In Person Races Return With OUC Half Marathon
The physical running of OUC Orlando Half Marathon is scheduled for Saturday, December 5th at Lake Eola. Track Shack and OUC-The Reliable One have been granted the permit from the City of Orlando to hold the 44th annual 13.1-mile run / walk event, that also includes a virtual option for participants.
Together with the City of Orlando and Orange County, Track Shack Events has created a safe running and walking experience for participants, volunteers, and neighborhoods along the route. The race safety protocols follow current CDC standards to mitigate transmission of COVID-19.
- Limited capacity: 2500 registered runners and walkers
- Participants will start in waves, spaciously released in groups
- Advance health screenings for participants, staff, and volunteers
- Mask requirement for participants in pre- and post-race area
- No spectators in staging area to discourage crowd gatherings
- Staging area designed for social distance
- Ample hand sanitizing stations
- Sealed hydration and packaged refreshments
- Contactless refill hydration stations
“The running community has waited nine months to gather and the OUC Orlando
Half Marathon will be the first race “run” in Orlando,” says Jon Hughes, Race Director
and co-owner of Track Shack. “This community has proven its ability to safely bring
sports back. Following guidelines and protocols we are ready to run, walk,
raise funds for local causes and celebrate healthy living.”
A virtual experience option is offered to runners and walkers participating in the OUC Orlando Half Marathon (13.1 miles), the Track Shack Lake Eola Virtual 5k (3.1 miles) and/or the new 16.2-mile Corkcicle Challenge that combines both distances.
“Running virtually” means participants run or walk a race individually from anywhere and receive the race t-shirt, bib number and finisher medal.
Proceeds benefit the Track Shack Youth Foundation and Florida Citrus Sports Foundation.
Four local organizations make up the Run for a Cause charity program. The program connects half marathon and 5k participants to an official event charity partner. By joining a charity partner, participants can raise funds and awareness for a non-profit, while accomplishing their health and fitness goals. Each individual Charity Partner will determine a minimum fundraising amount for the participant to raise. The four participating organizations are COAMED Foundation, Chanell Wright Save A Child Foundation, Girls on the Run and Racing for Orphans with Down Syndrome (RODS).
More information including safety protocols and the course map are available at OrlandoHalfMarathon.com.by