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Wellen Park Half Marathon & 5K - Presented by Hotwire Communications

Sat March 16, 2024 Venice, FL 34293 US Directions RaceJoy Ready
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Finisher Medal

Wellen Park Half Marathon - Presented by Hotwire Communications

7:30AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Open to ages 13 - 99.
Finisher Medal

Wellen Park 5K - Presented by Hotwire Communications

7:45AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT


Solis Hall, 19745 Wellen Park Blvd
Venice, FL US 34293




Wellen Park is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Half Marathon and 5K, presented by Hotwire Communications.  Starting and finishing in the new downtown area of Wellen Park, Venice, Florida.  



When: Saturday, March 16, 2024 

Where: Solis Hall, Wellen Park

Time:  1/2 starts at 7:30 a.m.  5K starts at 7:45 a.m.

Parking:  There is plenty of parking around the downtown area. 


*Walkers, Strollers and leashed dogs are welcome and must start in the back of each race.



Thursday, March 14th - 3-7pm and Friday, March 15th, 12-4pm. Location: Solis Hall, 19745 Wellen Park Blvd, Venice, FL  343293



  • THERE IS NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION (registration closes 3/15/24 @ 5:00 p.m.)

  • 6:15 a.m. - 7:15 a.m., Race Day Packet Pickup. 7:30 a.m. - 1/2 Start

  • 7:45 a.m. - 5K Start

  • 8:00 a.m. - Post race food and beverages  

  • 9:30 a.m. - Awards Ceremony 


5K & 1/2 - Male/Female: Overall Winners, Masters, Grand Masters, Senior Grand Masters, Veterans.

5K - 1st, 2nd & 3rd in the following age groups:  0-10, 11-14,15-19,20-24,25-29,30-34,35-39,40-44,45-49,50-54,55-59,60-64,65-69,70-74,75-79,80+ 

1/2 Marathon - 1st, 2nd & 3rd in the following age groups: 13-14, 15-19,20-24,25-29,30-34,35-39,40-44,45-49,50-54,55-59,60-64,65-69,70+. Participants must be at least 13yrs old to participate.


All 5K and 1/2 Marathon participants will receive a finisher medal when they cross the finish line.


Register by February 18, 2024, to guarantee your race shirt. Shirts are not guaranteed if you registered AFTER February 18, 2024.

Your race shirt is forfeited if it's not picked up by 8:00 a.m. race morning 3/16/24.


There are no REFUNDS for this race.


Club Discounts

All Runsignup running/triathlon club active membership holders will receive an automatic $5.00 discount at registration check out. Local Non-Runsignup running/triathlon club members will receive a $5.00 off discount code.  Check with your club leadership for the code.  

Only one discount can be used. Contact if your local running/triathlon club did not receive a discount code. 

Wellen Park Downtown

Imagine your best day ever...every day. Get the life you always imagined — right alongside the life you never expected. At Wellen Park, you can brighten your days in hundreds of ways. The good vibes and fun times are catching. The beauty of Florida’s West Coast is boundless. And the fun only slows down when you decide it’s time. Discover a place where something wonderful is always around the bend. To learn more about Wellen Park -


5K Course Map

RunGo | Wellen Park St. Patrick's 5K | Venice ( Course is flat, paved and will be well marked.  
The water stop is at Mile 1.55. Chip timing is provided by Beach Bum Timing


Half Marathon Course Map

The 1/2 is USATF certified, course #FL23013JK. Course is flat, paved and will be well marked. Water, Gatorade, and GU energy gels will be provided at the aid stations approximately every 2 miles. 10K split times will be recorded and provided to participants at the conclusion of the race. Porta-potties will be located near the 10K mark. 

Course has a three hour and thirty minute (3:30:00) time limit. This will require you to run or run/walk an average mile pace of 16:01 minute mile. If you go over this time, you will not receive an official time. Chip timing provided by Beach Bum Timing.




Hilton is offering a 15% off discount on rooms....

North Port location:

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton North Port (7.2 from Wellen Park)

5664 Tuscola Blvd North Port, Florida 34287 USA

Click the 360 tour link for your review.

Nokomis location:

Home2 Suites by Hilton Nokomis Sarasota Casey Key  (12 miles from Wellen Park)
227 Albee Road West Nokomis, Florida 34275

Click the link for a 360 tour of the hotel





















Race Contact Info

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Directions from I-75

From I-75 South to Wellen Park. Take Jacaranda Blvd exit #193. Turn Right on to Jacaranda Blvd South to HWY 41/Tamiami Trail. Turn Left onto Hwy 41. Take a right onto Market Way. Then right on Sunglow Blvd. Look for signs and volunteers for parking.
From I-75 North to Wellen Park. Take River Road exit #191. Turn Left on to River Rd and follow it South to HWY 41/Tamiami Trail. Turn right onto Hwy 41. Take a left onto Market Way. Then right on Sunglow Blvd. Look for signs and volunteers for parking.


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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Wellen Park Half Marathon & 5K - Presented by Hotwire Communications.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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