7th Annual Florida Halloween Halfathon & 5K

Half Marathon, 5K

Event Date

Sat, Oct 31, 2015


St. Petersburg, FL


Activity Today Later

Half Marathon - Half Marathon Individual

$60 $90 Closed

Half Marathon - Half Marathon - Athletes 18 and Under

$40 $40 Closed

5K Race - 5K Individual

$35 $35 Closed

5K Race - 5K Athletes 18 and under

$20 $20 Closed

VIRTUAL RUN - Virtual Halfathon with US Mailing Address

$30 $30 Closed

VIRTUAL RUN - Virtual Halfathon with International Mailing Address

$35 $35 Closed

VIRTUAL RUN - Virtual 5K with US Mailing Address

$25 $25 Closed

VIRTUAL RUN - Virtual 5K with International Mailing Address

$30 $30 Closed

Volunteer - Group Volunteers

$0 $0 Closed

Volunteer - Individual Volunteer

$0 $0 Closed

About This Activity

Join us for a howling good time at the 7th Annual Halloween Halfathon & 5K Race, scheduled for Saturday, October 31, 2015, at our nation's favorite beach:  Fort De Soto Park, just south of St. Petersburg. Costumes are encouraged, but not mandatory!

Fort De Soto Park has been named "America’s Top Beach" by TripAdvisory several times over the years. Citing a “spectacular combination of soft white sand, calm, clear water and a laid-back atmosphere,” the popular online travel network put the park’s North Beach at the top of its annual best-of list, based on TripAdvisor's Popularity Index.

This pristine Pinellas County beach has also received top honors on an annual “best-of” list. In 2005, Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, a.k.a. “Dr. Beach,” named Fort De Soto the nation’s #1 Beach.


The halfathon course starts with a loop for the first 5K before an out-and-back 10 mile tour of Ft. De Soto Park. The aforementioned 5K loop comprises the 5K race.

Both courses are located entirely in Ft. De Soto Park and run on paved trails and access roads. You will NOT be running on the sand. These are extremely flat and fast courses with no bridges, overpasses, or discernible inclines. They are accurately measured and certified by the USATF.

All finishers in both the halfathon and the 5K Race earn unique, Halloween Starfish gold medals. In both the Halfathon and the 5k Race, awards are up for grabs for M/F Open, Masters (40+) and Grand Masters (50+), three deep; age group awards offered three deep in 5 year increments.

Seven aid stations for the halfathon and one for the 5K, await you with enthusiastic volunteers, water and Gatorade, and fresh Florida oranges starting at the midpoint of the half marathon.

Our area's weather on Halloween: average low is 62, average high is 82, perhaps a tad warmer than preferred for running, but we will be starting the race 40 minutes before sunrise. Of course, the mild temperatures will be welcome while relaxing on our nation's #1 Beach after the race.

Halloween costumes are encouraged, but not mandatory. While we don't anticipate any athletes in gorilla costumes completing 13.1 miles, we do hope athletes will create costumes that will not adversely affect their running. That's our challenge to you. Or simply wear mismatched uniforms. Or orange and black. Celebrate this unique holiday tradition!

Walkers are welcome to join these races. Course support is based on a 3:30 pace. Due to our staging of this race entirely within a park and primarily on nature trails, we will NOT be offering an early walker's start. All athletes will start at the same time.


Event details and schedule


  • Affordable entry fees and fair refund policy for early entrants
  • Personalized bibs for early entrants
  • Ladies' and Men's Zorrel tech shirts
  • Disposable bib chip timing
  • Scenic USATF certified courses
  • Aid stations stocked with Gatorade, water, oranges
  • Starfish medal for all race finishers
  • Great post-race pasta party, beer, live music
  • Overall, Master, Grand Master and Age Group awards
  • Free downloadable race photos
  • Virtual option for all races


$60 online only until May 3, 2015
$70 postmarked/online before June 28, 2015
$80 postmarked/online before September 20, 2015
$90 postmarked/online before October 25, 2015
$90 online ONLY before October 28, 2014
$100 on-site registration, October 30-31, 2015

$35 online only before May 3, 2015
$40 postmarked/online before September 20, 2015
$45 postmarked/online only before October 28, 2015
$50 on-site registration, October 30-31, 2015

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.

$35 postmarked/online before October 28, 2015 - USA Address
$40 postmarked/online before October 28, 2015 - International Address

$35 postmarked/online before October 28, 2015 - USA Address
$40 postmarked/online before October 28, 2015 - International Address

Early entrants who register by June 28 are eligible for complete refunds of entry fees or deferral to another upcoming race - athlete's choice.

There are no refunds, transfers or credits, unless you register by June 28, AND notify the race director of your withdrawal at least THREE weeks prior to the race. ALL refunds from ALL races will be issued at the same time - after our Florida Beach Halfathon on or about April 1, 2016.

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.

For more race information, please visit our website at: www.FloridaRoadRaces.com.

Our simple goal is to exceed your expectations. Run on our roads, relax on our award-winning beaches!

Chris Lauber, Race Director


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