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Everglades Half Marathon & 5K

  • Location: Homestead, FL
  • Date: October 21-22, 2022 
  • Terrain: Mixed
  • Difficulty: Easy

October 21-22, 2022

Homestead, FL

Difficulty:

Mixed

Loop Course

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This event has passed! Run with us next year at the Everglades.

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Welcome to the Everglades

Run with us at the gateway to the Everglades. We've been here before, but we're offering a new course in 2022 for another chance to explore this beautiful, wildlife-rich area.

GET INVOLVED

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Support Our

Park Communities

Fundraise for your chosen race and your registration fee could be waived. All funds go to Wander Project to support efforts in and around the communities that host our events.

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Volunteer with Us!

Our amazing volunteers help runners at the race expo, finish line, merch tent, and beyond! Join us for a 3-4hr shift and earn a $50 or $100 credit towards a future race.

Pro-tip: Volunteer at the expo and run the next day OR ask a friend to volunteer and "gift" you the credit (or use it themselves!)

HOW TO PREPARE

Know Your Guidelines

- Read your race details! Following event rules helps us to put on safe, sustainable events.

- We are a cup-free event! Please stick to reusable water bottles and avoid bringing disposable items to the race.

- Give wildlife plenty of distance and do not harass or touch them!

Join the Community

Vacation Races is honored to have a community of runners who actively support one another! We highly recommend joining one our Facebook groups to get input from other runners, share stories, and learn about the latest updates.

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Course Details

Course Map & Elevation

Start Time: 7:00am (EST) October 22, 2022

Start/Finish Location: Schnebly Redland's Winery (Homestead, FL)

Note: Due to permitting concerns, we have introduced a new course for the 2022 Everglades Half Marathon. There will be no significant change in terrain or difficulty. In fact, we are excited to now be running along fruit trees! Thank you for understanding.

Course Description

The race will start out running south on pavement along SW 217th Ave for about ½ mile. The course will then turn onto a dirt road running west through the farming district. These dirt roads are very nice and flat roads. This is a very flat course with only 62 feet of elevation gain over the entire course. The course will run past several exotic fruit farms that really showcase the area and importance of agriculture in this region of the country.   

The course will make a couple turns and then head south. Still running on dirt roads, at Mile 3 will be the first Aid Station. This is also the only place on course where clothing can be discarded and brought back to the finish line.  Runners will continue running south on this same dirt road for another couple miles. We will have another Aid Station at mile 5 along this same long stretch of dirt road. 

The course will then take a couple turns making our way back east. We will be taking a left back onto SW 217th Ave which is a paved road. We will then hit our 3rd Aid Station around mile 7. This will be a full service Aid Station with cut up fruit and medical staff. The course will then continue north for the next few miles, passing another Aid Station at Mile 9. At mile 10 the course will take a right for a block running east.  We will then take a left heading north again. The course is back running on dirt farm roads again for the next couple miles. At mile 11 we will have another full service Aid Station with cut up fruit again. Around mile 11.5 the course will be taking a left and heading west again for another block. You will come to the last Aid Station around Mile 12. After this the course will take a right heading north again on SW 217th Ave. The course will stay on this pavement for about ¼ mile before taking one last turn off of SW 217th Ave heading east on a dirt road for a short distance before running the final stretch into the finish line at the Schnebly Redland's Winery.

Time Limit
All runners will have 4 hours to finish the race. That is an 18.5 minute mile - plenty of time for walkers! If at anytime we deem it unsafe and need to pull a runner off the course we would hope for understanding and immediate cooperation. Failure to comply will result in being banned from future events.

Course Records
Though we've run at the Everglades before, this is a new course for us! We'll be setting all new records at the 2022 Half Marathon. Our course record holders receive a FREE RACE ENTRY every year that their time remains the course record!

Course Disclaimer
Although we do our best to plan and prepare so we run the courses we've indicated on the website, due to the nature of permitting, working with rural land owners and other conditions which are outside our control, courses are always subject to change. In the case of a necessary alteration, we'll try our best to find a similar course in terms of scenery, location, and difficulty/terrain.

Aid Stations

Expect about 6 aid stations on the course at around mile 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, and 12. A medic will be stationed typically at the aid station at or near mile 7. Keep in mind, the exact location of each aid station may vary from race to race. Aid stations include toilets, water, Gnarly Hydrate, Honey Stinger gels, basic first aid supplies, and sometimes more. 

