Gather your friends and family, and kick off your 4th of July celebrations with the St Pete Pier Run!  This 4 Mile Run or Walk showcases the amazing St Pete Pier, which opened in 2020, as well as St Pete’s scenic waterfront.  Come and run/walk your 4 on the 4th!

The Course

The beautiful, flat and fast course begins on the St Pete Pier near Spa Beach, goes along the scenic St Pete waterfront, and finishes on the Pier. The course is closed to traffic, and is limited to 1200 runners per wave. There will be one hydration station on course.


  • Pier Run-Let's Go!


  • Pier Sunrise

  • Water view

  • Pier Sign

  • View of Downtown

  • Pier view

  • Bending Arc


Run Wave 1 at 6:30am, and then Wave 2 at 7:45am for an 8 mile total run! The 2×4 Challenge participants will receive one run bib and two medals – the Pier Run finishers medal, and a special 2×4 Challenge medal.


Monday, July 3rd at Spa Beach on the St Pete Pier (times TBA), or July 4th (morning of the run) starting at 5:00am at Spa Beach on the St Pete Pier.


We want you to dress up in your most fun and patriotic costume! Winners of “Best Overall” and “Most Patriotic” costumes will receive a FREE 5K entry to St Pete Run Fest.  Winner of “Best Group” will receive an awesome swag bag.


At the event you can sign up for our Pie Eating Contest, taking place at 8am under the finish arch. Limited to 20 people ready to have fun and get messy!


Youth-Farm-Graphic-black-text-240x300.pngWhen you register, you can also donate to our charity partner, the St Pete Youth Farm. A youth-led urban farm on a City of St Petersburg owned lot on the South side, the St. Pete Youth Farm is a place where people can access locally grown produce and learn to grow their own food. It also provides programming to teens, and promotes leadership skills, entrepreneurship, urban agriculture, and wellness. You can also donate directly on their website.


What do I get?

Included in the entry fee is a Pier Run bib with timing chip, custom finisher medal, and food from Bolay Fresh Bold Kitchen, local craft beer, and more.

Participants have the option to purchase a race shirt or tank for $15. 

Pelican St Pete Pier Run 2023 – 4th of July Entry Fees

$40   Through April 20th

$45   April 21st-May 31st

$50   June 1st-June 30th

$55   July 1st-July 3rd

Race Details

WHEN:  July 4th, 2023

WHERE:  St Pete Pier/Spa Beach

TIME:  Wave 1 – 6:30am, Wave 2 – 7:45am