RACE INFORMATION

DECEMBER 6 – DECEMBER 8, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, FL

 

 

Friday December 6

 

Bill Bone 5K glow run & 10K | 6:30 PM 

Start/Finish on Flagler Drive by the Meyer Amphitheater.

 

 

Sunday December 8

MARATHON, HALF MARATHON, RELAY | 6:00 AM

Start/Finish on Flagler Drive by the Meyer Amphitheatre.

 

FINISHER’S MEDALS

Finisher’s medals will be handed out at the finish line to participants of all races. 

“Double” contestants will get both medals (for the 5K race on Friday and their race on Sunday).

ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, ENJOY!

 

AWARDS

Awards will be presented in a ceremony at the Meyer Amphitheatre following each race.

Individual Awards
Top 3 Open Male/Female
Top Master Male/Female (40+)
Top Grandmaster Male/Female (50+)
Top 3 Men/Women 5 year increments
(age -19, 20-24, 25-29,…65-69, 70+)
Top Male/Female Ambulatory Disabled

 

Bill Bone 5K & 10K are part of the Honda Classic Race Series. 

 

Relay Awards
1st Place Team awards for
All Male
All Female
Co-Ed
Masters (all team members 40+)
Grandmasters (all team members 50+)

Awards must be picked up in person, or you may pay to have them mailed post-race through our online store.

 

Overall Awards by Lisa Duncan
Local artist Lisa Duncan has been commissioned to create 4 unique fused glass awards for the 2019 overall winners, male/female, in the half marathon and marathon.

Lisa Duncan/Dockside Designs

course support

We have water, Gatorade  FITTEAM Hydrate, fruit, bars and energy gels as well as the fantastic medical support provided by Jupiter Medical Center, our bike support, and local EMS.

Aid Stations approximately every mile (see map) Portalets at every aid station and the relay exchange zone.

FIRST AID/MEDICAL: Medical staff available at each aid station. Main medical tent located next the race on village (Datura between Narcissus and Flagler Drive). On course medical tents located on N. Flagler Drive by 36th Street and on S. Flagler Drive by Monceaux Rd.

PACE TEAM

We have partnered with MarathonPacing.com as our official Pace Team for the FITTEAM Palm Beaches Marathon and Half Marathon. Their Pace Leaders have paced over 19 marathons on average and are trained in CPR. The Pace Teams run with enthusiasm, dedication and commitment to help you run your best! 

As a benefit to runners the Pace Team will be there for you. We will be offering pace groups led by experienced pacers for a wide variety of times including many of the Boston qualifying standards.

A pace team is a group of runners led by an experienced leader who run together in the marathon. The pace leader runs a steady pace and keeps track of that pace so that the group can achieve their goal of finishing the marathon at a particular time. There are wonderful benefits of running with a pace group. You’ll be supported by a cheerful leader and will be side by side with other runners sharing the same goal as you.  The Pace Team promises to provide fun and excitement for both first time, and experienced marathoners looking to reach their running goals – whether that’s a personal best, or just getting across the finish line.

pace team faq

HOW DO I SIGN UP TO RUN WITH A PACER?
Just stop by our table the Packet Pickup and we’ll discuss your race plan and make sure you’re in the proper pace group. You can also find us at the beginning of the race.

WHERE DO THE PACERS COME FROM?
All of our Pacers were chosen because of their years of running many marathons around the country but most importantly their extensive marathon pacing experience. Our Pacers are dynamic and personable, and know from past experience exactly what it takes to help you have a great marathon experience.

HOW WILL THE PACERS BE RUNNING THE RACE?
Every pace leader will be holding a steady pace throughout the marathon. These “even splits” are the best way to achieve your peak performance in the race. They will make appropriate adjustments for elevation changes and to deal with course crowding issues.

