Finisher Medals & 15K, 10K & 5K Awards

  • All finishers in the Fort De Soto Distance Classic earn a vintage edition of our gold running starfish medals
  • Overall: Top 3 Male/Female
  • Masters (40+): Top 3 Male/Female
  • GrandMaster (50+): Champions only Male/Female
  • Age Group: Champions only – Standard 5-Year

Medals are usually ordered at least 3-4 months prior to race day for overseas production and international shipping. On-going supply chain issues increased the necessary lead time for us to receive awards in a timely manner. Instead of canceling this race as COVID-19 cases were rising in Florida, we opted to produce the race, if at all possible. Our solution was to offer vintage medals that we have in inventory so all our athletes could head home with something to show for their effort. We believed that athletes would understand the situation, but prefer to finally race again and earn a vintage medal of their choice compared to not racing at all. We hope you agree.


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“The team DeMaio family have been running Chris and Rya’s races for ten years. Not only are these races fun, well organized, safe with the best post race parties, but we have come to love Chris and Rya as friends. They treat their athletes as family, always going that extra mile. These are our favorite races and look forward to running them for many years to come.”
– Kim & Bob DeMaio, Seminole, FL

Our 2021-22 Season

Ft. De Soto Distance Classic
15K, 10K, 5K
& Virtual

Sunday, September 26, 2021
Ft. De Soto Park

Florida Halloween Distance Classic
Halfathon, 10K, 5K
& Virtual

Sunday, October 31, 2021
Ft. De Soto Park

Florida Holiday Distance Classic
Halfathon, 10K
& Virtual

Sunday, December 12, 2021
Madeira Beach to Largo

St. Petersburg Distance Classic
Marathon, Halfathon, 10K, 5K & Virtual
Sunday, February 13, 2022
Downtown St. Pete

Florida Shamrock Distance Classic
Halfathon, 10K, 5K
& Virtual

Sunday, March 20, 2022
Ft. De Soto Park