St Pete Pier Run


Gather your friends and family, and kick off your 4th of July celebrations with the inaugural St Pete Pier Run!  The 4 mile run showcases the amazing St Pete Pier, which opened in 2020, as well as St Pete’s scenic waterfront.  The event includes live music for all to enjoy.   Come and run your FOUR ON THE FOURTH at the St Pete Pier!

The Course

This out and back 4 mile run course begins on the beautiful St Pete Pier, then heads south on Bayshore Drive, past Al Lang Stadium and the Dali Museum, along Dali Way, and south on First Street to USF St Pete.  From there, you’ll turn around on 8th Ave SE and head back to the Pier!  There will be one hydration station at the turnaround.


  • Pier Sunrise

  • Water view

  • Pier Sign

  • View of Downtown

  • Pier view

  • Bending Arc


Packet Pick-up at Spa Beach

Saturday, July 3rd from Noon-6:00pm

Sunday, July 4th from 5am-7:30am

**It is strongly recommended that you pick up your own packet.  If you are picking up for someone else who is not your child or spouse with the same last name, you must bring a copy of their photo ID**


For additional helpful information about the Pier and Parking, click HERE

Expo at Spa Beach

Saturday, July 3rd from Noon-6:00pm

Sunday, July 4th from 6am-10am

To apply for an Expo Booth, please submit an application HERE

What do I get?

Each runner will receive a high quality, custom-designed shirt and run bib with B-tag timing chip at packet pick-up.  All finishers receive a St Pete Pier inspired finisher medal, plus live entertainment.  After the race, enjoy Green Bench beer, and snack on a 4th of July inspired treat.

Pelican St Pete Pier Run Entry Fees

 BY THE DAWN’S EARLY LIGHT – WAVE 1 (6:30am – Runners only)   $50

FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA – WAVE 2 (7:30am – Run or Walk)   $50

**Faster runners should go in wave 1**


Join us on Saturday, July 3rd, any time between 2pm and 6pm for the Pier Kids 40 yard dash for ages 5-12.  See how fast they can run! The minimum donation is $10, and each child will receive a run bib, as well as a Pier Kids custom finisher medal.  All proceeds from the Pier Kids Run will go to the American Cancer Society’s Gold Together campaign to raise awareness and fund the fight to end childhood cancer.   Event day sign-up only.


Join the fun and test your speed with the Jenkins Law 40 Yard Dash!  Sign-up, get your bib, and run any time between 2pm-6pm on Saturday, July 3rd.  For a $10 minimum donation to the St. Petersburg Free Clinic, timers will record your time.  All finishers receive a wine glass, compliments of Jenkins Law and Sauvignon Wine Locker & Trattoria. Beat Jim Jenkins’ time and get an extra special treat! Register on-site only, next to the Start/Finish line.


Saturday, July 3rd

Pier Run Packet Pick-up: 12noon-6pm at Spa Beach

Pier Run Expo: 12noon-6pm at Spa Beach

Pier Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: 1:30pm

Pie Eating Contest: 1:45pm

Pier Kids 40 yd dash: 2pm-6pm  (bib pick-up at start/finish line by the Spa Beach Bistro & Splash Pad)

40-yard Dash “Beat Jim Jenkins of Jenkins Law” to benefit St Pete Free Clinic: 2pm-6pm

Sunday, July 4th

Pier Run Packet Pick-up 5am-7:30am

Pier Run Expo 6am-10am

Pier Run – Wave 1 – Start 6:30am

Pier Run – Wave 2 – Start 7:30am

Pier Run After-party with live music:  7am-10am (participants are welcome to stay for other Pier activities)

Fireworks: 9pm

Race Details


Date:  July 4, 2021

Start Times:  6:30am (wave 1) or 7:30am (wave 2)

Time Limit: 45 min (wave 1),  1 hr 30 min (wave 2)

Max Capacity : 2,000