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St Pete Run Fest Returns to Downtown St. Pete Nov. 16-18

The Fest will include a half marathon, 10K, 5K and a kids run

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (November 2, 2018) – After a successful inaugural event that drew 4,000 runners and close to 10,000 participants to downtown, St Pete Run Fest is back on Nov. 16-18, 2018. The Fest is extending to 3 days featuring the 3 Daughters St. Pete Half Marathon, Rollin’ Oats Trop 10K, Outback Steakhouse Sunshine City 5K and Tropical Smoothie PeliKids run. The St. Pete Running Company Health and Fitness Expo located in the plaza between the Mahaffey Theater and Salvador Dali museum will include more than 50 vendors and will include live music, craft beer, artisans and entertainers. The festival will draw thousands of runners and their families to downtown St. Pete, providing a significant economic boost for local businesses and charities.

The 3 Daughters St. Pete Half Marathon will start at 7 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18 and will highlight all that is spectacular about St. Pete. The course begins on the waterfront next to the world-renowned Salvador Dali Museum, the then it heads up Central Avenue, with its unique shops and restaurants, past Tropicana Field (home of the MLB Tampa Bay Rays), and through the Grand Central, Edge and Warehouse Arts districts.

In partnership with Rollin’ Oats Market and Café, the festival is adding a 10K course to this year’s event schedule. The race will be held on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 8 a.m. and the course will take advantage of the first half of the half marathon course including a jaunt inside Tropicana Field.  

The Outback Steakhouse Sunshine City 5K on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8 a.m. will feature St. Pete’s beautiful waterfront and will take place on a bustling fall morning which will include many markets and festivals including Saturday Morning Market, Craft Art Festival, Shopapalooza and Chill Lounge.

The Tropical Smoothie PeliKids One Miler starts at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 and 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 for life. 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!”

St Pete Run Fest is proud to partner with the St. Petersburg Free Clinic again to raise funds for their Food Bank, which feeds an average of 60,000 hungry community members a month. For every mile ran, 15 cents will be donated by Transamerica and St Pete Run Fest to the St. Petersburg Free Clinic on behalf of each participant.

Participants can also make an additional donation online when they register for any St Pete Run Fest event or create their own fundraising page to raise even more.

Sustainable St. Pete is very important part of the race and the event is “Ocean Friendly” and will not allow single-use plastics or Styrofoams. Last year, the event composted 36,000 cups as part of the event and expected to do even more this year.

For more information or to register visit

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