Race Director, Bryan Mayes, has applied for a Major Event Special Relief Permit with the Town. This permit request requires two (2) hearings at Town Commission Meetings. The first was held on August 8th with a conditional approval. The second hearing was held on September 5th, where the permit request was approved. While the Town of Belleair is involved with permitting, public safety, and communications, this is not a town-sponsored event.
The race will take place Sunday, October 8th, 2023. The race will start at Coachman Park at 6:45am and will impact the Town of Belleair beginning at 7:30am until 11:20am. The race will start and finish at the newly renovated Coachman Park Downtown, 301 Drew Street Clearwater, Fl 33756.
The Rock ‘n ’Roll Clearwater Half Marathon is the most recent addition to the Rock n Roll Running Series established in 1998. The weekend is focused on running, music and community events. The event kicks off with a free Health & Fitness Expo. The race culminates with an entertaining finish line festival featuring some of the top local bands. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Clearwater for Youth Foundation. For more information on the race, please see the link below.
The run course will directly impact Belleair residents on October 8th from 7:30am to about 11:30am. The race will travel north on the Pinellas Trail entering the Town near Mehlenbacher Road and continue north making a left turn (west) on Corbett Street then a right turn (north) on Druid Rd. Residents can expect delays during the impacted intersections. See the map bellow for a full overview of the run.