CLASH Endurance Acquires Daytona Beach Half Marathon
September 16, 2022
(Daytona Beach, FL) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – 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.”
CLASH Endurance® is a sports media company led by athletes to enhance the race experience and deliver exceptional endurance sports event festivals at iconic speedways across the U.S. Our mission is to advance the sport with inclusive, family-friendly, professionally managed races for all ages and race abilities. CLASH Endurance has four events in 2022 with growth planned in the year ahead. The popular CLASH Endurance DAYTONA is held at the Daytona International Speedway®, home of “The Great American Race™®”—the Daytona 500. In addition, the new “bucket-list” event among triathletes is CLASH Endurance Miami that took place at the Homestead-Miami Speedway® March 11-13, 2022. The brand is playing host to two new races this year, one in Watkins Glen, NY and Atlanta, GA, taking place on July 8-10 and November 11-13, respectively. The CLASH Endurance Atlanta event will include a track-and-trail half marathon in addition to a mountain bike event on the FOX Factory trails located alongside the Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. The series will continue expansion in 2023, with select events to leverage professional races with prize purse offerings and global television distribution. Athletes can register now for the Daytona Beach Half Marathon at https://www.runreg.com/daytona-beach-half-marathon-and-5k. More information around CLASH Endurance and its other events can be found at clashendurance.com.