2018 Publix Half Marathon presented by Colavita
Our Half Marathon course features 13.1 miles of signature South Florida beauty, loaded with miles of unobstructed ocean views. The fast, flat course is ideal for those looking to PR. If you’re searching for the ideal winter destination running event, then look no further! Run Fort Lauderdale…. Where the Ocean is Your Finish Line!!
A1A Half Marathon
Sunday, February 18, 2018
- 5:45am (EST) Wheelchair Participants
- 6:00am (EST) Marathon & Half Marathon Participants
Start Line Location: 401 SW 2nd 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Finish Line Location: 1100 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Course Hours: Both the Full and Half Marathon Courses will be open for 6 hours, from 6:00am – 12:00pm
We ask that all participants be in the runner corrals by 5:40am. Our event features a ‘mass start’. The corrals will be organized according to expected finishing time. Runners are asked to find their place in the corral according to their finishing time. There will be signs in the corral marking the times, i.e. 1:45 hrs., 2:00 hrs., 2:15, hrs., 2:30 hrs, etc.
There will be Pace Teams available for the Half Marathon. The pacers will be located in the Start Line Corral and will be holding signs and balloons with the target pace on it. The Pacers will be organized in 15 minute increments: 2:00 hrs., 2:15 hrs., etc.
Free Shuttle Bus Service:
Both the Marathon & Half Marathon races are Point to Point runs with differing Start & Finish locations. There will be a complimentary shuttle bus service taking both runners and spectators from the Finish to the Start, and vice versa. Shuttle Service will begin at 4:30am, and run through 1:00pm.
There is plenty of Parking Capacity near the Start Area! We STRONGLY recommend that people arrive by 4:30am to park! There will be some congestion as thousands of cars will be travelling to the area! Please…please, give yourself enough time to park so you are not rushed on race morning. The parking fees will be $6 – $10 at the Start Area.
If you wish to park near the Finish Line on race morning, please arrive as close to 4:30am as possible in order to provide adequate time to get to the Start via the Shuttle Bus. After the race the Shuttle buses will be waiting by the Bahia Cabana Hotel (right by the Finish Area) to take runners back to the Start Line area.
We offer a complimentary Gear Check for our runners, which will be located at the back of the Start Line Corrals. There will be 4 UPS trucks and a staff of volunteers, which will organize the gear check in process. A ticket will be attached to your bag with the corresponding ticket number given to you. Keep your ticket with you while you run. Put it in your pocket, or place it in your shoe by your ankle.
The UPS trucks will drive your checked belongings to the Finish Area, and will be available for pick up at the Southern most end of the South Beach Park.
*** We recommend that you DO NOT check your wallets into a Gear Check bag. Leave your wallet in the car. Runners are responsible for bringing their own Gear Check Bag. We recommend using your Publix Swag Bag that you will receive at the Expo.
Gender Specific Technical Race Shirt
- Personalized Bib – if you register before Jan. 1st
- Signature beach themed Finisher Medal
- Age Group Category Awards for the Top 3 for both Male & Female
- Runner Swag Bag
- Free Shuttle Service from the Finish to the Start, and vice versa
- Post Race Beach Party with loads of food, beverages, beer and live music!
- On-course entertainment with live music
Medals & Awards:
All finishers will receive a signature beach themed medal. We have become renowned for our over the top medal designs. In fact we took home the honor of being the best medal in North America in 2010, 2013 & 2014! The accolade rewarded us for our creativity and unique design.
Age Group Awards:
The awards will be given out based on Chip Time for each age group The awards will be given out based on Chip Time for each age group category for both male & females. Age Groups categories are for each 5 year increment: 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34, etc. all the way up to 70-74, then 75 and older.
Timing & Scoring:
We will be using the Bib Chip System this year. Your timing chip will be affixed to your bib. It is your responsibility to ensure that your bib is worn with the chip attached. No Chip…No Time.
You do not need to return the chip after the race; it can be disposed.