Sandy Claus Full and Half Marathon

Sun December 4, 2022 Ponte Vedra, FL 32081 US Directions

Sandy Claus Full Marathon

$100 6:30AM EST Registration ends December 4, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

13.1 Half Marathon - Presented by Runners4Recovery

$80 7:00AM EST Registration ends December 4, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

10 KM

$55 7:00AM EST Registration ends December 4, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

1 Mile Fun Run

$25 8:30AM EST Registration ends December 4, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

Ainsley's Angels Rider

$0 7:00AM EST Registration ends December 4, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

Join us on Sunday, December 4th in Nocatee for the fourth annual Sandy Claus Full Marathon /  Half Marathon / 10K race.  Start and finish will take place in the field next to the Nocatee Splash Water Park.  The course will include the scenic Nocatee Greenway Trails, and will circle through several of the local developments within Nocatee.

NEW COURSE DESIGN - Our Marathon & Half Marathon has a new and improved course design for 2022.  Wheel measured and USATF certified.  Check back soon for updated maps & certification #'s.

The Half Marathon is presented by Runners4Recovery. Runners4Recovery is an amazing team of community members committed  to helping others. Runners4Recovery takes our convictions and turns them  into action, by bringing awareness to the community about the stigma  of individuals with substance abuse disorders. Runners4Recovery fosters healthy lifestyle choices through exercise and running.   The Runners4Recovery focus is to provide access to recovery resources and services for those in active recovery. We support individuals to embrace a healthy lifestyle through running or other healthy activities. We provide access to community agencies, and advocate for individuals to break down negative perceptions of those struggling with addiction.



245 Nocatee Center Way
Ponte Vedra, FL US 32081
Runner Amenities


Custom Race Shirt  *  Finisher Medal for all Runners    * Custom Race Bib * Post Race Food - Ice Cream or Loaded Baked Potato for all runners.


All runners registered two weeks prior to the race a guaranteed to receive a commemorative race shirt of their requested size.   All runners registering within two weeks of the race will receive a shirt as supplies permit.


Race Contact Info
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Race Awards

Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K Awards: Over all awards based off Gun Time / Age Group awards based off Chip Times.


Overall Awards will be presented as follows:

Men - 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place
Women - 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place

1st PLACE MASTERS (Over 40)


Age group award certificates will be emailed to the top three men and the top three women in the following age groups:
0-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 Plus


1Mile awards

Men - 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place
Women - 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place

Runners will only receive one award:  overall, masters, or an age group award.  


Race Course

Marathon & Half Marathon Course

**2022 USATF Course Certification pending

We will be using an updated course for 2022!!

Video Visualization of course:


Detailed Start Map:

Description: All races start under the Second Wind Arch located to the side of the Nocatee stage.  The Marathon is a 2 looped version of the Half Marathon Course.  Runners finishing will cross under the arch on the right side.  Marathon runners continuing onto a 2nd loop will pass through on the left side of the arch to record a split time, and repeat the course a second time.

Detailed Mid Map

Marathon  / Half Marathon Turn by Turn Notes

*Turns are marked with arrows on signs, and small soccer cones.

*Start from the Nocatee Spray Park Stage area/field

*.5 Mile/ Water Station #1 – Turn right, continuing onto Nocatee Greenway.  Runners will do this out and back only once.

*1M – Shortly after the one mile marker runners will turn right into a residential area.  Run on the roadways when in a residential area, facing traffic.  After about a ¼ mile runners will turn right again, and finally hit a turn around in a cul-de-sac.  Runners return from the cul-de-sac all the way back to water station #1

*When runners return to water station #1 they turn right, and continue through the Nocatee Greenway.  When the Greenway ends, runners turn right and travel south on the Crosswater Parkway.  Runners stay on the west side of Crosswater Parkway, always on the extra wide walking walking path.

*Near Mile 5, runners use the crosswalk to pass through the vehicle round-a-bout, and then turn right on Conservation Trail.  Runners will be on the south side of Conservation Trail, again on the extra wide walking path.

*At Mile 6, the walking trail will turn left onto Crosswater Edge Dr.

*Runners will make the second left onto Freedom Landing Dr.  Once in this residential area, runners may run on the roadway facing traffic.

*Turn Right on to Crosswater Lake Dr.

*Near mile 7.5 runners will be directed back onto the wide walking path on the right side of Crosswater Lake Dr.  Runners will be directed to turn right on this walking path as it cuts away from the main road.

*The Half Marathon final turn around is at mile 7.7 on Village Grande Dr.

*Runners will retrace their course exactly all the way back to the first water station inside the Nocatee Greenway.  From this point runners continue straight, directly back to our start/finish area.

*Full Marathon circles through the start/finish arch and repeats the entire course a second time.

  • Marathon/Half Marathon runners will have water stations:
  • Mile .5
  • Mile 2.75
  • Mile 5.25
  • Mile 7.6
  • Mile 10.5
  • Mile 12.5
  • Mile 13.5
  • Mile 15.75
  • Mile 18.25
  • Mile 20.75
  • Mile 23.5
  • Mile 25.7


10K Course Map

Full Course Map

Course visualization:

*Updated course 2021

10K Runners will start at 7AM, the same time as the Half Marathon runners , in the grass field, under the start/finish arch.  10K Runners follow the exact same course.  First hitting water station #1, then a stretch through a residential area with a turn around in a cul-de-sac.  Runners return to water station #1 and turn right and continue onto the large walking path on Crosswater Carkway till they hit the 10K turn around. Turn around is past the intersection of Crosswater Parkway &  Bluewater Drive.  From this turn around point they will continue directly back to water station #1, and straight through that intersection towards the finish.

Event Schedule



5:30 a.m. - Packet, Bib, & Chip Pickup

5:30 a.m. - Day of Race Registration (Cash or Check Only)


6:30 a.m. - Full Marathon Start

  *Sunrise is 7:07 a.m.

  ** Use of headlamp is recommended at the start.

7:00am - 1/2 Marathon and 10km start together!

8:30 - 1 Mile Run Run

11:59 am - Course Closes

Race Website

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