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Times & Location

  • Race Location:

Laishley Park
100 Nesbit St.
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950

  • Start Times:
    • Half Marathon - 8:00 AM
    • 5K (wave start) - wave 1- 8:20 AM, wave 2- 8:22 AM

Entry Fees

Half Marathon:

  • 7/31/17 to 9/30/17: $80
  • 10/1/17 to 11/15/17: $95
  • 11/16/17 to 12/8/17: $110

Late registration @ Health & Fitness Boutique: $125


  • 7/31/17 to 11/15/17: $50
  • 11/16/17 to 12/8/17: $65

Late registration @ Health & Fitness Boutique: $80

Packet Pick Up

Click on the Packet Pick Up tab above for detailed information.

Race Day Parking

Free race day parking will be available near the race site. Please plan to arrive early! Especially if you plan on parking at Laishley Park. Spaces in this lot are extremely limited. Race day parking will be available at the locations below:

Charlotte County Courthouse
350 E Marion Ave
Punta Gorda, Fl 33950 Punta Gorda

Public Parking Garage
117 Herald Ct
Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Laishley Park

150 Laishley Ct.
Punta Gorda, FL 33950 

Gear Check

Gear check will be available to all participants on race morning. 
The Diva backpack given to you at packet pick up should be used as your gear check bag. Tear the gear check tag from your bib number and attach with the supplied zip tie. To claim your bag, show your bib number to the volunteer. Both the bib number and the number attached to the bag must match. Bags not claimed by noon will be disposed of. Please do not leave valuables, cash or jewelry in the bags. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items. 

Overall & Age Group Awards

Awards will be given to the top 3 overall and top 3 in each age group* for the Divas® Half Marathon & Divas® 5K.

Age groups: 14 & under, 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+

If you are not present to collect your award and you want us to send you the award by mail, please download the Awards Claim Form and send it in with the appropriate fee for shipping and handling. Awards will only be available within 4 months of the event. Please note, overall awards are based on gun time and age group awards are issued based on chip time.

*Male participants are only eligible for awards in the 5K and these will only be awarded to as Top 3 Male Overall. Overall winners are excluded from age groups. 

Florida West Coast Half Marathon MapHalf Marathon Course 

The Divas Half Marathon will follow a very picturesque course that showcases the best of Punta Gorda! Starting at Laishley Park, this loop course begins with extremely scenic water views. Viewing the beautiful Peace River for 70% of the course, runners experience the breathtaking Harborwalk pathway. Next, participants venture over the Tamiami Trail Bridge to Bayshore Live Oak Park to experience the other side of the gorgeous river. Then, cross back over Tamiami Trail to Gilchrist Park to experience more magnificent waterfront views. Finally, racers will celebrate their victory in true Diva style at Liashley Park! Along the way, runners will enjoy our “Diva stations” including our famous Boa & Tiara station.

Florida West Coast 5K Map5K Course 

This amazing 5K course was designed to bring you the best of Punta Gorda.  If you are not yet ready for the 13.1 challenge but you are a running diva or a diva lover (for all the handsome casanovas), this race is is for you.  Enjoy a great run and an amazing and empowering experience or support the leading lady in your life!

Packet Pick Up Boutique


The Packet Pick-up Boutique will be the Official Packet Pick-Up Headquarters. Unless VIP Packet Pick-up is purchased, all participants must pick up their race packets (race bibs, participant shirts, tutus and drawstring bags) prior to race day at the Boutique.

Packet pickup for this event will be alphabetical by last name; you will not need your bib number to pick up your packet. Photo ID will be required to pick up your packet. 

If you cannot pick up your race packet yourself at the Boutique, someone else can pick it up for you. In order for them to do so, they MUST have a photo of your ID.  A picture on a cell phone works great!


Fishermen's Village
1200 W Retta Esplanade
Punta Gorda, FL 33950


Saturday, December 9, 2017- ​10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

VIP (Race Day) Packet Pick-Up:

Purchasing VIP Packet Pick-up will allow you to pick-up your packet on race morning. If VIP Packet Pick-Up is not purchased, you must visit the Packet Pick-up Boutique prior to race day to pick-up your race packet. No exceptions.
  • VIP Packet Pick-up must be purchased in advance during online registration; it cannot be purchased on race morning. VIP Packet Pick-Up is also non-refundable, non-transferable and non-deferrable.
  • VIP Packet Pick-up will open on race morning 2 hours prior to the start of the event and will close 30 minutes prior to the start of the race to ensure an on-time start. Early arrival on race day is highly recommended.
  • Already registered? VIP Packet Pick-Up can be added to your registration by logging into your ( account and selecting “Purchase additional merchandise”
  • Four Points by Sheraton Punta GordaHotel & Travel Information

    Four Points by Sheraton Punta Gorda
    33 Tamiami Trail
    Punta Gorda, FL 33950
    (941) 637-6770

    Within walking distance (0.5 miles) to the race site at Laishley Park!

    Divas Rate:
    Starting at $109.00 + taxes & fees. 
    HURRY! Rate expires 11/19/17.

    To book your room, call (941) 637-6770 and mention group name DIVAS

    Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham
    Microtel Logo
    4056 Tamiami Trail
    Port Charlotte, FL 33952

    Divas Rate: Starting at $79.00 + taxes & fees
    HURRY! ​Rate expires 11/30/17

    To book your room, call 941-624-6339 and mention booking code DIVAS

    LaQuinta Inn & Suites
    LaQuinta Logo
    812 Kings Hwy
    Port Charlotte, FL 33980

    Divas Rate: Starting at $82.00 + taxes & fees
    HURRY! ​Rate expires 11/23/17

    To book your room, call 941-979-4200 and mention booking code DIVAS

    Local Resource:

    Punta Gorda Visitor's Bureau

    RUN LIKE A DIVA® on social


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