The Daytona Beach Half Marathon’s 13.1-mile course is unlike any other race in the world, bringing runners from the World Center of Racing to the World’s Most Famous Beach and back!
The Daytona Beach Half Marathon route is one of the most scenic half marathons in the United States. With the legendary pavement and historic grandstands of the Daytona International Speedway serving as the backdrop, runners will start on Pit Road and run the first two miles around the banked turns of the Daytona International Speedway.
After exiting the speedway, participants will turn east heading toward the Atlantic Ocean.
Along the way, participants will cross the beautiful Halifax River and get the first glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean. At that point, runners will catch a breathtaking view of the ocean just after sunrise, with an approximate .1 mile stretch on the hard-packed sands of Daytona Beach (tides permitting) before turning around and beginning the trip back to the Daytona International Speedway and finish line. The return trip includes another trip over the Intracoastal Waterway, as well as a run past one of the nation’s oldest historically African-American colleges – Bethune-Cookman University. At the 13-mile mark, runners will re-enter Daytona International Speedway and make a final push to the finish line. One of the best post-race parties around is just a few steps away in the Sprint FANZONE with awards taking place in the adjacent Gatorade Victory Lane.