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The Challenges: More Races. More Bling.

"As a new runner, I didn't realize how much I would grow in the sport by signing up for the series. Naturally, as I participated in each race I began to improve in my time, my control and learn what my body's needs to refuel are. I have learned so much about myself by simply signing up for the series of half marathons. I look forward to my third series this fall!"

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for the Challenges are provided for your convenience. However, you can sign up for races in the Challenges individually as long as you use the EXACT same name on each registration – our scoring program reads Jennie Smith and Jennifer Smith as two different athletes.

 

The Fort De Soto Triple Crown.

Join us for the 6th Annual Triple Crown by completing any combination of races at beautiful Fort De Soto Park (5K, 10K, 15K, Halfathon) during our 2022-23 season. In addition to earning three finisher's medals, you'll also receive our beautiful Triple Crown medal when you cross the Shamrock Distance Classic finish line - our last race of the season.

TRIPLE CROWN RACE DATES: Our race season starts in September, 2019 and ends in March, 2020:
September 25, 2022: Fort De Soto 15K, 10K, 5K – Fort De Soto Park
October 30, 2022:  Halloween Halfathon, 10K, 5K  –  Fort De Soto Park
March 4 2023:  Shamrock Halfathon, 10K, 5K – Fort De Soto Park

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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.

“This was one of the most organized races I have ever participated in. From all of the pre-race updates, to the race, to the post-race activities, everything was top notch. Thank you for a great experience.”
– R.B., Lakeland

Our 2022-23 Season

Fort De Soto Distance Classic
15K, 10K, 5K & Virtual

Sunday, September 25, 2022
Fort De Soto Park

Sunday, October 30, 2022
Fort De Soto Park
Sunday, December 11, 2022
Madeira Beach to Largo (Taylor Park)

 

THE COURSES:

  • The Ft. De Soto 15K, 10K and 5K courses showcase the natural beauty of this Florida barrier island. Named the nation’s #1 Beach in 2005, you'll run on flat, paved recreational trails (no sand!) with vast views of the tranquil Gulf.  See course maps.
  • The Halloween Distance Classic courses at Ft. De Soto are fast and flat. Made up of recreational trails and access roads in this beautiful state park, you'll enjoy seeing the sun rise over the Sunshine Skyway. Great for setting PRs. See course maps.
  • The Holiday Distance Classic course starts in Madeira Beach and ends at Taylor Park. You'll run through exclusive residential and commercial areas in our beach communities, along smoothly paved Pinellas Trail, and through shaded public parks. The Park Blvd. bridge adds some hill-work to your run or walk. Busses will bring you back from the finish line to the start line. See course maps.
  • The St. Petersburg Distance Classic courses are a scenic tour through St. Pete, from the sparkling waterfront, to beautiful historic neighborhoods, the trendy downtown, and the shaded Pinellas Trail - a rails-to-trails linear park. Course map coming soon. See course maps.
  • The Shamrock Halfathon course is exactly the same as the Halloween Halfathon course. Measure your progress from your first halfathon to your last - perhaps you'll set some PRs!  See course maps.