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The National Allstate Life InsuranceSM 13.1 Marathon® Series Heads to Florida– Along the Atlantic, Finishing on the Beach
Fort Lauderdale is the eighth and last destination for this series--the beach, the boutiques and galleries along Las Olas Boulevard in the early miles of this run, and that beautiful sunrise over the Atlantic. This is a fantastic destination and a city with thousands of dedicated runners. The 13.1 Marathon® Series has events in some of America’s greatest cities, and here comes Fort Lauderdale.

The National Allstate Life InsuranceSM 13.1 Marathon® Series Heads to Florida– Along the Atlantic, Finishing on the Beach

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By Skip Cleaver
Posted Friday, 9 August, 2013

The National Allstate Life InsuranceSM Fort Lauderdale 13.1 Marathon® will run in Fort Lauderdale on November 10, 2013 with a start in the Downtown and Las Olas area, a run through the Henry E. Kinney Tunnel (US Route 1), along the numerous canals and Las Olas Boulevard--Fort Lauderdale has been compared with Venice because of the 165 miles of intricate canals--and miles along Fort Lauderdale's famous and beautiful beach, including Atlantic Boulevard; with an exciting finish at South Beach Park on Seabreeze Boulevard, just south of the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

The 13.1 Fort Lauderdale Marathon includes a 5K—as they all do--and a rockin’ post race party with live entertainment. South Florida, “Where the Party Meets the Pavement” and the beach! Let's run the 13.1 Fort Lauderdale Marathon, the final edition of this wonderful series for 2013.

It will be an ideal time to run in Fort Lauderdale with the half marathon starting at 6:35 a.m. And it just so happens that sunrise on November 10 will be at 6:35 a.m.! With the sun rising over the ocean, and the temperature most likely between 65 and 70 degrees during the run, it will be both beautiful and comfortable. It will also be very flat; the largest "hill" is coming out of Kinney Tunnel, which takes iconic Route One under the New River at the One Mile mark.

This race is very significant as the first in another series--the "Run the Seas Florida Storm" Series established by US Road Sports. That series includes the National Allstate Life InsuranceSM 13.1 Marathon® November 10; The Palm Beaches Marathon and Runfest (full and half marathon) December 8, 2013; the ING Miami Marathon (also full and half marathons) on February2, 2014; the National Allstate Life InsuranceSM Miami 13.1 Marathon® on March 2nd; and the First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon and Half Marathon Relay on March 16, 2014. If you want bling this series is for you! Run three of the five and get a great medal; run four of five and get a better medal; run all five and get a ridiculous "Level Five" award. See details on the race website about the individual race as well as the series:

The event is a must, an ideal fall race, whether you live in the Fort Lauderdale-Miami metro area or want to experience one of the eight iconic cities of the series as a destination. With terrific organization by US Road Sports and Entertainment Group, many amenities, including digital clocks every mile, photos opportunities along the course, live music, great course support along all 13.1 miles, this is a great opportunity to run and experience South Florida as never before.

As with all 13.1 Marathon events there will be an accompanying 5K for those looking for a shorter, still beautiful run. The 5K starts along the beach on Atlantic Boulevard and races south to the same finish at South Beach Park on Seabreeze Boulevard. There is an excellent course map showing the routes for 13.1 and 5K on the website.

Check out the wealth of information on the Race Website, including registration, packet pick up, awards, accommodations and travel, news, results, photos, contacts, Group affiliations and charities, sponsors, volunteer opportunities, course support, closures, tracking and more.

Fort Lauderdale is one of the choicest tourist destinations in the world with over 11 million visiting each year. The first two weeks of November, however, is the best time to visit as the larger crowds seem to come later. It is a great time to enjoy all that Fort Lauderdale has to offer, including some 4,000 restaurants and dozens of clubs. It has many unique features too, for example the world's largest movie drive in with 13 screens. It is an energetic and sophisticated city with the beaches as the big draw. But it also has the Museum of Discovery and Science, the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Historical Society, Antique Care Museum, and the Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District just to name a few.

