Pensacola Marathon
Combine Veteran's Day weekend,historic Pensacola, sugary white sandy beaches, add a route atop the bluffs overlooking Escambia Bay, where runners greet the sunrise, and you have the perfect recipe for the 10th Annual Pensacola Marathon, scheduled Sunday, Nov. 9th.
The race begins and ends at Veteran's Memorial Park on the bay front then winds its way along a 13.1 mile circuit of the city for the half marathoners and a full 26.2 loop for the full marathon.  The course features running through historic neighborhoods, the downtown district, bands, and cheering Pensacolians.  The finish line is next to the Nation's only replica of the National Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The Pensacola Marathon is also a Boston Qualifier for those still needing to qualify.

November in Pensacola provides great weather for a race where temperatures average 60 degrees.  Pensacola Marathon – come for the challenge, stay for the fun!
 

About Veteran's Park
The 2014 Marathon will be held on Veteran's Day Weekend in Pensacola;  beginning and ending at Veteran's Park, site of the Vietnam Veterans Wall South, the only (half-size) replica of the National Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C. Pensacola's Veteran's Park includes a World War I Memorial, a World War II Memorial, a monument dedicated to the WWII Submarine Lifesaving League, a Korean War Memorial, a Vietnam-era HU-1M Huey helicopter, and a children of Vietnam Veterans memorial.  

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The starting line for both the marathon and the half marathon will be near Admiral Mason Park in Downtown Pensacola, near the intersection of 10th Avenue and Colfax St. The finish line for both races will be near the intersection of 10th Ave and Romana St., next to the Vietnam Wall Memorial. The course time limit for the full and half marathon is 6 hours.  The half marathon utilizes much of the same course as the full, so the entire course closes 12:30 (6 hours).

On-Course Entertainment and Aid Stations

Aid stations are approximately every 2 miles.  Every aid station will have spring water and Nuun (electrolyte drink).  Aid stations near mile 8, 13, and 20 will have Gu Gel (various flavors).  There will be portable toilets at each aid station as well as the start and finish areas.  Medical support will be available on the course and at the finish line.  There will be some form of entertainment throughout the course from bands, DJ's, high school, drum lines, residences cheering, parade floats, etc.

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Race Goodies
All finishers in both races will receive a custom Pensacola Marathon medal. Refreshments, food, and beverage will be available at the finish line for all participants. Additionally, every participant will recieve a commemorative poster for the race.  This is the second of a three-year posters series, when put together, it creates one big poster.  

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Race Expo and Packet Pickup and Late Registration
The 2014 Pensacola Marathon Expo and Packet Pick-Up will be located at the Crowne Plaza Pensacola Grand Hotel located at 200 E. Gregory St.

Friday, November 7 - TIME TBD.

Saturday, November 8 - TIME TBD.

 NO DAY-OF-RACE REGISTRATION

 

Race T-Shirts
Participants will receive a dry-fit performance short sleeve race shirt.  Shirts will be gender specific.  Please specify your size of shirt you would like when you submit your race application.

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Awards
Overall awards for both races including overall, masters, grandmasters and senior grandmasters will be awarded individually at the conclusion of each event. Age group awards three deep in five year age groups starting at 18 for the marathon and 12 for the half will be available at the finish area. 

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Scoring/Timing
Runners will be timed using the Chrono Track b-tag system.  An RFID antenna will be on the back of your race number. Your race number (bib) must be pinned to the front of your shirt or shorts.  It must be visible as you cross the finish line as well as all check points on the course.  The race number and b-tag must not be folded or tampered with as this will affect the accuracy of the timing equipment

Overall awards will be scored by GUN TIME.

Age category awards will be scored by NET or CHIP TIME.

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 Race Day Timeline

5:00 - Race Day Packet Pick-Up (NO REGISTRATION)
5:45 - Pensacola Marathon Devotional (optional)
6:10 - Line Up on Starting Line
6:25 - Colors Presentation and National Anthem
6:30 - Start of the Pensacola Half and Full Marathon
12:15 - Kids line up for start of Kids Marathon
12:30 - Marathon and Half Marathon Course Closes
12:30 - Start of the Kids Marathon
1:00 - Kids Marathon Course Closes

 

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  Stroller / Wheelchair Policy

Only pushrim wheelchairs will be permitted to enter the full marathon. Hand Crank wheelchair are not permitted to compete. 

Baby strollers, jogging strollers or push carts are not permitted on the half or full marathon course.

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 Important Dates

March 1 - Registration Opens
March 17 - Price Goes Up
August 1 - Price Goes Up
September 30 - Final Date Paper Entries will be Accepted
November 1 - Online Price Goes Up
November 9 - Pensacola Half, Full and Kids Marathon 

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