Can I transfer my bib to another runner?
No. You may not give or sell your bib to another individual. The other individual will not be covered by USATF race insurance if there should be an injury. The other individual’s results may compromise scoring as they may be in a different age bracket than yourself. They will be disqualified. You and the other individual will be prohibited from running in our races for 3 years.
What do I do if I cannot find my registration?
Email us [email protected]. In the subject line please put “Missing Registration.” Be sure to include your first and last name that you registered under (maiden name, etc.).
Directions and Parking
How do I get to Fort De Soto?
- From Interstate 275, watch for signs for the Bayway, which connects St. Petersburg and St. Pete Beach. Head west towards the beaches, turning south to Fort De Soto Park.
- From the beaches, head south to St. Pete Beach, turning left at the Don CeSar Beach Resort onto the Bayway, turning south to Fort De Soto Park.
Once you reach Fort De Soto Park, turn right and follow the bend in the road to North Beach all the way at the road’s end.
Is there parking?
There is plenty of parking at North Beach in Ft. De Soto Park.
Gate Closes at 7:00 AM Sharp!
The gate to Fort De Soto Park closes precisely at 7:00 a.m. This is to ensure that the course is closed to traffic for your protection. We do not want cars on the course during the race when you are running. A deputy will be stationed at the entrance and will not let you in. The gate will reopen at 9:00 a.m.
Are the courses certified?
]The 5k and Half Marathon courses are accurately measured and certified by the USATF. The 10K course is accurately measured and is waiting for certification by the USATF.
To view the course maps click here.
Are the 5K, 10K and Half Marathons loop courses?
Yes, all races start and finish at Ft. De Soto Park’s North Beach. The courses are extremely flat — parking lots, access roads, and paved recreational trails — an out-and-back tour of Fort De Soto Park. View the 10K and Halfathon course maps.
Is there a time limit?
We require that runners and walkers be properly prepared and trained to finish the 10K or Halfathon within 4 hours (18 minute/mile pace). Please note that 4 hours after the start, course support ((i.e. aid/water stations, volunteers, course marshals, clocks, etc.) is not guaranteed.
Due to our staging of this race entirely within a park and primarily on nature trails, we will NOT be offering an early walker’s start. All athletes will start at the same time in their respective races.
When is the start time?
7:00 a.m. – Wheelchairs start
7:05 a.m. – Halfathon Start
7:25a.m. – 10K & 5K Race Start
Are strollers, dogs or bicycles allowed on the course during the race?
Sorry but no. Since this is a USATF certified course, and due to our insurance restrictions and liability concerns, only runners, joggers and walkers are allowed on the course.
Will you have aid stations and portalets on the course?
Is there medical support?
Where can I find race results?
Results will be posted at our Results page a few hours after the race.
I have a question about my finishing time. Whom can I contact?
What are the awards and age group breakdowns?
All Halfathon,10K, and 5K finishers receive an edition of our unique running starfish medals.
Overall: Top 3 Male/Female
Masters (40+): Top 3 Male/Female
GrandMaster (50+): Champions only Male/Female
Age Group: Top 3 Male/Female– Standard 5-Year
Is there a virtual run for this race?
I would like to volunteer. How can I do this?
Thank you for your inquiry! Come be a part of the support system for your running community, and the out of towners who join us. Your time, energy and support are invaluable to all of us! Please go to the Volunteers page to sign up.
We’re located in the beautiful Tampa Bay area, staging races in St. Petersburg, Fort DeSoto Park, and Madeira Beach to Largo.
Our 2022-23 Season
Downtown St. Pete
Join us at our 2022-23 events
Florida Halloween Distance Classic
Halfathon, 10K & 5K
Oct. 30, 2022
Fort De Soto Park
Florida Holiday Distance Classic
Halfathon & 10K
Dec. 11, 2022
Madeira Beach to Largo
Marathon, Halfathon, 10K, 5K
Feb. 12, 2023
Downtown St. Pete
Florida Shamrock Distance Classic
Halfathon, 10K, 5K
March 4, 2023
Fort De Soto Park