Florida > Run for the Redfish Half Marathon & 5K
Panama City, FL • Saturday, December 1, 2012 • Course Map
The flat, sandy beaches of this tourist mecca along northwest Florida's Gulf coast will be the setting for the second annual running of the Run For The Redfish Half Marathon, 5K & Kids' One-Mile Fun Run, which makes its fourth annual running in 2012 along the highway that runs right next to the waves crashing into the shore along Panama City Beach.
The race also will double as a fundraiser for the Coastal Conservation Association, a non-profit with chapters in 17 states that seeks to preserve coastal fisheries and promote awareness about conserving marine environments.
From the starting line near Panama City's Pier Park, which lies at the intersection of Front Beach Road and Pier Park Drive, the race takes runners on an out-and-back route that unfolds entirely along Front Beach Road, all the way northwest to where the road meets Carillion Beach. Once runners hit the turnaround point, they begin running back along the route they've just run all the way back to Pier Park, where the finish line festivities will take place at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville restaurant.
More than 590 runners crossed the finish line in both the half marathon and 5K combined at the race's 2011 running. The scheduled starting time for the race is 8:00 AM, and race organizers plan to have music playing for runners all along the course.
Weather & Climate
Located along the northwest Florida panhandle, looking out onto the Gulf of Mexico, Panama City typically sees its mildest weather of the year in the early winter season, when conditions are also usually drier than the late summer and fall months. In December, the city's average monthly temperatures range between 64°F and 40°F, while precipitation amounts average just over 4 inches for the month. On the day of the race (Dec. 1), the average high is 67°F and the average low is 43°F.
View the race route map for the Run for the Redfish Half Marathon
$45 for the half marathon
$30 for the 5K
To reserve your spot in the early December 2012 running of Panama City's Run for the Redfish Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at Active.com.
Official Race Website
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