St. Petersburg Halfathon
The St. Petersburg Halfathon features an aesthetically varied course, as it tours through exclusive waterfront neighborhoods, our downtown waterfront, and Central Avenue, home to an eclectic combination of local shops, galleries, and museums.
This is a very flat half marathon, and should be a fast race for all.
The St. Petersburg Halfathon starts at North Shore Park on our beautiful downtown waterfront and heads north into Snell Isle to view some of our area’s finest historic homes. The course continues through Snell Isle and around Coffee Pot Bayou before returning back towards North Shore Park.
Our Halfathon continues south on the waterfront to Central Avenue, turns north at 1st Street through our bustling downtown, west on 3rd Avenue North passing Fit2Run’s downtown Running Superstore to Mirror Lake, and circling it counter-clockwise.
The race course turns south at 6th Street N, back to and west on Central Avenue, at about mile 7.5, reaching a dynamic mixture of the best local shops found anywhere. Watch for an abundance of huge murals on Central Avenue’s building walls, as St. Petersburg is truly a well-know haven for artists of all types.
Our halfathon reaches an out-and-back section on Central Avenue, allowing runners to see their friends and fellow athletes as they head in opposite directions.
Runners turn south at 22nd St. and at mile 10, access the Pinellas Trail, a smoothly paved and shaded linear park recognized in the Rails to Trails Hall of Fame
The St. Petersburg Halfathon heads east along the Pinellas Trail, passing Tropicana Field, while running adjacent to First Avenue South, to the waterfront, heading north with gorgeous water views of our marinas and docks filled with sailboats and yachts, to the finish line at North Shore Park.
“You did an awesome job!! What a GREAT race. It was my first half marathon! The course was challenging, gorgeous and FUN!! The water stations were well spaced and catered to our every need! The volunteers were the BEST – so friendly and encouraging! The post-race food/drinks couldn’t have been better – there was so many goodies to choose from!! In short, you can be sure I plan to make your Half an annual event in my race calendar”
– Nema Runyan, St. Pete Beach, FL