All stations are cup-free so plan to bring your own hydration solution or request a free Nathan reusable cup when you register

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Bib Pickup & Expo

Bib Pickup Options

You have a couple of options for picking up your bib and race packet. When you register, we ask you to indicate when you plan to pick up your bib. If your plans change, don’t worry about it. We only ask to help us plan in terms of numbers.

Option #1: Race Expo
We’ll have our race expo the Friday before the race. Expos typically last from 5-7 hours, giving you plenty of time to check in to your race.

Option #2: Race Morning (not recommended)
We will have limited race morning packet pickup. If it can be avoided, please do not pick your packet up the morning of the race.

Option #3: Shipped Before the Race
There is a cost of $30 if you want to have your bib and shirt mailed to you. You can add a shipped bib to your registration until one month before the race by logging into RunSignup, clicking Manage Registration, and Add Ons.

Refunds: Once your package is shipped, you are officially checked in to the race and no longer qualify for our refund, deferment, or transfer options.

Schnebly Winery at dusk

Location: Schnebly Redland's Winery (Homestead, FL)

Date: Friday, October 21, 2022

Hours: 11:00am - 4:30pm


This is a great opportunity to pick up your bib, check out the area, and meet fellow runners. We’ll have our merchandise table set up, so be sure to stop by and say hi! We'll have a variety of swag from race shirts to our favorite Hydro Flasks and everything in-between.

Merchandise will also be available at the finish line on Saturday.

Bring Your Own Bag
In our ongoing effort to eliminate waste during our races, our expos are bagless events. We encourage you to BYOB (bring your own bag) to hold your bib, race shirt, and any goodies you pick up from the race expo!

Race Schedule 

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Schedule Breakdown

All times listed are in EST

Friday (October 21)

11:00 am - Race expo & bib pickup opens

4:15 pm - 5K runners must be parked

4:30 pm - Race expo closes


4:45 pm - 5K runners line up

5:00 pm - Everglades 5K starts!

5:45 pm - 5K Awards Ceremony

Saturday (October 22)

4:30 am - Parking lot opens

5:00 am - Bib pickup opens near the start line

5:15 am - Morning start line raffle begins

6:30 am - Pacers line up

6:45 am - Runners line up & last call for gear check

6:55 am - National Anthem

7:00 am - Everglades Half Marathon starts!

10:00 am - Awards Ceremony (near the finish line)

Note: Always plan to arrive at least 1 hour before your race start time. We will have Summit Coffee, hot chocolate, and good energy at the start line to get you ready to run.

Parking & Staging

Start & Finish Line Parking

All runners and spectators will park in the field next to Schnebly Redland's Winery. There is plenty of parking for all, but we recommend arriving early to avoid delays or traffic jams.

Drop-off 

Drop-offs will take place at the rear of the parking lot along Kings Highway (marked in green on the map). Please follow event signage and staff to drop your runner off promptly.

Event Weekend Staging Map
Everglades Parking and Staging Map

Click for the full-size map

Spectators

Spectators are welcome at this event and may park in the main lot! We ask you to stick to the start/finish line areas for the best way to cheer on your runner. There is significant traffic control for this event and we are not permitted to park and cheer along the course. Thank you for understanding.

We recommend downloading the RaceJoy app to track your runner's progress and send them cheers along the way! Once your runner has crossed the finish line, please exit the runner recovery area to avoid crowding. The beverages, supplies, and medical tent at the finish line are for runner use only - thank you!

Unsure how to spend your time during the race? Consider volunteering at the event to cheer on your runner while earning money towards a future race entry! You can sign up to volunteer via Runsignup.com once registration has opened.

Everglades 5K

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Everglades 5K & Fun Run

Date: Friday, October 21st

Start Time: 5:00pm

Location: Schnebly Redland's Winery (Homestead, FL)

What's the Fun Run? The Fun Run is for those who do not wish to be timed. You run the same course and receive a race shirt and medal, but you will not be able to compete for any awards.

The Course

Dirt Road

Stroller friendly? Yes

Disability friendly? Yes

Everglades 5K is going to be amazing.  The stunning natural surroundings, the gardens and grounds make Schnebly Redland’s Winery the perfect place to start and finish this amazing race.  

