15 Scenic Florida Half Marathons

15 Scenic Florida Half Marathons

Courtesy Miami Marathon


1) FitBit Miami Half Marathon • Miami, FL

From the high rises of downtown Miami to the art deco-inspired buildings of South Beach, there is no shortage of scenery during the 13.1 miles of the FitBit Miami Half Marathon.

Runs Sunday, January 27, 2019

2) A1A Half Marathon • Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Loaded with unobstructed ocean views on a flat and fast course, head to Fort Lauderdale over the winter for the A1A Half Marathon.

Runs Sunday, February 17, 2019

3) Key West Half Marathon • Key West, FL

The flat and fast course of the Key West Half Marathon overlooks the Atlantic Ocean for nearly all 13.1 miles and packet pickup is at the Half Shell Raw Bar.

Runs Sunday, January 20, 2019

4) Gasparilla Distance Classic • Tampa, FL

Run along beautiful Bayshore Boulevard in the west coast Florida city of Tampa, surrounded by palms trees and the picturesque Tampa Bay.

Runs Sunday, February 24, 2019

5) Ameris Bank Jacksonville Half Marathon • Jacksonville, FL

The sleepy streets lining the St. Johns River are flat, fast and full of shade for nearly the entire course as runners loop south to and from the Bolles School.

Runs Saturday, December 15, 2018

6) First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon • Sarasota, FL

You’ll enjoy breathtaking views of Sarasota Bay as you cross the John Ringling Causeway before traversing through Sarasota’s stunning neighborhoods and historic sites such as St. Armand’s Circle, John Ringling Bridge, Downtown Sarasota and the Ringling Museum of Art.

Runs Sunday, October 20, 2019 

7) 30A Half Marathon • Seaside, FL

The out-and-back course of the 30A Half Marathon features all that beauty of Scenic Highway 30A including stunning architecture, sparkling coastal dunes lakes, and spectacular forest.

Runs TBD

8) Seaside School Half Marathon • Seaside, FL

While winter is still often a force in much of the country, beautiful Seaside offers runners a respite from the cold while they race on an out-and-back course with views of the Gulf along the way.

Runs Sunday, March 3, 2019

9) St. Augustine Half Marathon • St. Augustine, FL

Come run in the country’s oldest continuously inhabited European settlement over 13.1 miles, touted as the most beautiful course in Florida.

Runs TBD

10) Space Coast Half Marathon • Cocoa, FL

Held the Sunday after Thanksgiving, the Space Coast Half Marathon offers tree-lined views of the river and beautiful homes along both (yes, both!) routes, but the north course features a great view of the NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building.

Runs Sunday, December 1, 2019

11) Daytona Beach Half Marathon • Daytona, FL

Start your half marathon on the infamous Daytona International Speedway and complete nearly a full lap before heading out towards the Halifax River and looping back to finish by the Speedway.

Runs Sunday, February 10, 2019

12) FITTEAM Palm Beaches Half Marathon • West Palm Beach, FL

Leave winter behind and come to sunny south Florida in December to run the flat and fast course of the Palm Beach Half Marathon featuring stunning views of the Lake Worth Lagoon and downtown West Palm Beach.

Runs Sunday, December 2, 2018

13) Pensacola Beach Run • Pensacola Beach, FL

Views of the Gulf’s white sand beaches and undeveloped sand dunes in January await runners at this race, which is open to both runners and walkers (in the 10K and 5K races) and takes participants along this city’s scenic waterfront.

Runs Saturday, January 12, 2019

14) Islamorada Half Marathon • Key Largo, FL

The Islamorada Half Marathon in Key Largo course runs through one of the most scenic areas in Islamorada and finishes at a local treasure, Robbie’s of Islamorada, famous for tarpon feeding and watersports.

Runs Sunday, December 9, 2018

15) Krul Lake Half Marathon Trail Run • Milton, FL

Set among the towering longleaf pines of the amazing Krul Lake Recreation Area in the Blackwater River State Forest, this is without a doubt one of the most beautiful and challenging trail runs in all of Florida.

Runs in November


Carissa Liebowitz has run the New York and Boston Marathons as well as dozens of marathons and half marathons. You can follow her running adventures on StravaInstagram and her blog.

1 comment… add one
  • ramesh lakhanpal February 5, 2019, 5:57 am

    is there any age category half marathon happened in new York.

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