GARDEN OF LIFE PALM BEACHES MARATHON WON’T BE RUN IN 2020

Full Race Event, including Sun Run 5k, returning December 11-12, 2021

The Garden of Life Palm Beaches Marathon presented by Jupiter Medical Center Foundation, scheduled to be held in Downtown West Palm Beach December 11-13, 2020, will not be run this year as a precaution against Covid-19 spread.  The complete event will return to the streets on December 11-12, 2021 and Garden of Life will remain as the title sponsor.

“Because everyone’s health, safety and wellness is always our highest priority, we have made the decision not to run the 2020 Garden of Life Palm Beaches Marathon,” said Garden of Life President Brian Ray. “However, we’re looking forward to bringing everyone back together again for an amazing in-person event in 2021.”

Registered runners have the option to participate in a virtual event, defer their race entry to the 2021 event, or donate their race entry fee to Special Olympics Florida, the official race beneficiary.

“Of course we are disappointed, but this was the right decision to make,” Race Owner Kenneth R. Kennerly said. “We had to make this decision as early as possible since we have runners coming from all over the world. It is in the best interest of the running community. We are continuing the tradition of the Palm Beaches Marathon in December with a virtual event.”

A Virtual Palm Beaches Marathon presented by the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation will be held in place of the originally scheduled event throughout December 2020.

Runners participating in the virtual race will run at their own place and time in December. Participants will receive a race shirt, finisher medal, virtual race bib and finisher certificate. Virtual runners will also be invited to participate in interactive Zoom sessions with experts on running-related topics (nutrition, injury prevention) prior to the virtual race.

Registration is at virtualpalmbeachesmarathon.com.

Garden of Life, a Palm Beach Gardens-based natural supplements company, is in the first year of a three-year agreement to serve as the title sponsor of The Palm Beaches Marathon.  Special Olympics Florida, the official race beneficiary, will still receive a generous financial contribution from Garden of Life despite the cancellation of the 2020 event.

REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS

If you are a registered participant for the 2020 event, we offer the following options:

  • Defer your race entry to the 2021 Garden of Life Palm Beaches Marathon December 11-12, 2021.
  • Transfer your entry to our separate Virtual Palm Beaches Marathon presented by Jupiter Medical Foundation. We invite you to run the distance for which you registered at your own pace and place anytime between December 5 and December 20, 2020. More details www.virtualpalmbeachesmarathon.com
  • Donate your race entry to Special Olympics Florida, the official race beneficiary.

Please go to: https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/WestPalmBeach/PalmBeachesMarathon,  scroll down to “Already Registered”) to select your option by October 31, 2020.

We are grateful for your patience and continued support.

 

Garden of Life Palm Beaches Marathon

December 11-13, 2020 –  CANCELLED

The Garden of Life Palm Beaches Marathon is a weekend long event consisting of a Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, 10K, and the 5K Sun Run. The races all start and finish by the Meyer Ampitheatre on Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach.

One weekend. Five races. A distance for everyone. 

SUNRUN 5K

DECEMBER 12, 2020
Saturday |  7:30AM
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10K

DECEMBER 12, 2020
Saturday |  7:30AM
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marathon

DECEMBER 13, 2020
Sunday| 6:00AM
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half marathon

DECEMBER 13, 2020
Sunday| 6:00AM
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relay

DECEMBER 13, 2020
Sunday| 6:00AM
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BENEFITING

JUPITER MEDICAL CENTER FOUNDATION

Marathon Training Program

LET US HELP YOU GET READY TO RUN! 

The Palm Beaches Marathon is back December 12-13, 2020, and as presenting sponsor, Jupiter Medical Center Foundation, along with Palm Beach Roadrunners, is leading a 16-week training program that will kick off Friday, August 21, 2020

Marathon Training Registration includes:

  • Half or full marathon race entry ($80-$100 value) for the first 50 registrants, and 15% entry fee discount to remaining participants
  • Half or full marathon race entry ($80-$100 value) for the first 50 registrants, and 15% entry fee discount to remaining participant
  • 16-week training program provided by certified training coaches from Palm Beach Roadrunners
  • Regular motivation and communication• Training singlet and cap
  • Nutrition, injury prevention clinics and more!
  • Commitment to raise $250 minimum to benefit Jupiter Medical Center Foundation. 

To register or for more information, call 561-263-3459 or email kristen.lindstrom@jupitermed.com

Jupiter Medical Center Foundation Marathon Training Team 2020. Photo Credit: Erica Dunhill Photography.

“Where else can you run through picturesque tropical waterfront streetscapes without a snowflake or icy road in sight in December?”

– Discover the Palm Beaches FL

 

A Special Thanks to our Partners.

DECEMBER 11-12, 2021 | WEST PALM BEACH, FL

 

 

BENEFITING

REGISTER HERE