Daytona Beach Half Marathon

Event Date

Sun, Feb 4, 2018


Daytona Beach, FL

About This Activity

About Our Race:

Daytona International Speedway was built with more than concrete and steel. It was built with vision, determination and, most of all, it was built with imagination.

Become part of one of the most unique running/walking experiences in the world.  See what has inspired millions of fans from all over the globe to climb into its grandstands and witness some of the greatest moments in motorsports history.

You have the unique opportunity to actually run on the speedway!  The race starts on the speedway near pit row, does a lap before heading east towards the Atlantic Ocean, where you will run a small distance on the hard packed sand and then head back to finish on the Speedway.

Your journey along the course will be unique as well.  There will be race-themed course marshals, pit crew aid stations, enthusiastic volunteers and race themed photo ops along the way.

Start your engines and get ready for an unbelievable experience at the Daytona Beach Half Marathon!  We hope to see you in February!


The start of the Daytona Beach Half Marathon & Half Marathon Relay on Sunday morning starts promptly at 7:30 am with the 3.1 Mile Lap the Track (5K) starting at 10:30 a.m.

Speedway Challenge:  Complete both the Half Marathon and the 3.1 Mile Lap the Track events.  All Speedway Challenge finishers receive a Speedway Challenge Finisher Medal and a customized race-themed full-zip hooded sweatshirt!


Welcome to the 9th annual Daytona Beach Half Marathon weekend.  We have started our engines and have an unbelievable race weekend planned for you!

Below are some of the amazing highlights planned for the 2018 Daytona Beach Half Marathon weekend.


Start the race behind an actual Speedway Race Car (weather permitting)
Pit Crew Aid stations on course
Course marshals dressed in race-themed costumes
Pace teams to keep you on "track"
Unique Race-themed Finisher Medals
Cool Race-themed Finisher Certificates
Full race-themed beach towel with Race Logo (race & beach theme)
Unique race-themed awards for overall, masters, and age group winners
Breakfast after race to refuel and celebrate your victory!
Best "Race" Costume Contest during Awards Ceremony
Ice towels for all finishers (if warm weather conditions exist)
Photo opportunities after the race along side an actual Race Car
Random Grand Prize Drawing for 2 to the Richard Petty Driving Experience


Weekend Itinerary:

Saturday, Feb. 3th:

10:00 am - 5:00 pm         Registration and Packet Pick Up  – Daytona International Speedway at the Garages where actual pit crews work on their cars!                                            

Sunday, Feb. 4th:

  • 6:00 am                                Race Day Registration / Packet Pickup Opens
  • 6:00 am                                Gear Check Opens
  • 7:15 am                                Half & Relay Race Day Registration Closes
  • 7:30 am                                Half Marathon & Half Marathon Relay Starts
  • 10:15 am                              3.1 Mile Lap the Track Registration Closes
  • 10:30 am                              3.1 Mile Lap the Track Run/Walk (5K) Starts
  • 11:30 am                              Awards Presentation

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