Join Clearwater Running Festival
Come enjoy central Florida’s only marathon on the Gulf coast that offers the perfect combination of a scenic course, ideal weather, and award-winning beaches for your recovery. You will love our visually varied, mostly flat, scenic and certified course.
Afterwards, you’ll be able to relax and recover on award-winning Clearwater Beach, featuring our area’s famous white sand and the mild waters of the Gulf of Mexico.If you’re seeking a mid-winter break and considering an escape to the south, Clearwater is a great choice. C’mon down!
The course is accurately measured, USATF certified #FL13013EBM, and therefore a Boston Qualifier. We use computerized chip timing, but official results will be based on “Gun Time” as per USATF rules.
Course HighlightsOur Marathon course starts at Coachman Park on Clearwater's waterfront, heads through downtown to access the Clearwater Bridge, reaching the top at the 1-mile marker. It's downhill from there along the perfectly manicured Clearwater Causeway to award-winning Clearwater Beach, heading south to the Sand Key Bridge, the top of which is at mile 4. The course turns inland over Park Boulevard Bridge and takes an easterly route on rustic, tree-canopied Oakhurst Road to the Pinellas Trail, a paved, rails-to-trails linear park which spans the length of Pinellas County. Turning north, athletes enjoy the absence of motorized vehicles on the Trail before reaching Clearwater and a short trek on S. Ft. Harrison before turning west into the very exclusive Harbor Oaks neighborhood. The course heads west on the Clearwater Bridge approach for a short jaunt, exiting off to the double-helix ramp onto the bay level and the finish line just ahead back at Coachman Park.
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.