OUC Orlando Half Marathon & Track Shack Lake Eola 5k

OUC Orlando Half Marathon & Track Shack Lake Eola 5k

DEC

02

2017

Orlando, FL   7:30 AM






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Date, Time & Location

Saturday, December 2, 2017
7:30 am: Half Marathon Start
7:40 am: 5k Start
Orlando, FL

Lake Eola

About the Event

One of the Southeast’s top road race events, now in its 40th year, winds through scenic Downtown Orlando and beautiful Lake Eola. You will join over 6,000 runners for this Orlando tradition and enjoy live music along the course. Discover the City Beautiful and the fun beyond the run...


Event
Highlights

OUC Orlando Half Finisher Shirt

Run Orlando and Finisher Merchandise

Run the 40th Annual OUC Orlando Half Marathon!
Order your Finisher Shirt, Brooks Run Orlando apparel and headwear to train in style. Limited quantities available in-store and at the event!




Post Race Party

  • Registered participants (over age 21) receive two Michelob Ultra drink vouchers.

  • Florida Dairy Farmers will serve up ice cold chocolate milk (while supplies last).

  • Get “ICED by Florida Hospital” in the Cool Zone.

  • Refreshments from Publix, where shopping is a Pleasure.











Event Photography

Be sure to wear your bib number on the front using all four pins so that it's visible to photographers! Visit www.bbactionphoto.com to view race day photos. Participants will be notified by email when photos are ready for viewing!


Restrictions

For safety reasons, bicycles, roller skates, inline skates, and dogs will be prohibited from the race. The use of headphones is discouraged.

Walker Friendly Events

Keeping Central Florida Fit is our mission. Walkers are encouraged to participate in all Track Shack races. Municipalities require that road ways are clear of participants and opened as soon as the race is complete. That is why at least a pace of 16 minutes per mile is set. If the pace isn't maintained, race officials will ask you to move to the sidewalk to re-open the roadways.

Stroller Restrictions

Participants with baby joggers or strollers must start behind designated stroller signage and are REQUIRED to walk/jog no faster than 15 minute per mile in the 5k ONLY; stroller/jogger operators may not weave through packs of runners, and must always yield the right of way to other runners. Failure to comply will result in deletion from official race results and disqualification from participating with a stroller in future events.

Entry Fees

Half Marathon

Through December 31, 2016

$70

Jan 1 - May 31

$75

June 1 - September 30 (Name on bib deadline)

$80

October 1 - November 18

$90

November 19 - December 1

$100

14-17 & younger/ 65 & older

$10 off

Virtual Race
No discounts apply.

$80

NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!


5k

Through May 31

$31

June 1 - September 30 (Name on bib deadline)

$35

October 1 - November 18

$40

November 19 - December 1

$45

8-17 & younger/ 65 & older

$10 off

NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!




Refund and Transfer Policy

The registration fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable; there will be NO refunds or transfers of entries from person-to-person. However, if for some reason you cannot compete after registering, you may defer your entry to 2017 or switch from one race to another, for a small fee. Deadline to defer your entry is Friday, November 17, 2017.


Packet Pick-Up Schedule


Tuesday, November 27
10:00 am - 7:00 pm: Packet Pick-up at Track Shack

Wednesday, November 28
10:00 am - 7:00 pm: Packet Pick-up at Track Shack

Thursday, November 29
10:00 am - 7:00 pm: Packet Pick-up at Track Shack

Friday, December 1
10:00 am - 7:00 pm: Packet Pick-up at Track Shack

Event Schedule

Saturday, December 2, 2017
6:00 am: Packet Pick-up (NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION)
7:30: Half Marathon Start (13.1 miles)
7:40: 5k Start (3.1 miles)
8:30 am: 5k Awards
10:00 am: Half Marathon Awards
11:00 am: Baggage Claim Closes

227 N Eola Dr
Orlando, FL 32801

OUC Half Marathon

OUC Orlando Half Marathon Perks

    • An awesome finisher's medal

    • A Raw Threads gender-specific short-sleeve shirt (lightweight, breathable and temperature regulating)

    • Commemorative tote bag


Course

One of the southeast’s top road race events, winds through scenic downtown Orlando and beautiful Lake Eola. You will join more than 4,000 runners for this Orlando tradition and enjoy live music along the course. Click on the map to enlarge and print!

