Course Certification/Boston Qualifying
The Tallahassee Marathon is a USATF sanctioned event and both the marathon and half marathon races are run on USATF certified courses. The Tallahassee Marathon is a qualifying course for the Boston Marathon.
The courses include the following landmarks:
- Start on Monroe Street (the center of Tallahassee)
- Lake Ella
- Myer's Park
- Old Fort Park
- Chapman Pond Park
- Cascades Park
- Burnett Park
- Florida State University
- Unconquered Statue
- Doak Cambell Stadium
- Integration Statue
- Landis Green
- Finish and Festival at Kleman Plaza
Course Cut-off Time and Event Timing
Both races are scheduled to start together at 7:30 am (ET). The official cut-off time for the Tallahassee Marathon is 3:00 pm. This gives participants seven hours (15 per mile). As runners progress through the course, a support vehicle and bicycles will follow them. Runners who cannot make the needed time checkpoints at every mile are encouraged to stop as there will not be traffic control, water tables, or a finish time provided to those participants. While they will not be forced to stop, any runners who continue must do so on the sidewalk and not in the road. Unsupported means that police will not be available to stop traffic at intersections and runners will be responsible for their own safety.
Electronic timing will be used and timing mats will be located at the start/finish area. All participants will receive both a gun time and a chip time.
Finishing medals will be provided for both marathon and half-marathon finishers.
Overall and masters winners in both races will be awarded based on gun time. All other awards will be based on net time.
Monetary awards of $1,000, $750, $500 for the first top 3 male/female marathon and half marathon finishers.
Top 3 age group awards for half marathon race beginning with 14-19, and continuing to 70+. Top 1 age group award for marathon race beginning with 16-19, and continuing to 70+. Monetary award of $250 for first masters both male/female for marathon and half marathon race.
Finishing certificates will be emailed to all Tallahassee Marathon finishers upon request.
Minimum Age Requirements
Participants in the full marathon must be at least 16 years of age on the day of the race. Participants in the half marathon must be at least 14 years of age on the day of the race. ANY participant under the age of 18 must have the waiver signed by a parent. The Race Directors reserve the right to speak with a parent of a participant under 18 years of age and to disallow participation by a minor if we feel the minor is not adequately prepared to participate. Under no circumstance shall anyone under the age of 18 be allowed to register on the morning of the race.
Wheelchair competitors are welcomed at the Tallahassee Marathon. They will start a few minutes before the open field. Wheelchair participants must pre-register at least two weeks prior to the race so we can make proper arrangements. Please contact the race directors if you intend to participate.
Elite Marathon Runners
A limited number of elite athlete entries will be granted which include waived entry fee. Contact the race directors if you are interested in applying for elite runner status. To apply for one of these limited entries a runner must have achieved a full marathon time on a certified course (USATF or equivalent organization) within the qualifying guidelines as listed below between August 1, 2016 and December 1, 2016.
- Non-Masters Male: 2 hours, 35 minutes or less
- Masters (40+) Male: 2 hours, 45 minutes or less
- Non-Masters Female: 2 hours, 55 minutes or less
- Masters (40+) Female: 3 hours, 10 minutes or less