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Florida Holiday Halfathon 

Directions to Halfathon Start Line

Address: 300 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach, Florida.

Get driving directions from Google Maps.

From Clearwater (north): South on Seminole Boulevard to Bay Pines, west over the causeway to Madeira Beach, turn right on Madeira Way, first right onto Municipal Drive, to Madeira Beach City Hall.

From St. Petersburg (south): West on Tyrone Boulevard onto Bay Pines, continue west over the causeway to Madeira Beach, turn right on Madeira Way, first right onto Municipal Drive, to Madeira Beach City Hall.

From Tampa (east): I-275 south to Park Boulevard (Gandy exit), west to Seminole Boulevard, south to Bay Pines, west over the causeway to Madeira Beach, turn right on Madeira Way, first right onto Municipal Drive, to Madeira Beach City Hall.

Halfathon Start Line Parking

There are several options for parking near the start line.

Free parking is available:
* Behind City Hall
* In the Library Parking Lot, next to City Hall
* Adjacent to the Baseball Fields
Metered parking is available at Archibald Park.

Finish Line Parking

There is parking available throughout Taylor Park.

Free Post Race Shuttle Buses

Will operate from 8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., transporting runners and walkers from the finish line at Taylor Park back to the half marathon start in Madeira Beach. 

Course Highlights

  • Start time is fifteen minutes after sunrise.
  • The course tours through exclusive residential neighborhoods and commercial areas on Gulf Boulevard.
  • Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail is the longest “rails-to-trails” linear park in the country.
  • Taylor Park is a beautiful setting to finish the Florida Road Races Holiday Halfathon.
  • Click here for a “Mile by Mile” overview of the course.
  • Coming soon, please check back for our Spectators’ Guide to cheering on your favorite runner.

Halfathon Course Time Limits

We require that runners and walkers be adequately prepared and trained to finish the half marathon within 4 hours (18-minute/mile pace). Please note that 4 hours after the start, course support (i.e., aid/water stations, volunteers, course marshals, clocks, etc.) is not guaranteed.

No Strollers, Bicycles, or Dogs

All our races are sanctioned and insured through USATF for runners, joggers, and walkers. Runners cannot bring strollers, bicycles, or dogs on the course during our races. Athletes should be aware that recreational trails used for a part of our courses are open to the public, and athletes should use EXTREME CAUTION.

USATF Certification

Both half marathon and 10K courses have been precisely measured, and documentation provided according to USATF requirements, certifying our courses as accurately measured.

Timing

All official results will be based on “Chip times.” Results will be posted online shortly after the race.

Post-Race Party

Celebrate your achievement at our fun, post-race party featuring plenty of breakfast foods, hot pasta, cold beer, other beverages, and live music. An awards ceremony will follow.

Weather Info

Average Low – 52°
Average High – 72°
Average Monthly rainfall – 2.15″
Sunrise is at 7:13 a.m.

 

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“Florida Road Races have been the most memorable and amazing races I have run locally! Year after year I have participated in all of them and not once have I left feeling unaccomplished nor disappointed in the way these races are put together. I highly recommend them to any one as they welcome ALL Athletes, from Elite to Beginners. Rya and Chris are the Best Race Directors in the area – Come join them, you will not “run” away disappointed…I guarantee you that!!!”
– Pila Cadena

Our 2022-23 Season

Fort De Soto Distance Classic
15K, 10K, 5K & Virtual

Sunday, September 25, 2022
Fort De Soto Park

Florida Halloween Distance Classic
Halfathon, 10K, 5K & Virtual
Sunday, October 30, 2022
Fort De Soto Park

Florida Holiday Distance Classic
Halfathon, 10K & Virtual
Sunday, December 11, 2022
Madeira Beach to Largo (Taylor Park)

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

Florida Shamrock Distance Classic
Halfathon, 10K, 5K & Virtual
Sunday, March 4, 2023
Fort De Soto Park