Walkers are welcome to participate in the Florida Beach Halfathon & 5K Race.

Since both races are staged entirely in Ft. De Soto Park, on recreational trails and access roads with minimal vehicular traffic, all athletes will start at the same time without course limits.

One of our primary goals is to provide ample supplies at each of our aid stations and enough refreshments at our finish line celebration to serve our very last finisher. When we succeed in this goal, it means ALL our athletes were properly served.

Teri Chambliss walked one of our races – here’s what she wrote:

“This was an incredible experience for me and I can’t wait until next year. Since this was my first-ever half marathon, I had absolutely no idea what to expect, but I was certainly not disappointed. From start to finish, it was all I hoped for and more. Being at the start line with the other walkers, I was a bundle of nerves (I even forgot to stretch out), but once the race actually started, nerves simply disappeared and it became an event of pure joy. The little inclines couldn’t even faze me. Everyone, from the race officials to the volunteers to traffic control, was simply fantastic. The after-party was great fun and the food delicious. One of the biggest thrills was hearing my name called out as I approached the finish line. That was exciting as it was unexpected. Did I win an award? No, but I think I got something even better. I beat my own expectations and hopes. I was working for a 3:20 finish and dreaming of a 3:15. Instead I crossed that finish line in 3:10. How much better can that get? For the first time in my 56 years, I really feel like I am an athlete and now have the running starfish to prove it. Look for me again and I’m shooting for under 3 hours!”

– Teri Chambliss, Dover, FL

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“Florida Road Races have been the most memorable and amazing races I have run locally! Year after year I have participated in all of them and not once have I left feeling unaccomplished nor disappointed in the way these races are put together. I highly recommend them to any one as they welcome ALL Athletes, from Elite to Beginners. Rya and Chris are the Best Race Directors in the area – Come join them, you will not “run” away disappointed…I guarantee you that!!!”
– Pila Cadena

Our 2016-17 Season

Florida Halfathon Challenge (4 races)
Ft. De Soto Triple Crown (3 races)

Florida Beach Halfathon & 5K Race
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Ft. De Soto Park

Save The Dates: 2017-2018


Fort De Soto 15k & 5k
October 1, 2017
Ft. De Soto Park

Florida Halloween Halfathon & 5k
October 29, 2017
Ft. De Soto Park

Florida Holiday Halfathon & Relay
December 10, 2017
Madeira Beach to Largo

Clearwater Distance Classic
January 21, 2018
Coachman Park, Clearwater

Florida Beach Halfathon & 5K
March TBD, 2018
Ft. De Soto Park