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Ft. De Soto Park3500 Bayway S. St. Petersburg, FL 33715
Get your green on and join us in celebrating the arrival of spring during our 11th Annual Florida Shamrock Distance Classic featuring something for everyone: 15K, 10K Race, and 5K Race. This event is staged at Fort De Soto Park, located near St. Petersburg on Florida's beautiful west coast at the mouth of Tampa Bay.
The Shamrock Distance Classic is usually held in March each year, but was postponed this year to May 3 due to the Coronavirus. As a result, we have re-opened registration.
All our courses are located entirely in Ft. De Soto Park, starting and finishing adjacent to the park's North Beach, regularly recognized as one of the nation's best beaches. These races will be run on paved access roads and recreational trails. You will not be running on sand.
They are extremely flat courses, with no bridges, overpasses, or discernible inclines. They are accurately measured and certified by the USATF.
All 3 races are true "out-and-back" courses, using a common start / finish line. Post-race party begins as the 5K athletes arrive, while the rest of the athletes continue on their tour of Ft. De Soto Park to accomplish their mileage.
Finish line treats will include fresh fruit, hot pasta, cold beer, and live entertainment.
Citing a "spectacular combination of soft white sand, calm clear water, and a laid-back atmosphere," TripAdvisory named Ft. De Soto Park America's Top Beach, based on their Popularity Index.
Ft. De Soto Park is regularly recognized on "best beach" lists. In 2005, Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, aka "Dr. Beach," named Ft. De Soto the nation's #1 Beach.
THE perfect place to race, party, and relax.
Come. Join us in celebrating spring's arrival, along with this fun, festive green holiday.
Event details and scheduleYour Registration Includes:
- Affordable entry fees and fair refund policy for early entrants
- Personalized bibs for early entrants
- Lady's, Men's, and Youth tech tanks
- Disposable bib chip timing
- Scenic USATF certified courses
- Aid stations stocked with Gatorade, water, oranges
- Stunning Running Starfish medal for all race finishers
- Great post-race party featuring hot pasta, pastries, cold green beer, soft drinks, live music
- Overall, Master, Grand Master and Age Group awards
- Pre-paid tolls into Ft. De Soto Park
- FREE Parking at Ft. De Soto Park
- Virtual option for all races
$70 before 11:59 pm, March 29
$75 before 11:59 pm, April 30
$80 race weekend registration May 2-3
Florida Shamrock 10K Race
$55 before 11:59 pm, March 29
$60 before 11:59 pm, April 30
$65 race weekend registration May 2-3
Florida Shamrock 5K Race
$45 before 11:59 pm, March 29
$50 before 11:59 pm, April 30
$55 race weekend registration May 2-3
VIRTUAL SHAMROCK RUNS
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.
$30.00 before 11:59 pm, April 30 - US Address
$40.00 before 11:59 pm, April 30 - International AddressRefund Policy
THERE ARE NO REFUNDS, DEFERRALS OR CREDITS,
THERE ARE NO REFUNDS, CREDITS OR DEFERRALS DUE TO EVENT CANCELLATION BECAUSE OF WEATHER OR OTHER ACTS OF GOD.
THERE ARE NO TRANSFER 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.
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.
For more information, please visit our website at: www.FloridaShamrockHalfathon.com
Our simple goal is to exceed your expectations. Run on our roads, relax on our award-winning beaches!
Chris & Rya Lauber