The 43rd annual Tallahassee marathon will be held February 5, 2017. Beginning in 1975 with just two participants, the marathon is now a well-known and eagerly anticipated event in Florida’s capital city of Tallahassee (the half-marathon began in the 1980s). In February 2016, we showcased a new marathon and half marathon course that highlighted our entire city an took our runners into a magnificent tour of our city one mile at a time. Our runners started in our quant downtown area and ran through our bustling and growing Midtown district, historic Myers Park neighborhood, new Cascades Park, and our prestigious FSU Campus and finishing on our iconic finish line provided by the City of Tallahassee. Our course had 26.2 miles of cheering and water stations making every mile memorable. For 2017, we are making slight changes to the marathon course and will be incorporating a new Cascades Park pedestrian bridge where it will lead our runners right onto FAMU way linking our entire city, its heritage culture and diversity in one amazing journey.
Our race will provide all runners with a a challenging, energetic, unforgettable and scenic course. It will be an incredible experience for everyone, from novice runners to elites.
The Tallahassee Marathon and Half Marathon is a non-profit event benefiting Gulf Winds Track Club and The Hang Tough Foundation.
Tallahassee is a place where college town meets cultural center, politics meets arts and history meets nature; a place where the vibrancy of what to do is matched only by the city's inviting hospitality.
Come explore our city; run our town. Come #OWNTALLY
In 2016, we showcased the new Tallahassee marathon and half-marathon courses that highlighted our entire city. Runners ran through local landmarks and parks and through neighborhoods and business districts.
This race is a great event for the Tallahassee community and we hope you will be a part of it. Even if you are not running, please consider volunteering or supporting those who are running.
- Both marathon and half marathon courses end at our permanent finish line in downtown Tallahassee.
- The Tallahassee Marathon is partnering with Hang Tough and the Gulf Winds Track Club. All proceeds from the race are split evenly between these two charities.
- Water Stations and cheering stations along all 26 miles. The crowd support is unlike any other.
- Tallahassee is a place where college town meets cultural center, politics meets performing arts and history meets nature, a place where the vibrancy of what to do is matched only by the city’s inviting hospitality.