YMCA Sandbar Half Marathon & 5k

Saturday, October 12, 2024 • Fernandina Beach, FL

YMCA Sandbar Half Marathon & 5k

The YMCA Sandbar Half Marathon & 5K is back in action for the much-anticipated 2024 edition. This annual event has been held in Fernandina Beach, Florida for seven years and runners from all over the country look forward to this race. The course is a thing of beauty, running through some of the most stunning parts of Fernandina Beach. The town is famous for its historical charm and natural beauty, and the race is the perfect way to experience all that Fernandina Beach has to offer.

The course is a two-looped out-and-back run that starts and ends at the South Beach Parking Lot. With much of the course under a tree canopy, runners will enjoy a respite from the scorching Florida sun as they race. The course makes its way north on Beach Road for about 6.6 miles before making a U-turn and heading back south. The first loop requires runners to stay with the flow of traffic after the turnaround at Blindpass Park, while the second loop requires runners to run facing oncoming traffic.

Every racer will receive a finisher medal, race shirt, and free draft beer at the Sand Bar Tiki & Grill, where hot meals will also be served for racers and spectators. Live music will entertain racers while they wait for the awards ceremony. With a three and a half hour time limit for the Half Marathon, runners will have to maintain an average pace of around 16 minutes per mile.

The YMCA Sandbar Half Marathon & 5K is a race like no other. From its stunning course to the historical charm of Fernandina Beach, this event promises to be an unforgettable experience. So come out and run with your fellow racers, and soak up all the amazing sights and sounds that Fernandina Beach has to offer!

Race Weather & Climate

Englewood is a coastal town located in Charlotte County, Florida, situated in the southwestern part of the state. It offers residents and visitors a serene beachfront lifestyle with access to the beautiful Gulf of Mexico beaches and abundant outdoor activities. Englewood is approximately 45 miles south of Sarasota.

Englewood, FL, experiences delightful weather in mid-October. Anticipate an average high temperature of around 85°F, creating a warm and comfortable atmosphere for outdoor activities. The average low temperature drops to approximately 65°F, providing pleasant evenings for leisurely walks and dining al fresco. Rainfall is typically low, with an average of about 2.5 inches for the month, making it an excellent time to enjoy Englewood’s beautiful beaches and natural surroundings.

YMCA Sandbar Half Marathon Race Results

YMCA Sandbar Half Marathon Course Map

See the race route map for the YMCA Sandbar Half Marathon course map here.

Starting Time

The half marathon start time is 7:00 AM EDT.

The course closes at 11:00 AM EDT.


To reserve your spot in the 2024 YMCA Sandbar Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.

Race Fees

Online registration is now closed for this race.

YMCA Sandbar Half Marathon Race Website

YMCA Sandbar Half Marathon Website

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