OUC Orlando Half Marathon Course Info

- Nine water stops about every 1 1/2 miles. Gatorade will also be available.
- Live Entertainment
- Two Port-O-Lets at each water stop
- One food stop with GU Energy Gels at approximately mile 8.5.
- Approximately 2.4 miles of brick
- Two on course tents will include an EMT and self-serve supplies such as Band-Aids, Blistex, sunscreen, Biofreeze, blister relief. Mile 5.2 and 10.
- Bike medics will be on course.








Pace Groups by Track Shack

Want to make sure you make it to the finish line by your goal time? Pace Groups by Track Shack will get you there! Sign up at the OUC Orlando Half Marathon tent on race day where you will meet up with your pace group leader. Sign up is free and is open to all half marathoners!

Half Marathon pace groups will be offered for the following target finish times:
1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 1:55, 2:00, 2:05, 2:10, 2:15, 2:20, 2:30, 2:45

Meet the Pacers

1:40


Joseph Bruno

1:45

 Brandon Kusner

1:50


Michael Kuo

1:55


Cheryl Sobering

2:00


Rose Rodriguez

2:05


Andres Perez

2:10


Mark Russell

2:15 (10 run/1 walk)


Shannon Battoe

2:20


Kathryn Morrow

2:30


Wendy Fitzsimmons

2:45


Leah Metelnikow






OUC Orlando Half Virtual Race

Virtual Race

Can’t make it to the race but still want to experience the excitement and achievement?  Sign up to run the virtual race!

• Register online by November 26. Select OUC Orlando Half Virtual.
• Race capacity is set at: 4,000
• Wednesday before the race, we’ll email a race bib.

Here’s how to run a virtual race:

• Run or walk the distance wherever you are
• Break your run up into multiple sessions
• Run on a treadmill
• Post a photo and share your virtual race experience on your social media hashtag #ouchalf. This is optional but fun!
• So easy! Then just wait for your medal and t-shirt to arrive by mail within two weeks following the race.

Track Shack Lake Eola 5k Perks


  • All 5kers will receive a commemorative Greenlayer Sports soft tech tee
  • Commemorative tote bag


Course Maps

This scenic and shady 3.1 mile route meanders through beautiful downtown Orlando neighborhoods. 5k water stop is at the halfway point.
 
2016 Course map >>



B-Tag Scoring

The B-Tag by ChronoTrack is the timing device used to score half marathon and 5k participants. The B-Tag is attached to the back of the runner bib number.

In order to receive an accurate time, please confirm your bib is:

  • Clearly visable on the FRONT of the torso.

  • Unaltered or modified. Do not fold or wrinkle or you risk breaking the timing chip.

  • Pinned in all four corners so the timing chip stays flat.

  • Not covered with jackets, water bottles, etc so as not to block the reading of the timing chip.


Finisher's Medal

Half Marathoners will receive a stunning, commemorative finisher's medal.


Results

2016 Half Marathon & 5k
2015 Half Marathon & 5k

2014 Half Marathon & 5k

2013 Half Marathon & 5k

2012 Half Marathon & 5k

2011 Half Marathon & 5k

2010 Half Marathon & 5k

2009 Half Marathon & 5k

2008 Half Marathon & 5k


Florida Dairy Farmers

Half Marathon Award Categories

Overall – Top 5 M / F
Masters – Top M / F
Age Group - Top 3 M / F
Race Walkers – Top 3 M / F

Half Marathon Age Division

14-18   35-39   55-59   75-79
19-24   40-44   60-64   80 and over
25-29   45-49   65-69    
30-34   50-54   70-74    



Note: ONLY Runners and walkers ages 14 and above who wear the designated B-Tag are included in the race results. View TSE policy >>

Half Marathon Prizes

Merchandise prizes and prize money totaling $3,400 will be awarded to the top three overall male and female athletes!

1st $850
2nd $500
3rd $350

Merchandise prizes will be awarded to the 1st place male and female in each age group. Please note, overall awards are based on Gun Time. In the interest of fairness, the Masters, and Age Group awards will be based on Net Time.


Florida Dairy Farmers Award Hat

Florida Dairy Farmers is giving a Top Finisher Hat to all award winners. Keep a look out for those wearing the hat and congratulate them!

If you receive a hat, share your accomplishment proudly! Post a picture of your hat with the hashtags #builtwithchocolatemilk, #floridamilk and #OUC40 for a chance to win a Florida Dairy Farmer's Gift Basket filled to the brim with some of your favorite treats! 



