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Sandy Claus Full and Half Marathon

Sun December 3, 2023 Ponte Vedra, FL 32081 US Directions


Join us on Sunday, December 3rd in Nocatee for the fifth 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 courses underwent a makeover, and were again USATF certified in 2022.  We think you will love this updated course.  No changes are planned for 2023. 




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  for all runners.


All runners registered two weeks prior to the race a guaranteed to receive a commemorative race shirt of their requested size (11/17/23).   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

Overall M&F will be awarded in the Fun Run.  All 1Mile Fun run participants will receive the finisher medal.

Award Glasses will also be presented


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 # FL22048JK

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 9
    Mile 10.5
    Mile 12.5
    Mile 13.5
    Mile 15.75
    Mile 18.25
    Mile 20.75
    Mile 22.2
    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.

Check out a view of some of the course 

Event Schedule

Pre-Race packet pickup at the Nocatee YMCA Saturday Noon till 3PM.


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 7:03 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

8:45 - 10K Award Ceremony

9:00 - Half marathon Award Ceremony

11:59 am - Course Water Stations Close

12:30 pm - Finish Line Area Closes

*If you expect to still be on the course after our water stations close; please bring your own personal hydration systems
*If you expect to finish after our 12:30 timeline, please send me an email - Clean up may be in progress, but we will leave the finish line arch up for you :-) 

Marathon Awards ceremony will start as soon as we have overall top 3 Males & Females; approx. 10:30.  Age group award winners can receive their award as they finish by checking in at the results tent.

Age Group award winners in the 10K or Half that miss the official ceremony will be awarded when they check in under the Results/Awards Tent

Race Website

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