Overall Rating
Overall Rating (10 Reviews)
4.8
(10 Ratings) 🏆 (10 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3
SCENERY
4.4
PRODUCTION
4.9
SWAG
4.3
The Best Damn Race Safety Harbor is now a 2-day event, featuring a 5K & 10K on Saturday and a Half Marathon on Sunday! Best Damn Race ® is a running series created for runners by runners. Our goal is to provide a big race experience at a local race … MORE
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Recent reviews

    MrMike REPEAT RUNNER '22

    A very good race that had a ton of vendors and a very nice-looking finishers medal. The race was flawless with perfect timing. Very well marked. Looking forward to next … MORE

    A very good race that had a ton of vendors and a very nice-looking finishers medal. The race was flawless with perfect timing. Very well marked.

    Looking forward to next year. 2 weeks out with covid and this was my 1st race in 15 days. Great to be back.
    All of my racing friends were there and it was nice catching up.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    kristynkuzianik REPEAT RUNNER '21

    slight incline in hills of Phillipe park-- know that this is not a flat terrain. very beautiful scenery. very refreshing to run in person again and witness that energy of … MORE

    slight incline in hills of Phillipe park– know that this is not a flat terrain. very beautiful scenery. very refreshing to run in person again and witness that energy of a bunch of people that pushes you to do your best

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    3

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    MrMike REPEAT RUNNER '21

    Best Damn Race Company puts on great events. I go to all of them and have for years. Great race venues and always a good time. Post party is better … MORE

    Best Damn Race Company puts on great events. I go to all of them and have for years. Great race venues and always a good time. Post party is better than Hot Chocolate by far.

    Race locations are usually always flat and fast and the entire event is always a good time.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    MrMike FIRST-TIMER '20

    Professional outfit.This is an event we not only do in Safety Harbor but we also drive to Orlando and do the same event in Orlando each year! Yes, it is … MORE

    Professional outfit.This is an event we not only do in Safety Harbor but we also drive to Orlando and do the same event in Orlando each year! Yes, it is that good!

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5
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    HF13940 REPEAT RUNNER '20

    I've run this event twice, both times overly impressed with the aid stations, the ample porta-potties and the amazingly supportive crowd. Gels were at two stations and volunteers were enthusiastic. … MORE

    I’ve run this event twice, both times overly impressed with the aid stations, the ample porta-potties and the amazingly supportive crowd. Gels were at two stations and volunteers were enthusiastic. The course was a beautiful road run with a few small hills. The medal is always outstanding for Best Damn race productions!

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    brianwyarbrough FIRST-TIMER '19

    This race is a great course, and a fairly well executed run. However, BDR is known more in our community for the after party, and they do not disappoint. The … MORE

    This race is a great course, and a fairly well executed run. However, BDR is known more in our community for the after party, and they do not disappoint. The medals are basic, and the t-shirt is okay. But the after race party is why you will want to run a BDR race.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    PenelopeRuns REPEAT RUNNER '18

    Waterfront scenery and pretty old (and new) architecturally stunning homes. i've ran every distance in this race over the last 5 years and the challenge is the most fun, the … MORE

    Waterfront scenery and pretty old (and new) architecturally stunning homes. i’ve ran every distance in this race over the last 5 years and the challenge is the most fun, the half is the most challenging. But the free beer and awesome after party is the best! Great group of peeps running the show too!

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    I.Ran.That REPEAT RUNNER '16

    Best Damn Race is a fun series for runners that enjoy road races (5K/10K/Half Marathon). The scenery was enjoyable through parks and neighborhoods. The after party includes delicious food and … MORE

    Best Damn Race is a fun series for runners that enjoy road races (5K/10K/Half Marathon). The scenery was enjoyable through parks and neighborhoods. The after party includes delicious food and beverages. Fun atmosphere.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    niedziev FIRST-TIMER '16

    I came down from NY to run this race. The expo and post-race celebration was great--which made up for a meh swag bag. LOTS of food, vendors, beer, massages--it was … MORE

    I came down from NY to run this race. The expo and post-race celebration was great–which made up for a meh swag bag. LOTS of food, vendors, beer, massages–it was great. I cut 10 minutes off my PR on this course! It is mostly flat with some verrrrry slight up and downhill. I would NOT call this course “hilly.” We had some “cooler” Florida weather which ended up being perfect race weather (for a New Yorker). The race started at 7:15AM so I think even if it was hotter, the early start time would have made up for that. THE MEDAL IS AMAZING! This was a great race–very well put together. I would definitely come back down next year and do it again, or do a different BDR location.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    I.Ran.That FIRST-TIMER '15

    The course offers stunning water views and the after party was epic! Free post race mixed drinks and beer, delicious food options (chicken and rice, sandwiches, donuts, brownies, etc.). LOVE … MORE

    The course offers stunning water views and the after party was epic! Free post race mixed drinks and beer, delicious food options (chicken and rice, sandwiches, donuts, brownies, etc.). LOVE this race series!!!

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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