Saturday, October 28, 2023 in Florence, AL
Ringing in the 14th annual Life Without Limits Half Marathon, 5K, and 1 Mile Fun Run on October 28, 2023, this race is more than a running race but an event with a powerful mission to raise money and awareness for children and adults suffering from cerebral palsy and related conditions.
Florence, Alabama, is known for its artistic charm and picturesque natural landscapes comprising parks, preserves, and mountains. This too is exactly the type of scenery you expect from this certified course.
Historically for the event, runners tend to experience average highs of 70 °F and lows of 50 °F at the end of the Halloween month of October. This means that whether you like to run in warmer or cooler climates, you’re likely to find the temperature of the day smack dab in the middle.
Starting at the Marriott Conference Center on Hightower Place, the race immediately takes runners through the streets of Florence, Alabama, particularly, Wilson Dam Road, as they take in the sights and sounds of the heart of the city.
Along the way, and beginning at mile 2, runners will cross two emphatic bridges spanning the Tennessee River where they’ll experience significant elevation changes. This section comprises gravel running trails, and of course, bridge infrastructure.
Once the two major bridge sections have been crossed, runners can drop their shoulders and enjoy a largely flat course for the remainder of the race with the exception of some minor rolling hills which are beautiful enough to distract from the incline.
Reaching Mile 10, runners will hop on Patton Island Bridge until they make their way back onto Hightower Place for the looping finish.
With just over 450 participants crossing the finish line of the half marathon each year, the Life Without Limits event is a moderately sized event designed to be a fun day for the entire family.
All participants are encouraged to bring their own on-course hydration, however, aid stations can be expected at five separate points throughout the half-marathon course.
Upon entry, all runners will be gifted a race logo t-shirt and a bag of custom swag. As for the finishers who complete the race in under 3.5 hours, they can expect to be awarded finishers medals as well as a separate award for top performers!
Race Weather & Climate
Set in the northwestern part of Alabama, only 15 miles away from Tennessee, the city of Florence typically sees mild to cool weather conditions in the mid-fall season, as well as ample rainfall. In Florence, temperatures average between 50ºF to 70ºF, while rainfall totals average just over 3 inches for the month of October.
On race day October 28, the average low is 49ºF and the average high is 64ºF.
Life Without Limits Half Marathon Course Map
See the race route map for the Life Without Limits Half Marathon, 5K, and 1 Mile Fun Run course map here.
The half marathon start time is 8:00 AM.
To reserve your spot in the Life Without Limits Half Marathon, 5K, & 1 Mile Fun Run, you can use the registration link here.
Life Without Limits Half Marathon Fees
There is a $65.00 fee for the half marathon.