Sunday, December 2, 2018 • Brandon, FL • Course Map
Set for its 12th annual running on the first weekend of December, the Valley National Bank Brandon Half Marathon & 5K sees more than 400 runners cross the finish line each year — including more than 250 runners in the half marathon alone — at a race that takes runners on a fast, flat course through the streets of Brandon and nearby Tampa.
Run entirely on paved surfaces, with a few gradual uphill and downhill stretches, the race takes runners over highways and through residential neighborhoods in this community that lies just to the east of the Tampa-St. Petersburg metropolitan area.
Finishers’ medals were presented to every runner who crossed the finish line, as well as trophies for those runners who placed in their respective age groups.
The half marathon — which is organized and run by the local Brandon Running Association athletic club — race starts and finishes at Brandon’s Sports Authority athletic store at the corner of Lumsden and Providence Roads, and features a 7:00 AM starting time, followed by those participating in the 5K run at 7:30 AM.
Race Weather & Climate
Nestled along the central Florida Gulf Coast, just a few miles east of Tampa, St. Petersburg and both Hillsborough and Tampa Bay, Brandon typically experiences weather conditions just like those of its larger neighboring cities, with mild to moderately cool conditions in the late fall and early winter seasons.
On race day (Dec. 2), the average low is 56ºF and the average high is 73ºF.
- 2017 Brandon Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Brandon Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Brandon Half Marathon Results
- 7:00 AM – half marathon
- 7:30 AM – 5K
- $50 – $65 for the half marathon
- $25 – $40 for the 5K
To reserve your spot in the 2018 running of the Brandon Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at Athlinks.com here.
Official Race Website
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