About The Race

Join us for our 3rd Annual Ft. De Soto 15K & 5K Race, scheduled for Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 7:05 a.m., at beautiful Fort De Soto Park, just south of St. Petersburg.

Made up of recreational trails and access roads in this historic state park, the 15K and 5K courses at Ft. De Soto are fast and flat – perfect for setting a PR!

Fort De Soto Park has been named “America’s Top Beach” by TripAdvisor several times over the years citing a “spectacular combination of soft white sand, calm, clear water and a laid-back atmosphere.”

“I really appreciate the quality of events that you put on for the Bay Area . . . the courses are scenic and easy to follow, the volunteers are super supportive along the water stops, and the medals are AWESOME! I look forward to participating in your races for years to come. ” – Emily Arends, Clearwater, FL

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Race Details



15K: 7:05AM
5K: 7:20 AM

PACKET PICKUP There will be packet pickups at Fit2Run in St. Pete and Tampa the weekend and weeknights before the race, as well as on race morning. See the packet pickup schedule here.

DIRECTIONS 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.

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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.

The Challenge & Triple Crown

Take the Florida Halfathon Challenge by completing all 4 Halfathons in our 2017-18 race season and earn a beautiful Challenge finisher’s medal, choose your personalized bib number for all 4 races, and save with some great discounts! Can’t make all the races in person? Virtual option is also available. Read More Challenge & Triple Crown Info…