Starfish Series & Triple Crown: More Races. More Awards.

"As a new runner, I didn't realize how much I would grow in the sport by signing up for the series. Naturally, as I participated in each race I began to improve in my time, my control and learn what my body's needs to refuel are. I have learned so much about myself by simply signing up for the series of half marathons. I look forward to my third series this fall!"

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for the following Challenges are provided for your convenience. However, you can sign up for races in the Challenges individually as long as you use the EXACT same name on each registration – our scoring program reads Jennie Smith and Jennifer Smith as two different athletes.

The Florida Road Races Starfish Series

Series Highlights

  • Participate in 3 races in the series season to be eligible for awards
  • Run as many races as you can. We will score all of your races.
  • Awards will be presented to the top 3 male and female overall and age groups
  • End of season celebration for all series qualifiers

The scoring is simple. The age groups for the Starfish Race Series are 0-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+  You will earn age group points in these age groups for each race you participate. The points are as follows:

Number of Points
  5K 10K 15K Halfathon Marathon
1st 100 110 120 130 140
2nd 90 99 108 117 126
3rd 80 88 96 104 112
4th 70 77 84 91 98
5th 60 66 72 78 84
6th 50 55 60 65 70
7th 40 44 48 52 56
8th 30 33 36 39 42
Participation 20 20 20 20 20

You must run a minimum of three (3) races to qualify for the series and be eligible for awards. You can win your age group by participating in 3 Starfish Race Series events.  We will score all of your races in the series. The more you run, the better chance you have to win!

  • Run 2 races… sorry out of luck.  Can’t win an award
  • Run 3 races… you can win an award. We will score all three races
  • Run 4 races… you can win an award. We will score all four races
  • Run 5 races… you can win an award. We will score all five races & YOU GET A SPECIAL GIFT!

Age-Up Rule. Your age group is defined for ALL races in the Starfish Race Series based on your age as of the date of the Florida Shamrock Halfathon.  That means that the age group you will be competing in is your age as of the date of the Florida Shamrock Halfathon. Remember this when you look at race results from the Starfish race Series races.  Someone may be in the 30-34 age group at a specific race, but for Starfish race Series they may be in the 35-39 age group (thus taking away your valuable points… darn that rule!)

Tie-Breaker. In the case of a tie, the highest average place finish per event will be used to break the deadlock.  If two runners have the same number of points and the same average place finish, a head-to-head tiebreaker will be used to declare the winner (whoever won the most head-to-head races).   If each runner is still tied, the runner who has finished the most races will win. If each runner ran the same number of races, then the LAST race in the year. BOTH runners who participated will be used to decide the head-to-head tiebreaker.  For example, if both runners participate in The Holiday Halfathon, the runner winning the head-to-head competition will be declared the winner. If two runners are tied and do not compete head-to-head against each other, then the runner who finished the latest race in the calendar will be the winner.


The Fort De Soto Triple Crown Challenge

Join us for the Triple Crown Challenge by completing any combination of races at the beautiful Fort De Soto Park (5K, 10K, 15K, Halfathon) during our 2022-23 season. In addition to earning three finisher’s medals, you’ll also receive our beautiful Triple Crown medal when you cross the Shamrock Distance Classic finish line – our last race of the season.

TRIPLE CROWN RACE DATES: Our race season starts in September 2022 and ends in March 2023:
September 25, 2022: Fort De Soto 15K, 10K, 5K – Fort De Soto Park
October 30, 2022:  Halloween Halfathon, 10K, 5K  –  Fort De Soto Park
March 4, 2023:  Shamrock Halfathon, 10K, 5K – Fort De Soto Park

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We’re located in the beautiful Tampa Bay area, staging races in St. Petersburg, Fort DeSoto Park, and Madeira Beach to Largo.

“This was one of the most organized races I have ever participated in. From all of the pre-race updates, to the race, to the post-race activities, everything was top notch. Thank you for a great experience.”
– R.B., Lakeland

Our 2022-23 Season

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

Sunday, September 25, 2022
Ft. De Soto Park

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

Sunday, October 30, 2022
Ft. De Soto Park

Florida Holiday Distance Classic
Halfathon, 10K & Virtual

Sunday, December 11, 2022
Madeira Beach to Largo

St. Petersburg Distance Classic
Marathon, Halfathon, 10K, 5K & Virtual
Sunday, February 12, 2023
Downtown St. Pete

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

Saturday, March 4, 2023
Ft. De Soto Park