Shark Bite Half Marathon & 5k

Sunday, January 14, 2024 New Smryna Beach, FL

Shark Bite Half Marathon & 5k in New Smryna Beach, FL

Welcome to the ninth (9th) annual Shark Bite Half Marathon & 5k, located in beautiful New Smyrna Beach, Florida! 

Scenic Views. As one of the premier races in Florida, the Shark Bite Half Marathon, created by runners for runners, is all that a runner could ask for in a race, from the course to the merch to the in-race support and breathtaking views. 

New Smyrna Beach is known for several things, not limited to being an epic surfers destination, spring break destination, and overall beach destination. If this sounds like you, there’s no better destination to visit for a race weekend. 

Starting at Flagler Avenue Beachfront Park, runners take off along Flagler Avenue, crossing the Indian River via the Causeway within the first five miles. Once crossed, runners turn onto Riverside Drive before looping onto Faulkner Street. 

Journeying through New Smyrna Beach’s historic downtown including Canal Street, runners will ultimately find themselves crossing the causeway in the opposite direction in pursuit of returning to the finish line. 

The final stretch will take place on Saxon Drive before turning onto Atlantic Avenue to finish. 

All runners will receive premium swag, including but not limited to a premium blended t-shirt, a commemorative finisher’s medal, finisher’s hats, free photos, and custom awards for top finishers. 

All participants will also be encouraged to stick around for free post-race beers and pizza to celebrate their epic accomplishment. Oh, and don’t forget about the pre-race festivities, taking place at the Shark Bite Expo on Saturday morning! 

Race Weather & Climate

New Smyrna Beach is a coastal city located in Volusia County, Florida, situated on the eastern coast of the state. It’s known for its beautiful beaches, watersports, and charming downtown. New Smyrna Beach offers residents and visitors a relaxed beachside lifestyle with access to pristine shores, boating, and a historic town center.

In New Smyrna Beach, Florida, on January 14th, the average high temperature is about 68°F, and the low is around 49°F. It’s a comfortable winter day, with cooler evenings. The weather is suitable for outdoor exploration and beach activities. Rainfall tends to be minimal during this season, providing enjoyable and dry conditions for residents and visitors.

Shark Bite Half Marathon Race Results

Shark Bite Half Marathon Course Map

See the race route map for the Shark Bite Half Marathon course map here.

Starting Time

The half marathon start time is 9:00 AM EST.

There is a 4 hour time limit on the course.


To reserve your spot in the 2024 Shark Bite Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.

Race Fees

  • There is a $140.00 fee for the half marathon challenge.
  • There is a $88.00 fee for the 5k Challenge.
  • There is a $43.00 fee for The Feeding Frenzy 5k (Saturday MORNING).
  • There is a $99.00 fee for the Shark Bite Half (Sunday).
  • There is a $46.00 fee for the Shark Bite 5k (Sunday).
  • There is no fee for the Shark Bite Kiddie Dash (Sunday Morning).

Shark Bite Half Marathon Race Website

Shark Bite Half Marathon Race Website

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