The Jacksonville Marathon course is USA Track and Field certified, flat, fast, and very scenic with 85% shade. There are no hills, bridges, or overpasses. The course starts at Bolles School on San Jose Blvd. heads north and then back south to Mandarin, does a loop and heads back along the St. Johns River to Bolles. You can qualify for the Boston Marathon for the next two years if spaces are still available. Water and electrolyte stations are located about every two miles. Clocks and mile markers at every mile. The 1/2 marathon is also certified.