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Event 2nd Annual Clearwater Halfathon
Distance 13.1 miles / 21.0975 kilometers
Date Sunday, January 21, 2007

7:05 a.m. Early start for walkers
7:30 a.m. Wheelchairs start Half Marathon
7:35 a.m. Runners start Half Marathon
7:40 a.m. Start 5 Miler

10:00 a.m. Overall Awards
10:15 a.m. Age Group Awards
11:05 a.m. Finish Line Closes

Start / Finish Coachman Park, on Clearwater's downtown waterfront
Directions The start / finish line is easily accessible at Clearwater's waterfront, by taking State Road 60 (Gulf to Bay) west, turning right onto Osceola, just after crossing Ft. Harrison. Head north on Osceola across Cleveland Street, turning left into the Steinmart parking lot, west down to the interconnected Coachman Park parking lot. If you get onto Clearwater Causeway to Clearwater Beach, you've gone too far!

If you use mapquest, enter 300 Cleveland Street, Clearwater for the closest building adjacent to the start / finish line.

5 Miler

Starts at Coachman Park on Clearwater's downtown waterfront, heads west over the majestic Clearwater Memorial Bridge to Clearwater Beach, turning around at the circle. and returning across Clearwater Causeway, back over the bridge, downhill to the finish line at Coachman Park.

This will be a great race for athletes seeking a challenging yet scenic course between 5k - 10k. The vast majority of the course will offer wonderful waterviews.


Walkers are welcome to participate and halfathon finishers are rewarded with our unique, running starfish medals.

The course opens to traffic based on a 4 hour pace from the 7:05 am early start. This means walkers slower than that pace at various intervals will need to move to sidewalks and adhere to all pedestrian laws. For instance, walkers need to be at the midpoint by 9:05 am, 2 hours after the early start of the race. Walkers expecting to finish slower than 3 hours will be required to start early at 7:05 am. This will allow the walkers to arrive at the finish line by 11:05 am, and also allow us to open the course to traffic earlier, keeping residents and city officials happy. Walkers expecting to finish faster than 3 hours may start with the runners at 7:35 am.

Course Limit The finish line will be open for 4 hours, and the course will open to traffic based upon that pace. For instance, participants should be at the midpoint by 9:05 am. Participants slower than that need to move to the sidewalks and adhere to normal pedestrian laws.
Course Profile The out-and-back half marathon course is mostly flat and aesthetically varied, while challenging, due to the course passing over two significant bridges two times each. The high point for each bridge is just 74 feet above sea level, with the rest of the course totally flat.
Course Highlights
Starts fifteen minutes after sunrise.
Course tours through downtown Clearwater onto the perfectly manicured Clearwater Causeway, through exclusive residential neighborhoods and commercial areas on Gulf Boulevard, and through Sand Key Park.
Coachman Park is a beautiful setting to finish the Clearwater Halfathon.
Click here for a "Mile by Mile" overview of the course.
Coming soon, please check back for our Spectator's Guide to cheering on your favorite runner.
Certification Our course will be USATF certified, as all our courses have been, meaning it will be precisely measured and all supporting documentation approved.
Timing Official results will be based on "Gun Time" as per USATF rules.
Support We offer Gatorade and water at 6 aid stations starting at mile 2.5.

Fresh Florida Oranges are available starting at the mile 6 aid station.

Medical support is available from ambulances stationed along the course, and at the finish line. If you need medical assistance, the ambulances will be mobile and able to respond.
Weather Info Average Low - 52°
Average High - 72°
Average Monthly rainfall - 1.99 "
Sunrise: 7:20 a.m.
Entry Fees

Halfathon Entry Fees
$25 postmarked/online until July 31, 2006
$30 postmarked/online until August 20, 2006
$35 postmarked/online until September 17, 2006
$40 postmarked/online until November 12, 2006
$45 postmarked/online until December 24, 2006
$50 postmarked until January 13, 2007
$50 online only until January 17, 2007
$60 on-site registration, January 20-21, 2007

5 Miler Entry Fees
$15 postmarked/online until November 12, 2006
$20 postmarked/online until December 24, 2006
$25 postmarked until January 13, 2007
$25 online only until January 17, 2007
$30 on-site registration, January 20-21, 2007

Please make check or money order payable to Florida Gulf Beaches Road Races.

Refund Policy
There are no refunds, transfers or credits, unless you register by August 31, AND notify the race director, in writing or by e-mail, of your withdrawal at least two weeks prior to the race. All refunds will be issued on or about February 1, 2007.


Click here to print registration page.

Confirmation Entrants who register online receive confirmation via active.com auto- responder. Entrants who register by mail, your cancelled check will serve as your confirmation. Runners will not receive confirmation postcards.
Email Address Please enter your e-mail address on your entry form so that we can forward race updates to you.

Saturday, January 20 from 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 21, from 5:30 a.m. - 7:15 a.m.

All packet pick-up and on-site registration will take place at Coachman Park, adjacent to the start/finish line. Please see above for directions.

If your company would like to sample, display and sell goods and services to our healthy, active participants, please contact us by e-mail.

Start line Parking

There is ample parking located at Coachman Park and throughout downtown Clearwater.

Post Race Celebration Post race celebration with food, beverage and music provided by local supporters.
Awards Clearwater Halfathon
Running Starfish Gold Medals for all finishers
Age Group Awards - 3 deep in standard 5 yr. age groups
Overall M/F Awards - 3 deep
Masters M/F Awards - 3 deep

Clearwater 5 Miler
Age Group Awards - 3 deep in standard 5 yr. age groups
Overall M/F Awards - 3 deep
Masters M/F Awards - 3 deep
Lodging Partners Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort
400 Mandalay Avenue
Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767

You must mention "Clearwater Halfathon" to receive discounted group rates.
Information Chris Lauber, Race Director
P.O. Box 47774
St. Petersburg, FL
Email contact@clearwaterhalf.info
Web Site www.ClearwaterHalf.info

Additional information regarding race logistics will be posted here as it becomes available.

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