4th Annual Fit City 5K Goes Virtual

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Healthy St. Pete to shine a light on health in the Sunshine City with a Glow in the Park themed virtual 5K 

St. Petersburg, FL (July 31, 2020) – 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 4th Annual Fit City 5K, but this year’s Glow in the Park themed event will take place virtually throughout the week of Saturday, October 4, to Sunday, October 10.  

“This year has been a challenge for everyone as many of our traditions and routines have disrupted in the interest of public health. I’m excited that we are able to adapt this year’s race in a way that keeps the Fit City 5k alive and keeps us virtually connected,” said Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin, City Administrator.  “We may be forced to separate more than usual this year but in St. Pete we’re never apart. I hope you’ll join us!” 

The 5K registration includes a free T-shirt, race bib, medal, and glow kit if registered by September 21. Registration is $20 from August 1-8 until midnight and $25 from August 9 – October 10. Racers can register at HealthyStPeteFL.com .

Proceeds will support the Healthy Kids virtual programming, which encourages free virtual fitness and fun activities during out-of-school time. The proceeds received from Fit City race registration will be used to provide Play Packs for children throughout the St. Petersburg community. The packs will include interactive sports equipment, at-home social and emotional curriculum, and ideas for engagement at home.

Scholarships are available for race registration. Contact Christie Bruner, Healthy St. Pete Community Engagement Supervisor, at christie.bruner@stpete.org for details.

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

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 HealthyStPeteFL.com  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 StPeteParksRec.org to learn more.