Sunday, February 04, 2018

Daytona Beach Half Marathon
Daytona Beach, Florida
Sunday, February 4, 2018

On Sunday, February 4, 2018 I race walked the Daytona Beach Half Marathon in Daytona Beach, Florida.  The temperature varied from 60 to 71 degrees with mostly cloudy skies changing to sunny and a breeze starting at 5 mph and changing to 10-15 by the end of the race.  Water/Gatorade Stations were located approximately every 1.5 miles and except for one station were manned by plenty of friendly efficient volunteers taking care of the 1002 half marathoners and 82 two person relays.  The roads were completely closed to traffic or had a dedicated lane for the participants.  Most intersections had two or more police officers controlling the cross traffic.  The race started on pit road of the Daytona International Speedway, made 3.2 miles around the track, went through the stands to the roads outside, proceeded toward the Atlantic Ocean crossing a high bridge over the inter-coastal waterway, taking an alternate route instead of the beach where the tide was too high, returning to the Speedway through the stands, completing the lap around the track, and finishing on pit road just past the start line.  The event has always been extremely well organized and fun to do.  This was my fifth time doing the half marathon of this event. 

Daytona International Speedway

Before the Race

After the Race


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