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Overall Rating (305 Reviews)
4.7
(305 Ratings) 🏆 (305 Reviews)
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4.7
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Marathon & Half Marathon through the beautiful Town of Celebration. Come run this flat, fast course and enjoy great swag and a post race party featuring live music and food from local restaurants. The Top Ten Reasons to Run the Town of Celebration Marathon & Half Marathon: 1. The Course … MORE
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    jvsutton FIRST-TIMER '22

    Great volunteers and awesome swag. Lot of time in rather blah (Think hotels) area but the course was lined with great signs that kept me laughing! Food was good - … MORE

    Great volunteers and awesome swag. Lot of time in rather blah
    (Think hotels) area but the course was lined with great signs that kept me laughing! Food was good – lots to choose from but I would have loved the option for hot chocolate since I’m not a coffee drinker.

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    eshaemonroy FIRST-TIMER '22

    The best part was the blanket, the stops, the scenery, and the food tents that wrapped around 2 streets. There was some winding boardwalks, along with some stepping up or … MORE

    The best part was the blanket, the stops, the scenery, and the food tents that wrapped around 2 streets. There was some winding boardwalks, along with some stepping up or off of curb ways (which Can be no fun for tired legs). But over all I really enjoyed this race (minus the cold- but I made it fun and dressed up in a penguin onsie)

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    [email protected] REPEAT RUNNER '22

    Celebration is a great place to run! After running 3 half marathons on this course, I decided to run the full this year. It didn’t disappoint. A majority of the … MORE

    Celebration is a great place to run! After running 3 half marathons on this course, I decided to run the full this year. It didn’t disappoint. A majority of the runner only run the half, so it got a little lonely running the full. However the volunteers and community along the course kept me going. I will do it again!

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    eric.swenson14 FIRST-TIMER '22

    I have heard about this race for awhile and finally decided to do it. Ran the half to see the course and determine if I want to attempt a PR … MORE

    I have heard about this race for awhile and finally decided to do it. Ran the half to see the course and determine if I want to attempt a PR here next year in the full. Packet pickup was easy, no frills, just well organized. No expo which given the temperature I probably would skipped anyhow! Great swag! Awesome and I mean just friggin awesome course support, Good job production team. Overall very nice community to run in and have nothing but good things to say about the race. I will definitely be coming back next year. Highly recommend to any runners both Floridians and destination runners if your going to be in Orlando for other tourism activities.

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    amykay9377 REPEAT RUNNER '22

    I love this race! I found it in it's Inaugural year, after doing a Disney race for the first time, and realizing that yes, I CAN do this! I loved … MORE

    I love this race! I found it in it’s Inaugural year, after doing a Disney race for the first time, and realizing that yes, I CAN do this! I loved that they had such a LONG course time, so I didn’t have to worry about being slow.
    This year, there was no expo; instead there was a simple packet pickup at the Lakeside Community area near the starting line. I got my bib, shirt, and swag within 5 minutes (Saturday before the race). I did miss having access to local running stores’ sales on Gu and such, but I survived!
    The race itself was great – even if it WAS 30º at the start! It’s organized very nicely (although if they get much bigger, they may want to start having official corrals or better ways to line up at the start…). There are ample water and gatorade stops along the route, as well as a halfway table (at 6ish miles) for bananas and Gu. The course is well marked, with mile markers for both half and full, and additional timing mats for halfway splits (for half-marathon) and 15k splits. Also, the community comes out in force to cheer on the runners! (Maybe not when it’s this cold, but usually, anyway!). The absolute ROAR of the crowd at the finish line, as you make the turn in at Mile 13 (or mile 26.1) is SPECTACULAR and worth the price of admission alone. You can hear the finish line at mile 12.5, as you circle the lake, and it just builds and builds and builds… geez, I’m a dork, but I cry every single freakin’ year when I come around that corner!
    Lastly, it needs to be pointed out that this race is WALKER Friendly. I’ve never finished this half-marathon faster than 3:50, and in no way do I feel “less than” any other racer. I get passed by Marathon runners and they cheer ME on! It’s an amazing community that truly made me love racing.
    TL;DR – LOVE IT, will continue to do it, it’s the BEST I’ve ever done.

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    Jollybrits REPEAT RUNNER '22

    This is a well organized race from packet pickup to the flow of festivities at the end. The course route is flat and contains a variety of scenery, running past … MORE

    This is a well organized race from packet pickup to the flow of festivities at the end. The course route is flat and contains a variety of scenery, running past the highway, through beautiful neighborhoods, and even a lap around the local high school track. There was also a few segments of running on a boardwalk through a nature trail which added to the serenity of it. It happened to be cold the weekend of the 2022 race so the organizers held a bag check which was helpful to have warm dry clothes to change into post race. The local restaurants also offered food samples post race which was a welcome change from just bananas and bagels at most races. I have done this race twice now have been pleased both times.

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    Lopezeight REPEAT RUNNER '22

    This race has a beautiful course. It is so well organized, and the communication is great. They have plenty of volunteers and lots of water stops/port-a-johns. The after party simply … MORE

    This race has a beautiful course. It is so well organized, and the communication is great. They have plenty of volunteers and lots of water stops/port-a-johns. The after party simply can’t be beat. My favorite part, though, is how it is geared towards both Boston qualifiers and slower runners and walkers alike.

