Race Information


Fort De Soto Park is located at the southern end of Pinellas County and easily accessible from any direction.

From Interstate 275, watch for signs for the Bayway, which connects St. Petersburg and St. Pete Beach. Head west towards the beaches, turning south to Fort De Soto Park.

From the beaches, head south to St. Pete Beach, turning left at the Don CeSar Beach Resort onto the Bayway, turning south to Fort De Soto Park.

Once you reach Fort De Soto Park, turn right and follow the bend in the road to North Beach all the way at the road’s end.

Course Limits

We require that runners and walkers be properly prepared and trained to finish the Halfathon within 4 hours (18 minute/mile pace). Please note that 4 hours after the start, course support ((i.e. aid/water stations, volunteers, photographers, ambulance, course marshals, clocks, etc.) is not guaranteed.

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.

USATF Certification

All courses have been precisely measured and documentation provided according to USATF requirements, certifying our courses as accurately measured.

Weather Info

Average Low: 62 °
Average High: 82 °
Average Monthly Rainfall:
– October 3.36″
– November 2.37″
Sunrise: 7:42 a.m.

TRICKS: Costumes Encouraged

Create unique costumes in the spirit of this festive holiday, but ones that will not adversely affect your performance. Or simply wear mismatched uniforms. Or orange and black. Get inspired with these great costumes…

“Thank you for putting on such a great event. I am on vacation from the UK and have run many races there – this one was up with the best I have done. Many thanks.”
– Tony Chapman, Brackley, Great Britain

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)