19th Annual Clearwater Distance Classic

Sunday 21st January 2018

Clearwater, Florida: 301 Drew St, Clearwater, United States

Walking, Other endurance, Running, Distance running, 5K, Half marathon, Marathon, 5 Mile, Ultra


Activities

  • Ultra marathon - 50K Ultra
  • Marathon - Marathon
  • Halfathon - Halfathon
  • Halfathon - Halfathon - Youth 18 and Under
  • 5-Miler - 5-Miler
  • 5-Miler - 5-Miler - Youth 18 and under
  • 5K Walkathon - 5K Walkathon
  • 5K Walkathon - 5K Walkathon 18 and under
  • Upgrades - Upgrade: Marathon from Halfathon
  • Upgrades - Upgrade: 50K from Halfathon
  • VIRTUAL RUNS - Virtual Marathon - US Address
  • VIRTUAL RUNS - Virtual Marathon - International
  • VIRTUAL RUNS - Virtual Halfathon or 5-Miler - US Address
  • VIRTUAL RUNS - Virtual Halfathon or 5-Miler - International
  • VOLUNTEERS - Volunteer Group
  • VOLUNTEERS - Volunteer Individual

Description

With four competitive races from 5 - 31 miles and a non-competitive 5K walkathon, we have something for everyone during a winter weekend on Florida's beautiful gulf coast, and so we invite athletes of all abilities to join us at the Clearwater Distance Classic.

With multiple options for virtual athletes, we encourage athletes anywhere in the world to participate at their own pace on their own course to earn their finisher medal.

In 2013 we were thrilled to relaunch our Clearwater Marathon, after a seven-year hiatus due to road construction on Gulf Boulevard. This will be the only marathon staged on Florida's west central coast next season and will use the same course as previous years. It is accurately measured, USATF certified #FL13013EBM, and therefore a Boston Qualifier.

We added the 50K Ultra in 2015 to provide our athletes a new challenge. The 50K Ultra uses our 26.2 marathon course, with a 2.4 mile out-and-back extension starting at mile 16.5. Entirely asphalt-paved, except for the bridges, the varied course ascends Clearwater Bridge with spectacular views of the Gulf, followed by palm-tree lined Clearwater Causeway, and barrier-island flat Sand Key. Gulf Boulevard leads our runners through beach neighborhoods towards peaceful Pinellas Trail, which takes you back to the finish line at Coachman Park.

Our Clearwater Halfathon and our Clearwater 5-Miler challenge athletes with multiple bridge ascents, but also reward them with spectacular views from each bridge's summit. Both courses are entirely within 1/4 mile of Clearwater Harbor and/or the Gulf of Mexico.

We are also staging our Clearwater 5K Walkathon, created for those folks who want to celebrate their healthy, active lifestyles while also encouraging those who made better health one of their New Year Resolutions. Our goal is to provide a circled date on everyone's new calendar to come together in the spirit of good health.

Event details and schedule

Entry Fees

Clearwater Ultra 50K 
$75 online only first 100 entrants or 11:59 pm July 30, whichever comes first

$80 postmarked/online until August 6
$85 postmarked/online until August 21
$90 postmarked/online until September 21
$100 postmarked/online until December 17
$120 postmarked/online until January 14                                                 

$120 online registration ends January 18

$140 race weekend, on-site registration, January 20-21

Clearwater Marathon 

$75 online only first 100 entrants or 11:59 pm July 30, whichever comes first

$80 postmarked/online until August 6
$85 postmarked/online until August 21

$90 postmarked/online until September 21

$100 postmarked/online until December 17
$120 postmarked/online until January 14                                                 

$120 online registration ends January 18

$140 race weekend, on-site registration, January 20-21



Clearwater Halfathon

$45 Youth - 18 and under

$60 online only first 100 entrants or 11:59 pm July 30, whichever comes first

$65 postmarked/online until August 6
$70 postmarked/online until August 21

$75 postmarked/online until September 21
$85 postmarked/online until December 17
$95 postmarked/online until January 14                                                 

$95 online registration ends January 18

$110 race weekend, on-site registration, January 20-21

 


Clearwater 5-Miler
$35 online only first 100 entrants or 11:59 pm August 30, whichever comes first

$40 postmark / online by August 21

$45 postmark / online by September 21

$50 postmark / online by December 17
$55 online registration ends January 18
$60 race weekend, on-site registration, January 20-21

Clearwater 5K Walkathon
$30 postmark/online until January 14
$30 online registration ends January 18
$35 walk weekend, on-site registration, January 20-21

VIRTUAL 50K, MARATHON, HALF & 5-MILER
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.

Clearwater Marathon Virtual Run
$40.00 postmarked/online before January 18 - USA Address
$47.50 postmarked/online before January 18 - International Address

Clearwater Halfathon or 5-Miler Virtual Run
$30.00 postmarked/online before January 18 - USA Address
$37.50 postmarked/online before January 18 - International Address

Your Registration Includes:

  • Early start for our marathon and halfathon fitness walkers
  • Custom running starfish medal for all 50K, marathon, halfathon, and 5-Miler finishers 
  • Deep discounts on registration fees for early entrants
  • A fair refund policy for early entrants
  • Accurately measured, USATF certified courses
  • Extremely safe courses with substantial traffic control including cones and police
  • Accurate mile markers; computerized timing/scoring
  • Aid stations stocked with Gatorade, water, and friendly volunteers
  • Fresh Florida oranges available
  • Awards for the top three in standard age groups
  • 5 Miler Overall, Masters (40+) and Grandmasters (50+) plaques for the top three males and females
  • Halfathon Overall, Masters (40+), and Grandmasters (50+) plaques for the top three males and females
  • Marathon Overall, Masters (40+), and Grandmasters (50+) plaques for the top three males and females
  • Opportunity to pick up bib numbers on race day
  • Ladies' and Men's Zorrel tech shirts
  • Finish-line celebration in beautiful Coachman Park:
    - An assortment of fruits, bagels, and pastries
    - Freshly prepared homemade pasta
    - Ice-cold Michelob Ultra
    - Live entertainment 
  • Free, downloadable race photos

Refund Policy

To receive a refund, deferral, or credit, you must register before October 21, 2017 for the Clearwater Distance Classic events and notify the race director by email (not Facebook) before January 1, 2018. All refunds will be issued after the Ft. De Soto Halfathon, on or about April 1, 2018. 

THERE ARE NO REFUNDS, CREDITS OR DEFERRALS DUE TO EVENT CANCELLATION BECAUSE OF WEATHER OR OTHER ACTS OF GOD.


THERE ARE NO TRANSFERS 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.

Boston Qualifier
The marathon course is accurately measured, USATF certified #FL13013EBM, and therefore a Boston Qualifier.

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!

info@FLRoadRaces.com

 

 

Organised by

Florida Road Races

P.O. Box 47774, SAINT PETERSBURG

Phone: 727 347-4440

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