Race Day Schedule - St. Petersburg Distance Classic

Race Day Schedule

5:00  to 6:45 a.m. Packet pickup/registration at North Shore Park
6:00 a.m. Walkers’ Early Start
6:30 a.m. Start of St. Petersburg Marathon, Halfathon, 10K
7:00 a.m. Start of St. Petersburg 5K Run/Walk
8:00 a.m. Post-race party and Awards Ceremony, starting with10K overall and age-group awards
  5K overall and age group awards
  Halfathon overall and age group awards
  Marathon overall and age group awards
12:30 p.m. Finish Line closes

Course Limits

As ALL courses use the same roads and Pinellas Trail as the Marathon, there is NO time limit for the 5K, 10K, and Halfathon.

Walkers are welcome in all our races, with an early start at 6:00 am, if necessary. Please stay on the sidewalk until runners starting at 6:30 am pass by.

The finish line for all races will be open for 6 hours from the 6:30 a.m. start until 12:30 pm. The course on public roads will open to traffic based on that pace. For instance, marathoners should be at the midpoint by 9:30 a.m., regardless of the start time. Athletes slower than that will need to move to the sidewalks and adhere to all pedestrian laws.

Bag Check

Bag check will be available near the registration and packet pickup tent. This is strictly by the honor system. No wallets, cell phones, or other valuables should be put in the bags as we cannot be responsible for missing items.

Directions & Parking

The start / finish line at North Shore Park is easily accessible at St. Petersburg’s waterfront, just north of the Vinoy Resort! If you need to Google or GPS North Shore Park, please use 901 N Shore Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 as the address.

City officials have requested us to encourage our athletes to park at the Sundial Parking Lot, located at 117 2nd Street North for a flat fee of $5.00.

North Shore Park

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We’re located in the beautiful Tampa Bay area, with races in St. Petersburg, Fort DeSoto Park, and Madeira Beach to Largo.

“What a totally awesome half marathon this morning! This is my 6th half marathon in 8 weeks and I have to say my FAVORITE!! I will run it every year from now on!!!! Not only did we have perfect weather, the route was absolutely beautiful, the race staff was awesome and very friendly and the post race festivities were great! Thank you so much for a wonderful race!!!!
– Carol Nicholas, Lecanto, FL

Our 2022-23 Season

Fort De Soto Distance Classic
15K, 10K, 5K & Virtual

Sunday, September 25, 2022
Fort De Soto Park

Sunday, October 30, 2022
Fort De Soto Park
Sunday, December 11, 2022
Madeira Beach to Largo (Taylor Park)
Sunday, February 12, 2023
Downtown St. Pete
Saturday, March 4, 2023
Fort De Soto Park