WHERE WILL MY PACE LEADER BE ON RACE MORNING?
About 30 minutes before the start we’ll be assembling in the starting area. Each Pacer will be holding up their pace sign so when you see it go and join up with the group. About 15 minutes before the start the Pacer will give you some last minute instructions about running with the group. They will talk about the course, what to do if you need a break, and how to make it through the water stops. We will be wearing our bright Pace Team uniforms. Now is the time to ask any last minute questions you may have.

PACE TEAM LINE UP 2019
Goal Finish Time:
3:45 (8:35/Mi) Pacer Bruce
3:55 (8:47/Mi)  Pacer Dave 
4:00 (9:10/Mi)  Pacer Scott
4:15 (9:44/Mi)  Pacer James
4:30  (10:18/Mi) Pacer Diane
4:45 (10:41/Mi) Pacer Ken
5:00 (11:27/Mi) Pacer Tim
5:15 (12:01/Mi) Pacer Jeff
5:30 (12:36/Mi) Pacer Cindy
3:00 Half Marathon (13:42/Mi) Pacer Brandi 
6:00 (13:44/Mi) Pacer Audrey
Half Marathon Sweeper Pacer Marcela

Both Full and Half Marathoners will run in the same Pace Groups. The Pace Team is free to registered runners

“The Pace Team promises to provide fun and excitement for both first time, and experienced marathoners looking to reach their running goals – whether that’s a personal best, or just getting across the finish line” 

THE SPIRIT OF RACE DAY

FAQ

Frequently asked questions

REGISTRATION

I did not get a registration confirmation email?
Check your spam filter. If that does not work, then please send an email to support@fitteampalmbeachesmarathon.com to request a confirmation email.

I cannot make the race this year, can I defer my entry until 2020?
Yes you can defer your entry until 2020. For a deferral, please follow the steps in this link:

https://help.runsignup.com/support/solutions/articles/17000062915-defer-registration-claim-deferral

Bill Bone 5K/10K: The deadline to defer is at noon, Friday December 6, 2019.
Marathon/Half Marathon/Relay: The deadline to defer is at 6PM, Saturday December 7, 2019.

We will not accept any deferments after that time for any reason. There is a $15 fee to defer.

Can I upgrade or downgrade my race distance?
Yes, for upgrades/downgrades prior to December 4, please contact support@fitteampalmbeachesmarathon.com. After December 4, you can change race distance at the Registration Desk at the ARRIGO Health and Wellness Expo. To upgrade you will need to pay the price difference for the race. There are no refunds for downgrades. We accept changes until the Expo or until the race sells out.

Please send an email to support@fitteampalmbeachesmarathon.com with the details and reason for the change. Please note that some changes are not permitted.

I cannot make the race this year; can I get a refund or transfer my race entry to another participant?
No, unfortunately we do not allow transfers or refunds. If race officials determine a transfer has occurred, the runner’s time will be DQ’d and both runners will be banned from all our running events. ALL legitimate races have this policy, and it has to do with age group awards, qualifying times, and potential medical implications.

If I provide medical documentation of my injury or pregnancy, will you give me a refund?
We do not allow refunds, but you can defer to 2020. See above.

Is there an age requirement to run ?
Yes. Marathon registrants must be at least 18 years of age on race day; Half Marathon and Relay registrants have to be at least 13 years of age. No exceptions. There is no age requirement for the 5K.

I have a team in the Relay, and one of the members can no longer participate. Can I replace them with another person?
Yes. Please send an email to support@fitteampalmbeachesmarathon.com to request the change prior to December 4 or at the Expo until 6PM on Saturday December 7, 2019.

PACKET PICKUP

Where do I pick up my race packet? When can I pick up my packet?
You must pick up your race packet (bib, shirt, goody bag) at the Health and Wellness Expo at the Meyer Amphitheater.

Expo Location: Meyer Amphitheater, 104 Datura Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401  

BILL BONE 5K GLOW RUN & 10K: December 6, Noon-6:15PM at the Expo at the Meyer Amphitheater
Race Day Registration for the 5K  will be available until 6:00PM on December 6 unless the race is sold out.

