America’s Olympic hopefuls will run a flat and fast course through beautiful downtown Orlando
August 1, 2023 (Orlando, FL) – Orlando will soon welcome the nation’s elite male and female long-distance runners to compete at the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon for the chance to represent Team USA at the Olympic Games Paris 2024.
The City of Orlando, in collaboration with Orange County, Track Shack Events, the Greater Orlando Sports Commission, USA Track & Field and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, will host America’s best male and female runners for the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon on Saturday, February 3, 2024. The course runs through downtown Orlando and consists of one 2.2-mile loop and three 8-mile loops. The race will be televised live on NBC and will begin at 12:00pm EST.
Orlando is proud to be the first city in Florida to host the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon. With a welcoming and diverse community, favorable weather and a flat and fast course, downtown Orlando is an ideal site for athletes to compete at their highest levels. Orlando will be abuzz with energy, cheering on these remarkable athletes as they chase their dreams and strive for a coveted spot on Team USA.
“We are thrilled to once again host another marquee event that puts our community on the national stage. The US Olympic Team Trials – Marathon not only showcases our status as the country’s top sports destination, but also creates an exciting opportunity to bring our residents together to cheer on our nation and support our top US athletes,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “We look forward to welcoming all the athletes, their families and friends and all the spectators this February and for the opportunity to highlight Orlando’s vibrant, inclusive and diverse community.”
“We extend our gratitude to the City of Orlando and its residents for embracing this exciting event and joining us as Team USATF continues on its Journey to Gold for Paris 2024,” said Max Siegel, CEO of USA Track & Field. “The dynamic spirit and energy of Orlando will help showcase the immense running talent here in the United States and we’re excited to see it showcased during this historic event. USATF thanks all our partners and we look forward to bringing world class running talent to the streets of downtown Orlando in February 2024.”
“On behalf of City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, Jon and Betsy Hughes and the incredible team at Track Shack, and our Chairman of the Board at the Greater Orlando Sports Commission, Sharon Line Clary, we were thrilled to be awarded the 2024 Marathon Trials which will select the team for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. Thank you to USATF and the USOPC for selecting Orlando”, said Jason Siegel, President & CEO of the Greater Orlando Sports Commission. “As happy as we are for our regional community, we take even more pleasure in the fact that Betsy and Jon will have an oportunity to produce this event celebrating downtown Orlando on an international stage. For 45 years they have been the gold standard producing and operating running events across the United States and abroad and they have authored a wonderful route for the Olympic hopefuls to run. We are beyond confident that our leadership team, local organizing committee, and community, in partnership with USATF and the USOPC, will deliver a world-class event and world-class experience for the athletes, partners and running enthusiasts visiting the City Beautiful from around the globe.”
“We are happy to welcome all our 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon athletes and fans to the City Beautiful, Orlando, Florida! The four-loop course is fast, flat, and spectator friendly. Orlando is excited to host America’s fastest marathoners,” said Jon Hughes, Race Director from Track Shack.
There will be ongoing opportunities between now and the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon to discuss the impacts of this event. This will include details about how to be a part of the Trials and how to prepare for this special event. Information about watch locations, as well as specific traffic patterns, detours and parking will be shared in the fall.
What we know now:
- The marathon course will run through several neighborhoods, main streets and business districts in Orlando, including Central Business District, City District, South Eola, Lake Eola Heights Historic District, Lake Cherokee Historic District, Lake Davis Greenwood, Lake Como, North Quarter, Lawsona/Fern Creek, SoDo District and Thornton Park neighborhood and District. It will then head east to and around The Milk District neighborhood and main street.
- There will be designated viewing areas along the route for spectators to watch the marathon.
- The event will begin at 12:00 p.m. EST on February 3, 2024, and end at approximately 4:00 p.m EST.
- Streets near and along the route may be closed or have limited vehicle and/or pedestrian access on the day of the event.
About the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon
Orlando is the first Florida city to be awarded the event. The City of Orlando, in partnership with Orange County, Track Shack Events, and the Greater Orlando Sports Commission will host the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials -Marathon on Saturday, February 3, 2024, in Orlando, Florida. The local organizing committee and community, in collaboration with USA Track & Field (USAFT) and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC), will deliver a world-class event and world-class experience for the athletes, partners, and running enthusiasts visiting the City Beautiful from around the globe.