PeliKids Youth Runs

With three different distances for kids of all ages, everyone can run, and enjoy a big photo finish crossing the St. Pete Run Fest finish line!

  • Lil’ Shrimp Fun Runs
  • PeliKids One Miler
  • PeliKids Marathon Challenge


The Course

Your run starts on Bayshore Drive overlooking the waters of Tampa Bay and heads South towards the St. Pete Run Fest finish line.

Lil’ Shrimp Fun Runs: For the 1-2 year olds there’s the .05K fun run, and for the preschoolers aged 3-4 years old, there’s the .1K fun run!

PeliKids One Miler: Calling all kids aged 5-13 for a one mile fun run along the scenic waterfront of downtown St. Pete!

PeliKids Marathon Challenge: The PeliKids One Miler is also the culmination of an ongoing running/walking Marathon Challenge for kids in Kindergarten through 8th grade, aimed at promoting an active lifestyle and healthy habits for life. PeliKids will log a total of 25.2 miles at home or at school, prior to completing the final mile of this 26.2 Marathon Challenge in front of cheering fans at the St. Pete Run Fest Finish Line! Our motto is “I CAN DO 26.2!”

Download and print your MILEAGE TRACKER.

Interested in bringing the PeliKids Marathon Challenge to your school?

Click these links for the INFO SHEET and REGISTRATION FORM.





PeliKids Youth Runs has teamed up with Children’s Dream Fund, and a portion of each entry fee will be donated to dreams!

The Children’s Dream Fund makes dreams come true for children with life-threatening illnesses living throughout West Central Florida. From puppies to playgrounds, special trips to meetings with celebrities, they help every child referred to them by area hospitals.

For more information about Childrens Dream Fund, visit

What do I get?

Each child will receive a high quality custom designed shirt and finishers medal. Those who complete the PeliKids Marathon Challenge (26.2 miles) will also receive a special keepsake when they bring their completed mileage tracker to packet pick-up!

Pelican PeliKids Youth Runs Entry Fees

January 1 – November 17, 2018

Lil’ Shrimp Fun Runs    $10

PeliKids One Miler        $20

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Race Details

DATE: Saturday, November 17th

START TIME:  10:30am


Lil’ Shrimp — 1 year old

PeliKids One Miler — 5-years old

TIME LIMIT:  30 minutes  

PARTICIPANT LIMIT:  1,500 runners