The Central Florida Sports Commission, in conjunction with the Daytona International Speedway, released the course for the third annual Daytona Beach Half Marathon this week.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Central Florida Sports Commission, in conjunction with the Daytona International Speedway, released the course for the third annual Daytona Beach Half Marathon this week.  The 13.1-mile race, which will take place on October 31, is unlike any other race in the world, bringing runners from the “World Center of Racing” to the World’s Most Famous Beach and back.

Due to the historic track repave, runners will not be able to run around the track as in previous years. However, various parts of the track infield will be used, including a portion of the go-kart track and the scenic boardwalk along Lake Lloyd. At approximately the 2.1-mile mark, participants will be the first feet to run on the track (except for construction workers) as they cross the track and exit the Speedway.

“The Daytona International Speedway is excited to once again host this one of a kind event on our property” said Joie Chitwood III, Daytona International Speedway President. “We are pleased to offer the Daytona Beach Half Marathon participants an attractive route through the track infield that will provide for an outstanding Speedway experience.”

After crossing the track, through gate 7 near the entrance to the tri-oval, runners will dash past the DAYTONA 500 Experience, the Official Attraction of NASCAR. The course will then head east towards the Atlantic Ocean. After crossing over the beautiful Halifax River and getting a first glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean, competitors will soon reach the World's Most Famous Beach at approximately the 7.2-mile mark.

At that point, runners will catch a breathtaking view of the ocean at sunrise, with an approximate .1-mile stretch along the boardwalk at Sun Splash Park, before turning around and beginning the trip back to the Speedway and the finish line.

At the 13-mile mark, runners will re-enter Daytona International Speedway, cross over the track and make a final sprint towards the finish line located just outside the Sprint FANZONE. One of the best post-race parties awaits in the Sprint FANZONE with awards taking place in the adjacent Gatorade Victory Lane.

More than 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 www.daytonabeachhalf.com.

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