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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
Register at Active.com.

13th Annual Florida Holiday Halfathon
Sunday, December 14, 2014    *   Madeira Beach to Largo
Register at Active.com

16th Annual Clearwater Distance Classic
50K Ultra, Marathon, Halfathon, 5-Miler, 5K Walkathon
Sunday, January 18, 2015    *   Clearwater
Register at Active.com

6th Annual Florida Beach Halfathon & 5K Race
Sunday, March 22, 2015    *   Ft. De Soto Park
Register at Active.com


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.


Florida Beach Halfathon Finisher Medal

This running season, challenge yourself and register for all four half marathons. Measure your progress from October through March, set some PRs, and take home a well-deserved Challenge medal (in addition to your finisher's medals).

With both our first and last race at Ft. De Soto Park, you'll likely see how your running has improved by the end of the season. Our races are staged 6-8 weeks apart, giving you plenty of recovery and training time between each race.

We track each athlete's best three (out of four*) finishing times and add them together to determine the Florida Halfathon Series Champion for overall and age group. You may be rewarded with a trophy at the closing ceremony!

You'll save money, too! By signing up for all 4 halfathons at once, you'll save some bucks!

Make this your most memorable running season yet and sign up for the Florida Halfathon Challenge today! To register, click here.

* The Clearwater Marathon can count for 1 or 2 half-marathons. Runners must run at the Florida Beach Halfathon to be eligible for the championship.

Florida Halfathon Challenge