What is the race refund policy?
If our race permit is withdrawn due to COVID-19 and this race is cancelled, you may defer your entry to any of our future races (we have 5 races per season), including this year or any following year. There is no expiration date, no transfer fee, nor processing fee.
If you have already signed up for all our races this season, you may transfer to the following year. Should our entry fees increase, you will be locked in at the price you already paid. See our race schedule at: http://floridaroadraces.com.
THERE ARE NO TRANSFERS OF BIBS TO OTHER ATHLETES. Non-registered runners will NOT be covered by USATF insurance and will be disqualified if caught.
Can I transfer my bib to another runner?
How do Canadians and international runners register?
Is there online confirmation?
What do I do if I cannot find my registration?
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?
Do we have to pay the $5 parking fee?
Are the courses certified?
Are the 10K and Half Marathons loop courses?
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?
7:05 a.m. – Florida Beach Halfathon Start
7:22 a.m. – Florida Beach 10K Race Start
Are strollers, dogs or bicycles allowed on the course during the race?
Will you have aid stations and portalets on the course?
Is there medical support?
Where can I find race results?
I have a question about my finishing time. Whom can I contact?
What are the awards and age group breakdowns?
All Halfathon and 10K afinishers receive an edition of our unique gold running starfish medals.
- Age Group Awards – 3 deep in standard 5 year age groups
- Overall Male & Female Awards – 3 deep
- Masters (40+) Male & Female Awards – 3 deep
- Grandmasters (50+) Male & Female Awards – 3 deep
Due to COVID Safety protocols, we will not have an awards ceremony this year. All awards will be mailed out at no additional cost.
Is there a virtual run for this race?
I would like to volunteer. How can I do this?
What is the Volunteer Fundraising Opportunity?
If your group would like to participate, please register NOW! These are offered on a first-come basis and may fill up quickly.
What charities are you affiliated with?
1) Unlike some other singular-cause events like “Komen Race for the Cure” where all the proceeds go to one non-profit, we donate cash to a number of local, micro non-profits such as running clubs, youth athletic teams, etc. that support our races with their volunteers.
2) We offer direct support to athletes in financial need through our Entry Fee Assistance program. We also invite local elite athletes to participate so they can continue to improve.
3) We encourage small non-profits to use our Clearwater 5K Walkathon as a fundraiser. In a nutshell, any non-profit that registers with us and recruits athletes to participate in the walk, receives $20 of the $30 entry fee. We have all the infrastructure, permits, etc. in place. All a non-profit needs to do is recruit its supporters.
4) We often provide comp entries as raffle items for auctions at churches, schools, fundraisers, etc., and we donate modest amounts of cash when our athletes are raising funds for their pet projects.
5) Through our races, we provide exposure to other fundraising events via Facebook post, emails, and our goody bags.
6) Our biggest area of charitable endeavor is to provide our race management services, equipment and time, pro bono or partial pro-bono, to non-profits that stage races. In prior years, we did this for the Partners For Life Police Appreciation Run. Recently, we helped the Celma Mastry Ovarian Cancer Foundation increase participation by 50% for its One Step Closer to the Cure 5K / 10K / 1 Miler. On September 27, we are helping a fellow race director stage her Sunrise Run. We also offer our time or equipment when applicable, such as volunteering at Gasparilla and the St. Pete Road Runners 5K Beach Series.
7) The absolute most satisfying charitable endeavor last season was to create and stage the “Tampa Bay for Boston Memorial Run.” Just about 3 weeks after the Boston Marathon bombing, we hosted 800 athletes in St. Pete for a candlelight vigil and memorial run, raising $15,000 for the victims through The One Fund Boston.
As you can see, we LOVE being a part of the Tampa Bay running community and thoroughly enjoy being in a position where we can help in so many diverse ways.
We don’t think we’ll ever have a hospital wing named after us, but we take great joy in helping people on a more direct, personal level.
We’re located in the beautiful Tampa Bay area, staging races in St. Petersburg, Fort DeSoto Park, and Madeira Beach to Largo.
Our 2021-22 Season
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