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Scenic Florida Marathons, 1/2 Marathons, Runs and Walks- Fall 2019

Here is a list of some of the most scenic fall runs/walks in Florida. So get out those running shoes and register to run/walk. Get up, Get out and enjoy the view!!

October 2019 Runs and Walks

Burger King Beach Run

October 5th – Benefiting The Burger King McLamore Foundation this 5K, 10k and Kiddie Dash run will take you along beautiful South Beach in Miami. Starting line is at Lummus park Miami Beach with post race beach party that includes live DJ and family fun zone. For more info go to their website by clicking Burger King Beach Run.

Hard Rock Half Marathon & Panther Prowl

October 5th held on the Big Cypress Indian Reservation in Clewiston, Florida, this 1/2 marathon, 5k and 10k provides a unique opportunity to visit a real Indian Reservation. Authentic Seminole Indian food will be on site as well as an alligator wrestling demonstration!! It is important that you follow the driving directions on the race website. Visit the race website by clicking here: Hard Rock Half Marathon & Panter Prowl.

Key West Running Festival – The Southernmost Marathon

October 12th – Benefiting The Key West chapter of Habitat for Humanity, this tropical location is Florida’s southern most point. Key West best known for it’s lively entertainment, sunset celebrations at Mallory Square, diving and snorkeling, is host to this full marathon 26.2 miles, half marathon 13.1 miles and the 5k with a distance of 3.1 miles. For more information on the Key West Running Festival click to go to their website.


October 12th – When dinosaurs and Halloween collide is the motto for this Dino Sore Marathon, Pre hysterical 1/2 Marathon, Pterrifying 10k, triscareatops 5k and the Dino-mite fun run, held in Orlando, Florida. See website for more details by clicking: Spookasaurus

The USO Armed Forces 1/2 Marathon & Freedom 5k

October 12th Held in the City of Jacksonville which was voted by Runners World magazine as one of the top 10 running Cities in the US. Participation in this run is a great way to support the area’s military members past and present. This event has a wheelchair and prosthetic division. To Find out more information and to register click: USO Armed Forces Marathon

Sarasota 1/2 Marathon, Relay & 5K

October 19th & 20th With stunning views of Sarasota Bay and a course that takes you through historic St. Armand Circle, this is billed as one of the west coast of Florida’s premier running events. This run is USA Track and Field certified. Included in your registration is a post race breakfast buffet provided by First Watch and a unique dolphin inspired finishers medal. Click to go to event website: Sarasota 1/2 Marathon

Cocoa Beach 1/2 Marathon

October 20th Sponsored by the famous Ron Jon Surf Shop. Run by the sea on Florida’s scenic Space Coast with the finish line being on “I dream of Jeannie lane” named after the 1960’s sitcom with the same name. One can chose to run either the 13.1 mile individual run or the 1/2 mile relay, splitting the 13.1 mile run into a two member team race. Each finisher will receive a unique hand painted genie bottle Medal. Click Cocoa Beach 1/2 Marathon for more information and to register. Location of run is Patrick Air Force Base, Cocoa Beach, Florida

Running For the Bay

October 20th This beautiful race venue is USATF certified and is being held on the beautiful and scenic St. George Island and Apalachicola. Visit the Running For the Bay website to register for the marathon, 1/2 marathon, 10k, 5k or ultra 50K race.

Run For the Tacos

October 20th Tacos and Margaritas included after this unique 5k family friendly event in Beautiful Delray Beach, Florida. Limited space is available to participate so hurry up and register by Visiting Run For the Tacos You won’t want to miss This one!!

Lighthouse Loop Half Marathon & 5K

October 26th With the run route along the Atlantic Ocean and intercoastal waterway, passing Ponce Inlet Light House, you will be supporting the Volusia County High School Athletic Departments by participating in the Lighthouse Loop Half Marathon & 5k Where: Port Orange, Florida on Florida’s east coast south of Daytona Beach.

Miami Beach Halloween 1/2 Marathon & The Freaky 4 Mile

October 26th Miami Beach Have a wild and Freakish run at this costumed Halloween themed event. Start line and all post race activities at South Pointe Park located at 1 Washington Avenue Miami Beach. For more details and to register for this event click for the website of: Miami Beach Halloween 1/2 Marathon.

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Phil Doganiero 3 Bridge 1/2 Marathon, 5K & Kids Dash

October 26th at Coachman Park in beautiful Clearwater. Presented by Frenchy’s restaurant, this run course has a stunning view of the intercoastal water way and the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. For registration info go to their website by clicking here: 3 Bridge 1/2 Marathon.

Florida Halloween Distance Classic

October 27th Fort DeSoto Park- Saint Petersburg. Costumes encouraged for this 1/2 marathon, 10K and 5K. After the run, Plan a family fun day at one of the best family beaches/Parks on the west coast. Click for more info on the Florida Halloween Distance Classic and Fort DeSoto Park

November 2019 Runs and Walks

Wild Horse Trail Run

November 3rd Dover Florida in Hillsborough County Scenic courses – 4M, 10m, 10K and Fla. Rugged 1/2 Marathon. One of the toughest 1/2 marathon courses in Florida. Pancake breakfast!! Register at Wild Horse Trail Run

Key Largo Bridge Run

November 8th Pasta Palooza – November 9th at Rowell’s waterfront park 1/2 marathon and 4 mile run/walk. Course over the Jewfish Creek Bridge overlooking beautiful Key Largo Bay. Sponsored by First State Bank. For more info and to register visit their website: Key Largo Bridge Run

ST. Augustine 1/2 Marathon

November 9th and 10th 13.1 – 10K – 5K – kids race – Yoga & Meditation. Saint Augustine, the oldest city. Take a run through history. For more info and to register St. Augustine 1/2

Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation 1/2 Marathon

November 10th Cape Canaveral Air Force Station – A Space Race on a Space Base. 1/2 marathon limited to 2000 runners For more info on this unique run go to their website by clicking: Run the Cape

St. Pete Run Fest

November 15-17 A three day Festival!! Run through historic areas, downtown St. Pete and the downtown waterfront while enjoying spectacular views of Tampa Bay. 1/2 marathon, 10K, 5K and kids race. For more info go to their website St. Pete Run Fest

The Greatest Pumpkin Run

November 17th In Delray Beach, Florida. Register and run to help the Hurricane Dorian victims in the Bahamas. Registration includes a very unique Jack-o-Lantern medal, a slice of pumpkin pie and some Peach sparkling wine!! Run for charity and have a great time at the after party. Click The Greatest Pumpkin Run .

Central Florida Legends

November 24th is the date for these runs named after legends and sponsored by Halifax Health. The Skunk Ape Marathon, The Mermaid Half Marathon and the Fountain of Youth 5k, held at Gemini Springs in DeBarry, Florida, which is half way between Orlando and Daytona Beach. Click to go to the Central Florida Legends website.

Naples Fall Classic

November 24th in Naples, Florida 1/2 Marathon and 5K with scenic waterfront views on shaded wooded paved nature tails. For more info: Naples Fall Classic

Goody Goody Turkey Gobble – Tampa, Florida

Held on November, 28th, Thanksgiving day this 5k, 8k and 1 mile even allows dogs as long as they are on a leash and accompanied by a human. The starting line is in front of downtown Tampa’s Amalie Arena. Click for more info on Goody Goody Turkey Gobble .

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