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Why You Don't
Want to Miss This

 
You Can Sleep In
and Forget About It
 
               
  Madd Dash 5k
Saturday, Jan 8, 2011
Al Lopez Park, Tampa
  5k - 8am  
  • Fast and flat course
 
  • Predictable course
 
                 
 

St. Pete Beach Classic
Saturday, Jan 15, 2011
St. Pete Beach

 

  5k - 7:30am
10k - 8:30am
Children's race - 9:45am
1 mile - 7:45am
 
  • Great crowd
  • Great post race party
  • Flat course
  • Well organized race
  • Race was cancelled in 2010, expecting great crowd in 2011
 
  • It could be a brutal race on a windy day
  • Limited parking near race site, get there early
 
                 
  Clearwater Halfathon
Saturday, Jan 23, 2011
Coachman Park, Clearwater
 

Half marathon & 5 miles- 7am
5k walk - 7:35am

 
  • Half marathon - very challenging course as it travels on Memorial Causeway and Sand Key bridge TWICE
  • 5 mile - going over Memorial Causeway to roundabout and back
  • Great organization and pre-race communication
  • Nice view over the gulf

 

  • Challenging course if you are not a hill runner
 
                 
  Run with the Nuns
Saturday, Jan 29, 2011
War Veterans Memorial Park, St. Petersburg
 
5k - 8:15am
 
  • Race course travels through a scenic route along a well-kelt, marked trail in the park
 
  • Trail and cross country if you are looking for fast time
 
                 
  Florida Challenge Trail Runs
Sunday, Jan 30, 2011
Alafia River State Park
14502 CR 39 S, Lithia
  Half marathon - 8am
5k - 8:30am
 
  • One of the greatest trails in Florida
  • Great t-shirt & custom awards for top 25 men and top 25 women
  • Great post race party with lots of food and DJ
  • $4 fee to enter park on race day
 
  • Not the perfect race for you if you are not a trail runner
  • Cut off time for half marathon is 3.5 hours
 
               
 

Fishhawk Road Races
Saturday, Feb 5, 2011
Fishhawk, Lithia

 

5k & 10k - 8am
Kids race - 9:30am

 
  • Chip timing this year
  • Proceeds to benefit area schools
  • Give-a-way at post race party
     
         

 

 

 

 
  Dances with Dirt
Saturday, Feb 12, 2011
Withlacoochee State Park, Dade City, FL
  50 miles & 50k ultras
Full & half marathons
10k & 100k relay
 
  • New race in the area - cross country and trail run
  • Added a 10k this year
  • E-mail us your comments
     
                 
  Suncoast Classic
Saturday, Feb 12, 2011
Bay Walk, St, Petersburg
  5k & 10k - 8am
1 mile - 9am
Kids' fun run - 9:30am
 
  • $5,000 prize money for top 5 men and top 5 women in 5k and 10k
  • Chip timing
  • Great course along waterfront downtown St. Pete
  • Great post race party
 
  • None - it's a well organized event
 
                 
  Flatwoods 4
Sunday, Feb xx, 2011
Flatwoods Park, Tampa
  4 miles - 8:30am  
  • Trail run
  • Great crowd
  • Great organization
  • Custom embroided hats to top 30 men and women
 
  • Limited parking at the park, get there early
 
                 
  Gasparilla Distance Classic
Saturday, Feb 26, 2011
Downtown Tampa
  15k Wheelchair - 7:25am
15k - 7:30 am
5k - 9:30 am
5k walk & stroller roll - 9:50am
 
  • Tampa's biggest race
  • Competitive field, prize money awarded
  • Great sports & fitness expo with 100+ vendors
  • Peel timing chip from your BIB and lace it on your shoe, no chip removal & no backup at finish line
  • Flat course on scenic Bayshore Blvd

 

  • Course is out and back on bayshore, half of the race could be running into the wind on a windy day
 
                 

Gasparilla Half Marathon and 5+3k
Sunday, Feb 27, 2010
Downtown Tampa
  All start at 6:00 am  
  • MARATHON IN ITS FINAL YEAR
  • Boston qualifier
  • Flat course through Davis Islands, Downtown Tampa and Bayshore Blvd
  • Pace teams for marathon runners
  • Long-sleeve shirt
  • NEW in 2010 - peel off timing chip from your BIB and lace it on your shoe, no chip removal & no backup at finish line
  • Great sports & fitness expo with 100+ vendors

 

  • Bayshore Blvd could be windy
 
               
  The Great Urban Race
Sat, Mar 6, 2010
The Gaspar's Grotto
1805 East 7th Ave.
Ybor City, FL 33605
  Start time is noon - approx total distance is 5 miles  
  • kicking off the 2010 season in Cigar City again! Teams will find checkpoints, complete challenges and navigate the streets of areas like Ybor City, The Channel District and Downtown.
  • $10,000 Grand Prize at the New Orleans National Championship!
     
