ALL four race courses start out exactly the same for the first l miles – heading north into Snell Isle. While 5K participants return towards the finish line, all other participants will head north and around Coffee Pot Bayou before returning bock towards North Shore Port.
The Halfathon and Marathon head south along the waterfront, through our bustling downtown and onto Central Avenue which features a dynamic mixture of the best local shops found anywhere. Watch for an abundance of huge murals on Central Avenue’s building walls as St. Petersburg is truly a well know haven for artists of all types.
At Mile 10, the Halfathon and Marathon courses split at the Pinellas Trail, with the half marathon participants heading east back towards the waterfront, and the marathon runners heading west to achieve their marathon mileage, before returning to tne waterfront finish line.
The St. Petersburg Marathon was the first ever 26.2 mile race staged entirely in St. Petersburg. The marathon course has been accurately measured per USATF certification standards and certified (FL19019TY) and will therefore be a Boston Qualifier for 2020 and beyond.