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Clearwater Marathon Reviews
3.7 Stars from
By DN about 2017
Horrible history of last minute race cancellations. The city of Clearwater may quickly pull the permits if there's any chance of bad weather.
Wait until race weekend to register. The entry fee may be higher, but it's better than losing your entire entry fee due to cancellation.
By ljs3 about 2016
Have run it 3 times. Good race. Good scenery the first half. In 2016 they cancelled the full while we were standing in the corall due to water on the course and made everyone run the half.
Mostly Flat BUT with 6 bridges, two of which are steep and course can be very windy. Not the place to PR or BQ but a fun race.
Start up front. there are walkers and 5 mile runners all over the course.
The 3 bridges on the 2nd half are
short but tough and there is a downhill curly Q roundabout at mile 26 which they need to get rid of. Course actually measures 26.5....
By ejb about 2014
Enjoyed the perfect race day weather. Sunny and very comfortable with views of the water. The bridges during the first 4 miles can take a bit of the kick out of your legs early on, so pace yourself for the back half. The back half has three pedestrian bridges to cross at Mile 18, 21 and 23, so save your energy. The water stops were about ever two miles along the course, so if you need water more frequently than that, bring your own.
Pace conservatively for the first half. The bridges are on the first half and pedestrian bridges are on the late back half. Try to settle in with a comfortable pace on the very flat course from Mile 4 - Mile 15. Weather in Florida this time of year is mild with very low humidity.