Full marathon route update
As a runner, I know this will disappoint some people and I did not come to this decision easily. Several factors were considered when making this decision:
-The complete closure of Eglin Blvd in Ft Walton Beach would have had a major impact on local traffic and may have made it difficult to gain approval for our race in future years.
-Due to the large amount of intersections in the Ft Walton Beach route area, the number of police required for that section was extremely high.
-It was impossible to close to traffic the areas on the route where it passed through neighborhoods, without trapping people in their homes and certainly raising some ill will toward our event.