The Publix Florida Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Weekend is a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon. Both the 1/2 and full Marathons are USATF-certified courses with ChronoTrack timing.
Among top elites who have competed in the Florida Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Weekend are 4-time Olympian Colleen DeReuck, 1983 Boston Marathon champion Greg Meyer, 4-time Boston Marathon Winner and 4-time NYC Marathon winner Bill Rodgers, Olympian Zola Budd, Olympic Gold Medalist Frank Shorter, Olympian Keith Brantley, 2010 Womens Masters 1/2 Marathon Champion Lori Kingsley and 2009 & 2010 USA 1/2 Masters Champion Paul Aufdemberge. 2012 Half Marathon winner Mbarak Hussein is a two-time winner of both the Honolulu and Twin Cities marathons. 2013 & 2014 half marathon winner Kevin Castille is one of the greatest masters runners in USA Track & field history.
And, then we also host thousands of the best and most enthusiastic everyday runners found anywhere!
An elite running team will pace runners in the half marathon to 1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 2:00 and 2:10 finishing times. Pacers will also run the full marathon to 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00.
Half Marathon Cert: FL09003EBM
Full Marathon Cert: FL09018EBM