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Clearwater Marathon Reviews


3.7 Stars from 3 Runners





  

By about 2017


Review

Horrible history of last minute race cancellations. The city of Clearwater may quickly pull the permits if there's any chance of bad weather.


Race Tips

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.


2 / 5 Stars


  

By about 2016


Review

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.


Race Tips

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....


4 / 5 Stars


  

By about 2014


Review

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.


Race Tips

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.


Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

There are plenty of hotels to accommodate the runners. Parking is very easy, but arrive early.


5 / 5 Stars





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