For immediate Release: October 20, 2023
St Pete Run Fest November 10-12, 2023
St. Petersburg, FL– St Pete Run Fest is coming back to November 10-12, 2023. The City of St Petersburg’s official running event is expecting a sell out with over 6,000 registered runners, 12,000 attendees, 50+ vendors, live bands, artists, and thousands of dollars donated to St Pete Free Clinic, St Pete Youth Farm and ACS-Gold Together!
More information about the weekend:
The 3-day Good Sweat Festival is anchored by distance running/walking events (Regenexx Half Marathon, Rollin’ Oats 10K, Duke Clean Energy Connection 5K, 4 Challenges and PeliKids Races) and includes the Rollin’ Oats Market Wellness Village featuring the best of St Pete! This year’s event also includes the Jenkins Law Tailgate Zone hosting teams of 20 or more from organizations across Tampa Bay.
The Good Sweat Festival is located at Albert Whitted Park and new this year is the Body Electric Yoga Village including makers and the neighborhood stage featuring local musical acts and entertainers.
St Pete Run Fest is proud to partner with the St. Petersburg Free Clinic again to raise funds for their We Help FRESH Pantry (food bank), which feeds an average of 30,000 hungry community members a month. When you participate in any of the races, Run Fest will donate money for each mile you run to the Free Clinic aiming to provide money for meals to those in need (Miles for Meals). In addition, Body Electric and Run Fest collaborated on a reusable bag for the We Help FRESH Pantry to reduce single use plastics from the food bank. You can also make an additional donation online when you register for any St Pete Run Fest event or create your own fundraising page to raise even more.
The PeliKids One Miler on Saturday, November 11 is 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. 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!” All net proceeds are donated to the American Cancer Society- Gold Together program.
Sustainable St Pete is a very important part of the race and the event is “Ocean Friendly” and will not allow single use plastics or Styrofoams. The event is partnering with St Pete Youth Farm to compost cups and waste from the event and implementing a Tee for Trees fundraising program to plant trees in St Pete in honor of sustainability pioneer Ben Siwinski.
For more information about the event, or to register, visit www.stpeterunfest.org.