Luau 5K, 10K & Half Marathon at Carney Island

Saturday, September 9, 2023 Ocklawaha, FL

Luau 5K, 10K & Half Marathon at Carney Island, Ocklawaha, FL

Prepare for an island-inspired adventure at the Luau 5K, 10K & Half Marathon, set against the scenic backdrop of Carney Island in Ocklawaha, FL. This year’s event promises an unforgettable experience, blending tropical vibes, athletic prowess, and community spirit.

As the sun rises at 8:00 AM, participants will embark on a journey that combines the thrill of competition with the laid-back atmosphere of a luau celebration. Every finisher will be adorned with a themed medal, a tangible symbol of their dedication and achievement.

To ensure a smooth start, make sure to pick up your race essentials during the 30-minute packet pickup window, closing promptly 10 minutes before the race begins. Registration is exclusively online through RunSignup, with no on-site registration available, emphasizing the need to secure your spot in advance.

The courses, meticulously designed for each category, invite participants to explore the beauty of Carney Island. The 5K and 10K courses ( follow an engaging out-and-back route, with the 5K completing the course once and the 10K doubling the challenge. The Half Marathon course ( unfolds as a picturesque out-and-back, with participants traversing the scenic landscape four times, offering a unique and demanding experience.

As a special note, participants should be aware of the $7.00 parking fee per car, not included in the registration fee. This additional charge contributes to the maintenance and accessibility of the event venue.

Awards await those who excel, with recognition for the first, second, and third overall males and females. Age group awards, linked to series points accumulated throughout the year, add a competitive edge and celebrate long-term commitment.

While the race rules emphasize non-refundable entry fees, with no exceptions, the organizers reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances. To ensure a smooth and enjoyable event, no dogs are allowed on the course, but walkers are heartily welcomed.

Join the Luau Celebration at Carney Island—an exciting blend of athleticism, tropical ambiance, and the natural splendor of Ocklawaha, FL.

Race Weather & Climate

Ocklawaha, nestled in the central part of the state, is approximately 60 miles northeast of Tampa, providing a serene setting with proximity to the Gulf Coast and its recreational opportunities.

In September, Ocklawaha experiences late summer conditions with an average high of 89°F and a low of 68°F. This month is characterized by warm temperatures and an average rainfall of 5 inches, creating a humid and occasionally wet environment.

Luau Half Marathon at Carney Island Race Results

Luau Half Marathon at Carney Island Course Map

See the race route map for the Luau Half Marathon at Carney Island course map here.

Starting Time

The half marathon start time is 8:00 AM EDT.


To reserve your spot in the 2023 Luau Half Marathon at Carney Island, you can use the registration link here.

Race Fees

Online registration is now closed for this race.

Luau Half Marathon at Carney Island Race Website

Luau Half Marathon at Carney Island Website

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