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Brandon Half Marathon & 5K

Quick facts

Distance Half marathon

About Brandon Half Marathon & 5K

Sprawling and businesslike, Tampa lacks the iconic downtown skyline and cultural buzz that gives Miami its distinct persona. Therefore, it’s surprising to learn that so many new museums, parks and gourmet South Tampa restaurants have popped up recently that the city is dangerously close to becoming stylish. In the heart of downtown, the revitalized Riverwalk along the Hillsborough River glitters with contemporary architecture and scenic green spaces. Plus, between the zoo, the aquarium, the children’s museums and the theme parks, families have enough top-shelf entertainment to last a week. By evening Ybor City’s streets transform into Southwest Florida’s hottest bar and nightclub scene.

This will be the backdrop of the Brandon Half Marathon!!

Set for its annual running on the first weekend of December, the U.S. Ameribank Brandon Half Marathon & 5K sees more than 400 runners cross the finish line each year — including more than 250 runners in the half marathon alone — at a race that takes runners on a fast, flat course through the streets of Brandon and nearby Tampa.

Distances

Brandon Half Marathon

  • 21.097km

Brandon 5K

  • 5km

Practicalities

After Race Services

Best post race bash and awards ceremony in the area with lots of participation from local restaurants! Runners will enjoy plenty of grilled chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, fruit, free beer, soda, and water, plus on-site post race massage!

Award Medals

3" custom spinning medallion to all Half Marathon finishers. Awards given to Half Marathon and 5k Overall winners and Top 3 Age Group winners.

Maximum Time

Cut off time for half marathon participants is 3 hours and 15 minutes. If you are on course after this point, you will have to option to be picked up and driven to the finish area or to continue to complete the remainder of the course, abiding by Hillsborough County pedestrian laws. Course support and road closures will not be available after this time point.

Parking

Parking is ample and free in the plaza lot. Stay tuned for details on pre-race day packet pickup locations. ​

Start:

Lake Brandon Village

Brandon,us

Difficulty

flat

Overview

The race will start and finish at the Lake Brandon Village shopping plaza adjacent to South Gornto Lake Road, and takes runners on a route that keeps them largely on Causeway Boulevard and South Falkenburg Road. Much of the course features fast and flat terrain, with some gradual descents and uphills as runners are making their way back in the second half of the race.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.