How does the relay work?

Relay Runners
Relay partner #1: head to the starting line.
Relay partner #2:
Meet at Melbourne City Hall by 6am. Bus to arrive at 5:45 a.m.
Or go straight to the relay hand off location – on the east side of the Eau Gallie
Causeway, at the boat launch lot.
There will be a bus to take 2nd stage runners (likely need three return trips) from City Hall
to the 2nd stage area from 6 a.m. to 6:45 a.m.

Relay runners will exchange ankle bracelets (like those used in triathlons) to record each
participant’s and total team time.

Bib Numbers

Bib numbers will be available at packet Pick-up(Alphabetical by last name). You will ONLY need your
ID for pickup (cell phone image is acceptable if picking up for a team member)

Timing Chip

All runners will have an IPICO chip that attaches to their bib.
More information on timing will be available at packet pick-up.

Directions
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.

Weather

Sunday race weather is expected to be cool and ranging from 60 degrees at 6 a.m. to 80
degrees at noon. WE will have ample water, gatorade and Clif shots stops on the course, but please stay
hydrated, wear sunscreen and pay attention to your body if you begin to feel uncomfortable.

Registration Changes/Walk Ups

Come to packet pick up to make any corrections to your information. Anyone you know that
would like to register can do so at Packet Pick-up or on race morning (shirts not guaranteed
race morning.)
Walk-up registration will be allowed at packet pick-up. Cash + Check only accepted for all
races.
Race day prices: 5K-$40,1/2 Marathon-$110, Full Marathon-$120, Relay(team)-$130

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 at ANY water stop 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 and phone number clearly labeled on 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 CHECKED (Drawstring bags are accepted)

Results

Official results links will be posted on thefloridamarathon.com by early afternoon on 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 sponsor, Publix, Pizza Gallery, The Mansion (Delicious Shrimp&Grits)
and finish line beer courtesy of Florida Beer.
Please thank our sponsors!

Race Photos

FREE Race photos will be provided by FinisherPix! Race photo link can be found on our
website.

Lost & Found

At the gazebo at Front Street Park. Any clothing discarded on the course or elsewhere will be
donated to charity.

Official Race Merchandise

Will be offering official race merchandise by the Gazebo in front of Front Street Park Auditorium!

Trash & Recycling Bins

On race days, look for recycling bins. PLEASE DO NOT THROW FOOD, PLATES OR
NAPKINS IN RECYCLING BINS. We will be trying to be as green as possible.

Volunteers

Please thank our volunteers!
Friends or family members want to get in on the action? The fun is at the water stops! See
Nicole at the welcome table at packet pick-up to volunteer on the course or elsewhere. Interested in volunteering? Check out the volunteer page!

 

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.

 

Discarding of Clothes

Race day will be cool at the start. All waterstops will be designated areas to toss clothing layers.
Discarded clothes will be given to local charities.

 

POST-RACE TIMING QUESTIONS

AFTER THE RACE, ALL TIMING QUESTIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE
FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS:
FRED SOMMER, INFO@SOMMERSPORTS.COM

 

Questions

All questions can be answered at packet pick-up.
Emergency questions, please contact support@thefloridamarathon.com.

 

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A beautiful weekend awaits us!