F – 63°F)
Wind: 21 km/h (13 mph)
Date: 10 February 2019
Rain until afternoon. Rain 9.2 mm (0.36 in)
Temperature: 19°C – 22°C (66°F – 72°F)
Wind: 15 km/h (10 mph)
Date: 11 February 2018
Humid and partly cloudy throughout the day.
Temperature: 20°C – 29°C (69°F – 83°F)
Wind: 9 km/h (6 mph)

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Flights to Melbourne, FL

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Insurance

Race participants are fully responsible for their life, health and any consequence that may result from running a distance. Keep in mind that ordinary health insurance does not cover participation in sport events. Special sport insurance is preferable.

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Other Races in February 2021

M — Marathon, 42.195 km
H — Half Marathon, 21.097 km

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