Race FAQs

We expect several thousand runners to arrive on race day so allow yourself plenty of time for parking and getting to the start line at The Casements. Allow even more extra time if you are waiting until race day to pick up your race packet. The Full marathon races start promptly at 6:00 a.m. and you will need to be lined up at the start line no later than 5:45 a.m.! You will want to arrive no later than 5:15 am.

The Half Marathon starts at 6:30 a.m. so you will want to arrive by 5:45 a.m. and be lined up at the start line by 6:15 a.m.

The 5K starts at 7:00 a.m. so you will want to arrive by 6:15 a.m. and be lined up by 6:45 a.m.

The Casements
25 Riverside Drive
Ormond Beach, FL 32176

The normal runner's fare of water, bananas, and other snacks will be provided at the finish line area.

Dunkin Donuts will be available in the morning for coffee, donut holes and bagel bites. We will also have pizza available courtesy of Mezzaluna Pizzeria for your post race snack starting at 9:00am.

Runners will be treated to samples of beer donated from our own local brewery, Ormond Brewing Company, at the finish line. This will also be supplemented with Michelob Ultra courtesy of Daytona Beverages.

The Full Marathon route will stay open for 7:00 hours. You must maintain a 16:00 minute per mile pace average. Runners still on the course after the cutoff time will be picked up by the sweeper vehicle. These cutoff times are needed for runner safety and to protect runners once the major roads are opened for traffic.

The Half Marathon participants may finish while the Full route is open. The course closes at 1:30 pm.

There will be shuttle service to and from the host hotel, The Hampton Inn. Shuttle Information will be given to the registered guests upon check-in.
Shuttle Service times:
5:00am on Race Day for Full Marathon Participants.
6:00am on Race Day for Half Marathon Participants
6:50am on Race Day for 5K Participants and Spectators
Return service will run from 8:30am until 2:00pm.

Here are two 16 week training plans to help you get ready for the marathon and half marathon.
Full Marathon Training Plan
Half Marathon Training Plan

If you live in the Volusia Coastal area – The Volusia Coastal Runners can help you find training partners. Visit www.VolusiaCoastalRunners.com to join for only $10 a year.

The West Volusia Runners run 8-10 times per week in North Seminole County and West Volusia (DeLand, Debary, Orange City, Deltona) and have several runners training for the Tomoka Marathon & Half. Join for only $10 a year at www.WestVolusiaRunners.com.

The Volusia Flagler YMCA is also offering training available to YMCA members. Please check with your local YMCA to find out more information about the training program.

You do not have to enter online. You can fill out a paper registration form and mail in to us. Please ensure that paper registration forms are postmarked before March 17th, 2018.

Click here to download the paper registration form

Anticipated registrants for the race are between 1600-2000

We expect the breakdown for each event to be approximately:
Full Marathon - 600
Half Marathon - 1100
5K - 400

Proceeds from this event will go to a variety of local organizations and charities. You can find out more information by going to our Beneficiaries page.

Half Marathon: Top Overall Male & Female; Top Male & Female Master, Top 3 in Age Groups 17 & under, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

Full Marathon : Top Overall Male & Female; Top Male & Female Master, Top 3 in Age Groups 17 & Under, 18-24 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

5K: Top Overall Male & Female; Top Male & Female Master, Top 3 in Age Groups 9 & under, 10-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

We expect the awards ceremonies to take place at the following times, but final times will be determined on race day based on the finishers times. 5K at 9:00 a.m., Half Ceremony at 11:00 a.m., Full Ceremony at 12:30 p.m

The Marathon course will be the same as the previous two years. Please check our Course page for the lastest course maps and information.
Course Certification
Course Certification Map

Course Certification
Course Certification Map

Starting from The Casements with the Full, heading South on Riverside Drive then North on Halifax Drive before going out and over the Granada Bridge to Beach Street and North into the Tomoka State Park. As the runners exit Tomoka State Park, they turn south back toward The Casements along Beach Street South to Oak Forest Drive, back to Beach Street South and back over the Granada Bridge (Again) finishing in Rockefeller Gardens at The Casements.

Starting from The Casements, heading South on Riverside Drive then North on Halifax Drive before going out and over the Granada Bridge to Beach Street and heading North on Beach Street to the turn around point. At the turn around point runners head South back toward The Casements along Beach Street and back over the Granada Bridge (Again) finishing in Rockefeller Gardens at The Casements.

You can pick up your packet on Thursday, March 22nd from 4-8 p.m. and Friday, March 23rd from 2-6 p.m. at the Ormond Brewing Company, 301 Division Ave Unit 15, Ormond Beach, FL 32174.
Race Morning at Rockefeller Gardens, March 24th Starting at 5:00 am

You may have a friend or family member pickup your packet for you.

All distances will be professionally timed by Runner's High Timing and Race Management. All participants will receive a personal timing chip that is attached to their bib.

