Registration Information

Limited To 1500 ENTRANTS

The Half Marathon event is limited to 1500 entrants. Secure your entry ASAP!

Run 4 a Cause

A portion of race proceeds help support Mount Dora High School FFA & Run 4 a Cause Foundation.

Finisher Medals

5k & Half Marathon finishers receive the latest edition Finisher Medal! Participants of both races receive a custom prize.

Awards & Prizes

Overall Male & Female, Masters, and top 3 in age group receive awards. Cash prize money. See complete age groups and details below.

Important Race Information

5K Start/Finish – 7:45 a.m. Start Saturday
530 N Donnelly
Mount Dora, FL 32757

Half Marathon Start/Finish – 7:00 a.m. Start Sunday
Elizabeth Evans Park
100 N. Donnelly St.
Mount Dora, FL 32757

Half & 5K
12/23 – 12/31 – $65 – 2020 Early Entry
01/01 – 10/05 – $75
10/06 – 11/30 – $85
12/01 – 12/20 – $89

01/01 – 08/01 – $30
08/02 – 12/06 – $35
12/07 – 12/20 – $40

12/23 – 12/31 – $55
04/06 – 10/05 – $69
10/06 – 11/30 – $79
12/01 – 12/20 – $85
12/21 – 12/22 – $90

Donnelly Park
530 N Donnelly
Mount Dora, FL 32757

Friday at 4pm-7pm
Saturday at 6:30am

*Special guest coming!

Donnelly Park
530 N Donnelly
Mount Dora, FL 32757

Saturday: 11:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday at Start: 5:30am

Packet pick-up is available on race day.

Although the majority of runners will get the shirt size they request at registration. Availability of shirt sizes are not guaranteed to those that pickup their shirt on race day. 

Event will be chip timed and scored with disposable chips attached to the back of the bib. Bib numbers should be secured to the front of your shirt. 

In order to comply with city permits and provided the best experience for all registered runners the roads will reopen at 10:30 We require that participants be properly prepared and trained to complete the half marathon (13.1 miles) within  3 hours and 30 mins (16 min/mile pace). Medals and official finish times will be given to all finishers who complete the race within 3 hours and 30 mins.

For safety reasons ,strollers, bicycles,roller skates, inline skates, scooters and dogswill be prohibited from the race. The use of headphones is strongly discouraged in both the 5K & Half Marathon

West Volusia Runners will be providing pacers. website

Checkout your pacer

1:40, 1:45, 1:50 1:55, 2:00,2:05, 2:10, 2:15, 2:20, 2:25, 2:30, 2:40, 2:50, 3:00

 Each pacer will have a pace sign!

The race start time temperature of this event is normally around the low 60’s and around the 3:30 min time limit is 70’s

Below are 2019 Medals. 2020 design coming soon!

The above glass cup is 2019 Dora Double participants. 2020 awards have not been decided. 

The Dora Double is a combination of running both the 5k & Half Marathon. You can upgrade your registration if your registered for just one of the events. 

coming soon!

In order to receive a custom bib you must register by Dec 1, 2019

5k Course MapThis event offers 2 walk/run distances, a single loop half marathon, and a 5k run/walk. The half marathon is a USATF Certified Course.(#FL12108EBM). There is a course cut off time of 3:30 mins. Roads will open and finish line will be closed. 

Half Marathon Course Map

Half Marathon Elevation Map

5k Course Map

1st cut off to transfer from half to 5k  is December 15th – $5.00

2nd cut off is December 18th – $10.00

How to Transfer to 5k – Video

You can also transfer up from the 5k to the half. The process is the same. 


YES TO TRANSFER to Another Race

1st Cut off is December 10th for both races – $35.00

2nd Cut off is December 18th – $49

*we will not answer emails on how to defer entries after December 18th. 

How to Defer – Video

Half Marathon – Male & Female
1st – $250
2nd – $150
3rd – $75

Masters – Male & Female
1st – $150

Half Marathon – Top 3 overall male and female, Top overall male and female masters, and top 3 male and female age groups will receive awards. Age groups include 19 & Under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

5K – Top 3 overall male and 3 female and top 3 male and female age groups will receive awards. Age groups include 13 & under, 14-16, 17-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

Dora Double – Run both the 5k & the Half and get a special award

*If you wish to have your award mailed there is a $10.00 charge

Finisher Medal for Both Half & 5K

Mount Dora Parking Map

Race start is located at Elizabeth Evans Park. Please do not try to drive and park here. This parking area is called Edgerton Court, which is located South of the railroad tracks where the races starts, This will be closed off. 

*Requirements for EARNING the 5 year jacket

In order to receive a jacket you must complete the half marathon 5 years in a row.5 consecutive years means = year 1,2,3,4,5 or year 2,3,4,5,6. 

If you run 4 years in a row and miss one year and run the next that doesn’t not count

If you registered for your 5th, but are unable to do the race for ANY reason you will be ineligible.

Please understand that this is a very special accomplishment, and may NOT be purchased. IT CAN ONLY BE EARNED! To be eligible in 2020 you would have had to complete 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and AFTER completing 2020 you will be eligible. We award the jackets at the finish line right after the awards ceremony.

Non-Branded 5 year jackets will be for sale.


2019 Jacket Qualifiers 

Click to see pictures from the last several years.