Take the Challenge. Earn the Triple Crown.

 

The Fort De Soto Triple Crown

Complete the 3-race series at Fort De Soto, in any combination of distances (5K, 15K, Halfathon) and earn the beautiful Triple Crown medal. Save by signing up for the entire series instead of individual races.

The Triple Crown will consist of three races in Ft. De Soto:
Sunday, October 1:  Fort De Soto 15K & 5K
Sunday, October 29:  Florida Halloween Halfathon & 5K
Sunday, March 18:  Fort De Soto Halfathon & Spring 5K
There is no Virtual Race option for the Triple Crown

The Fort De Soto courses are fast and flat. Made up of recreational trails and access roads in this beautiful state park, you’ll enjoy seeing the sun rise over the Sunshine Skyway. Great for setting PRs. See course map.

You’ll be awarded the Triple Crown medal at our final race of the season, the Fort De Soto Halfathon & 5K. Your runner’s bib will identify you as a Triple Crown qualifier, and you’ll receive 2 beautiful medals as you cross the finish line to reward you for your achievements!

For athletes who run solely in our 5K races at Fort De Soto, we will also combine your finishing times to determine overall, master, grand master, and age group 5K champions and rankings.

The Triple Crown will overlap with our Halfathon Challenge, so an athlete who completes all 4 Halfathons AND the Fort De Soto 15K or 5K, will earn 5 finisher medals, the Halfathon Challenge medal, and the Triple Crown Series medal – 7 awesome starfish medals!

Save by signing up for the entire series:
3 Races: Fort De Soto 5K or 15K, Halloween 5K or Half, Fort De Soto Spring 5K or Half
There is no Virtual Race option for the Triple Crown.

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The Florida Halfathon Challenge

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!

RACE DATES:
Our 2017-2018 race season starts in October, 2017 and ends in March, 2018:

October 29, 2017:  Halloween Halfathon –  Fort De Soto Park
December 10, 2017:  Holiday Halfathon – Madeira Beach to Largo
January 21, 2018:  Clearwater Halfathon – Clearwater
March 18, 2018:  Fort De Soto Halfathon – Ft. De Soto Park

Staged in the tropical Tampa Bay area, all 4 races are held 6-8 weeks apart, allowing you plenty of time for training and recovery.

BENEFITS OF SIGNING UP FOR THE CHALLENGE:
– Save money by signing up for the entire series instead of individual races
– Earn a beautiful Challenge medal for completing 4 halfathons
– Unique personalized bib number for entire series
– Option to switch a race to the Virtual race if your plans change
– Challenge T-shirt if you complete all 4 races on site

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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.
“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 2017-18 Season

Florida Halfathon Challenge
(4 Halfathons)
Fort De Soto Triple Crown
(3 races at Fort De Soto)
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Fort De Soto Park
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Ft. De Soto Park
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Madeira Beach to Largo (Taylor Park)
Sunday, January 22, 2018
Clearwater
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Ft. De Soto Park

THE COURSES:

  • The Halloween Halfathon courses at Ft. De Soto are fast and flat. Made up of recreational trails and access roads in this beautiful state park, you’ll enjoy seeing the sun rise over the Sunshine Skyway. Great for setting PRs. See course map.
  • The Holiday Halfathon course starts in Madeira Beach and ends at Taylor Park. You’ll run through exclusive residential and commercial areas in our beach communities, along smoothly paved Pinellas Trail, and through shaded public parks. The Park Blvd. bridge adds some hill-work to your run or walk. Busses will bring you back from the finish line to the start line. See course map.
  • The Clearwater Halfathon and Marathon course is our most challenging. Entirely asphalt-paved, except for the bridges, the varied course starts at Coachman Park, ascends Clearwater Bridge with spectacular views of the Gulf, followed by palm-tree lined Clearwater Causeway, and barrier-island flat Sand Key. Gulf Boulevard leads our runners through beach neighborhoods towards peaceful Pinellas Trail, which takes you back to the finish line at Coachman Park. Our Clearwater Halfathon and our Clearwater 5-Miler challenge athletes with multiple bridge ascents, but also reward them with spectacular views from each bridge’s summit. Both courses are entirely within 1/4 mile of Clearwater Harbor and/or the Gulf of Mexico. See course map.
  • The Fort De Soto Halfathon course is exactly the same as the Halloween Halfathon course. Measure your progress from your first halfathon to your last – perhaps you’ll set some PRs!  See course map.

Register for the Challenge

 

SAVE BY SIGNING UP FOR THE SERIES:
Florida Halfathon Challenge – 4 RACE OPTION
Florida Halfathon Challenge – 3 HALFATHONS and CLEARWATER MARATHON OPTION*

FLORIDA HALFATHON CHALLENGE – VIRTUAL OPTION
For virtual athletes who would like to run or walk anywhere in the world on their own schedule and still earn one of our finisher’s medals. Athletes who register for the entire series virtually will receive the series completion medal automatically. Medals will be mailed to you.To see all entry fee options, please visit the registration page.

SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP
In addition to offering finisher, overall, and age group awards after each halfathon and our marathon and 50K, we also track each athlete’s finishing times and add them together to determine the Florida Halfathon Series Champions.

We’ll take your best three Halfathon* finishing times, of which one must be the season-ending finale at the Fort De Soto Halfathon, and combine them to determine if you’ve won an Overall or Age Group Florida Halfathon Series Championship. Athletes who complete all four halfathons (or Clearwater Marathon/50K) will also earn the Challenge medal.

*The Clearwater Marathon can count as 2 Halfathons for the series rankings.

What runner doesn’t like a Challenge? Sign up today and save!

Register for Triple Crown or the Challenge

 SIGN UP FOR THE CHALLENGE AND YOU’LL GET:
Florida Halfathon Challenge Grid

SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP
In addition to offering finisher, overall, and age group awards after each halfathon and our marathon and 50K, we also track each athlete’s finishing times and add them together to determine the Florida Halfathon Series Champions.

We’ll take your best three Halfathon* finishing times, of which one must be the season-ending finale at the Florida Beach Halfathon, and combine them to determine if you’ve won an Overall or Age Group Florida Halfathon Series Championship. Athletes who complete all four halfathons (or Clearwater Marathon/50K) will also earn the Challenge medal.

*The Clearwater Marathon can count as 2 halfathons for the series rankings.

What runner doesn’t like a Challenge? Sign up today and save!

Register for Triple Crown or the Challenge