Thank You, Athletes!
Thank you for joining us for the 4th Annual Florida Halloween Halfathon & 5K Race. We hope all of you had a great time and had as much fun as we did.
are posted at Cool Running
will be available soon through PBC Sports Photography
Timing and scoring
questions: E-mail Chief Scorer Greg McFerren
: We deeply regret that we ran out of finisher medals in today's Halfathon. We are still not certain exactly what happened, as we ordered 675 finisher medals. We should have had plenty of medals as 627 athletes finished that race.
We will be ordering medals on Wednesday, October 31 to send to everyone who did not receive one today. If you haven't already, please forward an email to us by Tuesday, October 30 advising us you did not receive your medal. Please be patient, as it will take 3 - 4 weeks to manufacture and ship from China, followed by us shipping the individual medals to the athletes.
Finally, please know we deeply apologize for this situation. No race organization wants to exceed your expectations more than us.
We always welcome feedback and suggestions. Send your comments to us at FLRoadRaces@aol.com
If you enjoyed our Halloween races, you would probably also enjoy our other races:
December 9, 2012
: Holiday Halfathon
, Madeira Beach, FL
January 20, 2013
: Clearwater Halfathon
, 5-Miler and 5K Fitness Walk, Clearwater, FL
March 17, 2013
: Florida Beach Halfathon
& 5K, Ft. De Soto Park, FL
: Partners For Life Police Appreciation
10K, 5K, 1M Walk, St. Petersburg, FL
Hope to see you next year for the 5th Annual Florida Halloween Halfathon & 5K Race.
Join us for a howling good time during our 4th Annual Halloween Halfathon & 5K
Race at Fort De Soto Park, located near St. Petersburg on Florida's beautiful
west coast at the mouth of Tampa Bay.
TRICKS: Costumes Encouraged
Create unique costumes in the spirit of this festive holiday, but ones that will not adversely affect your performance. Or simply wear mismatched uniforms. Or orange and black.
TREATS: Best Costume Awards
Best Athlete - Amateur and Pro
Best Beauty - French Maids, Hooter Girls, Princesses, etc.
Best Celebrity - Actors, Elvis, Singers, Politicians, etc.
Best Hero - Explorers, Firefighters, Military, Police, Superheroes, etc.
Best Villain - Thieves, Robbers, Pirates, etc.
Best Couple - Cowboy & Indian, Cop & Robber, Batman
& Robin, etc.
Best Group - 3 or more similiarly costumed
BEST OF RACE
Both our courses are located entirely in Ft. De Soto Park, starting and finishing adjacent to the park's North Beach, regularly recognized as one of the nation's best beaches. These races will be run on paved access roads and recreational trails.
They are extremely flat courses, with no bridges, overpasses, or discernible inclines. They will be accurately measured and certified by the USATF.
Both races start the same, with a 5K loop that returns athletes to the start/finish area. Post-race party begins as the 5K athletes arrive, while the Halfathoners will continue on the 10-mile out-and-back tour of Ft. De Soto Park.
Finish line treats will include fresh fruit, hot pasta, cold Michelob Ultra, and live entertainment.
Citing a "spectacular combination of soft white sand, calm clear water, and a laid-back atmosphere," TripAdvisory named Ft. De Soto Park America's Top Beach, based on their Popularity Index.
This marks the third time in four years the pristine beach has received top honors on an annual "best-of" list. In 2005, Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, aka "Dr. Beach," named Ft. De Soto the nation's #1 Beach.
THE perfect place to race, party, and relax.
Come! Join us for tricks, treats and the beach!
"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."
- Ringo Breton, Lakeland
"Thank you for putting on such a great event. I am on vacation from the UK and have run many races there - this one was up with the best I have done. many thanks."
- Tony Chapman, Brackley, Great Britain
"Ft. De Soto Park was a stunning venue for the race. I liked the fact that costumes were encouraged – I think sometimes we take ourselves too seriously. I look forward to the January half-marathon as well as to participating in future Halloween Half-marathons."
- Bob "Santa Claus" Petersen, Columbia, SC
Our Upcoming Races:
3rd Annual Partners For Life Police Appreciation 10K / 5K & 1 Mile Walk
Sunday, May 5, 2013 * St. Petersburg
5th Annual Florida Halloween Halfathon & 5K Race
Sunday, October 27, 2013 * Ft. De Soto Park
12th Annual Florida Holiday Halfathon
Sunday, December 15, 2013 * Madeira Beach to Largo
8th Annual Clearwater Marathon
9th Annual Clearwater Halfathon
8th Annual Clearwater 5-Miler
5th Annual Clearwater 5K Fitness Walk
Sunday, January 19, 2014 * Clearwater
5th Annual Florida Beach Halfathon & 5K Race
Sunday, March 16, 2014 * Ft. De Soto Park
For additional information for any of our events, please visit www.FloridaRoadRaces.com
All our races are located on Florida's west coast near Tampa Bay. With our award-winning, white sandy beaches, we are known as "Florida's Beach" – the perfect spot to recover after running our races. Visit www.FloridasBeach.com