Florida Halloween Distance Classic

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Florida Halloween Distance Classic
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Join us for a howling good time at our Annual Halloween Distance Classic Halfathon, 10K & 5K Race in Ft. De Soto Park. Costumes encouraged! Create unique costumes in the spirit of this festive holiday, but ones that will not adversely affect your performance. Show off your creativity by entering our costume costume and win some more awards!
Halfathon, 10k and 5k
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Sun 27th Oct 2019
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St. Petersburg, United States
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Where and when
Fort De Soto Park, 3500 Pinellas Bayway S, St. Petersburg, FL 33715, USA
Start times
Sun 27th Oct 2019
7:05am |
7:27am |
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Florida Halloween Distance Classic
$55 - $115
$35 - $65
$25 - $55
Route information
Course Time Limits
We require that runners and walkers be properly prepared and trained to finish the Halfathon within 4 hours (18 minute/mile pace). Please note that 4 hours after the start, course support ((i.e. aid/water stations, volunteers, photographers, ambulance, course marshals, clocks, etc.) is not guaranteed. The 5k runners and walkers should be finished within the 4 hour time limit for the halfathon.
Course Highlights
Both races are staged entirely in Fort De Soto Park, recognized as one of the best beaches in the nation. The course features a loop for the first 3.1 miles of the race, bringing athletes back through the start line. The rest of the course is an extremely flat, out-and-back tour of Fort De Soto Park, mostly on paved recreational trails. With a start time about 40 minutes before sunrise to avoid warm weather, the first portion of the race will take place in the dawn. Sunrise should be directly ahead of our athletes before the turn-around at East Beach.
USATF Sanctioned
All our races are sanctioned and insured through USATF for runners, joggers, and walkers ONLY. Strollers, skaters, skateboards and bicycles are NOT allowed on the course during our races.
USATF Certification
Both courses have been precisely measured and documentation provided according to USATF requirements, certifying our courses as accurately measured.
Chip Timing
All official results will be based on “Gun Time” as per USATF rules. Chip times will be posted for our athletes’ review, but NOT used for scoring.
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What's included
• Beautiful Starfish Finisher’s Medal
• Ladies’, Men’s or Youth Tech Shirts or Tanks
• Personalized Bib for Early Entrant
• Disposable Bib Chip Timing
• Multiple Aid Stations with Water, Gatorade, Oranges
• Scenic USATF Certified Courses
• Pacers for Half Marathons
• Overall, Master, Grand Master & Age Group Awards
• Great Post-Race Party: Pasta, Pastries & Fruit, Beer, Live Music
• FREE Parking at Fort De Soto
• FREE shuttle at Holiday Halfathon from finish line to start line
• Virtual Option for All Races
How to get there
Fort De Soto Park, 3500 Pinellas Bayway S, St. Petersburg, FL 33715, USA
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Fort De Soto Park is located at the southern end of Pinellas County and easily accessible from any direction.
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.
We have paid for your parking. There is ample parking at North Beach in Ft. De Soto Park.
Event day logistics
Race Day Schedule
5:30 – 6:45 a.m. Packet pickup/registration at North Beach, Ft. De Soto Park
7:00 a.m. Wheelchairs start
7:05 a.m. 11th Annual Florida Halloween Halfathon Start
7:20 a.m. Annual Florida Halloween 10K & 5K Race Start
The Following Award Times are Approximate:
8:45 a.m. Florida Halloween 5K Race overall and age group awards
9:45 a.m. Florida Halloween Halfathon overall awards
10:00 a.m. Florida Halloween Halfathon age group awards
10:30 a.m. Florida Halloween Costume awards
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