Avoid Skipping Recovery
Listening to your body is key to avoiding injury and burnout. Your body can actually grow stronger when you are at rest. The process of training includes workouts that are strategically placed along with rest days, which provides stimulation during the activity and recovery when you are at rest. If you are new to running, it is important not to push yourself to hard. Injuries can pop up when training advances too quickly. If your body is giving you warning signs, listen and take the extra time off so you can fully adjust and recover to meet your specific fitness needs.
Get your green on and join us in celebrating the arrival of spring during our 10th Annual Florida Shamrock Halfathon & 5K Race (formerly Florida Beach Halfathon and 5K), at Fort De Soto Park, located near St. Petersburg on Florida's beautiful west coast at the mouth of Tampa Bay.
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. You will not be running on sand.
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 in celebrating spring's arrival!
$60 ONLINE ONLY first 100 entrants or April 15, whichever comes first
$65 postmarked/online until May 15, 2018
$70 postmarked/online until September 17, 2018
$75 postmarked/online until November 19, 2018
$85 postmarked/online by February 11, 2019
$95 postmarked/online by March 10, 2019
$95 online registration ends March 14, 2019
$110 race weekend registration March 16-17
Florida Shamrock 5K Race
$30 ONLINE ONLY for first 100 entrants or until April 15, whichever comes first
$35 postmarked/online until November 19, 2018
$40 postmarked/online until February 11, 2019
$45 postmarked/online by March 10, 2019
$45 online registration ends March 14, 2019
$50 race weekend registration March 16-17, 2019
VIRTUAL HALFATHON AND 5K
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.
HALFATHON or 5K VIRTUAL RUN
Your Registration Includes:
THERE ARE NO REFUNDS, DEFERRALS OR CREDITS, UNLESS YOU REGISTER PRIOR TO DECEMBER 17, 2018 AND NOTIFY THE RACE DIRECTOR IN WRITING OR BY E-MAIL, AT LEAST THREE WEEKS PRIOR TO RACE DAY. ALL REFUNDS FOR ALL RACES WILL BE ISSUED AT THE SAME TIME, ON OR ABOUT APRIL 1, 2019.
THERE ARE NO REFUNDS, CREDITS OR DEFERRALS DUE TO EVENT CANCELLATION BECAUSE OF WEATHER OR OTHER ACTS OF GOD.
THERE ARE NO TRANSFER OF BIBS TO OTHER ATHLETES. You may not give or sell your number to another individual. The other individual will not be covered by USATF race insurance if there should be an injury. The other individual's results may compromise scoring as they may be in a different age bracket than yourself. They will be disqualified. You and the other individual will be prohibited from running in our races for 3 years.
All our races are sanctioned and insured through USATF for runners, joggers, and walkers ONLY. Strollers, skaters, skateboards and bicycles are NOT allowed on the course during our races.
Our simple goal is to exceed your expectations. Run on our roads, relax on our award-winning beaches!
Chris & Rya Lauber