Columbia St. Augustine Half Marathon 2017
Saturday and Sunday, November 11 and 12, 2017 at Francis Field
The annual St. Augustine Half Marathon, now sponsored by the Columbia Restaurant and renamed the Columbia St. Augustine Half Marathon, will take place on Sunday, November 12, 2017. The event consists of multiple races and running opportunities on Sunday for all ages: a Half Marathon, a 10K, and a 5K Family Run. There will also be a Runners Expo at Francis Field on the preceding Saturday (November 11, 2017) from 11 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Races are walker-friendly, offering a unique opportunity to see the sights of the Ancient City along a scenic and comfortable route. For more information, visit the Columbia St. Augustine Half Marathon website or call (305) 716-1111.
The Half Marathon is walker friendly with a required 16 minute/mile pace. The course starts at the Castillo de San Marcos at 7:00 a.m., travels over the Bridge of Lions, to Anastasia Park, down Scenic Highway A1A, over the 312 Bridge, and then all the way back. Runners must be 15 years or older to participate.
The 10K will start at 7:05 a.m. from Francis Field and travel over the Bridge of Lions into Anastasia State Park and back. Drink stations will be set up every 1.5 miles. You must be 15 years or older to participate in this race. The 10K is walker friendly.
The 5K Family Run will start at 7:10 a.m. from Francis Field, go past the Castillo de San Marcos, over the Bridge of Lions, and all the way back. Drink stations with water and energy drinks will be set up at the mid-way point and at the finish line. This race is walker friendly, and is open to ages 12 and older.
Along with the races, there will be a Runners Expo on the grounds of Francis Field where guests can buy running shoes, accessories, and gear, while getting information on new products, local organizations, and more. The Expo will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The races take place on Sunday,
Registration prices vary depending on the race distance. For more information about registration fees and schedules, visit here. All registrants should pick up their packets before the race. Post-race food and refreshments are available for all participants. Custom-designed trophies will be awarded to the top three participants in each age division. All participants will receive a shirt and finisher's medal.
When: Runners Expo is open on Saturday, November 11, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. On Sunday, November 12, the Expo opens at 5:00 a.m. and the races go out around 7:00 a.m. (see detailed schedule below).
Where: Francis Field is located at 29 West Castillo Drive in St. Augustine.
For more information, call (305) 716-1111 or visit here.
Schedule of Events
Date & Time
Saturday November 11, 2017
Expo and Registration Packet Pick Up opens / Francis Field
Expo and Registration Packet Pick Up closes / Francis Field
Sunday November 12, 2017
Packet Pick Up (5K, 10K and Kids’ Race) opens / Francis Field
Packet Pick Up (5K, 10K and Kids’ Race) closes / Francis Field
National Anthem / Castillo de San Marcos
Columbia St. Augustine Half Marathon start / Castillo de San Marcos
Columbia St. Augustine 10K Run / Francis Field
Columbia St. Augustine 5K Family Run / Francis Field
Expo opens / Francis Field
Awards Ceremony for Half Marathon / Francis Field
Expo closes / Francis Field