Race Day Schedule
|5:00 to 6:45 a.m.||Packet pickup/registration at North Shore Park|
|6:00 a.m.||Mandatory early start for athletes expecting to exceed a 14-minute per mile page in the Marathon, Halfathon or 10K|
|6:30 a.m.||Start of St. Petersburg Marathon, Halfathon, 10K|
|7:00 a.m.||Start of St. Petersburg 5K Run/Walk|
|7:45 a.m.||10K overall and age-group awards|
|8:15 a.m.||5K overall and age group awards|
|9:00 a.m.||Halfathon overall and age group awards|
|10:30 a.m.||Marathon overall and age group awards|
|12:30 p.m.||Finish Line closes|
As ALL courses use the same roads and Pinellas Trail as the Marathon, there is NO time limit for the 5K, 10K, and Halfathon, in the usual sense.
However, while walkers are welcome in all our races, everyone in the 10K, Halfathon and Marathon expecting to exceed a 14 minute pace are required to start early at 6:00 am, and stay on the sidewalk until runners starting at 6:30 am pass by.
The finish line for all races will be open for 6 hours from the 6:30 a.m. start, meaning 12:30 pm. The course on public roads will open to traffic based upon that pace. For instance, marathoners should be at the midpoint by 9:30 a.m., regardless of start time. Athletes slower than that will need to move to the sidewalks and adhere to all pedestrian laws.
Bag check will be available near the registration and packet pickup tent. This is strictly by the honor system. No wallets, cell phones, or other valuables should be put in the bags as we cannot be responsible for missing items.
Directions & Parking
The start / finish line at North Shore Park is easily accessible at St. Petersburg’s waterfront, just north of the Vinoy Resort! If you need to Google or GPS North Shore Park, please use 901 N Shore Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 as the address.
There is ample public parking at North Shore Pool Park and metered parking is available nearby.
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“What a totally awesome half marathon this morning! This is my 6th half marathon in 8 weeks and I have to say my FAVORITE!! I will run it every year from now on!!!! Not only did we have perfect weather, the route was absolutely beautiful, the race staff was awesome and very friendly and the post race festivities were great! Thank you so much for a wonderful race!!!!
– Carol Nicholas, Lecanto, FL
Our 2019-20 Season
Florida Halfathon Challenge
(4 Half Marathons)
Fort De Soto Triple Crown
(3 Fort De Soto Races)
Fort De Soto 15K & 5K