USATF Half Marathon Championship

OUC Orlando Half Marathon is the 2016 USATF Florida Association Half Marathon Championship for men and women.
The race also features prize money and medals for the top three male and female Floridian/USATF members and recognition as state champions.  Prize money is awarded as follows: 1st, $100, 2nd $75, 3rd $50 overall finishers.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR OPEN STATE CHAMPIONSHIP: One must be a 2016 USATF member to enter the Championship. If one does not have a 2016 membership, please complete a membership application first. Note: one may enter with a 2015 membership number as long as your membership is valid for 2016. U.S. citizenship required.



5k Awards

Overall Top 10 M / F
No age group awards in the 5k.

Note: ONLY Runners and walkers ages seven and above who wear the designated B-Tag are included in the race results. View TSE policy >>

The Track Shack Foundation, is a 501©(3) organization that helps provide health and fitness opportunities to young Central Floridians through the funding of youth athletic programs.



The Florida Citrus Sports Foundation is committed to enhancing the quality of life for disadvantaged youth and families in Central Florida. This is accomplished through the Foundation’s charitable contributions to organizations dedicated to improving the lives, health and education of children in our community.


Sister City Program - Orlando, FL & Urayasu, Japan

Our Sister City exchange program with Urayasu began in 1989 to promote cultural understanding and stimulate economic development. The program aims to help residents and businesses exchange ideas related to education, science, culture, commerce and tourism. In 1996, the Orlando Runners Club entered into a Sister Club Affiliation Agreement with the Urayasu Runner’s Club to strengthen the ties of friendship, and to contribute to deeper understanding and broader friendship between the American and Japanese people.

Each year the Orlando Runners Club selects up to four runners to participate in the Tokyo Bay Urayasu City (Half) Marathon, touring historical and educational sites, having tea with the mayor and are honored guests at the race itself and at the annual Urayasu Runners Club banquet. Two nights are spent at the home of a Japanese family to promote cultural exchange and friendship with our sister Club. In return, up to four runners from Japan are similarly hosted here by the Orlando Runners Club in December for the OUC Orlando Half Marathon. The Japanese runners spend several days sightseeing in Central Florida, and they are the honored guests at Orlando Runners Club’s annual Christmas party. For more information, please

contact Orlando Runners Club President: Victor Hung at president@orlandorunnersclub.org.


Thanks to our sponsor for supporting this community event.






OUC–The Reliable One is a municipal utility owned by the citizens of Orlando. It provides electricity and water services to customers in Orlando, St. Cloud, and parts of Orange and Osceola counties. OUC continues to live up to its name. It has been honored four times as the most reliable electric utility in the Southeastern United States by PA Consulting Group, a leading management, systems, and technology consulting firm. Use the OUC Preferred Contractor Network to find a qualified, licensed contractor to make efficiency upgrades to your home. It’s fast and easy and you’ll receive your rebate at the point of sale.

Learn more about the depth and breadth of OUC’s green initiatives.



Florida Hospital is one of the country’s largest not-for-profit health care providers with 22 campuses serving communities throughout Florida.

Visit the Florida Hospital tent on-site and get ‘ICED’ in the cool zone and chill out those runner's knees!



We are your hometown running and walking headquarters, your one stop shop for the highest quality shoes and apparel expertly sold by a knowledgeable staff. We are your inspiration for change and motivation to empower others. Get fit and feel great!

Check out the Track Shack before the event! We are selling Brooks Event T-Shirts and Headsweats Visors while supplies last. Beginning in November, purchase over $100 of Brooks merchandise in store and become a Brooks VIP day of race and use the VIP Restroom facilities.



We help people achieve health and financial security by providing easy access to cost-effective, high-quality health care. And we continue to be a leader in building a stronger, more effective health care system by working with doctors, hospitals, employers, patients, public officials and others. Aetna has a long history of providing healthcare for OUC employees and is excited to sponsor this community event.

Please view Aetna’s commitment to a healthy environment.



Publix Super Markets is the largest and fastest-growing employee-owned supermarket chain in the United States. Publix and our associates excel in community involvement, volunteerism and a commitment to our market areas and beyond. Publix's commitment to diversity has contributed to our success in being a great place to work and shop.

Publix’s has a Green Routine® and read how we all can get one too!

Stop by the Publix tent on-site for post-race refreshments!



Brooks Sports, Inc. is your go-to company for anything and everything related to the run. As a leading running company that designs and markets high-performance men's and women's running shoes, apparel and accessories in more than 40 countries worldwide, we are dedicated to inspiring people to run and be active by creating innovative gear that keeps them running longer, farther, faster and happier.

Brooks has a Running Responsibility program, read all about it.