Your race results will be available almost immediately after you cross the finish line. Each bib will have a QR code on the label. If you scan this code with your smart phone it will take you directly to the website where your personalized race results are posted. If you don't have a smart phone or cannot read your QR code you can also go to the Tomoka Results website and enter your bib number or name at the prompt. Family and friends can also follow this link. Official race results will also be posted online after the event at www.RunnersHighRacing.com.

Runner tracking and results will be also available through Race Joy. For more information on race joy Click Here

N. Beach Street will be closed from Granada Blvd to Tomoka State Park from approximately 6:30am until 1:00pm.
From Tomoka State Park heading North on Old Dixie Highway to Walter Boardman Street will be closed from approximately 6:30am until 12:30pm.
Walter Boardman Street to Highbridge Road and across to John Anderson will be closed from approximately 6:30am until 11:30pm.
South bound John Anderson Blvd from High bridge to Granada Blvd. will be closed from approximately 6:00am until 9:00am.

Please note – there will be no access to Fortunata Park on the north-east side of the bridge as this park is closed for the race

If you are injured on the course please stop one of our bike marshals or stop at one of the aid stations. Our Volunteers will be able to help you and can call for medical assistance from our Halifax Health Medical Team if needed. Don't be shy about asking for help if you need it. Our volunteers and medical staff are out there supporting you!

Race registration is not refundable but you may transfer your bib by contacting the race director.

You may drop down to the Half Marathon distance by contacting Stacy@runnershighracing.com. The deadline to drop down is noon on March 24th, 2017.

There will be a water stop every 1 to 2 miles along each route. The marathon will have 16 water stops located along the full marathon course route. If you are running the half marathon you will pass around 12 stops.

Yes. We will have pace teams for both the full and the half marathon. Our pace team is being provided by the Marathon Maniacs and the Half Fanatics.
Click here to find out more information about the pace team.

This is a very flat course but there are two bridges on it. For the full marathon participants they will first cross High Bridge at Mile 10. This is a draw bridge that is approximately 25 feet above the water. It is a small but scenic bridge. It may open during the course of the event but there will be volunteers there to record your stop and start times which we will use adjust your final results after the event deducting any delays. The second bridge which is crossed by all participants is the Granada Bridge. This bridge is approximately 65 feet above the water and is 1/4 mile from the bottom to the top. It is at mile 25.5 for the full, miles 1.5 and 12.5 for the half and miles 1.5 and 2.5 for the 5K.

Most water stops on the course will also have Gatorade for your convenience. The volunteers will announce what is available at each stop as you approach it. The routine throughout the race is Water First. Gatorade second.

Yes, CLIF energy gels will be offered at multiple locations along the routes.

Jogging strollers will not be allowed.

The map indicates recommended parking areas. Some parking is also available along the surrounding streets. Please be sure to follow all posted parking signs and regulations as law enforcement will be out supporting the event and may ticket anyone illegally parked.

We recommend parking at Osceola Elementary School in the open field. This parking area is about 1/4 mile from the start / finish line. The best address to use for the parking area is; 126 Coquina Drive, Ormond Beach, FL 32176

Yes, bathrooms and port-o-johns will be available. There will be at least one port-o-john at each water stop. Some will have several and there will be some bathrooms available along the route.

The half route is difficult to access for family and friends unless they position themselves along Beach Street before the road closes. They would want to be in their place along Beach Street no later than 6:30am.

An easy option would be for them to park on the west side of the bridge and walk down Beach Street to see you around mile 2 or 3. They can easily walk back to the finish line at the Casement’s Rockefeller Gardens before you return.

You can also download the RaceJoy app to your smart phone and search for the Tomoka Marathon. You will find cheering zones identified along with recommendations on how to get to and from the zone.For more information on race joy Click Here

The Full route has a few parks along the route that cheering squads can gather. The first is James Ormond Park. (See attached picture to include). North Beach Street will be closed to Northbound traffic at 6:30am, so be sure they are well on their way after they drop you off, or they will need to take the long way around the loop via John Anderson.

Another viewing point is at High Bridge Park. This isn’t optimal as the runners run in front of this park and they will most likely witness traffic coming and going. Again, they will need to be in position before the southbound Beach Street closes, or take John Anderson to the park. Warn them of delays and runner traffic.

Please note – there will be no vehicle access to Fortunata Park as this park is closed for the race.

You can also download the RaceJoy app to your smart phone and search for the Tomoka Marathon. You will find cheering zones identified along with recommendations on how to get to and from the zone. For more information on race joy Click Here

Yes! We will allow you to leave a bag at the start area to retrieve once you finish your race. The Drop bag area will be located at Rockefeller Gardens on the River. Please plan to have your bag checked in no later than 6:00am.

You may pick up your bag with your bib ONLY. A friend/family member cannot pick up your bag for you. We will not release any bags without showing the bib that is assigned to the bag. This is for your safety. Please do not leave valuables as we are not responsible for loss or damage of any items left at the Drop Bag Area.

For anyone who may have lost something, please provide a clear description of the item in an email to Stacy@runnershighracing.com.