8th Annual Florida Beach Halfathon & 5K

3500 Bayway S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33715

Running > 5k, Half Marathon

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Event Description

Join us in celebrating the arrival of spring during our 8th Annual Florida Beach Halfathon and 5K Race 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!

Event details and schedule


Florida Beach Halfathon

$60 ONLINE ONLY first 100 entrants or April 15, whichever comes first

$65 ONLINE ONLY until May 1, 2016
$70 postmarked/online by November 12, 2016
$80 postmarked/online by January 29, 2017
$90 postmarked/online by March 5, 2017
$90 online registration ends March 9, 2017

$100 onsite registration March 11-12

Florida Beach 5K Race
$30 ONLINE ONLY for first 100 entrants or until April 15, whichever comes first

$35 online only until May 1, 2016
$40 postmarked/online by January 29, 2016

$45 postmarked by March 5, 2017

$45 online registration ends March 9, 2017
$50 onsite registration March 11-12, 2017


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 postmarked/online before March 9, 2017 - USA Address
$35 postmarked/online before March 9, 2017 - International Address


$25 postmarked/online before March 9, 2017 - USA Address
$30 postmarked/online before March 9, 2017 - 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
  • Virtual option for all races

Refund Policy
To receive a refund, deferral or credit, you must register before December 12 for the Florida Beach Halfathon & 5K Race and notify the race director in writing or by e-mail (not Facebook) by February 12. All refunds will be issued after the Florida Beach Halfathon, on or about April 1, 2017. 

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.

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





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