The Melbourne & Beaches Music Marathon, 2010 National Masters Championship Half Marathon & Florida Today 8-K & 5-K
The Melbourne & Beaches Music Marathon, 2011 National Masters Championship Half Marathon & Florida Today 8-K & 5-K

Event Dates

SAT - February 4, 2012
5K & 8K and Kids Run

SUN - February 5, 2012
Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

Avg. Race day Temp.
Mild, mid 50's to low 70's, chance of strong north winds.

Course Profile
Very scenic and mostly flat with four bridge crossings for the full and two for the 1/2 marathon. 20 musical acts. Potentially ideal running weather. 6 hour time limit for the marathon.

7:00am - 8K start
8:00am - 5K start
8:45am - Kids Run start

7:00am Full & 1/2 Marathon
10:00am Hand Cycles


- Surfing Lessons
- Airboat Rides
- Space Center

Charitable beneficiaries include:

Timing & Operations by

Course Certied by

Thank You Runners & to the Melbourne & Beaches Community!!

Full Marathon Results | Photos

1/2 Marathon Results | Photos

8K Results | Photos

5K Results | Photos

2012 registration opening March 22!

  • 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 be awarded to 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 title.

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 prize money.

The 8-K, 1/2 marathon and full marathon are all USATF Florida State Championship races in their respective distances.

"The 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.

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