Be sure to check out Brooks in Track Shack during race week at Packet Pick-Up and have a chance to experience the Brooks VIP Porto-Lets by purchasing over $50 worth of Brooks gear at Track Shack beginning October 12th.




Florida Dairy Farmers is Florida’s milk promotion group that works to educate consumers on the dairy farming industry and the nutrient-rich foods it provides. FDF represents more than 130 dairy farming families throughout the state.

Get more info on Florida Dairy Farmer’s farm practices and environmental sensitivity.

See the Florida Dairy Farmers on race day and get your ice cold chocolate milk and towel while supplies last.




Michelob Ultra offers the perfect balance between the crisp refreshment and light clean profile that can take you to the ULTRA life – the life that is a balance between working hard, and taking it easy.

Learn more about City Beverages, local distributor of Michelob Ultra, corporate social responsibility on Green Matters.

Get the ULTRA life at the OUC Orlando Half Marathon post-race party!



The Orlando Downtown Development Board (DDB) strengthens the role of Downtown Orlando as the economic, governmental and cultural center of Central Florida. The DDB is responsible for the planning, implementation and administration of the City’s core area redevelopment and development program. On your run at the OUC Orlando Half Marathon, see all there is to see in our beautiful city.

Learn more about Downtown Orlando’s Green Works program.




Like loved ones who cheer their favorite athlete to the finish line, Covenant House Florida aims to prepare homeless youth for a healthy transition into adulthood. Our agency cannot make such an impact without the help of the dedicated athletes on the Covenant House Florida Home Team. Take on the challenge of endurance competition not only for yourself, but also to help raise awareness and resources to change the lives of Central Florida’s homeless youth. Find out how!


Florida Citrus Sports is a not-for profit membership organization dedicated to increasing community spirit and pride, promoting tourism, stimulating economic development and ultimately benefiting charities, educational institutions and the quality of life in Central Florida through its signature events. The Florida Citrus Sports Foundation is committed to enhancing the quality of life for disadvantaged youth and families in Central Florida. This is accomplished through the Foundation’s charitable contributions to organizations dedicated to improving the lives, health and education of children in our community.





13 Weeks to 13 Miles Training Guide


Driving Directions to Downtown Orlando

227 N Eola Dr.
Orlando, FL 32801

From East:
From I-4 east, take the Colonial Drive exit (Hwy 50).  Turn left onto Hwy. 50 and then turn right onto Summerlin Ave., continue on Summerlin to Pine and turn right.  Garage will be on your left.

From West:
From I-4 west, take the Amelia/Colonial Drive exit (Hwy. 50).  Go right on Hwy. 50 and follow to Summerlin Ave.  Turn right on Summerlin and take down to Washington St. and turn right (there is one garage there) or continue on Summerlin and turn right on Central Blvd.  Take Central to Library parking garage.

From 408 East:
Take Mills Ave. exit and go left on South St.


Parking

Limited parking along side streets; parking garages are located at the corner of Rosalind St. and Robinson Street. See Parking Garage Addresses (rates may apply).



Bike Parking

Bicycling is a great alternative for transport to our event.  Bicycle commuting reduces congestion, while reducing the production of carbon monoxide and other ozone depleting emission.  It’s also a great way to see the city, and avoid congestion when parking.
BIKE PARKING LOCATIONS:
On N Eola Drive near E Washington St.
On N Eola Drive near E Central Blvd.
On E. Central Blvd. near S Osceola Blvd.


Juice Bikes


Don't have a bike? Get an hour free when you sign up with Juice Bikes!

Promo Code: OUCRUN16

https://orlando.socialbicycles.com/#how-it-works




Hotels

Eo Inn/ Spa- from $179
227 N. Eola Dr. Orlando, FL
.1 mi. from start and finish.


Travelodge- from $69
409 N. Magnolia Ave Orlando, FL
.5 mi. from start and finish.


Embassy Suites Orlando- SOLD OUT
191 E. Pine St. Orlando, FL
1 mi. from start and finish.

Designated as a lodging facility that makes a commitment to conserve
and protect Florida’s natural resources.  This property has received
this recognition as part of the Florida Green Lodging Program, a voluntary
initiative of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).


The Grand Bohemian Hotel- from $270
325 S. Orange Ave. Orlando, FL
1 mi. from start and finish.

Designated as a lodging facility that makes a commitment to conserve
and protect Florida’s natural resources.  This property has received
this recognition as part of the Florida Green Lodging Program.


Courtyard Orlando Downtown- from $171
730 North Magnolia Ave. Orlando, FL
1.5 mi. from start and finish.

