2023 A1A Fort Lauderdale Marathon
The Marathon Course is a Boston Qualifier, and is certified with the Certification #: FL23005JK
To view the Certification Packet, please visit: A1A Marathon Certification
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!!
Please Note… the 2023 Marathon Course will feature a Loop. Please click here for our course web page for details, https://a1amarathon.com/event-details/course-information/
Sunday, February 19, 2023
- 5:45am (EST) Wheelchair Participants
- 5:50am (EST) Marathon & Half Marathon participants
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 2023 event. For Details visit the Course Info web page, https://a1amarathon.com/event-details/course-information/
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 in the Grand Room, 3rd Floor 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/
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.
NO SHUTTLE BUSES for the 2023 Event. We Start & Finish from the same location
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
NO Gear Check for the 2023 event due to Covid precautions. Please keep gear and valuables in your car.
- 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 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.
Marathon Awards: 10:45am (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.