Sunday, November 6, 2016 • Fort Myers, FL • Course Map
Every year, nearly 2 million people come from all over the country to visit Estero Island and Fort Myers Beach, which has a year-round population of several thousand and spans just 3 square miles here along San Carlos Bay near the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River and its much larger neighboring cities of Fort Myers and Cape Coral.
This fall, this small beach town — which is known around the world for its annual sand sculpting contest every November — plays host to the third running of the Fort Myers Beach Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K race, along an out-and-back course that will take runners on the palm tree lined McGregor Blvd. and the city’s river district.
Both race start together and head off east to downtown on Edwards to Fowler before looping back to W. First to Mcgregor Blvd. The race then features a 5 mile scenic loop where runners will run on palm tree lined streets and pass estates like the Ford and Edison homes. While the marathoners run a second time around this loop, the half marathon runners will finish their loop and head to the finish at Centennial Park on Edwards Dr.
All runners will receive a race technical t-shirt and goody bag at the race registration expo, and all finishers will receive a medal when they cross the finish line. Runners will have to complete the marathon within the course time limit of 6 hours in order to be counted as an official finisher, organizers add.
Race Weather & Climate
Located on Estero Island along Florida’s southern Gulf coast, just miles from Big Cypress National Preserve and Everglades National Park, Fort Myers Beach typically sees November temperatures that average between 62°F and 81°F, while rainfall totals average just over 1.7 inches, making November its second-driest month of the year.
On race day (Nov. 6), the average low is 64ºF and the average high is 83ºF.
- 2015 Fort Myers Beach Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Fort Myers Beach Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Fort Myers Beach Half Marathon Results
- 7:00 AM – half marathon, full marathon
- 7:20 AM – 5K
see event website
To reserve your spot in the 2016 running of the Fort Myers Marathon, Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at Active.com here.
Official Race Website
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