The 13.1 Marathon Fort Lauderdale is the last of the eight events in the national 13.1 Marathon series. It began in Los Angeles in January, followed by Miami in early March and New York in late March. Then came 13.1 Chicago Marathon in June, followed in September by 13.1 Boston (September 15), Atlanta (October 6) with 13.1 Dallas (October 26) and 13.1 Fort Lauderdale (November 10) to complete the series for the year. These are not HALF of anything; they are eight terrific events that have drawn praise and awe from throughout the running community. Each event includes a 5K in addition to the 13.1 Marathon.

You will love this race, and you may want to do them all in 2014. But for starters don’t miss this exciting gem, an experience you will totally enjoy for the course, the locale, the amenities, and for just plain rockin’ fun! “It is more than a race—it’s a party--a beach party!”

And a very rewarding one, with long sleeve Tech T’s for all 13.1 participants as well as a custom finisher’s medal runners can be proud of. They have age groups awards in five-year increments, starting with 12-14, 15-19, and then five year increments through 75 plus, women and men. That’s 84 awards for the 13.1 Marathon and another 84 for the 5K. There are also cash prizes for elite runners.


"I have never enjoyed a race so much in my life. These folks really have it together--they know what we want."


One very interesting opportunity is for larger groups of 10 or more. Whether for charity fundraising teams, running clubs, school teams, training groups, companies out for team-building or any other group, you can receive special recognition and benefits by signing up as a group. Jennie Olshaske is the Large Group Affiliate Coordinator, and you can contact her at

For the Charity Affiliate Program and charity opportunities, please contact David Scott at

If you have any other questions please go to
And of course just about all questions are addressed on the race Website at

The courses are USATF-certified, and the 13.1 has 11 aid stations with nearby porto-johns at each. There will be live musical entertainment along the course and a fantastic finish line festival (they even have an entertainment coordinator). The series is known for their very special post race parties. This is World Class!

Nothing Like South Florida in November—Let's Go
Come and run this race, enjoy the party, and leave with exciting memories of the run and the beach. You will be entertained and rewarded. The magnificence of the city and of the location is enduring. The race is well planned and organized by true professionals; as with all eight in the series, it’s really special, innovative, and enjoyable. They are well prepared for you! This race is generating excitement and buzz throughout the South Florida region and well beyond. Bring family, friends, and teammates. Just get there!

US Road Sports and Entertainment Group
“We make weekends better.” US Road Sports and Entertainment Group is a health and wellness company dedicated to producing world class endurance events. Their mission is to offer an unparalleled participant sports experience that showcases host communities and endures as a deeply valued local asset through events that are part of the city’s culture, identity and brand. US Road Sports strives to offer events that allow participants of all skill and experience levels the opportunity to improve their physical and mental health and accomplish life-altering goals while having fun.

They offer events—hometown and destination races-- that create a memorable racing experience for the novice and the elite athlete. From the Publix Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon, ING Miami Marathon and Half Marathon®, Chicago Half Marathon, First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon and Team Relay, New Jersey Marathon, Salt Lake City Marathon and the exciting Allstate Life InsuranceSM 13.1 Marathon® Series, including 13.1 Fort Lauderdale. There is a race for everyone, local and destination events.

Go for It
In Fort Lauderdale, as with all US Road Sports events, very detail is covered so you can relax and enjoy the experience. The music and entertainment along the course will keep your pace pumping, and the staff and volunteers are terrific. Please check their race Website for more details on where to stay, what to do, registration, directions, divisions, charities, sponsors, volunteers, spectators, contacts, awards, and more. Mark November 10, 2013 on your calendar for an event you do not want to miss. Be part of it. See what this highly regarded series offers. Sign up now! Hit the beach! This is one awesome race.

You will enjoy receiving your beautiful medal as you cross the finish line onto South Beach Park. Thinking ahead to 2014, you can win an even greater award medal by completing FIVE events in the series. Those intrepid runners who complete all eight events will receive an amazing prize of free entry to any and all 13.1 Marathon events for life—a little known fact!


"The organizers really deliver, wow."


US Road Sports is proud to support an event that improves the health and wellbeing of society; they really want to help people to be as healthy as they can be. Enjoy wellness, enjoy life, and enjoy this run in Fort Lauderdale, a wonderful destination.



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