OUC Orlando Half Marathon & 5K

Saturday, December 7, 2024 • Orlando, FL • Course Map

Note: A virtual option is available for this event. Registration details are included below.

Featuring a course that takes runners through the downtown city streets of Orlando, just minutes from the nearby Walt Disney World amusement parks, the OUC Orlando Half Marathon & Track Shack Lake Eola 5K will celebrate its 44th annual running by welcoming as many as 6,000 runners or more for this fast and mostly flat race.

The out-and-back course for the race starts and finishes at Orlando’s Lake Eola Park and follows a loop course that take runners past past a number of local lakes and city parks.

Runners will be entertained by live bands playing music throughout the course, and will have a chance to enjoy plenty of refreshments and pick up their finishers’ medals at the race’s Finish Line Festival.

From the starting line at Lake Eola Park, runners make a clockwise loop around the heart of central Orlando, with stretches along Robinson Street, Magnolia Avenue, Hillcrest and Concord Streets, Livingston Street and again onto Robinson, before turning onto Crystal Lake Drive for a two-mile-long stretch that will bring the field south down to Bass Lake and Lake Lagrange.

After hitting the race’s southernmost point along Lake Margaret Drive, runners begin making their way north again along Burnby Avenue, Michigan Street, Delaney Avenue and Palmer Street, before heading under the Holland Expressway along Mills Avenue to Lake Lawsona, where they’ll hit the home stretch that brings them back to Lake Eola for the race finish.

Registration is limited to 4,500 for the half marathon and 2,000 for the 5K, so runners thinking of signing up are encouraged to do so early.

OUC Orlando Half Marathon in Orlando, Florida Courtesy OUC Orlando Half Marathon
Courtesy OUC Orlando Half Marathon Courtesy OUC Orlando Half Marathon

All photos courtesy OUC Orlando Half Marathon

Race Weather & Climate

Located amongst the lake country of central Florida, Orlando typically experiences mild to moderately warm temperatures in the early winter season, with lower precipitation than in the summer and early fall months. In December, temperatures average between 53°F and 73°F, while precipitation totals average around 2.31 inches for the month.

  • Dec. 7 average low temp: 54°F
  • Dec. 7 average high temp: 74°F

Past Results

Course Map

See the OUC Half Marathon course map here.

Starting Time

  • 7:15 AM – half marathon
  • 7:15 AM – 5K


  • $80 – $110 for the half marathon
  • $33 – $42 for the 5K
  • $58 for the virtual half marathon


To reserve your spot in the 2024 running of Orlando’s OUC Half Marathon or Track Shack Lake Eola 5K race, register online at the race website here.

Official Race Website



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5 comments… add one
  • Mark Sampson November 22, 2020, 9:59 pm

    There is a charge on my credit card that points back to the “OUC Orlando Half Marat” – who can I call to see what this transaction is all about?!
    Thank you.

  • Doug Vogel October 21, 2020, 2:35 pm

    Would it be possible to have a vendor at the finish line? We are really struggling during this hard times.

  • Alison Nieporent October 26, 2018, 11:56 am

    I am writing to you on behalf of the Marathon Maniacs and Half Fanatics running clubs. I am in charge in finding race discounts for our clubs in the SE United States. We are hoping that you would consider offering a perk to the Marathon Maniac and Half Fanatic membership, such as an entry fee discount. Any perks/discounts would be advertised in our monthly newsletter and on our web site in the member-only section. This would provide advertising for your race and an increase in Maniac and Fanatic participation.

    We are interested in a discount to your half marathon.

    Please let me know if you have any questions.

    Kind regards,
    Alison Nieporent, Marathon Maniac #12677, Half Fanatic #13740, Double Agent #2324

    PS – If you would like to find out more about the Marathon Maniacs or Half Fanatics, you can visit our web sites at http://www.marathonmaniacs.com and http://www.halffanatics.com or just contact me with any questions.

  • Bill Sublette November 24, 2014, 2:38 pm

    The map for the 2014 OUC Half Marathon in Orlando, Florida, is not the correct course map. The correct course map is on the Track Shack website…

    • Terrell Johnson November 24, 2014, 3:26 pm

      Great catch, Bill. The course has now been corrected/updated.


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