December 11-13, 2020
Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay
Half marathoners split off from marathoners at mile 13. The relay follows the marathon course.
On-course aid stations
Aid Stations approximately every mile (see map).
Portalets at every aid station and the relay exchange zone
We have water, Gatorade, fruit, bars and energy gels as well as medical support, our bike support, and local EMS.
Medical staff available at each aid station. Main medical tent located next the race on village (Datura between Narcissus and Flagler Drive). On course medical tents located on N. Flagler Drive by 36th Street and on S. Flagler Drive by Monceaux Rd.
Marathon, Half, Relay
Bill Bone 5K & 10K
The Pace Teams run with enthusiasm, dedication and commitment to help you run your best!
We have partnered with MarathonPacing.com as our official Pace Team for the Garden of Life Palm Beaches Marathon and Half Marathon. Their Pace Leaders have paced over 19 marathons on average and are trained in CPR. The Pace Teams run with enthusiasm, dedication and commitment to help you run your best!
What is a pace team?
A pace team is a group of runners led by an experienced leader who run together in the marathon. The pace leader runs a steady pace and keeps track of that pace so that the group can achieve their goal of finishing the marathon at a particular time. There are wonderful benefits of running with a pace group. You’ll be supported by a cheerful leader and will be side by side with other runners sharing the same goal as you.
The Pace Team promises to provide fun and excitement for both first time, and experienced marathoners looking to reach their running goals – whether that’s a personal best, or just getting across the finish line.
PACE TEAM FAQ
HOW DO I SIGN UP TO RUN WITH A PACER?
Just stop by our table the Packet Pickup/Expo and we’ll discuss your race plan and make sure you’re in the proper pace group. You can also find us at the beginning of the race.
WHERE DO THE PACERS COME FROM?
All of our Pacers were chosen because of their years of running many marathons around the country but most importantly their extensive marathon pacing experience. Our Pacers are dynamic and personable, and know from past experience exactly what it takes to help you have a great marathon experience.
HOW WILL THE PACERS BE RUNNING THE RACE?
Every pace leader will be holding a steady pace throughout the marathon. These “even splits” are the best way to achieve your peak performance in the race. They will make appropriate adjustments for elevation changes and to deal with course crowding issues.
WHERE WILL MY PACE LEADER BE ON RACE MORNING?
About 30 minutes before the start we’ll be assembling in the starting area. Each Pacer will be holding up their pace sign so when you see it go and join up with the group. About 15 minutes before the start the Pacer will give you some last minute instructions about running with the group. They will talk about the course, what to do if you need a break, and how to make it through the water stops. We will be wearing our bright Pace Team uniforms. Now is the time to ask any last minute questions you may have.
PACE TEAM LINE UP EXAMPLE
2020 Line Up TBA
Goal Finish Time:
3:45 (8:35/Mi) Pacer Bruce
3:55 (8:47/Mi) Pacer Dave
4:00 (9:10/Mi) Pacer Scott
4:15 (9:44/Mi) Pacer James
4:30 (10:18/Mi) Pacer Diane
4:45 (10:41/Mi) Pacer Ken
5:00 (11:27/Mi) Pacer Tim
5:15 (12:01/Mi) Pacer Jeff
5:30 (12:36/Mi) Pacer Cindy
3:00 Half Marathon (13:42/Mi) Pacer Brandi
6:00 (13:44/Mi) Pacer Audrey
Half Marathon Sweeper Pacer Marcela
Both Full and Half Marathoners will run in the same Pace Groups. The Pace Team is free to registered runners
- HeadSweats race tech shirt. Short sleeve shirt for SunRun 5K and 10K participants; long sleeve shirt for the Half Marathon, Marathon, and Relay.
- Finisher medal
- Garden of Life goody bag
- Free race photos
- After party with food and beverages
- Electronic finisher certificateYour race shirt will be available for pick up at the expo with your bib; all other items will be distributed on race day at or by the finish line. Packets will not be mailed out and cannot be picked up after the event.
I did not get a registration confirmation email?
Check your spam filter. If that does not work, then please send an email to email@example.com to request a confirmation email.
I cannot make the race this year, can I defer my entry until 2021?
Yes you can defer your entry until 2021. For a deferral, please follow the steps in this link:
The deadline to defer is at noon, Friday December 11, 2020.
We will not accept any deferments after that time for any reason. There is a $15 fee to defer.
Can I upgrade or downgrade my race distance?
Yes, for upgrades/downgrades prior to December 11, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. After December 11, you can change race distance at the Registration Desk at the Health and Wellness Expo. To upgrade you will need to pay the price difference for the race. There are no refunds for downgrades. We accept changes until the Expo or until the race sells out.
I cannot make the race this year; can I get a refund or transfer my race entry to another participant?
No, unfortunately we do not allow transfers or refunds, including if the race is cancelled. If race officials determine a transfer has occurred, the runner’s time will be DQ’d and both runners will be banned from all our running events. ALL legitimate races have this policy, and it has to do with age group awards, qualifying times, and potential medical implications.
If I provide medical documentation of my injury or pregnancy, will you give me a refund?
