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Ft. De Soto Park3500 Bayway S. St. Petersburg, FL 33715
Join us in celebrating the arrival of spring during our 9th Annual Florida Shamrock Halfathon & 5K Race (formerly Florida Beach Halfathon and 5K), at Fort De Soto Park, located near St. Petersburg on Florida's beautiful west coast at the mouth of Tampa Bay.
Both 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.
Both races start the same, with a 5K loop that returns athletes to the start/finish area. Post-race party begins as the 5K athletes arrive, while the Halfathoners will continue on the 10-mile out-and-back tour of Ft. De Soto Park.
Finish line treats will include fresh fruit, hot pasta, cold Michelob Ultra, 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!
Event details and scheduleENTRY FEES
Florida Shamrock Halfathon
$60 ONLINE ONLY first 100 entrants or March 19, whichever comes first
$65 postmarked/online until April 20, 2017
$70 postmarked/online until September 18, 2017
$75 postmarked/online until November 12, 2017
$85 postmarked/online by February 11, 2018
$95 postmarked/online by March 4, 2018
$95 online registration ends March 8, 2018
$110 race weekend registration March 10-11
Florida Shamrock 5K Race
$30 ONLINE ONLY for first 100 entrants or until March 19, whichever comes first
$35 postmarked/online until November 12, 2017
$40 postmarked/online until February 11, 2018
$45 postmarked/online by March 4, 2018
$45 online registration ends March 8, 2018
$50 race weekend registration March 10-11, 2018
VIRTUAL HALFATHON AND 5K
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.
HALFATHON or 5K VIRTUAL RUN
$30.00 postmarked/online before March 8, 2018 - USA Address
$37.50 postmarked/online before March 8, 2018 - International Address
Your Registration Includes:
- Affordable entry fees and fair refund policy 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 stocked with Gatorade, water, oranges
- Starfish medal for all race finishers
- Great post-race pasta party, beer, live music
- Overall, Master, Grand Master and Age Group awards
- FREE downloadable race photos
- FREE Parking at Ft. De Soto Park
- Virtual option for all races
THERE ARE NO REFUNDS, DEFERRALS OR CREDITS, UNLESS YOU REGISTER PRIOR TO DECEMBER 18, 2017 AND NOTIFY THE RACE DIRECTOR IN WRITING OR BY E-MAIL, AT LEAST THREE WEEKS PRIOR TO RACE DAY. ALL REFUNDS FOR ALL RACES WILL BE ISSUED AT THE SAME TIME, ON OR ABOUT APRIL 1, 2018.
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 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