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:
7th Annual Florida Halloween Halfathon & 5K Race
Saturday, October 31, 2015 * Ft. De Soto Park
14th Annual Florida Holiday Halfathon
Sunday, December 13, 2015 * Madeira Beach to Largo
17th Annual Clearwater Distance Classic
50K Ultra, Marathon, Halfathon, 5-Miler, 5K Walkathon
Sunday, January 17, 2016 * Clearwater
7th Annual Florida Beach Halfathon & 5K Race
Sunday, March 20, 2016 * Ft. De Soto Park
Registration opens in March 2015.
For more information about our upcoming races, please visit www.FloridaRoadRaces.com
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 www.FloridasBeach.com