A Sunrise Run For Fun: The Hollywood Beach Broadwalk Half Marathon & 5K
December 28, 2023
It's that time of year. Don’t miss out on the most unique event format in South Florida! The Hollywood Beach Broadwalk Half Marathon & 5K! Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? How about a half marathon to start off 2024, plus it could help you lose some holiday season weight.
This isn't your traditional Half Marathon & 5K, you will be able to watch the sunrise over the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean and hear the sounds of waves crashing as you run just steps from the beach! Win! Win! If that interests you then here is some good news. The Hollywood Beach Half Marathon and 5K is back in a few weeks at Hollywood North Beach Park.
Hollywood Beach is a popular stop on the Elite Events South Florida Half Marathon Tour. Hollywood hosts multiple races this year, January & November. The beautiful pre-dawn and sunrise start and run along the Broadwalk are a huge draw for people from all over the U.S. The events take athletes through the eclectic, beautiful area and many stay in local hotels for the weekend.
What To Expect
The event features a start right near Hollywood North Beach Park. The course takes you through the iconic Hollywood Beach Broadwalk, an award-winning beach promenade featuring miles of pristine beach, a picturesque broadwalk, and an array of shops, restaurants, and entertainment.
The route follows the beach giving you spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, and the chance to feel the sand under your feet and the ocean breeze in your hair immediately after you finish. Whether you're a seasoned runner or just starting out, this event has something to offer for everyone with both Half Marathon and 5K options.
At the start of the race runners will run along the picturesque Hollywood Broadwalk for miles as the sun comes up. A quick U-turn takes athletes back heading north on the Broadwalk with a good opportunity to see how your friends are doing amid magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean. The course takes runners to North Surf Road to again run parallel to the Atlantic, running through a shaded tree tunnel before starting a second loop, until reaching nearly the end of the Broadwalk and Harry Berry Park. A beautiful finisher's medal for both the Half Marathon and 5K plus lots of snacks await at the finish line!
As an added benefit you will also get a close up tour of the best that Hollywood Beach has to offer. Both races are also a part of the very popular South Florida Half Marathon Tour!
But the fun doesn't stop at the finish line! Hollywood is a city that offers a great blend of culture, entertainment, and outdoor activities. After the race, treat yourself to a well-deserved meal at one of the many Seafood Restaurants, and explore the city's art scene by visiting one of the many galleries or the Artspark at Young Circle. Take a stroll on the beach, and enjoy the tranquil Gulf waters, or head back over to the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk for a leisurely walk with stunning views of the ocean.
Hollywood also offers a variety of fun activities, perfect for families and friends such as visiting the Hollywood Beach Theater where you can enjoy free live performances, or visiting the Hollywood Trolley, an open-air bus that takes you around the city's famous sights and landmarks. Sign up for the Hollywood Beach Half Marathon & 5K run and you'll experience the best of both worlds: a challenging and rewarding run, and an unforgettable adventure in one of the most beautiful places in Florida.
Can I Walk The Event?
Walkers are welcome at all of the Elite Events! There is a 3.5 hour time limit for the Half Marathon. After 3.5 hours, the course will open up to traffic. At that point, you must obey all traffic laws as if you were a pedestrian. You will still receive your finisher medal as long as you are close to finishing after the 3.5 hour time limit. Police, Volunteers, and Race Crew will be dismissed after 3.5 hours. All of the finish line and event equipment will be cleaned up after 3.5 hours.
Early Packet Pick Up: Friday January 12th, 2024 - Runner's Depot - Davie - 2233 South University Drive, Davie, Florida 33324
Race Day Packet Pick Up: 5:30 a.m. - 6:10 a.m.
Time Limit: 3.5 hours
Water Stops: There will be water and Gatorade about every 2 miles or less.
Included With Entry
Aside from being known for the best "swag" aka finisher medals and race shirts, Elite Events has their FREE Elite Events Tracker App at every race. The app allows spectators to track your progress live on the course and provides you with instant race results. Your accomplishments will be stored in their ‘Lifetime Stats’ database so you can keep track of all of your Elite Events results in one place and see how they stack up against every Elite Event participant ever!
Awards Pick Up
Since the event timing technology allows for live results, you are able to receive your award as soon as you cross the finish line. After you've enjoyed the complimentary post-race refreshments, report to the awards area where one of their team members will present you with your finish results and award.
There are only a little over 1,000 parking spots close to the race venue and start. It is highly recommended that you carpool, bike or stay at a nearby hotel. There is limited parking north of the Park available on the side streets at the Hollywood Beach Daily Rate. All athletes parking on the side streets must exit to the north (right) to East Dania Beach Road/A1A only.
This event is not organized by the City of Hollywood, for more information about pricing and how to Register, visit: https://www.hollywoodhalf.com/winter---hollywood-beach-half-marathon--5k.html