Saturday, December 23, 2023 • Bradenton, FL
Gear up for a spectacular running experience at the Bradenton Festive Run on December 23rd, starting at 8:00 AM. This holiday-themed event promises not only an invigorating race but a celebration of community, fitness, and the joy of the season.
All participants will receive a themed medal, a cherished keepsake symbolizing the accomplishment of conquering the chosen distance and the joy of the holiday spirit.
The race day festivities commence with the rising sun, creating a magical atmosphere for runners and spectators alike. Efficiently organized packet pickup ensures a smooth start to the day, beginning 30 minutes before the race and concluding 10 minutes prior to the energetic kick-off. Register on RunSignup to secure your spot, as on-site registration won’t be available.
Choose your festive challenge from the 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon routes, each promising a unique and delightful experience. The 5K and 10K courses (https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3423331954) feature a joyful out-and-back journey, with the 10K runners enjoying a double dose of the scenic course. For those seeking a longer adventure, the Half Marathon (https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/5504167654) unfolds as an enchanting out-and-back course traversed four times.
The joy continues with awards for the top male and female finishers, as well as age group awards based on series points, creating a friendly competition that culminates in a recognition ceremony at the end of the calendar year.
As you revel in the holiday spirit, keep in mind that entry fees are non-refundable, and organizers reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances. The race rules ensure fairness and enjoyment for all, with no dogs on the course and a warm welcome to walkers.
Join us on December 23rd for the Bradenton Festive Run, where the magic of running meets the festive cheer of the season, creating memories of joy, achievement, and community.
Race Weather & Climate
Positioned in Manatee County, Bradenton is around 50 miles north of Fort Myers, offering a mix of Gulf Coast living, historic attractions, and outdoor recreation.
Around December 23rd, Bradenton experiences mild winter temperatures with an average high of 72°F and a low of 53°F. This marks the winter season, offering cool and comfortable weather. Rainfall is limited, with an average of 2 inches, creating a dry and pleasant atmosphere.
Holiday Half Marathon at Heritage Harbor Park Race Results
Holiday Half Marathon at Heritage Harbor Park Course Map
See the race route map for the Holiday Half Marathon at Heritage Harbor Park course map here.
The half marathon start time is 8:00 AM EST.
There is a 4 hour time limit on the course.
To reserve your spot in the 2023 Holiday Half Marathon at Heritage Harbor Park, you can use the registration link here.
Online registration is now closed for this race.