We have received notification from the Pinellas County Parks Department that they “will be cancelling and/or postponing all special event permits for 30 days out due to the current situation regarding the COVID-19.”
As such, the Shamrock Distance Classic is postponed until Sunday, May 3rd at Ft. De Soto Park.
While disappointed, we completely understand and respect the county’s decision.
Fortunately, we were able to secure this new date, instead of canceling the Shamrock Distance Classic.
We will provide another update tomorrow with additional details as we are still working out the logistics.
Today’s announcement is solely to inform our athletes and vendors as quickly as possible.
We will be focused for the remainder of today on returning supplies and equipment, in addition to contacting all our suppliers, crew, and volunteers.
Therefore, we will not be able to respond to individual emails, Facebook messages, or posts.
Please be patient as tomorrow’s announcement may answer your questions.
We encourage you to forward this to your friends.
Thank you for your patience in these challenging times.
Chris & Rya Lauber
Florida Road Races
New Date Race Info
DATE: Sunday, May 3, 2020
PLACE: Fort De Soto Park
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.
Put on your green and celebrate the arrival of spring at our 11th Annual Florida Shamrock Halfathon, 10K and 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.
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.
The races starts are staggered, with a 5K loop that returns athletes to the start/finish area while the 10K and Halfathoners will continue on the out-and-back tour of Fort De Soto Park. Post-race party begins when the 5K athletes arrive.
Our fun post-race party will include fresh fruit, hot pasta, cold Coronas, and live music.
“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
We’re located in the beautiful Tampa Bay area, staging races in St. Petersburg, Fort DeSoto Park, and Madeira Beach to Largo.
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