About The Race
Put on your green and celebrate the arrival of spring at our Florida Shamrock Halfathon and Spring 5K, located at Fort De Soto Park, near St. Petersburg on Florida’s beautiful west coast at the mouth of Tampa Bay. Fort De Soto’s beaches are regularly recognized as one of the nation’s best.
Both our courses are located entirely in Fort De Soto Park, starting and finishing at the park’s North Beach. These races will be run on paved access roads and recreational trails; no running on the beach.
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 Fort De Soto Park.
Finish line treats will include fresh fruit, hot pasta, cold Coronas, and live entertainment.
“Wow! Another awesome job by you and your support team. It’s my fourth year in a row, and the race just gets better every year. My friends and I race everywhere, but your race always sets the standard! Thanks again, and see you next year.”
– Jim Moore, Sarasota, FL
DATE: Sunday, March 17, 2019
PLACE: Fort De Soto Park
Wheelchair Half Marathon: 7:00AM
Florida Shamrock Halfathon: 7:05AM
Florida Shamrock 5K Race: 7:22AM
There will be packet pickups at Fit2Run in St. Pete and Tampa the weekend and weeknights before the race, as well as on race morning. See the packet pickup schedule here.
Fort De Soto Park is located at the southern end of Pinellas County and easily accessible from any direction. From Interstate 275, watch for signs for the Bayway, which connects St. Petersburg and St. Pete Beach. Head west towards the beaches, turning south to Fort De Soto Park.
We’re located in the beautiful Tampa Bay area, staging races in Clearwater, Fort DeSoto Park, and Madeira Beach to Largo.
The Challenge & Triple Crown
Take the Florida Halfathon Challenge by completing all our Halfathons in our 2018-19 race season and earn a beautiful Challenge finisher’s medal, choose your personalized bib number for all races, and save with some great discounts! Can’t make all the races in person? Virtual option is also available.
Join us at our 2018-19 events
St. Petersburg Distance Classic
Feb. 10, 2019
Downtown St. Pete