Overall Rating
Overall Rating (219 Reviews)
4.7
(219 Ratings)(219 Reviews)
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2.4
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4.4
PRODUCTION
4.7
SWAG
4.8
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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    runnergirl.com REPEAT RUNNER '20

    I have run both the marathon and half marathon at Celebration. It is such a great event that I have run every single year except the one I was injured … MORE

    I have run both the marathon and half marathon at Celebration. It is such a great event that I have run every single year except the one I was injured but still went to spectate and cheer. Highlights: small town feel, some of the best swag (blankets rock!!!) of any size race I have been to, great course (one loop for half and two loops for marathon), nice shirts (although I wish they would go back to the Raw Threads shirts as they are superior), good course support, love the boardwalks, friendly spectators, fun signs along the course to keep you smiling, great location, weather is usually great, easy packet pick up at their little expo, and EXCELLENT post race food. There are very few races that I do EVERY year and Celebration is definitely one of them…ever since the inaugural! Can’t say enough about how great this race is. Running Celebration just makes me smile.

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    cdcrunr76 REPEAT RUNNER '20

    Awesome swag. Flat course. Fun course. I will continue to do this race each year until I am not able to. I fly down from the Chicagoland area for this … MORE

    Awesome swag. Flat course. Fun course. I will continue to do this race each year until I am not able to. I fly down from the Chicagoland area for this event.
    Well worth it!

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    aecopp FIRST-TIMER '20

    Packet pickup was very easy. Everyone I encountered was smiling and friendly. My boys and I LOVE the blanket from the race. After studying the map, I chose street parking … MORE

    Packet pickup was very easy. Everyone I encountered was smiling and friendly. My boys and I LOVE the blanket from the race. After studying the map, I chose street parking on race day. I can imagine if you’re not familiar with Celebration, not having centralized parking would be the most stressful part of the race since arrival is in the dark. I enjoyed the walk over to the start as a warm-up. It was easy to find the start, along with Port-a-potties past the start line. Pacers were very well marked, so it was easy to find the right place to wait to start. The DJ helped everyone to dance and stay upbeat on a 47 degree morning. The race app was great to keep me motivated, and I loved having the pacers on the course. The race itself was beautiful. I loved watching the sun come up as we ran by the golf course, all the fun signs, and the plentiful residents cheering everyone on along the way. My aim was to break 2 hours, which I did by over 4 minutes! The medal is really gorgeous. Finally, having the opportunity to stroll around downtown Celebration and have included food samples after the race made recovery a breeze. Overall it was a really wonderful experience and I would be grateful to return.

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    ji1949april REPEAT RUNNER '20

    Great swag,great after party including lots of food. Fun race. Course is a double loop with second loop different than first loop for about 2 miles. Neighbor hoods ,walking paths … MORE

    Great swag,great after party including lots of food. Fun race. Course is a double loop with second loop different than first loop for about 2 miles. Neighbor hoods ,walking paths and roads but great traffic control.

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    darlajake REPEAT RUNNER '20

    4th time running this race, loved it as much as the first 3. My time was off due to an injury but I had a blast enjoying the scenary, flat … MORE

    4th time running this race, loved it as much as the first 3. My time was off due to an injury but I had a blast enjoying the scenary, flat course and awesome after party.

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    ktown68 REPEAT RUNNER '20

    I "celebrated" my 50th lifetime half marathon in Celebration. It is a FLAT course, almost too flat if you like a little change. It passed my 3 requirements: national anthem, … MORE

    I “celebrated” my 50th lifetime half marathon in Celebration. It is a FLAT course, almost too flat if you like a little change. It passed my 3 requirements: national anthem, start on time and plenty of water. Great after party with free food from local restaurants, beer and mimosas. The two years I did it (2018 and 2020) the extra swag was a super soft fleece blanket!! Will be back.

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    jaymcdowell FIRST-TIMER '20

    An inexpensive race that's well run and supported. The course is very flat and fast. The swag was solid as was the post-race party. I'd definitely recommend it. MORE

    An inexpensive race that’s well run and supported. The course is very flat and fast. The swag was solid as was the post-race party. I’d definitely recommend it.

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    HF13940 REPEAT RUNNER '20

    I love this run!!! The swag is great, the expo is just the right size and the atmosphere is awesome. The course has variety and course support is great. I've … MORE

    I love this run!!! The swag is great, the expo is just the right size and the atmosphere is awesome. The course has variety and course support is great. I’ve run this twice both times helping pace a friend that achieved a PB. Next year I think I’ll do the full.

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    DJMSEE REPEAT RUNNER '20

    One of the top races to run in Florida. The race is very well organized from expo to race. The swag for this race is top notch with a tech … MORE

    One of the top races to run in Florida. The race is very well organized from expo to race. The swag for this race is top notch with a tech shirt and large fleece blanket for all runners and they upgraded the half medal this year making it a bit larger then previous years. The course is very flat and the new change this year adding in a lap around the high school track near the half way point was a nice change from the old course. The course is also very well staffed with 8 water stops along the half course. Would recommend this race to all runners.

