Start Training For The New Year: Join The Hollywood Beach Broadwalk Half Marathon & 5K

December 23, 2021

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 preparing for in 2022, that could help you lose some Covid weight. Plus 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 Marathons and 5Ks are back. Hollywood Beach is a popular stop on the Elite Events South Florida Half Marathon Tour. Hollywood hosts multiple races, the only differences in the events are the Fall race which is called the Hollywood Beach Oceanside and the Winter Race which is called the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk Half. 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. 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!

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.

Important Information
Early Packet Pick Up: Friday January 14th, 2022 - Location TBD
Race Day Packet Pick Up: ​5:30 a.m. - 6:10a.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. The event will be held Saturday, January 22nd, 2022 between 6:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. The National Anthem and Pre-Race Instructions start at 6:20 a.m. and both races start at 6:30am. The starting line will be at North Beach Park 3601 North Ocean Drive Hollywood, Florida 33019.

Parking
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.

There will be free parking inside Hollywood North Beach Park but space is limited to about 300 spots. We expect this lot to be completely full by 5:55 a.m. at the latest! There is a;sp parking available at the Garfield Garage at Charnow Park at the Hollywood Beach daily rate. Restrooms are available at Charnow Park. After the event all athletes must exit south (left) on Ocean Drive/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/broadwalk.html