- Big 3" Medals (recycled metals) to all 1/2 and Full Finishers
- Tees and Embroidered Melbourne Marathon bridge logo hats to ALL pre-registered runners
- Meet running legends at Brevard Physicians Network's Health & Fitness Expo
- Post-race Concert both race days
- Pizza and McDonalds Smoothies & Frappes to runners on Saturday
- Pancakes, Pizza and Beer to runners Sunday
- Gatorade, water and Cliff Shots at each stop.
- Fun, Fun, Fun
- A live internet webcast of the finish line will be broadcast on Sunday, Feb 6 for the Half, Full and Hand Cycle Marathons!
Located on Florida's
Space Coast, just north of Miami, south of Jacksonville
and east of Orlando and Tampa, the
State Farm Melbourne & Beaches
Music Marathon Weekend makes for a perfect warm
winter running destination for runners of all ages and
levels. It is held a month after the Disney Marathon,
and, like a rock-n-roll marathon, our event includes
more than 20 musical acts along the course of the half
and full marathon and half a dozen on the routes of the
5-k and 8-k races.
Both the 1/2 and full Marathons are USATF-certified courses
with ChronoTrack timing. The Melbourne & Beaches
Music Marathon is a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon .
It is a walker and headphones-friendly
event with a six-hour time limit on the course.
A very scenic route that includes four bridge crossings for the full and two
for the half-marathon, the course twice takes marathoners to the beach side barrier
island and back to the mainland before concluding on main street of downtown
Melbourne -- followed by the awards ceremony and a party featuring
yet another live band.
The event features an elite field of Masters runners
with $8,000.00 of the event's $15,500.00 cash purse going to top
finishers in the men and women 40 & over Masters group.
$2,000 ($1,000.00 for each race) in Dick's Sporting Goods gift cards will be awarded to competitors in the Florida Today
5k and 8k races.
$5,000.00 of the event's total $15,500 in cash and prizes will
athletes competing in Sunday's Top End EuroAmerican Handcycling Championships.
Among top Masters elites who have competed in the event
are 4-time Olympian Colleen DeReuck, 1983 Boston Marathon champion
Greg Meyer, 4-time Boston Marathon Winner and 4-time NYC Marathon
winner Bill Rodgers, 2010 Womens Masters 1/2 Marathon Champion Lori
Kingsley and 2009 & 2010 USA 1/2 Masters Champion Paul Aufdemberge.
The State Farm Melbourne & Beaches Half-Marathon is the official
2011 USA MastersHalf-Marathon Championship. Many
of the nation's top elite male and female Masters runners will
be among the field competing for the USATF's prestigious national
Masters LDR Championships are open to all member athletes of USATF,
including permanent resident aliens. However, only United States
citizens shall be awarded individual championship awards and/or
The 8-K, 1/2 marathon and full marathon are all USATF Florida State Championship races in their respective distances.
Good Neighbor Award"
State Farm will award $125.00 cash prize to the top finishing male
and female Brevard County resident in each the marathon and the half-marathon.