Regional Race Director Prospers: Florida Street Races Local community Ties Develop with Upcoming Halloween Halfathon

Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) October 21, 2014

Although the cancellation of numerous Tampa Bay races staged by massive out-of-state race businesses has resulted in several disappointed and displaced athletes, the withdrawal of national businesses with no ties to the Tampa Bay local community has opened the door for nearby race directors to salvage the effort each athlete has put into training by staging events that celebrate the coastal local community.

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Chris Lauber, longtime race organizer and founder of Florida Road Races, is one particular director whose contests are continuing to thrive even far more in a marketplace saturated with national organizations with huge sources. Lauber, whose firm boasts staging four out of nine upcoming half marathons in Pinellas County, says that in spite of at least one particular of the cancelled events being shelved due to low registration numbers, Florida Street Races registration numbers are soaring: the upcoming 6th Annual Florida Halloween Half &amp 5K is up 47% YTD in excess of one,500 athletes are presently registered for the race which will be held on Sunday, October 26 at Fort De Soto Park.

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The Halloween Halfathon course starts with a loop for the 1st 5K prior to an out-and-back 10 mile tour of Ft. De Soto Park. The course is run fully in the park on paved trails and accessibility roads, presenting participants with a flat, fast program path with no bridges, overpasses, or discernible inclines. Drawing upon his years of knowledge as a race organizer, Lauber maintains that he understands the sum of work runners place into training which is all for naught when a race is abruptly cancelled.

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For most athletes, working a half marathon requires months of extremely specific coaching with the intent to peak on race day. When the targeted race is no longer available, athletes are left scrambling for another option, and we are providing an different, stated Lauber.

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Lauber began his occupation by organizing Jet Ski races in 1979. More than the up coming two decades, Lauber honed his skills as an occasion producer, earning recognition in the Jet Ski Hall of Fame. His races were also featured on ESPN. His subsequent journey into arranging and organizing road races in 2000 was a organic segue, and he attributes the leap to his lifelong love of all athleticsas a teenager, he ran cross-nation, in addition to earning all-county and all-state honors in soccer.

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Florida Street Races exclusive strategy of combining working events and community initiatives is made as element of a bigger effort to help regional non-income in reaching their ambitions and sustaining steadfast development and public awareness. Florida Road Races has aided the One particular Stage Closer to the Cure 5K/10K /1Mile Run/Walk held by the Celma Mastry Ovarian Cancer Basis, which grew by more than 50% in 2014, in accordance to founding Chairwoman, Claudette Carlan.

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I truly feel that [our participation growth] was due to Chriss support he has an established partnership with runners in the spot and his races have been quite effective, stated Carlan. He is quite passionate about what he does and his postings make an influence on participants. We worked genuinely nicely with him and felt he was a wonderful asset to our occasion.

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Lauber also directed the latest Sunrise Run in downtown St. Petersburg for event founder Karen Vander Ploeg – it noticed a thirty% improve in participation considering that the race was last held in 2011. Previously, Lauber developed, and for 3 many years, directed the Partners For Life Police Appreciation Run at the request of Lorraine Yaslowitz, whose husband Jeff was 1 of 3 St. Petersburg police officers killed in the line of duty in 2011.

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When questioned about the longevity of Florida Road Races Halloween Halfathon &amp 5K, Lauber credits the races success to growing public curiosity in half marathons amid athletes. In accordance to Operating USAs Yearly Report, 2013 was a record 12 months, with a lot more than 2,100 half marathons run across the country, making 1,960,000 finishers, and with a breakdown of 39% males and 61% women (two).

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For athletes participating in the Halloween Halfathon &amp 5K, costumes are encouraged, but not mandatory. All finishers in the two the halfathon and the 5K Race earn distinctive, Halloween Starfish gold medals. In the two the Halfathon and the 5k Race, awards are up for grabs for M/F Open, Masters (40+) and Grand Masters (50+), 3 deep age group awards provided 3 deep in five 12 months increments. Lauber will don a costume and hand out awards to overall and age group winners.

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In addition to the Halloween Halfathon, Florida Street Races has planned several approaching events, such as:&#13

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13th Yearly Holiday Halfathon &amp 5K, Ft. De Soto Park on December 14, 2014&#13

16th Yearly Clearwater Distance Traditional: 50K Ultramarathon, Marathon, Halfathon, 5-Miler, 5K Walkathon on January 18, 2015:&#13

6th Yearly Florida Beaches Halfathon &amp 5K, Ft. De Soto Park on March 22, 2015.&#13
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Florida Road Races is ideal recognized for its dedication to offering a private touch for its effectively-organized races with reasonable entry charges, and no unexpected add-on fees. The race management company is also in contact with a number of local marathon coaching groups to provide their members special discounts for all their upcoming races this season.&#13

For far more data about Florida Road Races, the Halloween Halfathon, and the rest of their approaching races, visit http://www.floridaroadraces.com.

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About Florida Road Races:

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Founded in Clearwater, Florida, in 2000, Florida Street Races is a loved ones-owned race management business that produces, programs, markets and executes road races in Tampa Bay. Led by founder Chris Lauber, the companys mission is not just to encourage a healthful, energetic life style, but to also produce a optimistic economic effect for Tampa Bays tourism industry and showcase the coastal way of life, although raising funds for worthy non-profits. For more details, go to http://www.floridaroadraces.com.

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1. Pransky,, Noah. St. Pete Womens Half Marathon Scrapped. N.p., twelve Sept. 2014. Web. 22 Sept. 2014. wtsp.com/story/information/investigations/2014/09/twelve/st-pete-womens-half-marathon-canceled-and-refunds-provided/15510801/.

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2. Running USAs Yearly Marathon Report. N.p., 23 Mar. 2014. World wide web. 22 Sept. 2014. runningusa.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=news.details&ampArticleId=332.

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