MARATHON, HALF MARATHON, RELAY, : Race packets for the Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay  must be picked up at the Health and Wellness Expo on Friday December 6 or Saturday December 7. Please bring the race confirmation email and a photo ID.

There is NO packet pickup or race registration on race day, Sunday December 8. Please plan accordingly.

What do I need to bring to pick up my packet?
Please bring the race confirmation email and a photo ID

 

Can I have a friend or family member pick up my packet for me?
Yes. They will need to bring your race confirmation email and a copy of your photo ID.

Can I have my race bib and shirt mailed to me?
No. We do not mail out race bibs or shirts

Can I pick up my race packet on Sunday morning?
No. Race packets can only be picked up at the Health and Wellness Expo at the Meyer Amphitheater on Friday and Saturday.

Can I register for a race at the Health and Wellness Expo?
Yes, unless the race is sold out. We cannot guarantee shirts or other swag for late registrations.

Where is the Health and Wellness Expo? What are the hours?
Location: Meyer Amphitheater, 104 Datura Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 

Hours: December 6, Noon-6PM and December 7, 10AM-6PM

Where do I park?
There are several public parking garages in the area.

THE RACE

Where is the start/finish line?

Bill Bone 5K Glow Run & 10K:
The start and finish line is located on Flagler Drive between Evernia and Datura Street by the Meyer Amphitheatre.

Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay: The start and finish line is located on Flagler Drive between Evernia and Datura Street by the Meyer Amphitheater.

GPS: Use Meyer Amphitheater, 104 Datura Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

What are the start times for each race?
The Bill Bone 5K Glow Run & 10K starts at 6:30PM on Friday December 6.
The Marathon, Half Marathon, and Relay start at 6:00AM on December 8.

Are  handcycles allowed?
Handcycles are allowed in the half marathon and 5K. Due to the nature of the course, it is not possible for handcycles to participate in the the full marathon, 10K or the relay. Should you like more informaton, please contact madeleine@k2roadsports.com

Do you offer pace teams?
Yes – read more about our pace team here.

Can I run with a stroller?
No. Runners with strollers will be disqualified. No exceptions.

Can I run with my dog?
No.

Can I run with my personal trainer?
Personal trainers must register for the race.

Where do I park on the morning of the race?
We recommend that you park in one of the public parking garages.

THE COURSE

Is the Fitteam Palm Beaches Marathon a Boston Qualifier?
Yes, the course has been certified by USA Track & Field and is a Boston Marathon qualifier.

I live along the race course. Where can I find out about race day street closures?
As soon as we have finalized the route, information about road closures will be published on the race website (Event Info > Road Closures)

How long is the course open?
Bill Bone 5K: Roads open after 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay: Roads open after 6 hours.

Is there a time limit to complete the race?
Yes. The 6 hour time limit means race officials will reopen streets to vehicular traffic on a rolling basis at a 15-18 minute per mile pace. Participants still on the course at this time will be required to move to the sidewalks and obey all traffic signals. The finish line will remain open for 7.5 hours.

RELAY

What is the marathon relay?
A 4-person team division dividing the Marathon distance over four relay legs. For all questions related to the relay, please contact support@fitteampalmbeachesmarathon.com

SPECTATORS

Spectators are encouraged to watch their family and friends along the route. There will be several easily accessible vantage points and we will posting course maps and spectator viewing areas in the coming weeks! Make sure to grab your free cowbell at the Finish Line and make some noise!

 
 

WEATHER POLICY 

What happens if it rains on race day?
The race will go on rain or shine. There are no refunds for inclement weather. Should extreme weather conditions force the cancellation of the race (or any portion of the race) to ensure runner safety, there will be no refunds. However, a discount for 2020 may be offered at discretion of race management.
 
 

For the safety of all athletes, strollers, bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards, scooters, unofficial support bicyclists, pets or animals of any kind  are NOT allowed on the course.

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