Running Through History
November 12th and 13th runners start the race in front of the Castillo de San Marcos monument, the oldest masonry fort in America, whose history dates back to the 1670s and lies nestled along the shore of Matanzas Bay, just east of downtown.
In between the race start and finish, runners will remain on paved roads throughout the race, which starts on West Castillo Street on Sunday — the race’s 10K and 5K events take place the previous day.
There are actually three bridge crossings during the half marathon — once in the first mile, over the Bridge of Lions from St. Augustine into the area known as Anastasia (where the state park is located), and then twice over the Highway 312 bridge, before and after runners hit the half-way point between miles 6 and 7.
From there, runners head back across the bridge and the intracoastal waterway (where the San Sebastian River and the Matanzas River meet), and then over into Anastasia State Park, where they’ll run miles 9 through 11, on to the finish line next to the park on West Castillo Street.
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