2016 Clearwater Hero updated

Event Info

Iron Girl Clearwater Half Marathon & 5K presented by Outback Steakhouse 

2016 Participant Guide

2016 Bib List (as of 3/30)

Half Marathon start time - 6:30am 

5K start time - 7am

Packet Pick-up and Late Registration Information:

Packet pick-up includes your bib number, timing chip,  and athlete shirt. 

Participants must have a valid photo ID in order to pick up a packet (driver's license, passport, Military ID, Government issued ID.) If you're unable to attend Packet Pick-Up, someone may pick up your packet on your behalf. He/she MUST have a copy of the participant's photo ID. 

Friday, April 8

4:00 p.m. to  7:00 p.m.   Fit2Run at International Plaza

2223 North Westshore Blvd., Tampa
Adjacent to the food court

Saturday, April 9  

11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   Coachman Park
300 Cleveland Street, Clearwater

Sunday, April 10  

 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m.   Coachman Park
300 Cleveland Street, Clearwater

Course map:
Click here for 2016 course map
This event is USATF sanctioned.

Aid Stations:

There will be 1 aid station along the 5K course and a total of 8 aid stations and 1 food stop along the Half Marathon course. 

5K Location*:

  • Aid Station 1 –bottom of Causeway Bridge (in the median)

Half Marathon Locations*:

  • Mile 1.5 –bottom of Causeway Bridge (in the median)
  • Mile 3 –Gulfview Blvd. (at Barefoot Beach House)
  • Mile 4.5 –Entrance to Sand Key Park
  • Mile 6.5 - Morgan Beach Park (Gulf Blvd) –food station
  • Mile 8 - 1501 Gulf Blvd
  • Mile 9 –Gulf Blvd. & Sailing Center
  • Mile 10 -Bayway Blvd. & Gulf Blvd.
  • Mile 11 –Memorial Causeway –east of the Marina
  • Mile 12 –Memorial Causeway –at base of bridge adjacent to parking lot (west side)


Parking Information:
Click here for parking map
Limited race day parking is available at the event venue, Coachman Park. This is the lot closest to the start/finish line and will fill up fast (425 spots). We encourage you to have an alternate parking plan ready when this lot becomes full. Additional free parking is available in the surrounding parking garages: 

  • Garden Avenue Garage - 28 Garden Avenue 
  • Municipal Services Garage – 640 Pierce St. 
  • Station Square Parking Garage – 628 Cleveland St. 
There are also various city parking lots throughout downtown that are free on Sunday and street parking is also available. 

Please give yourself enough time to find a parking space, park and walk to the venue. Give yourself even more time if you chose to register or pick up you packet race morning. And the lines for the port-o-lets get longer the closer to the start of the race. Keep all of this in mind when setting your alarm for Sunday morning!

Age Group Awards
Age group awards will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age group and top Mother/Daughter team.* 

We will have 16 divisions for the 5K: 9 and under; 10 - 14; 15 - 19; 20 - 24; 25 - 29; 30 - 34; 35 - 39; 40 -44; 45 - 49; 50 - 54; 55 - 59; 60 - 64; 65 - 69; 70 - 74; 75- 79; 80+

We will have 14 divisions for the half marathon: 14 - 19; 20 - 24; 25 - 29; 30 - 34; 35 - 39; 40 -44; 45 - 49; 50 - 54; 55 - 59; 60 - 64; 65 - 69; 70 - 74; 75- 79; 80+ 

*Mother/Daughter Teams will be timed under the Mother/Daughter category and will not be eligible for individual age group awards.

All finishers receive a race medal! 

Inline Skates, Rollerblades, Bicycles and Dogs Not Allowed On 5k and half Marathon Course at Anytime
Runner safety has always been, and will continue to be, a top priority for our event. For the safety of all participants, inline skates, rollerblades, bicycles and dogs are not allowed on the 5K and half marathon course at any time.

Strollers On Course 
Running strollers will only be allowed in the 5K Walk. Every child in a running stroller must be registered with a bib and have a signed waiver by a legal guardian. 

The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged. Please be mindful of the other participants and respect the race personnel to ensure a safe and enjoyable race for everyone.


Fit2Run will once again be providing pacers for the Iron Girl Clearwater Half Marathon. There will be pacers for the following finish times:

1:45, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45, 3:00