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Race Dates

2018: Sunday, February 11, 2018
2017: Sunday, February 5, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Multiple Loops
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 61°F (16°C)
Average High: 72°F (22°C)
Average Low: 50° F (10°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.87
Course Score: 99.38

Race Size

2017: 197 Finishers
2016: 212 Finishers
2015: 226 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 11.3%
2015: 10.2%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

Formerly the Melbourne and Beaches Music Marathon, the Florida Marathon is a very scenic and mostly flat course with four bridge crossings and twenty musical acts along the course.

Marathon Rankings

The Florida Marathon was the 260th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 257th largest in 2015.

Last year 11.3% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 10.2% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Florida Marathon the 163rd highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 172nd highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 99.38 ranks it as the 117th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 12th fastest course in Florida.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are slightly above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Florida Marathon a PR Score of 98.87. This PR Score ranks it as the 160th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 6th fastest in Florida.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 70 feet (21m)
Min Elevation: 2 feet (0m)


Recent Florida Marathon Reviews

5 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2017 Florida Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


2 Loops around the Scenic Indian River Lagoon, Over 2 different Causeways (twice each) - The Florida Mountains - Great Race Management - Great Traffic Control - GREAT Post Race Party!!

Race Pacers are available and accurate!

Race Tips

This is an OUTDOOR Event (Duh!) In the Winter, In Florida! Weather can be HOT, Weather can be COLD! Might be WINDY, Might be Raining - Be prepared to dress accordingly! Race course aide is plentiful, Race Volunteers are OUTSTANDING!! Be prepared to have a Great Time!!

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Website has ALL necessary info

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Florida Marathon in 4:19:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

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