Daytona Beach Half Marathon
“There is no marathon course like ours,” said Jim Dinneen, Volusia County Manager and a longtime marathon enthusiast. “I’ve run some of the great races in the United States, and none can match the uniqueness of our course that includes the Speedway and the World’s Most Famous Beach.”

Volusia County Government and Daytona International Speedway have partnered to schedule the return of the Daytona Beach Half Marathon Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, two weeks prior to the 58th annual DAYTONA 500, NASCAR’s biggest, richest and most prestigious race.

Registration opens July 1, 2015.

Sponsored by Florida Hospital and Brown and Brown Insurance, the Daytona Beach Half Marathon features a breathtaking course that takes runners from the historic asphalt (flat surface) of Daytona International Speedway to International Speedway Boulevard leading to a panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean atop the International Speedway Boulevard highrise bridge to the sparkling, white, hard-packed sands of Daytona Beach and then back to the start/finish line inside the iconic motorsports facility.

“There is no marathon course like ours,” said Jim Dinneen, Volusia County Manager and a longtime marathon enthusiast.  “I’ve run some of the great races in the United States, and none can match the uniqueness of our course that includes the Speedway and the World’s Most Famous Beach.”

Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III agreed. “We are excited to partner with Volusia County to host the Daytona Beach Half Marathon,” he said. “The ‘World Center of Racing’ will provide a unique setting for  the start and finish of the race and runners will have the special opportunity to pound the same pavement that will be used by the stars of NASCAR in the DAYTONA 500 just two weeks later.”

The county has hired Running Zone, a well-established company in Cocoa Beach, to administer the race.  A countywide planning committee composed of the county’s tourism advertising authorities, chambers of commerce, cities, local businesses, the county and running enthusiasts is assisting with race planning.

Area marketing and public relations consultant Mike Jiloty, Ormond Beach, has been engaged to sell sponsor packages.  He can be reached at 386-295-0816 or mjiloty@mac.com.

For more information on entrant packets and registration go on-line to: daytonabeachhalf.com.

Related Features

  • Schedule Announcement
    9.30.2020
    Denny Hamlin Tries to Become First DAYTONA 500 Champion to Win Three Straight in The Great American Race

    Intensity-Filled Coke Zero Sugar 400 Summer Classic set to be Final Event of Regular Season

    After the DAYTONA 500, NASCAR’s Premier Series goes to Another Florida Venue, Homestead-Miami Speedway, as NASCAR Announces Full Cup Series 2021 Schedule
  • aaron and sully concert
    9.28.2020
    Aaron Lewis & Sully Erna The Voices Of Godsmack & Staind Come Together, Live & In Person, For The First Time In The American Drive-In Tour

    One Of The First Live Rock Concert Drive-In Series Of 2020
    Offers An Intimate, Unplugged & Side-By-Side Event
    From Two Of Music’s Most Acclaimed Frontmen

    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23 AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
    Tickets On Sale Tomorrow, September 29 at Noon
  • Magic of Lights
    9.24.2020
    Annual Magic of Lights™ Holiday Display Returns to Daytona International Speedway for a Safe and Comfortable Drive-through Experience
    - Beginning Nov. 13, One Carload, One Price to Enjoy More Than A Million Lights
    - Contactless Ticketing by Buying Tickets in Advance
    - View Display From the Comfort and Safety of Your own Vehicle
    - Portion of the Proceeds to Benefit the AdventHealth Foundation
  • D200 by CoMoto
    9.11.2020
    Most Historic Motorcycle Road Race Set to Return in March of 2021
This website uses cookies and similar technologies. By using this website, you are agreeing to our revised Privacy Policy (including our cookie policy) and our Terms Of Use. OK