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Thank You, Athletes!

Thank you for joining us for the 5th Annual Florida Beach Halfathon & 5k Race. We hope all of you had a great time and had as much fun as we did.

Results are posted at Cool Running.

Timing and scoring questions: E-mail Chief Scorer Greg McFerren.

Photos are available for review and purchase at ChessiePhoto.

We always welcome feedback and suggestions. Send your comments to us at

If you enjoyed our Florida Beach Halfathon & 5k Race, you would probably also enjoy our other races:

October 26, 2014: Florida Halloween Halfathon & 5K, Ft. De Soto Park, FL

December 14, 2014: Florida Holiday Halfathon, Madeira Beach, FL

January 18, 2015: Clearwater Running Classic, Clearwater, FL

Save the Date: March 22, 2015. Hope to see you next year for the 6th Annual Florida Beach Halfathon & 5k Race.
Join us in celebrating the arrival of spring during our Florida Beach Halfathon and 5K Race at Fort De Soto Park, located near St. Petersburg on Florida's beautiful west coast at the mouth of Tampa Bay.

Both our courses are located entirely in Ft. De Soto Park, starting and finishing adjacent to the park's North Beach, regularly recognized as one of the nation's best beaches. These races will be run on paved access roads and recreational trails.

They are extremely flat courses, with no bridges, overpasses, or discernible inclines. They are accurately measured and certified by the USATF.

Both races start the same, with a 5K loop that returns athletes to the start/finish area. Post-race party begins as the 5K athletes arrive, while the Halfathoners will continue on the 10-mile out-and-back tour of Ft. De Soto Park.

Finish line treats will include fresh fruit, hot pasta, cold Michelob Ultra, and live entertainment.

Citing a "spectacular combination of soft white sand, calm clear water, and a laid-back atmosphere," TripAdvisory named Ft. De Soto Park America's Top Beach, based on their Popularity Index.

Ft. De Soto Park is regularly recognized on "best beach" lists. In 2005, Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, aka "Dr. Beach," named Ft. De Soto the nation's #1 Beach.

THE perfect place to race, party, and relax.

Come. Join us in celebrating spring!

Our Upcoming Races:

6th Annual Florida Halloween Halfathon & 5K Race
Sunday, October 26, 2014    *   Ft. De Soto Park
Registration opens April 1, 2014

13th Annual Florida Holiday Halfathon
Sunday, December 14, 2014    *   Madeira Beach to Largo
Registration opens April 1, 2014

16th Annual Clearwater Distance Classic
50K Ultra, Marathon, Halfathon, 5-Miler, 5K Walkathon
Sunday, January 18, 2015    *   Clearwater
Registration opens April 1, 2014

6th Annual Florida Beach Halfathon & 5K Race
Sunday, March 22, 2015    *   Ft. De Soto Park
Registration opens April 1, 2014

For additional information for any of our events, please visit

All our races are located on Florida's west coast near Tampa Bay. With our award-winning, white sandy beaches, we are known as "Florida's Beach" – the perfect spot to recover after running our races. Visit

Florida Beach Halfathon Finisher Medal

In addition to offering finisher, overall, and age group awards after each halfathon and our marathon, we also track each athlete's finishing times and add them together to determine the Florida Halfathon Champions.

Athletes accumulate their total finishing time by completing any two of our halfathon segments, PLUS our season-ending finale at the Florida Beach Halfathon during our race season from Halloween through March. For the purposes in determining Florida Halfathon Champions, athletes can use either or both marathon segments completed during the Clearwater Marathon.

To recognize our fastest and most consistent halfathon athletes, we offer special overall and age-group rewards based on three halfathon segments. We also recognize athletes who complete all four of our halfathons (or the Clearwater Marathon instead of the Clearwater Halfathon) with a limited-edition, series finisher medal. Register here.

Florida Halfathon Challenge