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Palmer’s Sports Council featured at Daytona Half-Marathon

2/28/2014 (Archived)

Palmer Student Council at Daytona Beach Half-MarathonPalmer’s Sports Council on the Port Orange Campus is in its third year of treating participants in the Daytona Beach Half-Marathon. The half-marathon’s 13.1-mile course is unlike any other race in the world, bringing runners from the World Center of Racing to the "World’s Most Famous Beach" and back!

The Daytona Beach Half-Marathon’s route (named one of the seven most scenic half-marathons in America by Active.com) features one of the most unique courses in the running world. With the legendary pavement and historic grandstands of the Daytona International Speedway serving as the backdrop, runners start on pit road and run the first two miles around the storied tri-oval. After exiting the track, runners turn east on International Speedway Boulevard toward the Atlantic Ocean, reaching beach at approximately the 7.2-mile mark. They then turn around and begin the trip back to the Speedway and the finish line. At the 13-mile mark, runners reenter Daytona International Speedway, and make a final sprint to the finish line.

“We really couldn’t do this without Palmer," said Georgiana Brown, marketing and communications manager for the Central Florida Sports Commission, who administers the race. "Everyone has come to expect the chiropractic services Palmer provides. We really appreciate Palmer College and all of our sponsors who make the experience so enjoyable for the 1,500 runners."

“This is so exciting," said 6th quarter Palmer student Cassie Shear, "I’ve never been inside the Speedway before. I think it’s so great that Palmer is part of this. What a great way to expose people to chiropractic.”

Check out the photo gallery of the event on Palmer’s Florida Campus Facebook page.