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Thank You, Athletes!

Thank you for joining us for the 6th 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.

Free downloadable race photos will be available at ChessiePhoto.

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

Our friends at Milestones Sports Jewelry and Apparel congratulate all the Florida Beach Halfathon and 5K athletes! In recognition of your achievement they would like to offer you a FREE bumper sticker of your choice and a 10% discount with any purchase of $20 or higher. Go to and enter the code STARFISH at checkout in the discount coupon box. 10% will be deducted from your order total. Please indicate in the notes which sticker you would like us to include with your package. Enjoy the journey ... one Milestone at a time!

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

Saturday, October 31, 2015: Florida Halloween Halfathon & 5K, Ft. De Soto Park, FL

Sunday, December 13, 2015: Florida Holiday Halfathon, Madeira Beach, FL

Sunday, January 17, 2016: Clearwater Distance Classic, Clearwater, FL

Save the Date: March 20, 2016. Hope to see you next year for the 7th 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:

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

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

Take the Florida Halfathon Challenge by completing all 4 Halfathons in our 2015-16 race season and earn a beautiful Challenge medal, choose your personalized bib number for all 4 races, and save with some great discounts!*

Halloween Half – Oct. 31
Holiday Half – Dec. 13
Clearwater Half – Jan. 17
Florida Beach Half – Mar. 20

Staged in the tropical Tampa Bay area, all 4 races are held 6-8 weeks apart, allowing you plenty of time for training and recovery. You can measure your progress from our first Halloween race to our final Florida Beach race, both run on the beautiful Ft. De Soto course. Get in the spirit with our Holiday Halfathon starting in Madeira Beach, and ascend those bridges with spectacular views at our Clearwater Halfathon.

Perhaps you'll set some PRs! You'll certainly have fun and take home a well-deserved Challenge medal, in addition to each of the 4 race's starfish finisher's medals.

You'll save some money as well. By signing up for all 4 Halfathons at once you'll get discounted pricing, especially if you sign up early. And you'll get a personalized bib number (your choice) that will be yours for the whole season.

Your best three finishing times, of which one must be the Florida Beach Halfathon, will be combined to determine if you've won an Overall or Age Group Florida Halfathon Series Championship.** A cash purse of $6000 will be awarded to the top male and female winners.

What runner doesn't like a Challenge? Sign up today and save!

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*You must register for all 4 Halfathons at the same time to be guaranteed the same bib number for all 4 races.

**The Clearwater Marathon can count for 2 Halfathons.

The 5K does not qualify for the Challenge; this is only for Halfathons.

Florida Halfathon Challenge