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Florida Halfathon Challenge (4 races) / Ft. De Soto Triple Crown

Sunday, October 2, 2016 - Sunday, March 12, 2017
Ft. De Soto Park, Madeira Beach, Clearwater different locations St. Petersburg, Madeira Beach, ClearwaterFL  33710
Sunday, October 2, 2016 - Sunday, March 12, 2017
Ft. De Soto Park, Madeira Beach, Clearwater different locations St. Petersburg, Madeira Beach, ClearwaterFL  33710

About This Activity

Take the 2016-17 8th Annual Florida Halfathon Challenge by completing all 4 Halfathons or earn our 2nd Annual Ft. De Soto Triple Crown, which features 3 races at Ft. De Soto Park. You will LOVE the Halfathon Challenge medal and / or the Triple Crown bling you earn after a seaon of consistent effort. You also have the opportunity to choose your personalized bib number for all our races, and save some dollars with deep discounts!

 

OUR 2016 - 17 SCHEDULE

October 2, 2016 - 2nd Annual Ft. De Soto 15K & 5K Race, (near St. Petersburg)

October 30, 2016 - 8th Annual Florida Halloween Halfathon & 5K Race, Ft. De Soto Park

December 11, 2016 - 15th Annual Florida Holiday Halfathon, Madeira Beach to Largo

January 22, 2017 - 18th Annual Clearwater Distance Classic: 50K Ultra, Marathon, Halfathon, 5 Miler & 5K Walkathon, Downtown Clearwater

March 12, 2017 - 8th Annual Florida Beach Halfathon & 5K Race, Ft. De Soto Park

 

Staged in the gorgeous Tampa Bay area, all our races are held several weeks apart, allowing you plenty of time for training and recovery. Kick off the race season in October with our Ft. De Soto 15K & 5K Race, measure your progress a few weeks later at our Halloween Halfathon & 5K Race, and return to test yourself at season's end with our Florida Beach Halfathon & 5K Race.

All three are staged in Ft. De Soto Park on extremely flat courses with no hills, bridges, or other discernible inclines. Finish any combination of all three events and you EARN THE TRIPLE CROWN FINISHER medal. Run all three 5K races and we will combine times to rank and determine 5K Triple Crown Overall, Master, and Age Group Champions.

For athletes with greater endurance goals, our 4-Race Halfathon Challenge is ideal!

Run the two halfathons mentioned above at Ft. De Soto, but also join us for December's Holiday Halfathon, starting in Madeira Beach. In January, run the Clearwater Halfathon, Marathon, or 50K Ultra to qualify for the Halfathon Challenge Finishers Medal.

At season's end, we combine your times to determine Florida Halfathon Challenge Overall, Masters, Grand Masters, and Age Group Champions.

A cash purse of $6000 will be awarded to the top 5 male and female winners.

Can't make all four halfathons? You can still earn a ranking - we use your fastest 3 halfathon "segments" and 1 of those 3 MUST be at the Florida Beach Halfathon. The Clearwater Marathon can be used for 2 "halfathon segments."

Bring your friends and family members to Florida for a mid-winter's break, as we truly offer "something for everyone" at our Clearwater Distance Classic, with a 5-Miler and 5K Walkathon rounding out the day's activities.

By the way, these Clearwater courses are often described as Florida's most scenic AND the most challenging in the state, both due to the ascents over bridges connecting the mainland and our barrier islands.

Register RISK-FREE, as all early entrants are refund-eligible, for whatever reason, no questions asked, as long as you let us know at least 3 weeks prior to the race you are canceling. Refunds are pro-rated for those who enter either the Triple Crown or the Halfathon Challenge and processed at season's end.

 

  • YOU CAN REGISTER HERE FOR ALL 5 OF OUR RACES
  • YOU CAN REGISTER HERE FOR THE ENTIRE 4-RACE HALFTAHON CHALLENGE
  • YOU CAN REGISTER HERE FOR 3 HALFATHONS & THE CLEARWATER MARATHON
  • YOU CAN REGISTER HERE FOR 3 HALFATHONS & THE CLEARWATER 50K ULTRA
  • YOU CAN REGISTER HERE FOR ANY THREE OF OUR HALFATHONS
  • YOU CAN REGISTER HERE FOR OUR FT. DE SOTO 5K TRIPLE CROWN
  • YOU CAN REGISTER HERE FOR OUR FT. DE SOTO TRIPLE CROWN

Or...

You can Register for any of our individual races through our website at www.FloridaRoadRaces.com.

