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Sports Council Teams up with Half-Marathon at Daytona International Speedway

11/1/2011 (Archived)

More than 1,000 runners took part in the 4th annual Daytona Beach Half-Marathon, which began on the new asphalt of historic Daytona International Speedway (D.I.S.).   FL Daytona International Speedway 2011

The Half-Marathon route included a lap around the storied tri-oval. The 13.1-mile race, which was recently named one of the seven scenic half-marathons in America by Active.com, features one of the most unique courses in the running world. The race was organized by the Central Florida Sports Commission.

The runners started on pit road of Daytona International Speedway and ran the first two miles on the new track. The course then wound through the streets of Daytona Beach, including a run along “The World’s Most Famous Beach” before concluding at the Speedway’s legendary finish line.

Palmer’s Florida Sports Council joined sponsors D.I.S., American Airlines, Coca-Cola, Florida Hospital, Publix and the Orlando Magic in the track’s “wellness zone” and provided chiropractic care to dozens of runners.