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Happy Holidays!

Thank You, Athletes!

Thank you for joining us for the 14th Annual Florida Holiday Halfathon. 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 Tony Randall.

Photos will be available through Gameface Media.

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.

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 Holiday race, you would probably also enjoy these upcoming races:

January 17, 2016: Clearwater Running Festival: Marathon, Halfathon, 5-Miler and
5K Fitness Walk, Clearwater, FL

March 6, 2016: Florida Beach Halfathon & 5K Race, Ft. De Soto Park, at the mouth of Tampa Bay, FL

Hope to see you next year for the 15th Annual Florida Holiday Halfathon.

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Get in the spirit and jingle all the way to the finish line at our 14th Annual Florida Holiday Halfathon. Join Santa, elves, and other joyful runners and get rewarded with a beautiful Holiday-themed medal.

The flat, fast and visually varied course starts in Madeira Beach and ends at Taylor Park, where you can enjoy the natural beauty during our festive post-race party. You'll run through exclusive residential and commercial areas in our beach communities, along smoothly paved Pinellas Trail, and through shaded public parks.

Average weather in December: Low 52, High 72.

This race is perfectly timed for runners training for Disney, Gasparilla, Miami, Ocala or for endurance athletes seeking a final race before the holidays.

Just wanted to let you know that this was my first half marathon. It was an extremely well organized and great event. From check-in to water stations, to volunteers to finish line, etc. It was all done top-notch. It made the first time experience of 13.1 an enjoyable one for me. Plus all the "goodies" at the finish line and the area for the finish (especially for those with families like me) was a great spot for viewing and recovering!
- Sharon Ness, Northport
Girls Cross Country Coach
Lemon Bay High School

I'm happy since I beat my last 1/2 marathon time by 3.5 minutes. Look forward to next year's race. I highly recommend this race! Very fun, scenic, and well organized. I appreciate your hard work for putting these races together. At 48, it keeps me healthy and young in spirit.
- Dr. Frank Mancari, Palm Harbor

Another great race! The best volunteers, good food and a great course! Oh, and one of the most supportive RD's in the county!
- Dianne Villano, St. Pete Beach

Race was great yesterday. It was my first half marathon and you guys did an awesome job. Will definitely be back next year. Thanks again.
- Steve Largo, Sarasota

More Feedback

Our 2015-2016 Season:

Inaugural Ft. De Soto 15K and 5K
Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015    *   Ft. De Soto Park
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7th Annual Florida Halloween Halfathon & 5K Race
Saturday, October 31, 2015    *   Ft. De Soto Park
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14th Annual Florida Holiday Halfathon
Sunday, December 13, 2015    *   Madeira Beach to Largo
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17th Annual Clearwater Distance Classic
50K Ultra, Marathon, Halfathon, 5-Miler, 5K Walkathon
Sunday, January 17, 2016    *   Clearwater
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7th Annual Florida Beach Halfathon & 5K Race
Sunday, March 6, 2016    *   Ft. De Soto Park
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For additional information for any of our events, please visit

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

Holiday Half Medal

Take the Florida Halfathon Challenge by completing all 4 Halfathons in our 2015-16 race season and earn a beautiful Challenge medal, choose your personalized bib number for all 4 races, and save with some great discounts!

More Challenge Info

Take the Florida Halfathon Challenge

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Our 2015-16 Season

Inaugural Ft. De Soto
15K and 5K

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015
Ft. De Soto Park

Florida Halloween Half
& 5K Race

Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015
Ft. De Soto Park

Florida Holiday Half
Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015
Madeira Beach to Largo

Clearwater Distance Classic, 50K Ultra, Marathon, Halfathon,
5-Miler, 5K Walkathon

Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016

Florida Beach Half
& 5K Race

Sunday, Mar. 6, 2016
Ft. De Soto Park