Note: Due to permitting concerns, we have introduced a new course for the 2022 Everglades 5K. There will be no significant change in terrain or difficulty and we are excited about this new course! Thank you for understanding.

Aid Station
There will be one aid station on the course near the half way point (mile 1.5). The aid station will have water, Gnarly, and bathrooms. Like the half marathon, this race will be cupless!

Bib Pickup
5K & Fun Run runners can pick up their bibs at the race expo before the race. Please plan to come early to avoid a last minute rush. 

Gator Double

What is the Gator Double?

Up for an extra challenge? Try the Gator Double! Run the 5K on Friday evening and the half marathon on Saturday morning and earn extra swag! You'll use the same bib for both events.

When: October 21-22, 2022
WhereSchnebly Redland's Winery (Homestead, FL)

Gator Double

Races:

Everglades 5K

Everglades Half Marathon

Two races, one weekend! You'll run both Everglades races within the span of 24 hours. Pretty hard, core right?

With a Gator Double registration, you'll earn: 

  • One standard race shirt for Everglades
  • ONE special Gator Double swag item - during registration, you’ll choose between a hat, pint glass, campers mug, t-shirt, tank top, or beach hoodie and you’ll pick it up at the race expo. Additional items can be purchased at the end of the second race.
  • Two finisher medals - one for each race
  • One Gator Double medal

Check in before the 5K and use this bib for both races.

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Registration & Upgrades

You MUST register for the Gator Double not separate races. 


If you register for the races separately, you will need to upgrade into the Gator Double in order to receive special swag and medals.

Need to upgrade to a Double?


This is considered an event transfer. You can transfer into a Double via your account on Run Signup.


*if you deferred or transferred into this race your race credit will appear as $0. Contact us at info@vacationraces.com and we'll complete the upgrade for you!

Zero Waste

As nature lovers, we are committed to keeping our events sustainable and managing negative impacts on the environment. Our goal is to send less than one bag of actual “trash” to the landfill after each event. We have managed to meet this goal at events with over 3,000 participants!

Here's how you can help us:

CUP-FREE RACING

Single-use plastic is a huge source of waste at any public event. We have reduced that impact by making our events "cup-free". 

What does that mean for you?

Coolers of Water and Gnarly Hydrate (electrolyte drink) are available at all aid stations, but cups will not be provided on course or at the finish line. In order to stay hydrated, we ask you to bring one of the following:

1. Reusable water bottle

2. Nathan reusable cup - These light-weight cups fold into a pocket or waistband. Request one when you sign up to run!

3. Hydration pack - These are refillable backpacks meant for running that allow you to access fluid via a built-in straw.

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Stay hydrated on course with a reusable cup!

ZERO WASTE CONTAINERS

You can help us reduce trash by sorting disposable items into the appropriate container. 

You’ll notice three containers at our events:

  • Compostables: Organic goods like banana peels and most food items (without the wrapper please!)
  • Recyclables: Paper, aluminum, cardboard, steel, and glass. Please dump out any liquids into the compost bin BEFORE recycling the container.
  • Everything Else: Non-recyclable food wrappers like from used gel packets and styrofoam. Please dump out any food matter BEFORE throwing away the container.

Please avoid putting organic waste and compostable items in the wrong bin. It gets gross to sort through.

Race Results and Photos

Race Results

Visit RunSignup for 2022 results.

Runner times are available ~20 minutes after you finish the race. Keep in mind, the results are not official until all runners have crossed the finish line, and have been reviewed by the event director. Because our age group winners are based on chip time, it is possible to cross the finish line before someone else in your age group while still finishing with a slower time than them. 

Top Finisher but missed the awards ceremony? You can request to have your place medal shipped to you!

Got questions about your placement? please email timing@runsum.com.

Half Marathon Photos

Half marathon race photos are typically available for FREE via RunSignup the Friday following the week of the race. We will send out an email when they're posted to the album. Currently, we do not offer photos for the 5K event.

Share your experiences with us! 
Be sure to use #EvergladesHalf in any photos you post from the race or your adventures exploring the park so we can share in the fun with you!

Race Merchandise

Exclusive Everglades Half Marathon merchandise will be available at the expo and near the finish line! When possible, we'll have race merch for sale in our online store after the race is over. Please allow time for us to add items online.

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We'll send you updates about registration opening, price jumps, and more to keep you on track! 

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