Sandy Claus Full and Half Marathon

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

Sandy Clause Full Marathon

$80 6:30AM EST Price increases after October 27, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

13.1 Half Marathon - Presented by Runners4Recovery

$75 7:00AM EST Price increases after October 27, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

10 KM

$45 7:00AM EST Price increases after October 27, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

1 Mile Fun Run

$18 8:30AM EST Price increases after October 27, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

Join us on Sunday, December 4th in Nocatee for the second 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 will have 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  *  Custom Finisher Medal    * 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
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at
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.  


We are getting close to race day and are excited to announce that all three races will have prize money for the overall awards. 


Men & Women

1st $200.00

2nd $100.00

3rd $50.00

Masters Men & Women 1st $50.00

1/2 Marathon: Men & Women 1st $150.00

Race Course

Marathon & Half Marathon Course

**2021 USATF Course Certification pending

A complete course map can be viewed at this site:

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 Point:

Description: Runners follow the Nocatee Greenway to the 3 way intersection.  This is Water Station #1.  Runners turn right down the path.  The path continues into a residential area.  Two right hand turns and then runners will find themselves at Water station #2.  Runners to a turn around here, and return to Water station #1 - TURN RIGHT, and continue down the greenway trail.     13.1 runners then come to the end of the Greenway.  Runners turn right, and proceed on the large Nocatee sidewalk/golf cart path.  Near water station #3 will be a 10K turn round.  Full & Half Marathon continues straight and 10K runners will be turning back.

Detailed Turn Around

Description:  As runners approach this round about they will stay on the golf cart path as it bears to the right.  Runners will then encounter water station #4 and turn around.  When back at the round about we will cross over to the East side of the route, and continue onto the Nocatee Landing.  Restrooms, water station, and a turn around are at this end location.  Runners continue back to the round about, and then head back north to water station #3.  Runners will be back on the west side of Cross Water Parkway.  The same side of the road is used when traveling north or south on Cross Water Parkway.

Water Stations are available on the route at these locations:

.5M / 2.9M / 4.4M / 6.25M / 8.5M / 11.25M / 12.5M / 13.5 / 14M / 17.5 / 19.5 / 22.6 / 24.5M / 25.7M

Rough road:  Just before runners reach water station #5, there is a stretch of rough paved road.  It measures .5M in distance.  You will find the far right and left sides of the road the smoothest.  The center is hard paved, but deteriorated, and rough.  Again, we recommend running on the far left or right side of the road through this section of the course.


10K Course Map

*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 water station #2.  Runners return to water station #1 and turn right and continue onto water station #3.  From this turn around point they will continue directly back to water station #1, and straight through that intersection towards the finish.

Event Schedule

PRE-RACE PACKET PICKUP:  Available Saturday 2-4pm at Lululemon; 152 Capital Green Drive Suite 28, Ponte Vedra Beach


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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