                 
  Rally to Remember
Saturday, Mar 6, 2010
J.B. Starkey Park
New Port Richey
  5k - 8am          
                 
  Belleair Classic
(formerly Run for the Rec)
Saturday, Mar 6, 2010
Dimmit Community Center
918 Osceola Rd, Belleair
 

5k & 10k - 7:30am

Also a 25k bike & 10k run duathlon

 
  • Scenic course along 2 golf courses & intercoastal waterways; passing through beautiful homes in the neighborhood
  • Well organized
  • Free breakfast, prize drawings, bike raffle and tech shirt
     
                 
  Zoo Zoom
Saturday, Mar 6, 2010
Lowry Park Zoo, Tampa
  5k - 7:30am  
  • Course runs through the zoo and along Hillsborough River
  • Free admission to zoo for the day for race participants
  • Early bird registrants receive an extra park ticket
     
                 
  Shamrock 'n Run
Friday, Mar 12, 2010
Ulmer Park, Largo
  5k & 1.5m walk - 7pm  
  • Family friendly event
     
                 
  Armadillo Run XXVIII
Saturday, Mar 13, 2010
Oldsmar Library
400 St Petersburg Drive
Oldsmar, FL 34677
  5k & 10k - 8am
1 mile - 7:40am
 
  • Large crowd, good competition
  • New start and finish line
  • Chip timing!!!
     
                 
  Trout Creek Trail Run
Sunday, Mar 14, 2010
Trout Creek Wilderness Park
12500 Morris Bridge Rd.
Thonotosassa, FL 33592
  5k & 15k - 8:30am  
  • One of a kind trail run in the countryside
  • Great crowd and competition
  • Custom awards to top 25 males and top 25 females
 
  • Trail run, not a race for fast times or PR's
 
                 
  Strawberry Classic
Saturday, Mar 20, 2010
Temple Terrace Elem Sch
  5k & 10k - 8am  
  • Great organization by Tampa Bay Runners
  • Challenging course as it traverses through a couple rolling hills in Temple Terrace
  • $5 pasta party the night before from Antonio Pasta Grille at the Woodmont Clubhouse
  • Beer truck at post race party
  • Unique winner gift and strawberry awards
 
  • Rolling hills if you are not a hill runner
 
                 
  Fight for Air Climb Tampa
Saturday, Mar 20, 2010
Bank of America Plaza
101 E. Kennedy Blvd
  42 floors - 7am  
  • One of a kind race
  • Charity event for American Lung Association, fund raising beyond the $50 registration fee is encouraged but not required
  • Free party at the BOA Plaza courtyard
 
  • Climbing stairs, not as easy as you think
 
                 
  Bay to Bay Classic
Sunday, Mar 21, 2010
 

5k - 7:45am, starts at the Gill YMCA
3200 1st Ave South
St Petersburg, FL 33712

12k (8miles) - 8:15am, starts at Park Street and First Ave South (Near South Pasadena)
7400 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33707

1 mile - 9:45am at Pier


 
  • Great course and race management
  • Great crowd and support
  • Post race behind the Pier, free for race participants ($5 all others)
  • Entertainment by Sound Wave
  • Post race free shuttles back to starting lines
 
  • Race course is pretty much one long straightaway, not many turns
 
                 
  Florida Beach Halfathon
Sunday, Mar 21, 2010
Ft DeSoto Park, Tierra Verde
  Half marathon & 5k - 7:05am  
  • New race this year - e-mail us your comment
  • Predictable and flat course, perfect for setting PR
     
                 
  Race for Sight
Saturday, Mar 27, 2010
Ybor City, Tampa
  5k - 7:30am
1 mile - 8:15am
 
  • Race through the roads of Ybor City
  • Great post race party
  • Proceeds benefit the Lions Eye Institute Foundation
     
                 
  Beach to Bayou
Saturday, Mar 27, 2010
Fred Howard Park, Tarpon Springs
  5k - 8am  
  • Great course around the lake at Tarpon Springs
  • Great post race party and amenities
     