Designated as a lodging facility that makes a commitment to conserve
and protect Florida’s natural resources.  This property has received
this recognition as part of the Florida Green Lodging Program.


Crowne Plaza Orlando Downtown- from $109

304 W Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32801
1.8 mi from start and finish.
Phone: (407) 367-3626
Every room includes Microwave, Refrigerator,
FREE WiFi and LATE Check-Out

Designated as a lodging facility that makes a commitment to conserve
and protect Florida’s natural resources.  This property has received
this recognition as part of the Florida Green Lodging Program.

Aloft Orlando Downtown- OUC Discounted Rate- SOLD OUT
500 South Orange Ave. Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: (407) 380-3500
1.8 mi. from start and finish.

Designated as a lodging facility that makes a commitment to conserve
and protect Florida’s natural resources.  This property has received
this recognition as part of the Florida Green Lodging Program.



Residence Inn Orlando Downtown- from $195
680 N Orange Ave Orlando, FL 32801
OUC Half Marathon Discount: Rate includes a hot breakfast buffet, reduced parking ($5/)
and Wireless HSIA. Each suite features a King sized bed, fully equipped kitchen,
40’ HDTV with 70 HD channels, a sleeper sofa, large work desk, and much more!! 
1.5 mi. from start and finish


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando Downtown- from $140
60 South Ivanhoe Boulevard
Orlando, Florida, 32804
407-425-4455
2 mi. from start and finish

Designated as a lodging facility that makes a commitment to conserve
and protect Florida’s natural resources.  This property has received
this recognition as part of the Florida Green Lodging Program.


 

Hilton Garden Inn Orlando International Drive North - from $99
5877 American Way Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: 407-363-9332
9.4 mi. from start and finish.
$99 rate for race weekend
2 Double Beds
Complimentary self parking
Free standard wi-fi in-room and in the lobby


Course Entertainment

Hard Way


Finish Line Band
The Hard Way


The Hard Way is an Orlando based group. Made up of Luis Rex Kevin Stever and Jorge Alvarez, The Hard Way brings a Jam style of live music to new and old styles. Their upbeat live show is based off of the many years of playing and touring locally and nationally. The Hard Way is an exciting and fun live show every time!!! 







Sweet Cambodia


Location: Mile 2.8
Sweet Cambodia

Sweet Cambodia a progressive soul funk band founded by Eric
Charles, Savvy Savage, Donnie Fusion, and Yante Beliveau.
Together they bring a fresh rhythmic based sound that displays
each of its members full musical abilities.






Location: Mile 3.4
Power Entertainment DJ Larry

Power Entertainment DJ Service offers the largest variety of party music in the Orlando and Central Florida area. Music is customized for each client. We specialize in weddings, life events and corporate entertainment.
Website: Powerdjorlando.com








Location: Mile 4.5
SummerLong

We are some good ol' Florida boys from just across the bridge spreading our swampy, salty reggae vibes wherever the crowd wants to get barefoot and boogie down!” Their music can be found at summerlong.bandcamp.com.






Location: Mile 6.8
Power Entertainment DJ Steve

Power Entertainment DJ Service offers the largest variety of party music in the Orlando and Central Florida area. Music is customized for each client. We specialize in weddings, life events and corporate entertainment.
Website: Powerdjorlando.com











Location: Mile 8
Elvis by David Jericko

Chicago born David Jericko has been performing since he was a child.  A strong musical-theater background brings “Elvis” to life on the stage.  David has performed theater, concerts, conventions and private parties for the past 10 years.  He’s now taking his live Elvis show to the next level.  His ability to recreate true different looks and sounds, late 50’s – 60’s to the 68′ Comeback, all the way to the Vegas/Jumpsuit era.  If you want a performer that will bring Elvis to your function, you need David Jericko.









CFC Arts

Location: Approx. Mile 11
CFCA Group Singers

CFCArts exists to enrich their community’s quality of life by making the arts accessible and affordable for all. They provide an inclusive and welcoming creative platform where individuals can connect.




Anthony and Paul

Location: Approx. Mile 11
Anthony Dixon and Paul Scavarda

 Anthony and Paul have been performing together off and on since they were 15 years old.  Both have become accomplished musicians in their own right and they currently play in the Dixieland and Bluegrass bands, among others, at Walt Disney World. 











