World Class Half Marathon Action at OUC Orlando Half Marathon
World class half marathon action comes to downtown Orlando on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at theOUC Orlando Half Marathon. Over 4000 athletes from around the world will be vying for prize money at one of
Florida’s largest 13.1 mile races. Orlando Utilities Commission and Track Shack Events, a nationally recognized Orlando-based race management firm, are the organizers of Orlando’s only Half Marathon.
Starting at Lake Eola, the flat, fast 13.1 mile route will wind through 14 downtown Orlando neighborhoods. More than 400 volunteers and six on-course entertainment locations featuring local entertainers make this well-established
race “beginner” friendly and attractive to new runners.
“Creating the course is a cooperative effort with the City to design the best course for the runners, while showcasing Orlando’s charming neighborhoods with minimal traffic impact,” Race Director Jon Hughes, co-owner of
Track Shack Events. A flat course that’s conducive to running fast times, cheering fans, makes a course popular with participants. “Together with the City and our sponsors, our goal is to present Orlando as a big-time running
city and make this one of the biggest and best half marathons in the U.S.” Participants can register at http://www.OrlandoHalfMarathon.com.
On the way to making the OUC Orlando Half Marathon a major international endurance event, merchandise prizes and prize money totalling $3,400 will be awarded to the top three overall male and female winners. The race
also features prize money awarded to the top three male and female Floridians and recognition as state champions.Since it is a marathon it is important to practice well balanced leg exercises before the race.
Currently runners from 17 states and four countries are registered including four runners from Japan who travel to Orlando as part of the City of Orlando’s Sister City Exchange Program.
The beneficiary focus is on local youth health and fitness programs with race proceeds benefiting the Track Shack Foundation and the Florida Citrus Sports Foundation MVPs.
The OUC Orlando Half Marathon is owned and managed by Track Shack Events, a locally owned road race management firm that manages more than 25 events per year and operates Track Shack, a specialty running/walking
store and the non-profit Track Shack foundation.
Established in 1923 by a special act of the Florida Legislature, OUC—The Reliable One is the second largest municipal utility in Florida. OUC provides electric and water services to nearly 225,000 customers in Orlando, St. Cloud
and parts of unincorporated Orange and Osceola counties. Visit www.ouc.com to learn more about OUC’s commitment to reliability, affordability and sustainability.