Known as the “Sunshine City”, St. Pete holds the Guinness record for most consecutive sunny days – 768 to be exact. Join in the Run Fest weekend on Sunday with a 3.1 mile run along St. Pete’s beautiful waterfront. Set a PR on this USATF certified flat and fast course, or run just for fun with your family and friends.
Your run starts on Bayshore Drive next to the world-renowned Salvador Dali Museum, overlooking the waters of Tampa Bay. From there head up North Shore drive, along the scenic waterfront parks, and through the historic Old Northeast neighborhood. Then head back for a photo finish on Bayshore Drive next to the Mahaffey Theater plaza.
There is one Hydration Station on the course, featuring Gatorade Endurance Formula and water. There is also a Hydration Station at the start/finish area.
Use our 5K training plan to help you get to the finish line!
Each runner will receive a high quality, custom-designed shirt, bib with B-tag timing chip, St Pete inspired finisher medal, two craft beers from 3 Daughters Brewing, a smoothie from Tropical Smoothie Cafe, and post-race food by Outback Steakhouse. Plus, enjoy live entertainment, and the Health & Fitness Market.
Early Registration January-February $35
Registration March-September $40
Oct. Registration October $45
Late Registration Nov. 1st-15th $50
Race Weekend Nov. 16th $55
**No race-day registration
PLEASE NOTE: There is a service fee for online registration, charged by imAthlete. There is no mail-in option, but you can register with cash/check at our expo booth at various events. There are NO REFUNDS of entry fees or service fees, no exceptions. Bib numbers are NON-TRANSFERABLE. You may CANCEL your entry by October 31, 2018, and receive a discount code, equal to 75% of your entry fee, for use towards the 2019 St. Pete Run Fest, via the imAthlete registration site.
The Sunshine City 5K is a fundraising event for the St. Petersburg Free Clinic Food Pantry. For every mile you run, we will donate $1 to the Food Pantry (maximum $3 per runner).
DATE: Saturday, November 17th
START TIME: 8:00am
MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT: 8 years old on race day
TIME LIMIT: 1 hour
PARTICIPANT LIMIT: 2,000 runners
HYDRATION ON COURSE: There is one HYDRATION STATION along the course, providing water and Gatorade Endurance Formula.
HEADPHONES: You can wear headphones on the course, but please keep the sound at a level where you can hear instructions from course marshals, volunteers, and staff.
STROLLERS: Strollers are allowed on the 5K course.
PETS: We love dogs, and they make great training partners, but for their safety and yours, please leave your pet at home on race day.