Sunday, December 3, 2023 • Ponte Vedra, FL
Mark your calendars for Sunday, December 3rd, as Nocatee hosts the fifth annual Sandy Claus Full Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10K race. The picturesque Nocatee Greenway Trails will set the stage, weaving through local developments and offering a scenic and spirited running experience.
New Course Design: Excitingly, the Marathon and Half Marathon courses have been revamped and re-certified by USATF in 2022. The 2023 edition retains this upgraded course, promising an enjoyable route for participants. Runner swag includes a custom race shirt, finisher medal, custom race bib, and post-race refreshments for all runners.
Shirts: Secure your commemorative race shirt by registering two weeks before the race. Late registrants within the two-week window will receive shirts as supplies permit.
Course Description: The race kicks off under the iconic Second Wind Arch beside the Nocatee stage. The Marathon, a double loop of the Half Marathon Course, offers runners a unique experience. Finishers will cross under the arch on the right, while Marathon participants continuing for a second loop will pass through on the left, recording a split time before embarking on their final lap.
Embrace the festive spirit, scenic trails, and revamped courses at the Sandy Claus Full Marathon event—where every step is a celebration!
Race Weather & Climate
Nestled in St. Johns County, Ponte Vedra, Florida, graces the northeastern region of the state, providing residents with an opulent coastal atmosphere, pristine beaches, and renowned golf courses, establishing it as a top destination for those seeking luxury by the sea.
In Ponte Vedra, Florida, on December 3, you can expect an average high temperature of around 67°F and an average low temperature of approximately 48°F. Early December marks the onset of winter, and Ponte Vedra experiences cool and pleasant weather. The region typically receives around 2 inches of rainfall during December.
Sandy Claus Half Marathon Course Map
See the race route map for the Sandy Claus Half Marathon course map here.
The half marathon start time is 7:00 AM EST.
To reserve your spot in the 2023 Sandy Claus Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.
Online registration is now closed for this race.