Location: Approx. Mile 12
DJ Paulee

DJ Paulee is a student of music continually perfecting his craft and is totally up with the times. He caters the music to fit the style of your event using one of the largest music libraries in the business.  His enthusiasm and attention to detail is a unique trademark in the entertainment industry. No matter what the occasion - themed parties, weddings, birthdays bashes, anniversary celebrations, corporate events, half marathons... you name it he can do it.


Are you looking to cheer on your friends and loved ones as they run 13.1? MAKE A PLAN and make it easy for them to spot you cheering them on! Click here to print out the tips and spectator locations.

10 SPECTATOR AND CHEER LOCATIONS

Before Mile 1. East Central Blvd. and South Summerlin Ave. (In front of Soco Thornton Park restaurant)

Before Mile 2. East Concord St. and North Ferncreek St. (Open grass lot)

Mile 3. Livingston St. and North Primrose Dr. (Festival Park)

Mile 3.5. East Jackson St. and South Primrose Dr. (Cherry Tree Park)

Mile 4. East Gore St. and South Primrose Dr. (Mile 4)
HINT: From Mile 4, take Gore St. WEST to Bahama Dr. and catch your runner just before Mile 9!

Mile 5.5. East Grant St. between Rest Haven Ave. and Conway Gardens Dr. (Near the Masonic Temple)

Mile 6.75. Raeford Rd. and South Bumby Ave. (Near Power DJ!)

Mile 7.25. Ferncreek Ave. and Michigan St. (Open grass lot)

Mile 9.1. East Gore St. and South Mills Ave. (At 903 Mills Market. Enjoy a breakfast wrap and mimosa! Take a walk to Lake Davis and watch the parade of runners near the Lake.)
HINT: From Mile 9.25, take Gore St WEST to Euclid Ave to catch your runner after Mile 11!

Mile 11.5. Lake Ave. and Palmer St. (On the north end of Lake Cherokee)

SPECTATOR TIPS

Follow these tips and you won’t miss a single step of your runners’ race! DON’T KNOW ANYONE RUNNING? We have some tips for you too!

1. YOUR CHEERING LOCATION should be planned ahead of time so your runner can spot you on the course! VIEW PACE CHART »

2. WEAR BRIGHT COLORS and tell your friends what you’ll be wearing so they can spot you.

3. HOMEMADE SIGNS are so inspiring. Funny is also good. A sign with your runners’ name works every time.

4. WAIT A LITTLE LONGER
if your runner hasn’t passed in the expected amount of time. They make take longer than expected.

5. DRESS COMFORTABLY. Check the weather and plan accordingly. Rain, shine, warm, or cold, the race will still go on!

6. CHEER as loud as you can! Runners feed off the energy that the crowd generates.

7. PERSONALIZE YOUR CHEERS Yell out runners’ names on their bibs or t-shirts.

8. CHEER ON EVERYONE! You may be giving encouragement to someone who needs it to keep going!

9. ESTIMATE YOUR RUNNERS LOCATION
and have enough time to get from one location to the next if you are viewing from multiple locations.

10. POSITIVE CHEERING helps runners finish! Never tell a runner they’re almost done when they are not.

Participants

Can walkers participate?
Of Course! The Orlando Half Marathon and 5k is for athletes of all speeds. Please note: Due to city road closure and traffic requirements, half marathon participants MUST maintain a pace of at least 16:00 minutes per mile (or faster).

Are there any age requirements to participate?

To participate in the Orlando Half Marathon one must be 14 and 8 years old to participate in the 5k.

How can I volunteer?

Click here to sign up to volunteer! Volunteers are the backbone of all our events and are always needed and welcome.

Registration/ Packet Pick-up

Can I change my mind about which distance to run?
You can switch distances for a small fee. Click here for details.

What if I register and then become injured or am unable to attend?

There will be NO refunds or transfers of entries from person-to-person. You can defer your entry to 2016 for a small fee. Deadline to defer your entry is Friday, November 13th.
Click here for details.

When/where can I pick up my race packet?

Race packets will be available to pick up at Track Shack (1104 N. Mills Ave. Orlando, FL 32803) between November 30- December 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Race packets will also be available on race day at the race site start starting at 5:30 a.m.

Can someone else pick up my race packet?

You can have a family member or friend pick up your race packet as long as you gave them the permission.

How can I make changes to my registration?

Please email susan@trackshack.com or annie@trackshack.com.

What is included on my personal bib?

Your personalized bib will include your first name and your race number. Must register by Sept. 30.


The Race and Course

Will the race be timed?
The Half Marathon and the 5k will be timed using the ChronoTrack timing system. A ChronoTrack B-tag will be located on the back of the race bib. Do not remove, bend or break the ChronoTrack B-tag. Without the B-tag, your official time WILL NOT be recorded.

