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Publix Florida Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

Sunday February 12th, 2023
Melbourne, Florida
Distance: Marathon · Half Marathon · Marathon Relay · 8K · 5K · Kids Race

Located on Florida's Space Coast, just north of Miami, far south of Jacksonville and east of Orlando and Tampa, the State Farm Melbourne Beaches Music Marathon Weekend makes for a perfect warm winter running destination for runners of all ages and levels. The Melbourne Music Marathon typically attracts a slightly more serious runner than the previous month's Disney Marathon, but the course is still designed for fun. The weather is fine and the course is flat as a pancake, making for some spectacular PR's.

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displays approximate race location · Melbourne FL 32901

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Mitch Varnes
One of the best and most scenic courses in Florida taking runners along the Intracoastal Waterway and over two high Spanish bridge crossings. More than 20 bands on the course, embroidered hats, great tech shirts and big spinner medals to finishers--plus beer and food at the finish line.
Publix Florida Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, Race Date: 2022-02-13, Distance: Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 2:48:16 Steve Hedgespeth 43 W Melbourne, FL
2nd Male 2:57:32 Tracy Wetzel 31 Satellite Beach, FL
3rd Male 2:58:16 Michell Ott 23 Altamonte Spring, FL
4th Male 3:03:27 James Nolan 58 Trappe, PA
Female 3:22:26 Paige Douglass 28 Chicago, IL
2nd Female 3:26:04 Marguerite Schmidt 20 New Orleans, LA
3rd Female 3:29:02 Stefanie Braun 31 Daytona Beach, FL
4th Female 3:34:37 Emily Luhrs 31 Chicago, IL
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 2:48:16 Steve Hedgespeth 43 W Melbourne, FL
M 50-59 3:03:27 James Nolan 58 Trappe, PA
M 60-69 3:46:18 Loren Starr 60 Winter Park, FL
M 70+ 4:36:37 Thomas Stokes 72 Melbourne, FL
F 40-49 3:50:47 Charlotte Waters 42 Melbourne, FL
F 50-59 3:53:03 Shirley Faulkner 56 Myakka City, FL
F 60-69 5:08:22 Mary McLendon 65 New Smyma, FL
F 70+ 5:11:55 Udon Beider 75 Easton, PA
Publix Florida Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

One of America's Top 10 Bucket List Waterfront Races," says Runners World Magazine.

The Publix Florida Marathon & 1/2 Marathonbegins in downtown Melbourne and traverses along scenic US1 and the Indian River offering great water views and two bridge crossings for half-marathoners with four for the full marathon runners. The event has water stops each mile of the course and will feature at least 20 musical acts along the route with a post-race concert providing beer, pizza and more to runners. The 1/2 Marathon Relay offers two runners the chance to work together on a 6.55 mile tag-team run with each receiving a finishers medal.

The races kick off on Saturday with the Florida Today 5k & 8k and Kids Run, withat least six musical acts on the race course and post race party with live music.

Going into its 10th year, the Publix Florida Marathon Weekend is East Central Florida’s premiere distance event and one of the most environmentally sustainable races in the southeast.


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