Entry Fees for Halloween Halfathon & 5K


$45 Youth 18 and Under
$60 online only for the first 100 athletes to register, or April 15, whichever comes first
$65 postmarked/online only until May 15, 2018
$70 postmarked/online before June 1, 2018
$75 postmarked/online before June 30, 2018
$85 postmarked/online before September 24, 2018
$95 postmarked/online before October 21, 2018
$95 online ONLY before October 25, 2018
$110 on-site registration, October 27-28, 2018

$25 Youth 18 and Under
$30 online only for first 100 to register, or April 15, whichever comes first
$35 online only before June 1, 2018
$40 postmarked/online before September 24, 2018
$45 postmarked/online only before October 21, 2018
$45 online ONLY before October 25, 2018
$50 on-site registration,October 27-28, 2018

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 postmarked/online before October 25, 2018 – USA Address
$37.50 postmarked/online before October 25, 2018 – International Address

Your Registration Includes:

  • Starfish gold medal for Halfathon and 5K finishers
  • Ladies’, Men’s or Youth tech shirt
  • FREE parking at Fort De Soto
  • Personalized bibs for early entrants
  • Affordable entry fees and refund policy
  • Accurately measured, USATF certified courses
  • Excellent traffic control, including cones and police
  • Accurate mile markers; chip timing and scoring
  • Aid stations stocked with Gatorade, water, oranges
  • Awards for the top three in standard age groups
  • Overall, Masters (40+), and Grandmasters (50+) plaques for the top three M/F
  • Regular e-mails, providing updated information
  • Race day packet pickup (bibs and t-shirt)
  • Fitness walkers are welcome in all our races
  • Our fabulous post-race Pasta Party with beer, breakfast munchies, and live music!
  • Licensed Sports Massage therapists will be on site to soothe your aching muscles for $12/10 minutes, $24/20 minutes, etc. Treat yourself!

Refund Policy

Early entrants who register by July 28, 2018 are eligible for refunds of entry fees or deferral to another upcoming race – athlete’s choice. To receive a refund, transfer or credit, you must register by July 28, 2018 for the Florida Halloween Halfathon & 5K Race and notify the race director by e-mail (not Facebook) at least 3 weeks before the race or by October 7, 2018.  This date is when we order your personalized bib and start preparing your packet. There are no refunds due to cancellations due to an Act of God, such as weather. No deferral or transfer is available if you do not show up for the race. All refunds will be issued after the last race of the series, the Shamrock Halfathon & 5K, on or about April 1, 2018.

THERE ARE NO TRANSFERS OF BIBS TO OTHER ATHLETES. Non-registered runners will NOT be covered by USATF insurance and will be disqualified if caught.

USATF Sanctioned – No Strollers, Dogs or Bicycles

All our races are sanctioned and insured through USATF for runners, joggers, and walkers ONLY. Baby strollers, skaters, skateboards and bicycles are NOT allowed on the course during our races.

Online Confirmation

You can check your registration at this link on Active.com. Click on “Search Participants” at the top of the page. If you signed up for the Challenge or the Triple Crown, your name will not appear in the individual race’s search; please search on the Challenge/Triple Crown link at Active.com. Search Participants

E-mail Address

Please include your e-mail address so we can forward race updates to you. E-mail is our primary source of communication with our athletes.

International Participants

Canadians may register online or by printing the entry form above, with check payable in U.S. Dollars. All other international participants MUST register online after using a major credit card. International participants requiring invitations to secure visas must request letter by September 1. You must include in your request your full mailing address as well as the address of the U.S. Consulate in your area. Letters of invitation will be sent by mail only.

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We’re located in the beautiful Tampa Bay area, staging races in Clearwater, Fort DeSoto Park, and Madeira Beach to Largo.
“Another great race! No surprise to us. Good organization, good weather, good food and very spirited. Nicely done by you and the volunteers, and we will continue to support your efforts in promoting health, fitness and fun through your events. Please know that we appreciate your hard work, and that of the volunteers, in making the day a safe and enjoyable one. We look forward to the remaining races of the series. Plenty of treats . . . and no tricks . . . for the Halloween event. A great day! Thanks. ” – Glenn & Leslie Jacobs, New Port Richey

Our 2018-19 Season 

Florida Halfathon Challenge

Triple Crown
Fort De Soto Triple Crown 
(3 Fort De Soto races)

Sunday, September 30, 2018
Ft. De Soto Park
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Ft. De Soto Park
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Madeira Beach to Largo (Taylor Park)
Will Not Be Held In 2019
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Ft. De Soto Park