FAQ

General Info

1 When is the marathon? Sunday, February 3, 2019
2 What is the host hotel? The host hotel is the DoubleTree, which is conveniently located a block from the starting line. A special group rate of $109 is available, and the hotel is offering a complimentary early breakfast for the group. Reserve your room online here.
3 What time does it start? All races will begin together at 7:30 a.m. Eastern Time
4 Where do I pick up my race packet? Packet pickup will be held at the expo, which will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. The DoubleTree is located at 101 S. Adams St., Tallahassee, FL 32301.

Race day packet pickup will be available starting at 6 a.m. in front of the Leon County courthouse by the starting line. The courthouse is at 301 S. Monroe St.,Tallahassee, FL 32301.
5 Bag Check? Bag check is available on race morning starting at 6 a.m. at the Leon County Courthouse, 301 S. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32301. The courthouse is right next to the starting line.
6 Where is the starting line? The starting line is on Monroe Street just north of the Florida Capitol and outside of the Leon County Courthouse, 301 S. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32301.
7 Where is the finish line? The finish line will be in the College Town district near 815 W. Madison Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304.
8 Moving to a different distance Email marathon@gulfwinds.org to make the change
9 Deferments? Refunds? We will not be offering deferments for any future races. We also cannot offer refunds, as pre-registration fees are used to pay for shirts and other race expenses incurred well ahead of race day. In limited cases and in the discretion of race directors, we may be able to offer refunds to runners who are willing to volunteer on race day. You may also transfer your registration to a friend for no extra cost. Contact the race directors at marathon@gulfwinds.org
10 Where can I park? For the expo and the starting line, on-street parking is available along Park Avenue and various nearby streets. Public parking garages are available at Kleman Plaza, 306 S. Duval Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301, and at the corner of S. Calhoun Street & E. College Avenue (behind the Leon County Courthouse).

For the finish line, parking is available in the garage at the corner of Saint Augustine Street & Walker Street, and also in the College Town garage near the corner of Madison Street & Lorene Street. To avoid race traffic, please enter and exit the Saint Augustine garage via Pensacola Street, and enter and exit the College Town garage from Gaines Street rather than Madison Street.

Parking is also available halfway between the start and finish in the Turnbull Conference Center garage (across from the Civic Center) at the corner of W. Pensacola Street & S. Macomb Street.

Course

1 What is the time limit for the race? All half marathon participants must maintain a pace of 15 minutes per mile or faster, and all full marathon and relay participants must maintain a pace of 13:44 per mile or faster (6-hour marathon pace). Participants who fall behind the cutoff times must move to the sidewalk and be responsible for their own safety, as police and aid station support on the course will not be available beyond the cutoff times. Thank you for your understanding.
2 Water/Medical Stations Aid stations will be provided every 2-3 miles along the course. They will have water, Gatorade, and at certain locations, energy gels. Medical stations will be provided along the course as well to assist with minor issues.
3 Porta Potties These will be provided along the course at least every (2) miles
4 Marathon/Half Marathon Course Split Look for the signs and volunteers directing you to the half marathon split.

Medical

1 What if I have an emergency on the course? Ambulance crews are stationed along the course and FSU Medical Response Units on campus are ready to mobilize.

Expo

1 Where/When is the EXPO? The expo will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. The DoubleTree is located at 101 S. Adams St., Tallahassee, FL 32301.
2 Can I register and pick up my race packet at the EXPO? Yes
3 Can someone else pick up my race packet? Yes, but the race is not responsible for anyone whose packet is picked up by another individual.