Top of the Morning to You!

7:05 a.m.
10K & 5K: 7:25 a.m.

Green mean “GO!” at the Shamrock Distance Classic Halfathon, 10K & 5K. This may be your lucky PR race due to the fast and flat courses at historic Fort De Soto Park. 

“Thank you, thank you, thank you! I think you and the volunteers did a great job hosting the race on Saturday.  The safety measures that were put in place were very well thought out.”
– Cheryl Costello

Thursday, March 2

3:00 PM – 5:45 PM
The Running Center – Tampa
14427 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33618

Friday, March 3
1:00 PM – 5:45 PM
St. Pete Running Company
6986 22nd Ave North
Saint Petersburg, Florida 33710

Saturday, March 4 (Race Morning)*
5:30 – 6:45 AM
Ft De Soto Park


About the Shamrock Distance Classic Halfathon, 10k & 5k

With a distance for every level of runner and walker, the Shamrock Distance Classic offers a fun, yet competitive race as we wind down our race season before the heat of Florida summers.

An early morning start, coinciding with a spectacular sunrise, gets you running while it’s still cool and breezy. Though you are never running on the sand, you can see Fort De Soto’s award-winning beach from various points along the course.

Depending on which distance you run, you’ll get to experience the natural beauty of the park – a gorgeous view of the Sunshine Skyway from East Beach, the remains of the historic fort which dates back to 1898, and a shady nature trail through Arrowhead Park.

IMPORTANT: The gate to Fort De Soto Park closes precisely at 7:00 a.m. This ensures that the race course is closed to traffic for your safety and protection. We do not want cars on the course when you are running or walking. A deputy will be stationed at the entrance and will not let you in; don’t be late! The gate will reopen at 9:00 a.m.

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