Sunday, December 31, 2023 • DeBary, FL
As the year draws to a close, DeBary invites you to bid farewell to 2023 with a burst of energy, camaraderie, and festive spirit at the New Year’s Eve Run. Starting at 8:00 AM, this race promises a fantastic way to wrap up the year, setting the tone for a healthy and active new beginning.
Every participant will be rewarded with a themed medal, a tangible token of the accomplishment and dedication that defines this memorable event. The race day excitement unfolds with packet pickup starting 30 minutes before the race, concluding just in time for the spirited commencement. Secure your spot by registering on RunSignup, as on-site registration won’t be available.
Enter the enchanting Gemini Springs Park from Dirksen Drive, where the beauty of nature blends seamlessly with the thrill of the run. Ample parking awaits, and friendly signage guides you to the West Parking loop. Check-in, bib pickup, and the start/finish line are conveniently located at the O.K. Corral shelter. Additional facilities, including restrooms, are thoughtfully arranged, ensuring a seamless experience for all participants.
Choose your challenge from the 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon routes, each offering a picturesque out-and-back course. The 5K winds through the scenic path once, while the 10K doubles the delight with two loops. For those aiming for the half marathon, the course (https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/5320070218) presents an invigorating journey, completed four times for a truly satisfying achievement.
Recognition awaits the top male and female finishers, with additional age group awards based on series points, celebrated at the end of the calendar year. Keep in mind that entry fees are non-refundable, and organizers reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances. The race rules ensure a fair and enjoyable experience, welcoming walkers while kindly asking our furry friends to sit this one out.
Join us on December 31st for DeBary’s Grand Finale Race, where the spirit of the season mingles with the thrill of the run, creating memories that will linger as you step into the promise of a new year.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in east-central Florida, DeBary is approximately 70 miles northeast of Tampa, providing residents with access to the Gulf Coast and urban amenities.
Around December 31st, expect cool temperatures in DeBary, with an average high of 71°F and a low of 48°F. This late December period offers a crisp atmosphere and an average of 2 inches of rainfall, creating a refreshing and occasionally wet environment.
Holiday Half Marathon at Gemini Springs Park Course Map
See the race route map for the Holiday Half Marathon at Gemini Springs Park course map here.
The half marathon start time is 8:00 AM EST.
There is a 3.5 hour time limit on the course.
To reserve your spot in the 2023 Holiday Half Marathon at Gemini Springs Park, you can use the registration link here.
- There is a $65.00 fee for the half marathon.
- There is a $30.00 fee for the 5k.
- There is a $45.00 fee for the 10k.