faq

FAQs



Is the race inside park boundaries?

Yes! The Everglades Half Marathon Course is our first race held entirely within park boundaries! We’re very excited about this course, which follows the Shark Valley Tram Road and features amazing views of the river of grass. You’ll also likely see some wildlife as you run!

Why Half Marathons and not other distances?

Two primary reasons

1. Half marathons have experienced a surge in popularity over the past decade. It is currently the second most popular running distance in America. In short, its what most people want.

2. Running then hiking. Our races take place near national parks. It is challenging to tackle a half marathon with little or no training, where many people can run a 5k or a 10k with minimal training. However, the shorter distance (compared to a full marathon) means you can recover quickly. You can run Saturday morning and by Sunday morning many runners are up for a hike. We want to encourage our runners to make a vacation out of this event and enjoy the park.

As we continue with our race series we will explore additional distances in order to serve our runners. If we find there in interest in a marathon, we may consider adding one in addition to the half, but for now, we are focused on producing incredible half marathons.

How long do I have to finish? Can I walk?

Yes! Our cutoff for the race is 4 hours. Plenty of time for even slowish walkers. That is a 18 minute mile.

What time does the race start?

We’ll start the race at 6:30 am sharp!

Will there be shuttles to the starting line? Back from the finish line?

We haven’t finalized this yet. We’ll let you know once we’ve set our plans for parking and shuttles, if they’re necessary.

Are strollers allowed on the course?

Yes, provided you are courteous to our other runners.

Are dogs allowed on the course?

Unfortunately, no. They are a liability that our insurance does not cover. However they are welcome to greet you at the finish line with the rest of your loved ones!

Where should I stay during my visit?

All host hotels, campsites and recommendations are listed on our “Travel Info” page.

Can we register as a team?

Absolutely you can! For details visit our “Team Registration” page.

How do I get a refund?

All refund requests can be made by logging into RunSignUp.

Who gets a medal?

Place medals will be given to the top 5 male and female runners overall as well as the Masters 40+ group. Additionally, the top 5 in each of the following age groups will also receive a place medal.

11 and younger
12-14
15-19
20-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-44
45-49
50-54
55-59
60-64
65-69
70-74
75 and older

There will be finisher medals for everyone who finishes the race.

What do the medals look like?

Making beautiful and high-quality medals is one of our priorities. As soon as we have everything finalized we’ll update our blog and let runners know via email.

If I do the Club Hike AND the Everglades Trifecta, do I get 70% off my next race?

Nope. You’ll just get the 50% discount. But you WILL get major props from us for being so hardcore.