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    Bryan826 REPEAT RUNNER '22

    I have run both the full marathon and the half-marathon in Celebration. The full is just a double loop of the half course. It's run in the neighborhood and has … MORE

    I have run both the full marathon and the half-marathon in Celebration. The full is just a double loop of the half course. It’s run in the neighborhood and has about 100 turns (maybe not quite that many…), but it’s a fun course. The route takes you along several boardwalks thru the trees – which can be tricky if it’s wet or cold (which it was for both of my races), but it’s pretty scenery in the woods. Overall it’s a fast and flat course.
    The race isn’t crowded, but still full enough to offer decent competition. Parking and Race day packet pickup are easy to manage and the race swag is always great! First time I got a stainless steel tumbler, this year I got a fuzzy blanket.
    The end of the race celebration is fun. Finish line isn’t over crowded so it’s easy to see friends finish the race and then find each other. Free food from local restaurants plus beer and mimosas to make it an overall great race. I’ll go back for sure!

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    carol57swanson REPEAT RUNNER '22

    First time I ran this marathon it rained 100% of the time. The event was a success because of the staff and volunteers. Second time I ran this marathon we … MORE

    First time I ran this marathon it rained 100% of the time. The event was a success because of the staff and volunteers. Second time I ran this marathon we had a 32 degrees start. The event was again a success because of the staff and volunteers!!!

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    Antoniom401 FIRST-TIMER '22

    This was my first marathon ever and I absolutely loved the experience! The race organizers were friendly, the route was scenic and clean, and the swag/food at the end of … MORE

    This was my first marathon ever and I absolutely loved the experience! The race organizers were friendly, the route was scenic and clean, and the swag/food at the end of the race was quite enjoyable!

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    leeannfsu1 REPEAT RUNNER '22

    Course is flat and this year it was really cold which made me go faster! If you need a fast course, Celebration is the race for you! The food and … MORE

    Course is flat and this year it was really cold which made me go faster! If you need a fast course, Celebration is the race for you! The food and adult beverages are tops and people gather at the finish to root their fellow runners to the end!

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    samanthabrish FIRST-TIMER '22

    First time racing Celebration! Came down for a girls weekend to race with my mom and friends. We had a wonderful experience and all had a great day on the … MORE

    First time racing Celebration! Came down for a girls weekend to race with my mom and friends. We had a wonderful experience and all had a great day on the course! The event was well organized from pre-race communication to packet pick up, course maps and finish line festivities. The shirts and blankets were awesome as far as swag goes- chilly day in Florida (even for us Michigan girls, so the blankets came in handy). Aid stations were frequent and mile markers at every mile were helpful. Great pace group leaders with the Marathon Pacing Team. Enjoyed running around beautiful Celebration. Post-Race food and music were great. Can’t wait to be back!

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    CND2022 FIRST-TIMER '22

    It was my first marathon and overall I was pleased by the performance as well as the course itself. Save for the cold weather, the course was alright. It was … MORE

    It was my first marathon and overall I was pleased by the performance as well as the course itself. Save for the cold weather, the course was alright. It was not challenging at all. I did not particularly like going through the wooden bridges and the woods as I think it slowed me down. However, it was a nice experience. I will probably run it next year or moving forward.

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    Michael_Eiken REPEAT RUNNER '22

    You run all around one of the prettiest towns in America, running on trails, a high school track, and next to houses! There are a bunch of supporters and every … MORE

    You run all around one of the prettiest towns in America, running on trails, a high school track, and next to houses! There are a bunch of supporters and every year there is a bunch of competition that will help you improve your time.

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    smartymarty REPEAT RUNNER '22

    The finish is awesome with lots of support n cheering Love the course as it goes on a track and on the trails. The restaurants provide lots of food options. … MORE

    The finish is awesome with lots of support n cheering Love the course as it goes on a track and on the trails. The restaurants provide lots of food options. The friendly community supports the runners

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    FitDanaBeth REPEAT RUNNER '22

    A well supported and organized race. The delayed start time felt comfortable for us to avoid a thick crowd and spread out for safety. AWESOME swag plus delicious food and … MORE

    A well supported and organized race. The delayed start time felt comfortable for us to avoid a thick crowd and spread out for safety. AWESOME swag plus delicious food and drink to celebrate post race. Parking is limited so get there early or stay local.

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    redwing1914 FIRST-TIMER '22

    The food at the end was great. They also had Coke which made me very happy. Come early because parking isn't easy. Course was nice, mostly shaded. Fun signs for … MORE

    The food at the end was great. They also had Coke which made me very happy. Come early because parking isn’t easy. Course was nice, mostly shaded. Fun signs for interest during the stretch where there wasn’t much scenery.

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    andymartin REPEAT RUNNER '22

    Great race ,swag and post race food. Well supported and great volunteers. DJs playing throughout the course. Beautiful neighborhood to run through. All the restaurants had great food at the … MORE

    Great race ,swag and post race food. Well supported and great volunteers. DJs playing throughout the course. Beautiful neighborhood to run through. All the restaurants had great food at the post race party.

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    lauradfreeland FIRST-TIMER '22

    It’s such a charming course, nice and smooth—though the narrow boardwalk slowed me down a bit. It was a blast, and the super soft blanket we got as swag (in … MORE

    It’s such a charming course, nice and smooth—though the narrow boardwalk slowed me down a bit. It was a blast, and the super soft blanket we got as swag (in addition to the race tee) was a sweet addition.

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    Alice FIRST-TIMER '22

    Want a flat half marathon with great crowd support, plenty of water/Gatorade stations, lovely scenery and toilets. You need to run this. The volunteers are amazing, the runners are supportive. … MORE

    Want a flat half marathon with great crowd support, plenty of water/Gatorade stations, lovely scenery and toilets. You need to run this. The volunteers are amazing, the runners are supportive. I planned my US holiday to run this race. I loved it. I’ll be running it next year. Brilliant swag bag too. Sign up as soon as you can.

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