The FTC Mary Andrews Marathon: 13.1 & 26.2

Sun January 15, 2023 Hawthorne, FL 32640 US Directions
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Events

Full Marathon Distance 26.2

$85 8:00AM EST - 1:00PM EST Price increases after September 14, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

Half Marathon Distance 13.1

$55 8:00AM EST - 1:00PM EST Price increases after September 14, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
Place
21815 SE 71st Ave
Hawthorne, FL US 32640
Description

The Florida Track Club will host the FTC Mary Andrews Full and Half Marathon again in 2023! This course is FAST and is a Boston Qualifier!  The 2022 race saw 64% of the runners qualify for the Boston Marathon.

In our first year, the marathon course record for the men was set at 2:33 and 2:48 for the women!  The half-course records are 1:09 for the men (2021) and 1:24 for the women (2022)! 

The FTC Mary Andrews Marathon will feature an 8:00 AM Start Time for the Half and Full Marathon. The race will be capped at 120 total runners between the two events so be sure to sign up ASAP! 

The out and back course allows for family and friends to spectate the race and makes a smaller race like this way more fun! 

Registration will be available online until 1 hour prior to the race start. 

Volunteers are NEEDED for this race, please go to the "Volunteer" tab on the menu bar at the top of this page and sign up. This event is being operated at cost and is volunteer-led so please help us make this event successful for our local runners! 

 

  • Marathon: $85 until 9/14, $95 from 9/15 to 11/14, $105 from 11/15 to 12/31 and $110 01/01 until 01/16 when registration closes.
  • Marathon Distance: $25 discount code can be found here for FTC Members (be sure to log into your account) 
  • Half Marathon: $55 until 9/14, $65 from 9/15 to 11/14, $75 from 11/15 to 12/31, and $80 from 01/01 until 01/16 when registration closes. 
  • Half Marathon Distance: $10 discount code can be found here for FTC Members (be sure to log into your account) 
  • If you are an active member and did not receive the discount code, please email us! Check your membership or sign-up here! Annual Memberships are $40 for families, $30 for individuals, $15 for students. 
  • The FTC hosts a race every month of the year! Make sure your membership is active to get NINE FREE races and big discounts on the other three.
  • See Florida Track Club Race Schedule Here and join! 
Swag, Awards, and Goodies:

  • Custom FTC Finisher Medal to all finishers!
  • Tech-Tee for all registrants (Size guaranteed if you register by Dec. 17)
  • Awards - Overall and master winners. Age group awards will be available for pick up after the race in 10-year categories for top 3 in each division 
  • Post-race refreshments

Remembering Mary Andrews:

Mary grew up in the Gainesville area and returned to town after graduating from Liberty University. Mary was a long-time member of the local running community and the Florida Track Club. Mary was incredibly funny and brightened every run she joined. Mary was a friend to all who knew her and was a caring and gentle soul who was loved by so many. She cherished her family, friends, and cats and had a passion for running and fitness. 

Over the years, she completed multiple ultra-marathons, marathons, half-ironman triathlons, and numerous other road and mountain trail races. She qualified multiple times for the Boston marathon. Mary ran the first running of the FTC Marathon in March, of 2021. Shortly after running the race, Mary was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer and passed away at the age of 44 later in the year. The FTC Marathon was Mary's last race in our community and we hold it each year in her memory. 

Please join us and celebrate Mary and her love for running! 

Marathon Course:

The FTC Marathon will start at the Hawthorne Trail Head of the Gainesville/Hawthorne State Trail. The course follows the flat and fast paved bike bath out for 3.27 miles and then turns around and comes back. Each loop will be 1/4 of a Marathon making it easy for family and friends to view the race. The tree canopy on both sides of the trail will provide both shade and low wind conditions for optimal running! 

  • Flat and Fast USATF Certified: FL21006JK (Boston Qualifier) Course on the Gainesville/Hawthorne Trail
  • Fully Automatic Timing with Runner Tracking Provided by Endurance Sports Timing
  • 4-loop out and back course that is spectator friendly and only has 7 turns for the full 26.2 miles! 
  • 5-hour course cut off limit for water stops, traffic guards, and the official timed result (runners may still finish at their own risk)
Half-Marathon Course:

  • Not up for running the full Marathon? Sign up for the Half Marathon distance while spots last! 
  • Half Marathon runners will start at the same time and run with the Marathon runners. They will complete two loops of the USATF Certified Course: FL21007JK for 13.1 miles. This loop only has 3 turns so it is FAST! 
  • Fully Automatic Timing with Runner Tracking Provided by Endurance Sports Timing

Hydration and Fueling:
  • On-course hydration approx. every 1.5 miles in the form of water and Gatorade.
  • Gu Gels will be available for runners at aid stations in limited quantities so please carry your own fuel and only use gels provided as needed late in the race
  • See Map below for details. ALWAYS go to aid stations on your right to avoid running into other participants going the other direction! 
Packet-Pickup, and Parking
  • Registration will be available online until 1 hour prior to the race start. 
  • Packet Pick-Up will be available on race morning at the event only starting at 6:30 am.
  • Please DO NOT park at the Trail Head, Parking will be at Hawthorne Middle/High School: 21403 SE 69th Ave, Hawthorne, FL 32640. It is only a short walk from there to the start. 
  • Street parking will also be available ONLY at the red zones on the map below!! Do NOT PARK ANYWHERE OUTSIDE OF THESE ZONES! 
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