Outback Steakhouse Sunshine City 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.


  • 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, bib with B-tag timing chip, St Pete inspired finisher medal, two craft beers from 3 Daughters Brewing, and post-race food by Outback Steakhouse.  Plus, enjoy live entertainment, and the Health & Fitness Market.

Running Pelican Outback Steakhouse Sunshine City 5k Entry Fees

Registration Fee

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.

Run for a Cause!

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).


Race Details

DATE: Saturday, November 17th

START TIME:  8:00am

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.   

Contact Us

Event Inquiries: claire@stpeterunfest.org
Media Inquiries: runfest@bigseadesign.com
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