St Pete Run Fest 5k

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 Saturday 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.

The Course

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.

COURSE MAP coming soon

  • Dali Museum

    Dali Museum

  • North Shore Drive

    North Shore Drive

  • Snell Isle

    Snell Isle Bridge

  • Finish Line


  • Entertainers

  • Greetings from St Pete Mural

    Greetings from St Pete

  • Vinoy Park

    Vinoy Park

Use our 5K training plan to help you get to the finish line!


What do I get?

Each runner will receive a high quality, custom-designed shirt, reusable ECO-tote, and run bib with B-tag timing chip at packet pick-up.  Finishers receive a St Pete inspired finisher medal, and a reusable water bottle.  Post-race festivities include craft beer, mimosas, bloody marys and the Rollin’ Oats Wellness Village (full of healthy, organic food like smoked salmon and vegan kielbasa).  Plus, enjoy live entertainment!

Running Pelican St Pete Run Fest 5k Entry Fees

Registration Fee

Early Registration     Jan-March     $38

Registration     April-August     $43

Fall Registration     Sept-October     $48

Late Registration     Nov. 1st-11th     $53

**No race-morning registration.

If not sold out, registration at Friday packet pick-up will be $58.

MILES FOR MEALS st petersburg free clinic logo

We are proud to partner with the St. Petersburg Free Clinic to raise funds for their Food Bank, which feeds an average of 60,000 hungry community members a month.  When you participate in the St Pete Half Marathon, 10K, or Sunshine City 5K, we will donate $$ for each mile you run to the St Petersburg Free Clinic Food Bank.  You can also make an additional donation online when you register for any St Pete Run Fest event.

PLEASE NOTE: There is a service fee for online registration, charged by Race Roster.  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 DEFER your entry by October 31, 2022, and receive a discount code, equal to 75% of your entry fee, for use towards the 2023 St. Pete Run Fest, via the Race Roster registration site.  There are no deferrals issued after October 31, 2022.

Race Details

DATE: Saturday, November 12th

START TIME:  8:45am

MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT: 8 years old on race day

TIME LIMIT:  1 hour  

PARTICIPANT LIMIT:  2,500 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.   

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