Where are the aid stations and what is being served?
There will be nine Water/Gatorade stations, about every 1 1/2 miles.

Are MP3 players and/or strollers allowed on the course?
MP3 players with headphones/earbuds ARE allowed on the course. For the safety of yourself and the other participants, baby joggers, strollers, baby carriers, baby backpacks, inline skates, motorized scooters, bicycles, skateboards, canes, crutches, walkers, walking sticks and animals of any kind are prohibited from the course.

What if it rains?
The race will be held rain or shine. If there is lightning in the area the race will either have a delayed start or, depending on the intensity of the weather, be cancelled. The determination will be made by the Event Management staff.


Parking

Where do I park for the event?
Limited parking along side streets; parking garages are located at the corner of Rosalind St. and Robinson Street, as well as various other locations throughout downtown Orlando. Parking garage rates may apply.

How do I meet my family/friends after the race?
A site map will be posted on the website. Review the site map and plan for a designated meeting spot and time. Communicate your estimated finish time.

Post-Race Info
Where can I find race results?
Race results are available on www.trackshack.com

After I park, how can I get to another part of the course to cheer on my friend?
Don't have a bike? Get an hour free when you sign up with Juice Bikes!
Promo Code: OUCRUN16
https://orlando.socialbicycles.com/#how-it-works


Who can I contact if I have further questions?
Please call us at 407-896-1160 or email info@trackshack.com



Accessibility

What accommodations are offered to wheelchair athletes?
Wheelchair athletes are invited to participate in the OUC Orlando Half Marathon or 5k.  To participate in the half marathon or 5k a wheelchair athlete may be push rim or hand cycle and must wear a helmet.  Hand cycle wheelchair athletes will be in the exhibition category, are non-scored and may not pass the lead cyclist.  Awards are given to the overall male and female push rim athlete.
For more information on wheelchair participation, please email doug@trackshack.com.

What accommodations are offered for visually impaired runners?
In most situations and within an appropriate time frame, the organizing committee can pair a visually impaired runner/walker with a guide to participate in the half marathon or 5k.  Please email chris@trackshack to request this accommodation.

What accommodations are offered for disabled spectators at Lake Eola?
 Lake Eola Park is wheelchair accessible with handicap restrooms and wheelchair accessible sidewalks. There is also a wheelchair-accessible swan paddle boat, an attraction at Lake Eola Park. Handicap parking is available in area parking garages.





There’s something for everyone in Orlando. Immerse yourself in the world's top vacation destination, Orlando, The City Beautiful. Whether you are a die-hard visitor to Orlando, a newcomer to our city, or a local you will find new ways to create lasting memories! Below are a just a few suggestions for shopping, activities, parks and spas.

Activities

Sports









Ecotours





National and State Parks



Shopping







Spas





Culture

Ballet



Theater













Museums







Symphony




Art Gallery



Theme Parks






Resources







Runner Tracking

The 2016 OUC Orlando Half Marathon is featuring the latest in real-time race tracking by providing Live Results via our partner RTRT.me. Check your runner's status at the following splits in the half marathon: 5k, 10k, 15k and finish. Features Include:

Text2Follow

Follow participants in real-time via text notifications to your mobile phone.Text OUCHM to 38909

Live Results & Leaderboard  (SCROLL DOWN TO VIEW OR GO TO HTTPS://RTRT.ME/OUCHM )

This allows you to track an athlete online as they compete. 

Real-time Facebook / Twitter Notifications

Get automatic posting as progress is made on the course. As a spectator, the times of the participant you are tracking can be posted to your Facebook or Twitter feed automatically allowing friends and family to share in the excitement! If you are a participant, claim your profile and enable Facebook or Twitter notifications. Your stats will post live as you pass each checkpoint.

Mobile App 

Features include Live Participant Tracking, Push Notifications, Leaderboards, Map Tracking, Event Messages, Event Info and more!

Note: If you register on Monday or Tuesday of race week, you will be able to sign up for tracking on Wednesday after 10:00 am; if you register on Wednesday or Thursday, you can sign up on Friday after 10:00 am. If you register on Friday of race week, you will be able to sign up for tracking after 9 pm Friday or on race morning. Times posted during the event are Unofficial. Official results are posted upon completion of the event. 



Virtual Race Bag

The OUC Orlando Half Marathon is green! In lieu of handing out a race packet full of paper coupons and flyers, a virtual event bag will be emailed to all half marathon and 5k participants! This email will be packed with offers, coupons, and promos.

