DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- On the new asphalt of historic Daytona International Speedway, the Daytona Beach Half Marathon’s route will once again include a lap around the storied tri-oval. Scheduled for Sunday, October 30, 2011, the 13.1-mile race, which was recently named one of the seven scenic half marathons in America by, features one of the most unique courses in the running world.

Beginning at 6:30 a.m. runners will start on pit road of Daytona International Speedway and run the first two miles on the newly paved surface of the track. The course then winds through the streets of Daytona Beach, including a run along the boardwalk of “The World’s Most Famous Beach,” before concluding at the Speedway’s legendary start/finish line. A post-race party for athletes and spectators will be held in the track’s infield.

More than 900 runners registered for last year’s Daytona Beach Half Marathon with 27 different states and five different countries represented.

Registration is underway for runners for this year’s Daytona Beach Half Marathon. Registration is available at the official website:  Runners age 16 or older, who can complete the 13.1-miles in 3 hours and 30 minutes (a 16-minute pace), are encouraged to register.

The Daytona Beach Half Marathon is hosted by the Central Florida Sports Commission and the Daytona International Speedway.

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