Everglades Half Marathon & 5K

Everglades Half Marathon & 5K

FEBRUARY 9-10, 2024  |  Homestead, FL

FEBRUARY 9-10, 2024  |  Homestead, FL

  • Quick Info

  • Travel & Lodging

  • Explore The Parks

  • Register to run

This is a pleasant and mostly flat course (you’d be hard pressed to find a hilly course in south Florida). This course runs primarily on dirt roads with some sections on pavement. As you run, you’ll be surrounded by the flora and fauna of the Everglades with exotic fruit trees from local farms along the trail. Top it all off with a scenic finish at the beautiful Schnebly Winery!

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Half Marathon

  • February 10, 2024
  • Start: 7:00am EST

5K Race

  • February 9, 2024
  • Start: 5:00pm EST

Expo & Bib Pickup

  • February 9, 2024
  • TBD Morning thru afternoon

Event Weekend Location

All events will start and finish at the winery!

Quick Info
  • Mixed dirt road and pavement
  • NOT wheelchair or stroller accessible
  • 83° / 69° F
  • Miami Airport (MIA)
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Get to Know Your Half Marathon Course

  • Mixed dirt & paved road
  • Average temps: 83° / 69° F
  • Elevation Gain: 53 feet! No sweat!

Map & Elevation

We heard your feedback! The new 2024 course will show off more natural Florida beauty.

Course Description & Notes

Course Description

Check back soon for a mile-by-mile description of the course to keep you on track!

Time limit
All runners will have 54hours to finish the race. That is an 18.5 minute mile - plenty of time for walkers and for everyone to conquer this course! 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.

Location Note
To be clear, this race doesn't take place inside the National Park. It's difficult to get permission to conduct private business activities on national land (and rightly so.) Having said that, this is about as close to the park as it gets.

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Mixed Terrain

This course will have a mix of wide paved roads and packed dirt roads.

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Course Markings 

We will have a variety of course markings for this event. They include mileage flags, traffic cones, and blue signs with arrows and  to keep you on track. At some events, additional signage may be used (click the image to expand).

Course Difficulty

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Overall flat, rolling elevation


We recommend training on paved roads and dirt roads with rolling elevation. Download our free PDF training plan!

Aid Stations (Bring your own cup!)

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

Expect about 6 aid stations on the course near mile 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, and 12 (Exact locations vary).A medic will be stationed typically at the aid station at or near mile 9. Aid stations include toilets, water, Gnarly Hydrate, Honey Stinger gels, basic first aid supplies, and sometimes more. 

Cups are not provided on course to help reduce waste.

Additional Details


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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.

Learn more about Wander Project >>

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!)


Train with Vacation Races

FREE PDF download for each event!

No matter what your skill level, when you're pushing your limits it's nice to have a little guidance! We're excited to offer FREE training programs for all levels.

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.

Everglades Logistics

Come here to prepare for your race! 

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, February 9, 2024

Hours: TBD morning thru afternoon

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


TBD am - Race expo & bib pickup opens

4:15 pm - 5K runners must be parked

TBD pm - Race expo closes

4:45 pm - 5K runners line up

5:00 pm - Everglades 5K starts!

5:45 pm - 5K Awards Ceremony


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 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-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

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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

Date: Friday, February 9, 2024

Start Time: 5:00pm

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

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.  

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 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: February 9-10, 2024
WhereSchnebly Redland's Winery (Homestead, FL)

Gator Double


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. Here's how you can help us:


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!


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.

Still need to train? Join the email list.

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

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