We do not allow refunds, but you can defer to 2021. See above.
Is there an age requirement to run ?
Yes. Marathon registrants must be at least 18 years of age on race day; Half Marathon and Relay registrants have to be at least 13 years of age. No exceptions. There is no age requirement for the 5K.
I have a team in the Relay, and one of the members can no longer participate. Can I replace them with another person?
Yes. Please send an email to email@example.com to request the change prior to December 11 or at the Expo until 6PM on Saturday December 12, 2020.
PACKET PICKUP FAQ
Where do I pick up my race packet? When can I pick up my packet?
You must pick up your race packet (bib, shirt, goody bag) at the Health and Wellness Expo, location TBA.
Expo Location: TBA
Race packets for the Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay must be picked up at the Health and Wellness Expo on Friday December 11 or Saturday December 12. Please bring the race confirmation email and a photo ID.
There is NO packet pickup or race registration on race day, Sunday December 13. Please plan accordingly.
What do I need to bring to pick up my packet?
Please bring the race confirmation email and a photo ID
Can I have a friend or family member pick up my packet for me?
Yes. They will need to bring your race confirmation email and a copy of your photo ID.
Can I have my race bib and shirt mailed to me?
No. We do not mail out race bibs or shirts
Can I pick up my race packet on Sunday morning?
No. Race packets can only be picked up at the Health and Wellness Expo Friday or Saturday.
Can I register for a race at the Health and Wellness Expo?
Yes, unless the race is sold out. We cannot guarantee shirts or other swag for late registrations.
Where is the Health and Wellness Expo? What are the hours?
Where do I park?
Where is the start/finish line?
The start and finish line for all races is located on Flagler Drive between Evernia and Datura Street by the Meyer Amphitheatre.
GPS: Use Meyer Amphitheater, 104 Datura Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
What are the start times for each race?
The SunRun 5K & 10K start at 7:30AM on Saturday, December 12.
The Marathon, Half Marathon, and Relay start at 6:00AM on December 13.
Are handcycles allowed?
Due to the nature of the course, it is not possible for handcycles to participate in the the full marathon, 10K or the relay. Handcycles are allowed in the half marathon and 5K. Should you like more informaton, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you offer pace teams?
Yes – read more about our pace team here.
Can I run with a stroller?
No. Runners with strollers will be disqualified. No exceptions.
Can I run with my dog?
Can I run with my personal trainer?
Personal trainers must register for the race. Only registered runners are allowed on the course.
Where do I park on the morning of the race?
We recommend that you park in one of the public parking garages.
Is the Garden of Life Palm Beaches Marathon a Boston Qualifier?
Yes, the course has been certified by USA Track & Field and is a Boston Marathon qualifier.
I live along the race course. Where can I find out about race day street closures?
As soon as we have finalized the route, information about road closures will be published on the race website (Event Info > Road Closures)
How long is the course open?
SunRun 5K: Roads open after 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay: Roads open after 6 hours. Participants still on the course at this time will be required to move to the sidewalks and obey all traffic signals.
Is there a time limit to complete the race?
The 6 hour time limit means race officials will reopen streets to vehicular traffic on a rolling basis at a 15-18 minute per mile pace. Participants still on the course at this time will be required to move to the sidewalks and obey all traffic signals. The finish line will remain open for 7.5 hours.
What is the marathon relay?
A 4-person team division dividing the Marathon distance over four relay legs. For all questions related to the relay, please contact email@example.com
Spectators are encouraged to watch their family and friends along the route. There will be several easily accessible vantage points and we will posting course maps and spectator viewing areas in the coming weeks! Make sure to grab your free cowbell at the Finish Line and make some noise!
FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL ATHLETES, ONLY REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS ARE ALLOWED ON THE COURSE. PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR THEIR RACE BIB ON THE FRONT OF THEIR BODY.
STROLLERS, BICYCLES, ROLLER BLADES, SKATEBOARDS, SCOOTERS, UNOFFICIAL SUPPORT BICYCLISTS, PETS OR ANIMALS OF ANY KIND ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE COURSE.
Considering the current precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we will continue to follow guidelines from Government and Health officials and, as always, implement measures to provide a safe race for our participants, spectators, volunteers and staff. We are very optimistic that the Garden of Life Palm Beaches Marathon weekend will proceed as planned on December 11-13, 2020. However, for peace of mind, in case the event needs to be cancelled or postponed, registered runners will have the choice to:
- participate in the virtual race for the distance for which they registered, or
- defer the entry to the 2021 event, or
- donate your race entry fee to Special Olympics Florida.
We continue to wish you safety, good health and good cheer during these difficult times.
Over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to run all the race distances on the Palm Beaches Marathon course and have logged many many training miles there as well. I love running the course for the beautiful sunrise and all the tropical waterfront views Palm Beach has to offer!
Join me for the Garden of Life Palm Beaches Marathon and run a 5K, 10K, 13.1, 26.2 or grab some friends and run the Marathon Relay! You even have the option of running one of the challenges on Saturday and Sunday. No matter what distance you choose, you are sure to have a lots of fun, a great run and earn a fabulous goodie bag and amazing bling!