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    cdewey1961 FIRST-TIMER '20

    Excellent race support by volunteers and community. Amazing race swag and after party. Race course scenery was very nice. I would suggest handing out a full water bottle at end … MORE

    Excellent race support by volunteers and community. Amazing race swag and after party. Race course scenery was very nice. I would suggest handing out a full water bottle at end of race instead of a half cup of water.

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    aconkol0824 FIRST-TIMER '20

    Course is relatively flat and fast. Crowd support is awesome and the route really shows off how awesome the Town of Celebration is! Swag is the best around and the … MORE

    Course is relatively flat and fast. Crowd support is awesome and the route really shows off how awesome the Town of Celebration is! Swag is the best around and the after party is a huge plus! Only downside was I felt the social media aspect is lacking – lots of questions posed to the Facebook page that went unanswered until you got to the Expo to ask the day before the race.

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    triciatezel REPEAT RUNNER '20

    The scenery is great on this course and the water stations ran very smoothly! The residents were very supportive with candy and oranges and tissues along the way. This is … MORE

    The scenery is great on this course and the water stations ran very smoothly! The residents were very supportive with candy and oranges and tissues along the way. This is my third year and plan on running it again and again. The race swag is amazing! Fleece blanket this year, cooler and bottle opener last year and Sherpa blanket the year before! Race shirts are always great material too!

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    nicolemarie793 REPEAT RUNNER '20

    They have a beautiful course, incredible swag this year, great volunteers and community members to cheer you on all throughout the course. The after party has awesome food, the on … MORE

    They have a beautiful course, incredible swag this year, great volunteers and community members to cheer you on all throughout the course. The after party has awesome food, the on course food options are great. Wonderful variety in their scenery. It was my first half marathon I ever ran and I make sure it’s one of the ones I do every year.

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    chodnett FIRST-TIMER '20

    This was my first Celebration marathon - many friends had urged me to run it for a better Boston time - fast, flat and well organized! Weather was great & … MORE

    This was my first Celebration marathon – many friends had urged me to run it for a better Boston time – fast, flat and well organized! Weather was great & I felt good – But it was going to be my day; after a record time at 10k and half splits, I fell at mile 16 1/2, breaking my humerus. I was impressed that the race director texting my running buddy to ask about me and to ask if the course was safe, and how he could improve it. As a former race director, that’s a sign of a well run team! Kuddos! I have some unfinished business with Celebration 2021 and God willing, I will definitely be back! Well done!

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    rh2809 FIRST-TIMER '20

    Very well organized run. Great runner support. Friendly community and scenic course. Packet pick up was a breeze. After party was great. MORE

    Very well organized run. Great runner support. Friendly community and scenic course. Packet pick up was a breeze. After party was great.

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    alex.morillo FIRST-TIMER '20

    I was not expecting much when I entered this race. To my surprise, this was a wonderful course. Plenty of fluid stations. Plenty of support along the course from residents … MORE

    I was not expecting much when I entered this race. To my surprise, this was a wonderful course. Plenty of fluid stations. Plenty of support along the course from residents and local businesses. The post race activities was amazing and very welcoming at the finish. I set a PR for myself as the course was very easy to maneuver. I definitely recommend this race.

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    evenoelle REPEAT RUNNER '20

    I've run this race for the past 6 years. It remains one of my favorite races. The course is flat and fast. The swag is always awesome. The after party … MORE

    I’ve run this race for the past 6 years. It remains one of my favorite races. The course is flat and fast. The swag is always awesome. The after party is way more than your average banana and bagel. The town of Celebration comes out to cheer and the neighborhood and boardwalks give you lots of pretty scenery to look at. The race director for this one is TOP NOTCH.

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    RaceWhisperer REPEAT RUNNER '20

    The race is one of the best organized races I have run. It is minimal with standard water stations and a couple of on course music folks. And the water … MORE

    The race is one of the best organized races I have run. It is minimal with standard water stations and a couple of on course music folks. And the water stations are staffed by the organizations it supports. The after party is remarkable and they keep going until the last person crosses the line! A definite race worth repeating.

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    MiMo FIRST-TIMER '20

    Small and organized, this is simply a fantastic Half Marathon. I’m not a fan of out and backs, so the course definitely won me over. Beautiful scenery, and for a … MORE

    Small and organized, this is simply a fantastic Half Marathon. I’m not a fan of out and backs, so the course definitely won me over. Beautiful scenery, and for a smaller venue I was impressed with what was offered. No corrals, but honestly it’s a smaller production so did not go in with large expectations… and was blown away! After race recovery was great, and the town really embraces the event. Definitely adding to my yearly routine!

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    sallyruns REPEAT RUNNER '20

    Nice smaller race that runs you through the beautiful town of Celebration, FL. The volunteers on the course are great and friendly and the race swag is always nice. This … MORE

    Nice smaller race that runs you through the beautiful town of Celebration, FL. The volunteers on the course are great and friendly and the race swag is always nice. This year it was the return of a cozy blanket. I loved when Raw Threads sponsored the race shirt with their amazing cotton/bamboo material but this hasn’t happened for two years now. Love the race and staying at the nearby Bohemian hotel.

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