2014 Publix Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon
Our Marathon course features 26.2 miles of signature South Florida beauty, loaded with miles of unobstructed ocean views. The fast, flat course is ideal for those looking to achieve Boston qualifying times. 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!!
Publix Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon
Sunday, February 16, 2014
26.2 A1A Marathon Course Map
Course Hours: Both the Full and Half Marathon Courses will be open for 6 hours, from 6:00am – 12:00pm
Pace Teams – There will be Pace Teams available for the 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: 3:00 hrs., 3:15 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 12:00pm noon.
If you wish to park near the Finish Line in the 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.
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.
VIP Finish Line Parking – There will be approximately 200 VIP parking passes available for purchase at the Publix Health & Fitness Expo at the Registration tables. The cost will be $20. Parking at the Finish Line offers the convenience of your car waiting for you at the Finish Area when you are done. VIP Parking will be open starting at 4:00am, then runners will simply take the Free Shuttle Bus to the Start.
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.
Medals & Awards:
All Marathon 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! 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 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.