WEATHER: Resilient runners brave weather to compete
As the winds starting picking up on Sunday morning, some very dedicated runners laced up their sneakers and hit the pavement.
The cancellation, which was posted to the race's Facebook page, said the decision was made for the safety of all the volunteers, crew members, and runners.
Staff and volunteers were at Coachman Park in downtown Clearwater early Sunday morning handing out medals to the registered runners, but many of the runners said they wanted to earn them.
This isn't the first time the Clearwater Distance Classic has been whacked by some bad weather.
Runners who pre-registered will now be a part of the virtual race and can complete it at a later time.