Sneak Preview of 2016 Virtual Event Bag.

Businesses- Be a part of the Virtual Event Bag!

• Create an irresistible offer to entice participants!
• Easy to set-up and gives you flexibility to work at your own pace.
• Over 6,500 Registered participants receive the Virtual Event Bag by email along with other important race information before and after the race.

Cost: Only $99

To participate and start building your Virtual Race Bag offer today, download application form here.  Complete form and return to Susan Boucher at: marketing@trackshack.com

Important Dates:

Virtual Race Bag available on website  Monday, November 7, 2016 - Friday, December 11, 2016
Offer Submission Deadline  Mon, November 4, 2016
Pre-Race Email Send  Fri, December 2, 2016
Event Date  Sat, December 3, 2016
Post-Race Email Send  Tue, December 6, 2016
Bag Closes  Fri, December 11, 2016

News & Updates Archive

2014 Highlights

Over 6000 runners and walkers from around the world gathered in the heart of downtown Orlando … Read More >>
Results >>
Half Marathon Finisher's Certificate >>
Facebook Photos >>
More Event Photos >>


2014 Aloft Stay Winner

Congratulations to Michael Goolkasian, winner of the one night stay at Aloft Downtown Orlando! Michael, who will be in town for business says he “loves to travel and run in Orlando out of cold in Boston!".


2013 Event Recap

Event Recap >>

Half Marathon Results >>

5k Results >>

Jetblue Wanna Go? Contest Winners:
Stacie Marchionne
Gene Sanderfield

Run Orlando Merchandise

Are you running the 40th?  Get ready to run the 40th annual OUC Orlando Half Marathon!  Order your Run Orlando merchandise and train in style! We are offering all new designs and colors. . 
Purchase apparel, visor, or headband now!

(Domestic shipping only).



Run Orlando Headsweats Visor 

Durable and washable visor made by Headsweats 


Price: $25 (includes shipping and tax).
Design/Color Options:
Tropical Green (Available for immediate shipping)
Black (Shipping begins mid-July)




OUC Merch

Run Orlando Brooks Women's Shirts

Brooks Distance short sleeve performance shirt
Price: $45 (includes shipping and tax)
40% OFF!$27 (includes shipping and tax)
Color: Heather Navy

Brooks Distance tank/singlet

Price: $43 (includes shipping and tax)
40% OFF! $26 (includes shipping and tax)
Color: Heather Surf







Brooks Dash Half Zip- SOLD OUT

Price: $80 (includes shipping and tax)
40% OFF! $48 (includes shipping and tax)
Color: Heather Bloom



Run Orlando Brooks Distance Men's Shirts- SOLD OUT

Brooks Distance short sleeve performance shirts
Price: $45 (includes shipping and tax)
40% OFF!$27 (includes shipping and tax)
Color: Heather Black







Men's and Women's Finisher Shirt

New for 2016:

Men’s and Women’s FINISHER’S SHIRTS featuring the OUC Orlando Half Marathon 40th Logo
On Sale at Track Shack and on race day.







Sweaty Bands

Made in America and velvet lined for a comfortable nonslip grip.
$17 (includes shipping and tax)
Design/Color options: Orlando Half Marathon (green/blue) or Track Shack


Council for responsible sport


Track Shack Events and OUC believe that sustainability matters at work, play and at home. Together, we’ll reduce the environmental footprint of the half marathon and 5k by focusing on the three key areas listed below. Also, receiving certification through the Council for Responsible Sport will increase social benefits while reducing the environmental footprint. If you have resources or would like to help, please comment below in the Facebook section.

Compost Orlando

• Volunteer waivers are electronic – eliminating 200 pieces of paper
• Online registration (71%) – eliminating over 4,500 pieces of paper
• Virtual Race Bag (VRB) – with final race info, course map and deals - eliminating 75,000  pieces of paper
• Using water for water stops from OUC hydrants – reduces 2,700 plastic gallon jugs

• Premium Trash is contracted to manage recycling of plastic bottles and cardboard. 
• Bring your used running shoes to Track Shack during packet pickup for our partners Sneaker Seekers; an organization committed to ‘tying our community together one lace at a time’.

KOB

• A system for disposal of waste at the half marathon and 5k post-race party for recycling and composting.

• Bamboo Shirts – Raw Threads are made from bamboo a sustainable resource.

As part of our Sustainability Matters, read more and feel good about our partners’ innovative sustainability initiatives.

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