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Thank You, Athletes!

Thank you for joining us for the 6th Annual Florida Halloween Halfathon & 5K Race. We hope all of you had a great time and had as much fun as we did.

Results are posted at Cool Running.

Timing and scoring questions: E-mail Chief Scorer Greg McFerren.

Awards
If you earned an overall or age-group award, and were unable to attend the awards presentation, it will be sent out within a week at no charge.

Post Your Photos at our Facebook Page!
We invite and encourage ALL our athletes to post your photos from any of our races at our Facebook Page.

Photos will be available soon through www.chessiephoto.com.

Feedback
Send us an e-mail and tell us how your race went, what you liked, and how we can improve. How do you like our finisher and age group medals? Was the course accurately described? Challenging? Scenic? Your feedback will help us grow into a great annual race! Thank you for your feedback!

If you enjoyed our Halloween races, you would probably also enjoy our upcoming races:

December 14, 2014: Florida Holiday Halfathon, Madeira Beach to Largo, FL

January 18, 2015: Clearwater Distance Classic: 50K Ultra, Marathon, Halfathon, 5-Miler, 5K Walkathon, downtown Clearwater.

March 22, 2015: Florida Beach Halfathon & 5K Race, Ft. De Soto Park, at the mouth of Tampa Bay, FL

Hope to see you next year for the 7th Annual Florida Halloween Halfathon & 5K Race.
Join us for a howling good time during our 6th 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 Animal Costume

 
Funniest Costume

 
Most Creative Costume

 
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 are 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.

Ft. De Soto Park is regularly recognized on "best beach" lists. 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


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Our Upcoming Races:

6th Annual Florida Halloween Halfathon & 5K Race
Sunday, October 26, 2014    *   Ft. De Soto Park
Register at Active.com.

13th Annual Florida Holiday Halfathon
Sunday, December 14, 2014    *   Madeira Beach to Largo
Register at Active.com

16th Annual Clearwater Distance Classic
50K Ultra, Marathon, Halfathon, 5-Miler, 5K Walkathon
Sunday, January 18, 2015    *   Clearwater
Register at Active.com

6th Annual Florida Beach Halfathon & 5K Race
Sunday, March 22, 2015    *   Ft. De Soto Park
Register at Active.com


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.

Florida Halloween Halfathon Medal

This running season, challenge yourself and register for all four half marathons. Measure your progress from October through March, set some PRs, and take home a well-deserved Challenge medal (in addition to your finisher's medals).

With both our first and last race at Ft. De Soto Park, you'll likely see how your running has improved by the end of the season. Our races are staged 6-8 weeks apart, giving you plenty of recovery and training time between each race.

We track each athlete's best three (out of four*) finishing times and add them together to determine the Florida Halfathon Series Champion for overall and age group. You may be rewarded with a trophy at the closing ceremony!

You'll save money, too! By signing up for all 4 halfathons at once, you'll save some bucks!

Make this your most memorable running season yet and sign up for the Florida Halfathon Challenge today! To register, click here.

* The Clearwater Marathon can count for 1 or 2 half-marathons. Runners must run at the Florida Beach Halfathon to be eligible for the championship.

Florida Halfathon Challenge