We have vacationed in Clearwater a few times and we really like it. When we looked at the course map online, we knew we had to register...we knew the views would be amazing but we also knew it wouldn't be an easy course.
Price: We paid $85 each which really isn't that bad for a half marathon.
Expo/Packet Pick Up: This was held the day before in the same park that would lend itself to the start and finish. It was small, but it got done what it needed! I wasn't a fan of the shirts though. They did give a choice at packet pick up of a long sleeve cotton tee or a short sleeve tech tee. I took the long sleeve because the tech was gender neutral and very boxy. I don't often wear shirts from any race though.
Course: The course stayed pretty close to the beach for the entire 13.1 miles. We crossed a pretty steep bridge right away and headed to the beach.
|As we approached this hotel, I thought these were spectators! Whoops!|
Finish Party: Unlimited Light Beer, Pasta and snacks. The guy who was the MC for the awards after party was great. He definitely was some type of radio personality and very lively and funny! There was nothing like sitting in the warm sun, enjoying a beer after running a hard 13 miles. I got to meet up with a friend from DC who was in town running too! So great to see my run bud Melissa who blogs at Eat on the Run. Her recap of the race here.
I would definitely do this race again and the hubby and I have already talked about trying to make this an annual MLK weekend escape!