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Ft. De Soto Triple Crown (3 race series)
Sun, Oct 4, 2015
St. Petersburg, FL
3 Races: Ft De Soto 5K, Halloween 5K, FL Beach 5K - Individual
3 Races: Ft De Soto 5K, Halloween 5K, FL Beach 5K - Youth 18 & Under - All three 5K Races - Youth 18 & Under
3 Races: Ft De Soto 15K, FL Halloween Halfathon, FL Beach Halfathon - Ft De Soto 15K, Halloween Halfathon, FL Beach Halfathon
3 Races: Ft. De Soto 15K, FL Halloween Halfathon, FL Beach Halfathon - Youth 18 & Under - 15K, 2 Halfathons - Youth 18 & Under
About This Activity
INAUGURAL FT. DE SOTO TRIPLE CROWN SERIES
The Triple Crown will consist of our three races in Ft. De Soto: Sunday, October 4: Inaugural Ft. De Soto 15K & 5K Saturday, October 31: 7th Annual Florida Halloween Half & 5K Sunday, March 6: 7th Annual Florida Beach Half & 5K
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. GENERAL INFO All race courses start at North Beach, with the 15K and both halfathons including an out-and-back tour of Ft. De Soto Park. The 5K course is a loop touring through the North Beach area. 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 will be certified by the USATF. All finishers earn unique, Starfish gold medals in the 5K, 15K and the Halfathon 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.
Upon completion of the last race of the series (Florida Beach in March) you will also also receive the Triple Crown series medal. Multiple aid stations for the 15K and the halfathons and one for each 5K, await you with enthusiastic volunteers, water and Gatorade, and fresh Florida oranges starting at the midpoint. Our area's weather in early October: average low is 62, average high is 82. Of course, the mild temperatures will be welcome while relaxing on our nation's #1 Beach after the race. Walkers are welcome to join these races. Course support is based on a 17 minute 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 in their respective races. You MUST finish all 3 races ON-SITE, in any combination (5K, 15K or halfathon). You will earn a finisher medal each race. At the last race of the series (Florida Beach in March) you will also receive the Triple Crown series medal - a total of 4 medals for 3 races.
For athletes who run solely in our 5K races at Ft. De Soto, we will also combine your finishing times to determine overall, master, grand master, and age group 5K champions and rankings.
This will overlap with our Halfathon Challenge, so an athlete who completes all 4 Halfathons AND either of these new races, will earn 5 finisher medals, the Halfathon Challenge medal, and the Triple Crown Series medal - 7 awesome starfish medals!
YOUR REGISTRATION FOR EACH RACE INCLUDES: • 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 • Free parking ENTRY FEES FOR THREE 5K RACES $60 Youth 18 and Under $105 until 11:59 pm August 23 $110 until 11:59 pm October 1 3 Races: Ft De Soto 15K, Halloween Halfathon, FL Beach Halfathon $110 Youth 18 and Under $195 until 11:59 pm August 23 $210 until 11:59 pm September 21 $225 until 11:59 pm October 1
REFUND POLICY Early entrants who register by August 4 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 August 4, 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. USATF SANCTIONED 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 FLRoadRaces@aol.com