The Ladies First Half Marathon & 5K is returning to Ocala this fall with new features and course highlights every runner will be talking about, including pace teams, and great medals and awards. This year we will have a special edition Halloween Costume Contest. (participation is optional).
Convenient packet pick up Location with improved pick up stations located at the beautiful Hilton Ocala
Race weekend promotional rates on rooms at the Hilton of Ocala that will be well below the market price.
Beautiful start/finish location at the Hilton of Ocala. You get to run by the beautiful Clydesdale horses while they watch you race out of the paddock area through the beautiful country side.
Divisions include: Open Ladies, Masters Ladies, Open Girls, Open Men
Chip-timed, USATF Certified Course (applied for).We use jaguar timing that provides fast results sent to your phone.Live tracking is also available.
Beautiful course through rolling hills of Central Florida's Horse Country!
Official Ladies First tech shirt and finisher medal.
*Ladies First* dri fit shirt.(for all participants).this shirt is from Lesley Jordans fancy collection of dri-fit shirts that has our ladies first logo (not heat transferred) sublimated onto the shirt.You will run in style.
*Ladies First* medal (new design).for all participants. This medal will be a rectangular shape with a lavender marbled glass on the frame and a cut out in the middle that shows the *Ladies First* runner in the left.
*Ladies First* fancy glass awards for age groups (top three half marathon runners-must have 3 in each age group).5k runners receive glass awards for the top three overall.This glass award is a classic mixture of superior engraving of our event that will merit the placement of distinction as one of your favorite trophies.
Men will receive awards for overall only.Ladies the men will be running to support the cause of promoting healty life sytles for omen.
Free photos from our photographer that will show you coming across the finish line out tin the beautiful grass paddock located behind the Hilton hotel. ..
Police escort throughout the course.
Course will have special patrol vehicles that continually ride the route for your safety.
Grab your favorite Halloween costume and run like a Diva. You will receive a free picture of you in your special Halloween costume and will be eligible for 1st, secon, and third, place prizes.
On Course and Post-Race Food
Each hydration station will have food, water, electrolyte drink along with snacks that keep you going.
After your run you will be able to enjoy a breakfast buffet presented by the Hilton Hotel located in the gala tent outside across from the pool. We changed it from the brunch to the breakfast buffet so the runners didn't have to wait after the finish line.
WALKERS AND WHEEL CHAIR PARTICIPANTS ARE WELCOME
There will be medical support on the course and at the finish line
Hydration stations will have volunteers that will assist you during your run (if necessary).
Two support trucks will be constantly patrolling the course and will have constant communication with the rest stops.
Four porta-lets at the Hilton and two on the course.