2015 IG Clearwater Hero

Event Info

Verizon Iron Girl Clearwater Half Marathon & 5K 

Click here for the 2015 Iron Girl Clearwater Participant Guide 

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. 

Click here for the 2015 Verizon Iron Girl Clearwater Bib List

Wednesday, April 8

4:00 p.m.  to 7:00 p.m.   Sports Authority – Clearwater Store

23662 US Highway 19 North, Clearwater

Thursday, April 9

400 p.m. to  7:00 p.m.   Sports Authority – Westshore Store
4900 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa

Friday, April 10

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 11  

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

Sunday, April 12  

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

Please note if you registered as part of a Verizon Iron Girl Clearwater Wellness Weekend package before March 22nd, your packet will be available at morning check-in on April 11, 2015. 

Course map:
Click here to view the 2015 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 –Exit Sand Key Park –food station
  • Mile 8 -Gulf Blvd. & Marina Del Rey Court –Girl Scout Cookies
  • Mile 9.5 –Gulf Blvd. & Sailing Center
  • Mile 11 -Bayway Blvd. & Gulf Blvd.
  • Mile 12 –Memorial Causeway –east of the Marina
  • Mile 13 –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.* 

Ruth Eckerd Hall Black Logo 

First place winners in each age group category will receive show tickets courtesy of Ruth Eckerd Hall.

5K Overall

5K Age Group

 Half Marathon Overall
 Half Marathon Age Group

2 Tickers to
Lisa Loeb at 
the Capitol theatre, 
Fri, May 8 at 8pm

2 Tickets to Rain- 
A Tribute to the Beatles

at Ruth Eckerd Hall,
Sat, Apr 25 at 3pm

 2 Tickets to
Move Live at 
Ruth Eckerd Hall,
Thu, Apr 16 at 8pm

2 Tickets to 
Frank Caliendo at 
Ruth Eckerd Hall,
Sun, June 28 at 7pm

 First place winners in each age group category will also receive an Iron Girl Bangle form Milestones Sports Jewelry

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.

Everyone will receive a finishers custom 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 
Strollers will only be allowed in the 5K Walk start at 7:35am. Every child in a 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.