Great news! We will be opening just in time for the Melbourne and Beaches Music Marathon happening February 2nd and 3rd!
This is a wonderful event offering runs for both adults and children!
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR RUNNERS!
Registration for the February 2013 Melbourne Music Marathon Weekend will open on February 8.
What To Expect
- Big 3″ “spinner” medals (recycled metals) to all 1/2 marathon, 1/2 relay and full marathon finishers
- Tech tees made from partially recycled materials to ALL pre-registered 1/2, relay and marathoners and hand cyclists
- Organic cotton tees for ALL 5K & 8K pre-registered runners
- Embroidered Melbourne Marathon bridge logo hats to ALL pre-registered runners
- Meet running legends at Health & Fitness Expo
- Post-race concerts both race days
- Pizza and McDonalds Smoothies & Frappes to runners on Saturday
- Pancakes, pizza and brews courtesy of Florida Beer to runners Sunday
- Gatorade, water and Clif Shots at each stop
- Pacers (1/2 Marathon)
- A live internet webcast of the finish line will be broadcast on Sunday, Feb 5 for the Half, Relay, Full and Hand Cycle Marathons!
- Fun, Fun, Fun
Located on Florida’s Space Coast, just north of Miami, south of Jacksonville and east of Orlando and Tampa, the Melbourne Music Marathon Weekend makes for a perfect warm winter running destination for runners of all ages and levels. It is held a month after the Disney Marathon, and, like a rock-n-roll marathon, our event includes more than 20 musical acts along the course of the half and full marathon and half a dozen on the routes of the 5-k and 8-k races.
Both the 1/2 and full Marathons are USATF-certified courses with ChronoTrack timing. The Melbourne Music Marathon is a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon .
It is a walker and headphones-friendly event with a seven-hour time limit on the course.
A very scenic route that includes four bridge crossings for the full and two for the half-marathon, the course twice takes marathoners to the beach side barrier island and back to the mainland before concluding on main street of downtown Melbourne — followed by the awards ceremony and a party featuring yet another live band.
The event features an elite field of Masters runners with $10,200.00 of the event’s $17,200.00 cash and prize purse going to top finishers in the men and women 40 & over Masters group.
$7,000.00 of the event’s total $17,200 in cash and prizes will be awarded to athletes competing in Sunday’s Top End/PVA EuroAmerican Handcycling Championships.
Among top Masters elites who have competed in the event are 4-time Olympian Colleen DeReuck, 1983 Boston Marathon champion Greg Meyer, 4-time Boston Marathon Winner and 4-time NYC Marathon winner Bill Rodgers, Olympian Zola Budd, Olympic Gold Medalist Frank Shorter, Olympian Keith Brantley, 2010 Womens Masters 1/2 Marathon Champion Lori Kingsley and 2009 & 2010 USA 1/2 Masters Champion Paul Aufdemberge.
Half Marathon Cert: FL09003EBM Full Marathon Cert: FL09018EBM
The Melbourne Music Half-Marathon is the official 2012 USA Masters Half-Marathon Championship. Many of the nation’s top elite male and female Masters runners will be among the field competing for the USATF’s prestigious national title.
Masters LDR Championships are open to all member athletes of USATF, including permanent resident aliens. However, only United States citizens shall be awarded individual championship awards and/or prize money.
The 8-K and 1/2 marathon are USATF Florida State Masters Championship races in their respective distances.
New for 2012! An elite running team will pace runners in the half marathon to 1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 2:00 and 2:10 finishing times.
Be sure to stop by the Florida Today booth at the expo and finish line to make a Cheer Card for your favorite runner.