 

Event details and schedule

YOUR CHALLENGE AND / OR TRIPLE CROWN REGISTRATION INCLUDES:

  • Affordable entry fees and risk-free registration for early entrants
  • Personalized bibs for early entrants
  • Ladies' and Men's Zorrel tech shirts
  • Disposable bib chip timing
  • Scenic USATF certified courses
  • Aid stations amply stocked with Gatorade, water, oranges
  • Starfish medal for all race finishers
  • Stunning Starfish Triple Crown and / or Halfathon Challenge Medal
  • Great post-race pasta party, beer, live music
  • Overall, Master, Grand Master and Age Group awards
  • Free downloadable race photos
  • Virtual option for all races

ENTRY FEES

ALL 5 RACES - FT. DE SOTO TRIPLE CROWN & HALFATHON CHALLENGE

5 Races: Ft. De Soto 15K and all 4 half marathons

$265 online only first 100 entrants or until April 15, 2016, whichever comes first

$290 online only until May 1, 2016

$315 online only until June 30, 2016

$325 online only until August 29, 2016

$365 online only until September 30, 2016

 

 

5 Races: Ft. De Soto 15K, Clearwater 50K Ultra and 3 half marathons       $285 online only first 100 entrants or until April 15, 2016, whichever comes first
  $310 online only until May 1, 2016
$335 online only until June 30, 2016
$345 online only until August 29, 2016
$385 online only until September 30, 2016       5 Races: Ft. De Soto 15K, Clearwater Marathon, and 3 half marathons
$285 online only first 100 entrants or until April 15, 2016, whichever comes first
$310 online only until May 1, 2016
$335 online only until June 30, 2016
$345 online only until August 29, 2016 $385 online only until September 30, 2016


FLORIDA HALFATHON CHALLENGE - 4 RACE OPTION

$220 online only first 100 entrants or until April 15, whichever occurs first

$240 online only until May 1, 2016
$260 online only until June 30, 2016
$270 online only until September 25, 2016
$300 online only until October 27, 2016

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FLORIDA HALFATHON CHALLENGE - 3 HALFATHONS & CLEARWATER MARATHON OPTION

$240 online only first 100 entrants or until April 15, whichever occurs first

$260 online only until May 1, 2016
$280 online only until June 30, 2016
$290 online only until September 25, 2016
$320 online only until October 27, 2016

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FLORIDA HALFATHON CHALLENGE - 3 HALFATHONS & CLEARWATER 50K ULTRA OPTION

$240 online only first 100 entrants or until April 15, whichever occurs first

$260 online only until May 1, 2016
$280 online only until June 30, 2016
$290 online only until September 25, 2016
$320 online only until October 27, 2016

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FLORIDA HALFATHON CHALLENGE - 3 RACE OPTION
This is intended for athletes who would like to register for any three of our four halfathons or for athletes who have already registered for one of our halfathons (or has a deferral from last season) and would like to now register for the entire series.

Please be careful with the option you select:
1) Halloween, Holiday, Clearwater
2) Halloween, Holiday, Beach
3) Halloween, Clearwater, Beach
4) Holiday, Clearwater, Beach

$165 online only first 100 entrants or until April 15, whichever occurs first

$180 online only until May 1, 2016
$195 online only until June 30, 2016
$205 online only until September 30, 2016
$225 online only until October 27, 2016

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5K TRIPLE CROWN: Ft. De Soto 5K, Halloween 5K, FL Beach 5K
$60 YOUTH 18 & Under $90 online only first 100 entrants or until April 15, 2016, whichever comes first
$105 online only until May 1, 2016
$120 online only until August 29, 2016
$135 online only until September 30, 2016

TRIPLE CROWN: Ft. De Soto 15K, Halloween Halfathon, FL Beach Halfathon

$115 YOUTH 18 & Under $160 online only first 100 entrants or until April 15, 2016, whichever comes first
$185 online only until May 1, 2016
$200 online only until June 30, 2016
$210 online only until August 29, 2016
$230 online only until September 30, 2016         ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••  

FLORIDA HALFATHON CHALLENGE - VIRTUAL OPTION
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.

ENTRY FEES FOR ALL 4 VIRTUAL HALFATHONS
$130 online only until October 27, 2016 for athletes with a USA mailing address
$150 online only until October 27, 2016 for athletes with an international mailing address

ENTRY FEES FOR 3 VIRTUAL HALFATHONS & THE CLEARWATER MARATHON
$140 online only until October 27, 2016 for athletes with a USA mailing address
$160 online only until October 27, 2016 for athletes with an international mailing address

There are no discounts offered for signing up early, as our virtual option is first and foremost, a fundraiser for those non-profits we support.

However, there are several benefits to signing up early for the entire series:

1) Registration service fees are minimized when signing up for the entire series at the same time.
2) Virtual athletes who register for the entire series will be the first athletes to be sent their finisher medals after each race.
3) Registering once is certainly more convenient than registering for each individual event.

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 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@FLRoadRaces.com
 

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