On your marks. Get set. Go! The upcoming Daytona Beach Half Marathon is right around the corner! Are you ready to race? As one of the most anticipated races in the area, this half marathon is a go-to for racers of all stripes. Want to know more? Good! We’re here to help you plan your race day getaway. Here’s everything you need to know.
For everything else to do that’s not marathon-related, be sure to download our free Vacation Guide! It’s full of great ideas for things to do while you’re here. At The Night Swan, we want you to experience the best our area has to offer; once you’ve recuperated, of course!
What You Need to Know About the Daytona Beach Half Marathon
The unique running experience blends two worlds of racing into one. When you race in the Daytona Beach Half Marathon, you’ll have the one-of-a-kind opportunity to run on the Daytona International Speedway. Starting there, you’ll run a lap on the speedway, then head toward the Atlantic Ocean where you’ll run on hard-packed sand. You’ll then run back to the speedway and then finish on the same track upon which the Daytona 500 is raced. There’s simply nothing like it! So, grab your running shoes and start training!
Race Logistics to Know Before You Go
When is it?
The Daytona Beach Half Marathon will take place on February 4, 2018 (2/4/18).
Where is it?
The race will take place at the Daytona International Speedway.
What time is it?
The half marathon portion begins at 7:30 a.m. The 3.1-mile portion begins at 10:30 a.m.
How much does it cost?
For regular registration (10/1-1/31), the half marathon is $85, relay is $75 per team member, 3.1-mile is $35, and the Speedway Challenge (both events) is $145.
You will enter the track through the entrance at Gate 40 just off South Williamson Boulevard. Once you turn in, you’ll see signs for parking.
How is the race timed?
The Daytona Beach Half Marathon is timed using Chronotrack timing. There is a four-hour time limit in place.
Will there be fluid stations provided?
Yes. Both on the course and at the finish line, water and Gatorade will be available to runners.
Where Can You Stay for the Race?
That’s the easy part! Your trip to the Daytona Beach Half Marathon just wouldn’t be complete without a stay at The Night Swan in New Smyrna Beach. Our spacious and comfortable lodging options are the perfect way to recuperate from a long race. So, check out the comfort and quality you’ll experience with us! There’s no better way to rejuvenate. Plus, if you’re looking for the best things to do in the area, New Smyrna Beach is a great place to start. Our free Vacation Guide will start you out on the trip of the year. So, download it today! Contact us today to book your half marathon stay!