Overall Rating
Overall Rating (4 Reviews)
4.3
(4 Ratings)(4 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2
SCENERY
3.8
PRODUCTION
4
SWAG
3.5
Join us for a howling good time during our annual Halloween Distance Classic at Fort De Soto Park, located near St. Petersburg on Florida’s beautiful west coast at the mouth of Tampa Bay. Races are staged entirely in Fort De Soto Park, recognized as one of the best beaches in … MORE
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Recent reviews

    amyrunseveryday REPEAT RUNNER '19

    This is a race series you don’t want to miss- multiple distances means everyone can participate! Plentiful water stops, excellent volunteers, and a fantastic after party! MORE

    This is a race series you don’t want to miss- multiple distances means everyone can participate! Plentiful water stops, excellent volunteers, and a fantastic after party!

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    PenelopeRuns REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Bring a beach chair and stay to enjoy the park. Nice flat course. Really nice medals! Race tank tops are great! Run the series, get more bling! MORE

    Bring a beach chair and stay to enjoy the park.
    Nice flat course. Really nice medals! Race tank tops are great! Run the series, get more bling!

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    3

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    jhemond REPEAT RUNNER '19

    First, let me say that I have run at least 15 races put on by this Race Director for the last 6 years so I have plenty of experience with … MORE

    First, let me say that I have run at least 15 races put on by this Race Director for the last 6 years so I have plenty of experience with them.
    Over the last couple of years I have seen the quality of these races drop noticeably.
    1. The races always start at least 10 minutes late. When its 80+ degrees on the race course, those 10 minutes before the sun comes up can be very beneficial.
    2. The race could use another water stop. The course is run where there is very little shade and for slower runners it gets very hot. The race has as many water stops as advertised but could use at least one more.
    3. Timing issues seem to be a theme on these races. I haven’t experienced it so much for the Half Marathon but the 5k and 10k have numerous timing issues where finishers who should get AG awards don’t even know if they actually qualified.
    4. I have witnessed several times the RD yelling at race participants before the race. One time he was yelling at people at the port-a-potties to hurry up because they are too slow and antoehr he yelled at the runners to get in the starting corral, even though there was 20 minutes until the start of the race.

    Even though I want to like these races like I have in the past, I cannot overlook all of the issues they seemto experience and I cannot encourage people to register for them at this time. I hope these issues get resolved and this can go back to being the best race series in Pinellas County, FL.

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    2
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    1

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    PenelopeRuns REPEAT RUNNER '17

    in spite of the massive wind blowing, this was a class act. Love seeing how creative people get with their costumes. Race Director Chris Lauber and his team were just … MORE

    in spite of the massive wind blowing, this was a class act. Love seeing how creative people get with their costumes. Race Director Chris Lauber and his team were just awesome. great pasta and the coldest beer ever!

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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