2023 Fort Lauderdale Half Marathon

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 19, 2023
              • 5:45am (EST) Wheelchair Participants
              • 5:50am (EST) Marathon & Half Marathon Participant

Start Line Location:      1100 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

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. At the 6 hour mark, remaining runners and Walkers can continue via the Sidewalk. Our Finish Area will be operational until 1:30pm.

We ask that all participants be at the Start area by 5:20am.  Our event features a ‘Staggered Start’ for the 2022 event. For Details visit the Course Info web page, https://a1amarathon.com/event-details/course-information/

Packet Pickup:

The Publix Health & Fitness Expo will serve as the Packet Pick-up for the events.  The Expo takes place at the Broward County Convention Center on the 1st Floor in Hall C on Friday, February 17th from 3pm – 8pm, and on Saturday, February 18th from 10am – 6pm.  For more detailed information, please visit The Expo web page, https://a1amarathon.com/health-fitness-expo/

Pace Teams:

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.

Shuttles:

NO SHUTTLE BUSES for the 2023 Event.  We Start & Finish from the same location

Parking:

We STRONGLY recommend that people arrive by 4:30am to park! Carpooling is also Strongly Recommended. There will be some congestion as thousands of cars will be traveling to the area! Please…please, give yourself enough time to park so you are not rushed on race morning. Parking Options will be found on this web page https://a1amarathon.com/parking-map

Gear Check:

NO Gear Check for the 2023 event due to Covid precautions.  Please keep gear and valuables in your car.

Runner Perks:
              • 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
              • Post Race Beach Party with loads of food, beverages, beer and live music!
              • On-course entertainment with live music

 Medals & Awards:

Awards:

All AGE group awards  will be given out based on Chip Time/Net Time for each age group category for both male & females. Age Groups categories are for each 5-year increment: 19 & Under; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34, etc. all the way up to 70-74, then 75 and older.

OVERALL Awards are based on GUN TIME.  If you expect to challenge for an Overall Award, please position yourself at the front of the Start Corral.

The Award Ceremony for both the Half Marathon & Marathon will take place at the Colavita tents where the band will be playing.

Half Marathon Awards:  8:45am (Pending Results are OFFICIAL)


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.