Race info – Start your engines!

Course info
2018 Daytona Beach Half Marathon Course Map

About Our Race:
Daytona International Speedway was built with more than concrete and steel. It was built with vision, determination and, most of all, it was built with imagination. 

Become part of one of the most unique running/walking experiences in the world.  See what has inspired millions of fans from all over the globe to climb into its grandstands and witness some of the greatest moments in motorsports history. 

You have the unique opportunity to actually run on the speedway!  The race starts on the speedway near pit row, does a lap before heading east toward the Atlantic Ocean where you will run a small distance on the hard-packed sand and then head back to finish on the Speedway.

Your journey along the course will be unique as well.  There will be race-themed course marshals, pit crew aid stations, enthusiastic volunteers and race-themed photo ops along the way. 

Start your engines and get ready for an unbelievable experience at the Daytona Beach Half Marathon!  We hope to see you in February!

Race Day

Registration/Packet Pickup
Registration and packet pickup will start an hour and a half prior to each race. Follow the signs from the parking area to Pit Road where large banners/signs will indicate the registration and packet pickup area.

Enter the track through the Gate 40 entrance, which is off of South Williamson Boulevard. You also can enter at Turn 4, which is at Bill France Blvd and International Speedway Boulevard. Once inside, follow the signs to parking.

Although temperatures have averaged 40s for the low and 70s for the high, be prepared for cool as well as warm weather. Florida weather is somewhat unpredictable in the winter.

Timing, Course Certification/Cutoff
Chronotrack timing will be used for scoring. The official time and “net” time will be calculated. Course officially closes at 11:30 a.m. Sunday morning (four hour time limit – 18 minutes, 18 seconds per mile pace).

Gear Check
Look for the large gear check feather banners at the race site to check your bag.  Gear check will remain open until noon.

Corral System
A corral system at the start is aligned according to expected finishing time. Please make sure to fill in the expected finishing time on the registration form or when registering online. (If you are unsure of your expected finishing time, please estimate your expected finishing time based on your average pace per mile).

Race Start

  • The Daytona Beach Half Marathon starts promptly at 7:30 a.m.
  • The 3.1 Mile Lap the Track (5K) starts at 10:30 a.m.

Medical Information
If anyone is in need of medical assistance, please notify any volunteer and they will help you in obtaining medical assistance. Aid stations will be available every mile or so at six locations along the course and at the finish line area.

Fluid Stations (Pit Stops)
Fluid stations will be available on the course and at the finish line. Water and Gatorade sports drink will be available at every fluid station.

Living Legends of Auto Racing
Classic race cars will be on the race route and make for a great photo. Cars will be at the Daytona International Speedway, at the relay switch point at City Island and on the beach. These cars are provided by the Living Legends of Auto Racing. For more information about the Living Legends of Auto Racing, visit http://www.lloar1993.com/.

Pace Teams
Pace Teams will be available to help you reach your goals!  Sign-ups will be available at Packet Pickup and Registration on Saturday or at the race site on race morning.  The entire list of pace times and information on the Pacers is on the Pace Team Roster.

“Go Green for our future!”
The Daytona Beach Half Marathon weekend has instituted plans to reduce the environmental impact through virtual race bags and other programs. Please look for your virtual race bag and help us improve our future!

Relay Team Info
Relay Teams are available for two-person teams each running approximately 6.55 miles each! The two relay team members will have unique numbers, but be linked by a common team name. Relay Team Member 1 will start in the corrals with the ‘Relay Bracelet’ and run to the Relay Split Point. Relay Team Member 2 will be bused to the Split Relay Point, where there will be a relay hospitality tent. Relay Team Member 1 will hand off the race bracelet to Relay Team Member 2 after crossing the timing mats at the split point.  Team Member 2 should NOT back up, cross or approach the split mats/clock. Team Member 1 will have their d-tag removed and then be bused back to the Speedway. If you are Team Member 1 and want to meet up with your Team Member 2 to cross into the finish line together, you may do so. We will have a Relay Reunion Point where you can wait for Team Member 2 as they are coming into the finish.

Awards Ceremony
The awards ceremony for all events will start at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday morning.  The top finishers will be celebrated in the Winner’s Circle.  All finishers will receive awesome race-themed medals to celebrate their victory!

Half Marathon
Top three overall male and female winners
Top male and female Master (over 40)
Top three finishers in each of the five-year age groups, (starting with 14 and under and ending with 80+)

Half Marathon Relay
Relay Teams 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male, female and co-ed teams will receive race-themed relay medals (Relay Team consists of two people each running approximately 6.55 miles).

3.1 Mile Lap the Track
Top three overall male and female winners
Top male and female Master (over 40)
Top three finishers 8 & under, 9-11, 12-14 and five-year age groups ending with 80+

Speedway Challenge 
Complete both the Half Marathon and the 3.1 Mile Lap The Track events.  All Speedway Challenge finishers receive a half marathon finisher medal, a 3.1 Mile Lap the Track finisher medal, and a Speedway Challenge finisher medal. 2018 Challenge participants will also receive a full-zip, hooded sweatshirt.