DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Runners, it’s time to lace up your sneakers.

Daytona International Speedway in conjunction with the Central Florida Sports Commission will host the third annual Daytona Beach Half Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 31 at 7 a.m.

The 13.1-mile race, which was recently named one of the seven scenic half marathons in America by, will start at historic Daytona International Speedway, proceed through the streets of Daytona Beach and include a half-mile run along the “World’s Most Famous Beach” before concluding at the Speedway.

Due to the 2010 Daytona Repave, this year’s course will not include a lap on the track but race organizers have developed several race friendly course options and each option is based on the progress of the repaving project. The 2010 Daytona Beach Half Marathon course will be released in late September.

Advanced entry fee for the Daytona Beach Half Marathon is $60 per person (must sign up by Oct. 1) and includes an event T-shirt, finisher’s medal, post-race party and Daytona 500 Experience motorsports attraction admission.

Entry fee for runners who sign up between Oct. 2-28 is $65, $75 on Oct. 30 (in person) and $100 on race day.

Approximately 1,000 running and racing enthusiasts from around the country and the world are expected to participate. To register or find more information on the Daytona Beach Half Marathon, visit