(Daytona Beach, FL) September 15, 2022 – CLASH Endurance is excited to announce its acquisition of the Daytona Beach Half Marathon taking place on February 12, 2023. This event will return with renewed excitement powered by CLASH Endurance, a brand known for its family friendly endurance festival weekends around the U.S. The event, in its 12th year, will allow athletes the opportunity to cross the famed Daytona 500 Finish Line and run through “Pit Road” before exiting Daytona International Speedway heading east toward the beach. Participants will experience a scenic route utilizing sights and sounds surrounding Daytona Beach and the campuses of Bethune-Cookman University, Embry Riddle, Daytona State College and University of Central Florida complete with a finish line celebration at Victory Circle at One Daytona.
“The City of Daytona Beach is proud to partner with CLASH Endurance for this signature event. We welcome the opportunity to showcase our world-famous venues and natural beauty. We invite runners from all over the world to experience what makes our community so unique,” Daytona Beach City Manager, Deric C. Feacher comments.
The 2023 Daytona Beach Half Marathon Powered by CLASH Endurance will offer spectators and athletes alike a chance to view a variety of well-known local landmarks such as Jackie Robinson Ballpark, Main Street Pier, the Riverfront Esplanade overlooking the Halifax River and the Veterans Memorial Bridge. Additionally, a 5K is included in event weekend for those interested in a shorter-distance format and offering families the option to compete together. The 5K Course will be centered around the iconic Daytona International Speedway and One Daytona.
CEO of CLASH Endurance, Bill Christy said, “We are thrilled to collaborate with both Volusia County and the City of Daytona Beach to deliver a memorable endurance weekend for those in our community and region. This serves as an ideal addition to our growing endurance portfolio that includes family friendly road races, duathlons, triathlons, trail runs and mountain bike events.”