PLEASE NOTE… THE COURSES FOR THE HALF MARATHON & 4-MILER HAVE CHANGED!!!
WE WILL NOT BE STARTING FROM JUNGLE ISLAND!
THE START LINE IS AT SOUTH POINTE PARK, 1 WASHINGTON AVE., MIAMI BEACH, FL 33139
The courses for both the Miami Beach Halloween Half Marathon & the Freaky 4-Miler will start from South Pointe Park for the 2018 event! There will be aid stations approximately 1.3 miles apart. The stations will feature both water and an electrolyte beverage, along with our cheering volunteers! Additionally, medical support will be riding bikes throughout the course. There will be tents at the Finish Line that feature food, water, electrolyte beverages, and medical support. Additionally, all our post-race activities will take place at South Pointe Park. WE WILL NOT BE USING NIKKI BEACH IN 2018.
** There is a 4 hour time limit for both distances
Below are links to the overall courses of the 2018 Half Marathon & Freaky 4-Miler. Further down we also provide links for some more detail of sections of the Half Marathon course.
*** You can zoom in on the maps via the +/- arrows at the top left of the maps.
* Half Marathon Course map: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/2259113149
* Freaky 4-Miler Course Map: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/2244955126
Below are links to a few different sections of the Half Marathon course:
* Alton Road Section of Course – Start to Mile 1.6:
* Continnum Condo driveway & South Pointe Park – Mile 1.6 to 2.4:
* Ocean Drive 1st – 5th Street section – Mile 2.4 to 3.1:
* Lincoln Road Loop section – Mile 4.4 to 6:
* Ocean Drive through South Pointe Park section at the end – Mile 12 to 13.1: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/2275001764
Please share this info with anyone you know that is participating! We can use your help in spreading the word!!
The concept for the Halloween Half Marathon & Freaky 4-Miler was born in early 2009. We were looking for a unique “hook” to add into a traditional running event. We figured there were plenty of running events out there so we wanted to create a unique experience for the runners. The answer came in the form of a nudge from the special events team from Miami Beach. They asked us if we would be willing to stage an event in the newly renovated South Pointe Park in October. The light bulb in our heads lit up once the October timeframe came into play…. Halloween! Even as adults, when the calendar turns the page to October, Halloween comes to mind. The marriage of Halloween, costume themes, and a running event quickly came together! From the outset we decided that each year would feature a different traditional Halloween character. The artwork for the event, the medals, and the shirt would incorporate the Halloween character. To date we have used bats, vampires, skeletons, zombies, and werewolves. We are starting to run out of traditional Halloween characters!
Each Halloween themed medal has become a collectible. Our fans and runners eagerly await the medal design each year. Our team relishes the design period of the medal. Our collective creative juices get flowing immediately following the event as we begin planning for the design of the following year’s medal! The “Featured Creature” in our Halloween medals will be on display in all of our event locations: Miami Beach, Atlanta, and North Carolina! And yes, finishers of all the event distances will receive a Halloween themed medal. We invite runners & walkers of all skill levels to join us! There is an event and distance for everyone. Costumes are optional, but a fun & memorable time is mandatory!