This year’s route will continue to take advantage of the area’s magnificent, tree lined historic neighborhoods, while still incorporating over 16 miles of waterfront vistas along the Intracoastal Waterway and Flagler Drive. Our course is at sea level and by eliminating the Sky Pass bridge from last years’ route we feel all runners will experience heightened enjoyment plus faster times are now possible on this truly flat, fast course.
Start – 5.0 mile:
Both race divisions start on S. Flagler Dr. and Evernia St. adjacent to the Meyer Amphitheatre in downtown West Palm Beach, with the Half Marathon on the East side, and the Marathon on the West side. The race proceeds South on Flagler along the Intracoastal Waterway through the beautiful El Cid, Monseaux/Prospect and South End neighborhoods to Gregory Road.
5.0 – 10.0 mile:
At the 5.0 mile mark-corner of Gregory & Olive- the course continues South [left turn] onto S. Olive and enters the City of Lake Worth on Federal. The 10K mark is at 11th Ave. N and the turn around is between 8th & 7th Avenues N. where the course returns North on Federal, turns left at S.Olive and Gregory, [8.2 miles] with the 10 mile mark at Olive and Puritan.
10.0 – 13.1 mile:
Miles 10.0 -13.1 are on Olive Avenue through the historic neighborhoods of South End, Southland Park, Monceaux/Prospect Park, El Cid & Mango Promenade before turning right onto Diana Place adjacent to the Norton Art Museum and the campus of Palm Beach Atlantic University. Then a left turn onto S. Flagler, where all half marathon runners will be guided to the west side of the road for their finish at the Meyer Amphitheatre and the marathoners will be cheered on as they pass continuing north.
13.1 – 20.0:
The marathoners will be guided to the West side of Flagler and continue North along the Intracoastal Waterway to a left onto 26th St. just beyond Currie Park. From this point the race continues on Poinsettia Ave with a left on 35th St. and a right on Spruce Ave moving through the neighborhoods of Old Northwood and Northwood Harbor to the turnaround with a right turn onto 58th St. followed by a right turn onto N. Flagler where runners will proceed south. After the turnaround at 58th St. the race runs through the Northwood Shores and Northwood Park residential communities on N. Flagler Dr. with the Intracoastal Waterway coming into view at Currie Park.
20.0 – 26.2:
From Currie Park the marathon continues on N. Flagler Dr. past the start/finish area to S. Flagler Dr. with a turn around point 2 blocks north of Southern Blvd. on Washington Rd. for the return to the finish on S. Flagler Dr. and Evernia Street at the Meyer Amphitheatre.