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17th Annual Clearwater Distance Classic

Sunday, January 17, 2016
Clearwater, Florida 301 Drew St ClearwaterFL  33755
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Clearwater, Florida 301 Drew St ClearwaterFL  33755

About This Activity

YOU CAN STILL REGISTER AT COACHMAN PARK ON SATURDAY FROM 1:00 - 4:00 AND ON SUNDAY, RACE MORNING, FROM 5:30 A.M.

With four competitive races, a non-competitive 5K walkathon, and three options for virtual athletes during a winter weekend in sunny Florida, we invite athletes of all abilities to join us in the Clearwater Distance Classic.

In 2013 we were thrilled to relaunch our Clearwater Marathon, after a seven-year hiatus due to road construction on Gulf Boulevard. This will be the only marathon staged on Florida's west central coast this season and will use the same course as previous years. The course is accurately measured, USATF certified #FL13013EBM, and therefore a Boston Qualifier.

We added the 50K Ultra in 2015 to provide our marathon runners a new challenge of ultramarathons. The 50K Ultra uses our 26.2 marathon course, with a 2.4 mile out-and-back extension starting at mile 16.5. Entirely asphalt-paved, except for the bridges, the varied course ascends Clearwater Bridge with spectacular views of the Gulf, followed by palm-tree lined Clearwater Causeway, and barrier-island flat Sand Key. Gulf Boulevard leads our runners through beach neighborhoods towards peaceful Pinellas Trail, which takes you back to the finish line at Coachman Park. Our Clearwater Halfathon and our Clearwater 5-Miler challenge athletes with multiple bridge ascents, but also reward them with spectacular views from each bridge's summit. Both courses are entirely within 1/4 mile of Clearwater Harbor and/or the Gulf of Mexico.

We are also staging our Clearwater 5K Walkathon, created for those folks who want to celebrate their healthy, active lifestyles while also encouraging those who made better health one of their New Year Resolutions. Our goal is to provide a circled date on everyone's new calendar to come together in the spirit of good health.

Event details and schedule

Entry Fees

Clearwater Ultra 50K 
$65 postmarked/online until May 3
$80 postmarked/online until September 20
$100 postmarked/online until December 14
$115 postmarked/online until January 10
$115 online registration ends January 14
$130 race weekend, on-site registration, January 16-17

Clearwater Marathon 
$65 postmarked/online until May 3
$80 postmarked/online until September 20
$100 postmarked/online until December 14
$115 postmarked/online until January 10
$115 online registration ends January 14
$130 race weekend, on-site registration, January 16-17

Clearwater Halfathon 
$60 postmarked/online until May 3
$70 postmarked/online until September 20
$80 postmarked/online until December 14
$90 postmarked/online until January 10
$90 online registration ends January 14
$100 race weekend, on-site registration, January 16-17

Clearwater 5-Miler
$40 postmark/online by December 14
$45 online registration ends January 14
$50 race weekend, on-site registration, January 16-17

Clearwater 5K Walkathon
$30 postmark/online until January 10
$30 online registration ends January 14
$35 walk weekend, on-site registration, January 16-17

VIRTUAL 50K, MARATHON, HALF & 5-MILER
For virtual athletes who would like to run or walk anywhere in the world on their own schedule and still earn one of our finisher's medals. Athletes who register for the entire series virtually will receive the series completion medal automatically.

Clearwater Ultra 50K Virtual Run
$45 postmarked/online before January 16 - USA Address
$50 postmarked/online before January 16 - International Address

Clearwater Marathon Virtual Run
$40 postmarked/online before January 14 - USA Address
$45 postmarked/online before January 14 - International Address

Clearwater Halfathon Virtual Run
$30 postmarked/online before January 14 - USA Address
$35 postmarked/online before January 14 - International Address

Clearwater 5K Virtual Run
$25 postmarked/online before January 14 - USA Address
$30 postmarked/online before January 14 - International Address

Your Registration Includes:
  • Early start for our marathon and halfathon fitness walkers
  • Custom running starfish medal for all 50K, marathon, halfathon, and 5-Miler finishers 
  • Deep discounts on registration fees for early entrants
  • A fair refund policy for early entrants
  • Accurately measured, USATF certified courses
  • Extremely safe courses with substantial traffic control including cones and police
  • Accurate mile markers; computerized timing/scoring
  • Aid stations stocked with Gatorade, water, and friendly volunteers
  • Fresh Florida oranges available
  • Awards for the top three in standard age groups
  • 5 Miler Overall, Masters (40+) and Grandmasters (50+) plaques for the top three males and females
  • Halfathon Overall, Masters (40+), and Grandmasters (50+) plaques for the top three males and females
  • Marathon Overall, Masters (40+), and Grandmasters (50+) plaques for the top three males and females
  • Regular e-mails, providing updated information
  • Opportunity to pick up bib numbers on race day
  • Ladies' and Men's Zorrel tech shirts
  • Finish-line celebration in beautiful Coachman Park:
    - An assortment of fruits, bagels, and pastries
    - Freshly prepared homemade pasta
    - Ice-cold Michelob Ultra
    - Live entertainment 
  • Free, downloadable race photos
Refund Policy

To receive a refund, deferral, or credit, you must register before October 17, 2015 for the Clearwater Distance Classic events and notify the race director by email (not Facebook) by December 27, 2015. All refunds will be issued after the Florida Beach Halfathon, on or about April 1, 2016. 

THERE ARE NO TRANSFERS OF BIBS TO OTHER ATHLETES. You may not give or sell your number 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.

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.

Boston Qualifier
The course is accurately measured, USATF certified #FL13013EBM, and therefore a Boston Qualifier.

For more race information, please visit our website at: www.FloridaRoadRaces.com.

Our simple goal is to exceed your expectations. Run on our roads, relax on our award-winning beaches!

Chris Lauber, Race Director
info@ClearwaterDistanceClassic.com

 

 

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