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      6th Annual Ft. De Soto Distance Classic in Saint Petersburg


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      October 4, 2020

       

      Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation

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      6th Annual Ft. De Soto Distance Classic

      Join us for our 6th Annual Ft. De Soto Distance Classic, featuring 15K, 10K and 5K races and scheduled for Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 7:05 a.m., at our nation's favorite beach: Fort De Soto Park, just south of St. Petersburg.


      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 races start at North Beach and are pure out-and-back 15K, 10K, and 5K tours of Ft. De Soto Park.

      All 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 medals. Awards are up for grabs in all three races for M/F Open, Masters (40+) and Grand Masters (50+), three deep; age group awards offered three deep in 5 year increments.

      Six aid stations for the 15K, two for the 10K, and one for the 5K, await you with enthusiastic volunteers, water and Gatorade, and fresh Florida oranges starting at the midpoint of the 15K.

      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.

       Event details and schedule

      YOUR REGISTRATION INCLUDES:

      • Affordable entry fees and fair refund policy for early entrants

      • Personalized bibs for early entrants

      • Gender specific tech tanks 

      • Disposable bib chip timing

      • Scenic USATF certified courses

      • Aid stations stocked with Gatorade, water, oranges

      • Stunning Running Starfish medal for all race finishers

      • Great post-race party featuring hot pasta, cold beer, soft drinks, fresh fruit, pastries, live music

      • Overall, Master, Grand Master and Age Group awards

      • Pre-paid state tolls

      • FREE parking

      • Virtual option for all races

       

      15K ENTRY FEES
      $40 Youth 18 and Under

      $45 online only for first 100 entrants or until 11:59 pm January 7, whichever comes first

      $50 before 11:59 pm, April 5

      $55 before 11:59 pm, June 7

      $65 before 11:59 pm, August 23

      $75 before 11:59 pm, October 1

      $80 race-weekend registration, October 3 - 4

       

      10K ENTRY FEES
      $30 Youth 18 and Under

      $40 online only for first 100 entrants or until 11:59 pm January 7, whichever comes first

      $45 before 11:59 pm, April 5

      $50 before 11:59 pm, June 7

      $55 before 11:59 pm, August 23

      $60 before 11:59 pm, October 1

      $65 race-weekend registration, October 3 - 4

       

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