- January 17, 2016
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
OCALA MARATHON – “GETTING OUT OF TOWN!” FOR 19 YEARS
Join us for the 19th Annual running of the Ocala Marathon, Half Marathon and 5k run through the renowned horse country of Marion County! The expo will be held on Saturday, January 16th and the race will be on Sunday, January 17th, beginning at Paddock Mall parking lot. The Ocala Marathon has secured its place as one of the country’s most scenic marathons. Drawing from over 40+ states and seven countries last year says something good is happening in Ocala. The marathon is a combination of southern hospitality and a stunning course that you cannot find anywhere else in Florida. Athletes will come from around the world to test themselves and each other on this Boston Qualifier , challenging 26.2 mile course.
The race weekend will kick-off on Saturday with the Runners Expo held at the Paddock Mall, in Ocala, FL. Sunday brings in the Ocala 5K, Full Marathon and Half Marathon races, music, and awards at 12 pm. There is a distance for every level runner, no hard rules, attitudes, or committees. Great Tech-shirts, well stocked Aid Stations, Easy to follow course signage, and all Full and Half Marathoners finishers receive a custom die-cast Finisher’s Medal. No Florida marathon is quite like Ocala. Every year runners tell how unique the Ocala route is. Come and join us and run through the beauty of Marion County. Spectators are welcomed with bleacher seating at the finish line.