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Fit City 5K & 1 Mile: Glow in the Park April 6

Healthy St. Pete to shine a light on health in the Sunshine City 

St. Petersburg, FL (February 2019) – Healthy St. Pete, an initiative of the City of St. Petersburg and a division of the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department, is hosting the 3rd Annual Fit City 5K & 1 Mile. The family-friendly night run and walk will be illuminated by a dazzling array of lights and glow kits.

Saturday, April 6 at 7 p.m.
North Straub Park
400 Bayshore Dr. NE.

In addition to the race, there will also be an interactive wellness zone from 5-6:30 p.m. and a glow zone from 7:30-9 p.m. at North Straub Park that includes free activities for all ages before and after the race.

"We know our citizens want to be healthier and live healthier and more fulfilling lives. We all want to be a part of a community, a city and a nation where no one is precluded from making healthy choices,” said Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin, City Administrator. “That is, in part, why we created the Healthy St. Pete Initiative, as well as this race. I hope you'll join us,"

5K registration includes a free t-shirt and glow kit if registered by March 22. Registration is $20 until April 5 and $25 on race day. Registration for the 1 Mile Run/Walk is $5 both presale and race day. For a limited time, racers can get $5 off registration for the 5K through Feb. 17 with offer code GLOWLOVE5. Racers can register at

Scholarships are available for race registration. Contact Christie Bruner, Healthy St. Pete Community Engagement Supervisor, at for details.

For more information, contact Healthy St. Pete at 727-892-5994 or visit

About Healthy St. Pete

Healthy St. Pete – a division of the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department created from an initiative of the City of St. Petersburg – works to build a culture of health in St. Pete by making the healthy choice the easy choice through innovative programs and community collaboration.  The division improves health outcomes, reduces health inequities, implements policies and programs and encourages the community to eat, shop, live and play healthy in a city where the sun shines on all. Visit to learn more.

About the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department

The St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department is nationally accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies, and with 17 recreation facilities, nine swimming pools, over 150 parks and more than 70 athletic fields, the department makes it a mission to preserve and enhance the city’s parklands and recreational facilities and engage the community in leisure activities. Visit to learn more.

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