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Visit St. Pete/Clearwater Named Festival Title Partner for St. Pete Run Fest

St. Petersburg, FL- (October 6, 2017) - EndorFun Sports, operator of St. Pete Run Fest, announces a partnership with Visit St. Pete/Clearwater (VSPC) as the Festival partner for the running event coming to downtown St Petersburg on November 18-19, 2017.

St. Pete Run Fest is two full days of festival fun, including running events (half marathon, relay,5K and kids), a Health & Wellness market, incredible food (Tropical Smoothie, Outback Steakhouse) live music and craft beer from 3 Daughters Brewing. With distances for kids, beginners, and seasoned runners, there’s plenty to entertain the entire family in the Sunshine City, St. Petersburg, Florida.

It has been many years since downtown St. Petersburg has hosted a major running event. Over those years, St. Pete is developing into a global destination with millions visiting annually to enjoy our weather, world-class restaurants, craft beer and distillery options, live music, and vibrant art galleries. The scenic flat and fast running course winds along our waterfront, through our unique neighborhoods, and intertwines with our bustling business districts and even runs through Tropicana Field the home of MLB’s Tampa Bay Rays.

VSPC is the ideal partner to make St. Pete Run Fest into a global destination event. We share the same vision for our wonderful community and are partnering to attract athletes across the globe to run and stay with us in November.

The partnership offers athletes unique amenities that sets St. Pete Run Fest apart from other road races. In particular, VSPC, Tervis and St. Pete Run Fest are teaming to offer 16 ounce St. Pete themed tumblers for each of the Half Marathon finishers.  The tumbler plays into the events Ocean Friendly goals by eliminating single use plastics. VSPC supports sustainability knowing that preserving our beautiful waters is paramount and this is their way of helping the environment. Additionally, VSPC is providing eco-totes to all half marathon in hopes that athletes will use every day reducing the use of plastic bags.

About Visit St. Pete/Clearwater

Situated on a sun-drenched peninsula separating the Gulf of Mexico from Tampa Bay, St. Pete/Clearwater is the most popular destination on the Gulf of Mexico with 35 miles of white-sand beaches. Affirming the area’s growing reputation as a top international destination, The New York Times listed St. Pete in its ranking of Top 52 Best Places to Visit, in the company of the world’s most “vibrant cities and spectacular coastlines, unexpected sports and new attractions.” A big reason why is St. Pete’s cultural scene that’s made up of the Dali Museum, Chihuly Collection and more than 70 urban murals. And for the fourth year in a row, St. Pete/Clearwater garnered more recognition than any other Florida destination on TripAdvisor's Traveler's Choice Awards of Top 25 U.S. Beaches. Two area beaches made the coveted list, which is determined by more than 25 million TripAdvisor user reviews. Making the honored list this year were local favorites St. Pete Beach at No. 3 and Clearwater Beach at No. 4. Along with accolades, St. Pete/Clearwater is enjoying an unprecedented craft beer boom, with almost 40 craft breweries, the most in the entire state of Florida, including nationally recognized, 3 Daughters Brewing in St. Pete.

About EndorFun Sports

 EndorFun Sports LLC is thrilled to bring the St. Pete Run Fest to life this November. EndorFun Sports was incorporated in 2002, with their company office in St. Petersburg, Florida. Over the last 15 years, EndorFun has developed and produced world-class events in New Hampshire and Texas, such as lronman 70.3 Timberman (awarded "Best Large Triathlon in the U.S." by USA Triathlon), Ironman 70.3 Austin, Big Lake Half-Marathon, and the Gritty Goddess Women's SK Obstacle/Mud Run. These events have attracted more than 200,000 participants and earned Keith Jordan, CEO of EndorFun, "Race Director of the Year" by USA Triathlon New England.

For more information about the event, or to register, visit www.stpeterunfest.org.

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