Outdoors | Recreation,
Races: Marathon, Half Marathon
The marathon, half-marathon and relay events will begin near the Mayo Clinic Campus in Jacksonville, Florida and follows a spectator lined course through the unique beach communities of Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach and Atlantic Beach. The course will detour onto 2.5 miles of beautiful hard-packed sand on the Florida coastline, which is perfect for running!
This race is a Boston Qualifier. The marathon certification number is FL07055EBM and the half-marathon certification number is FL07057EBM. The course is one of the fastest in the state of Florida, and has consistently ranked in the top 10 fastest marathon times by Floridians since the inaugural year in 2008 as reported by USATF.
The course is also beginner friendly and the only marathon in the country with Galloway Pace Groups.
The breast cancer marathon course will be open for 7 hours, allowing for a 16-minute per mile marathon or 32-minute per mile half-marathon pace.
Water, fuel and aid stations will be positioned along the race course.
Water stations providing Athena, the Official Water of 26.2 with Donna, will be available approximately every mile. Odd mile water stations will provide Gatorade courtesy of Winn-Dixie.
GU, our official fuel partner, will be available starting at mile 5, every 3 miles. Medical aid stations will be available every 3 miles.
Portable restrooms will be available at many locations all over the course. Never fear, restrooms are near. Green portolets that use non-toxic deodorizer and recycled toilet paper and hand sanitizer instead of paper towels.
Bolles Campus is located at 7400 San Jose Blvd.
From the South, take Highway 13 (San Jose Blvd.) north for five miles off Interstate 295. From the north, exit Interstate 95 at Baymeadows Road. Take Baymeadows three miles west to San Jose Blvd. Bolles School is located two miles to the north on the left.
Parking for the race is limited at The Bolles School. Bus transportation will be provided from 1st Place Sports at 3913 Baymeadows. If you are staying at the host hotel, please try to use our buses. The buses will leave a every 15 minutes and should get you back and forth to the race site without much delay (see race instructions for more detail).