                 
  Jessica Lundsford's
Run for Innocence
TBA
St. Pete Times Forum
  5 miles & 5k - 7am  
  • Bayshore course
  • Race for a great cause
 
  • Predictable race course
 
                 
  Max Bayne 10 mile & 5k
Sunday, Mar xx, 2010
Ft DeSoto Park, North Beach, Shelter #6
  10 mile & 5k - 8am  
  • 10 mile course is out and back, paved trails, water front and flat
  • Great crowd
  • Perfect weather for a long distance race
 
  • Quite a drive from Tampa
 
               
  Hare Racing Experience
Saturday, Apr 3, 2010
USF Campus, Tampa
  5k & 1 mile - 8am  
  • USF course, with a couple rolling hills
     
                 
  Ryka Irongirl
Saturday, Apr 10, 2010
Coachman Park, Clearwater
  15k & 5k - 7:30am  
  • Challenging course over the Clearwater Memorial Causeway and back
  • Great organization
  • New 15k this year
  • Freebies give-a-ways for runners
  • Amazing post race breakfast; worth going through the pain of the 15k
 
  • Competitive women field in the Tampa Bay area
  • Get there early to get a parking spot
 
                 
  Urbandare - Tampa
Saturday, Apr 10, 2010
Four Green Fields
 

Noon

Sign up here

 
  • Tampa version of the popular reality series Amazing Race
  • Get some exercises while trying to win prizes and a chance for the grand finale
     
                 
  Run for Shelter
Friday, Apr 30, 2010
Centennial Park, Ybor City
  5k - 7pm  
  • Great crowd
  • Great course
  • Great post race party, free beer & food and entertainment
 
  • Limited parking near Centennial Park, may utilize garages in Ybor City
 
               
  May Classic 5k
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Hyde Park Village, Tampa
 

5k - 7:30am

Family fun run -7:40am

 
  • Competitive field with prize money & great raffle prizes
  • Flat course
  • Great post race food
  • Nice awards for top 3 age group winners
 
  • None, well organized events
 
                 
  Dare to Go Bare
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Lake Como Resort, Lutz
  5k & 2.5k walk - 8:30am  
  • Clothing optional race
    Well organized race
     
                 
  Picnic Island Adventure Run
Fridays, May 7, June 11, & July 9, 2010
Picnic Island
  Approx 3.3 miles - 6:45pm  
  • One of a kind adventure race with stream crossing, jumping, crawling, trail running, etc.
  • Great post race party
  • Custom awards to top 40 men and top 40 women
 
  • Not going to be a race for PR
 
                 
  Ultra Miles for Moffitt
12 Hours Endurance Run
Saturday, May 8, 2010
USF Track
  50 miles from 7pm - 7am  
  • Limited to first 75 solo runners/teams
  • Last 5 miles to be run along side the 5 mile event on Saturday

 

     
                 
  Florida Bank Miles for Moffitt
Saturday, May 15, 2010
USF Sun Dome
 

5 miles, 5k & 1 mile - time TBD

 

 
  • Featuring Survivor Celebration & Health Fair with free skin screenings by Moffitt personnel
  • Lots of parking
  • New start at the Sun Dome
  • Great cause - 100% of race proceeds go towards cancer research at Moffitt
  • Early packet pickup on Friday, 11am - 7pm at the USF Sun Dome
 
  • None, a well organized and one of the fastest growing 5k in the area
 
                 
  I Love Mother's Day 5k
Sunday, May 9, 2010
John Chestnut Park, Palm Harbor
  5k - 8am  
  • Put on by the American Running Company
  • Well organized
  • All Women receive X-LOOP SUNGLASSES at the finish line
  • Top 25 men receive a special award at the finish line
  • Mothers Awards
 
  • Strollers might be allowed on race course, call ARC for detail
 
                 
  Hog Hustle
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Knology Park, Dunedin
  5k - 8am          
                 
  Secret Service 5k
Saturday, May 22, 2010
St. Pete Times Forum
Downtown Tampa
  5k - 8am  
  • Bayshore course, flat
  • Great crowd
 
  • Predictable if you have done Bayshore numerous times
 
                 
  Purplestride Tampa Bay 5k
Sat,May 22, 2010
War Veterans Memorial Park, St. Petersburg
  5k - 8:30am  
  • Proceeds benefit Purplestride for pancreatic cancer research
     
               
  Sunset at the Pier Series
Fridays, June 4, June 18, July 9 and July 23, 2010
The Pier, Clearwater Beach
  5k - 7pm
1 mile kid run - 6:45pm (free)
 
  • Running on the beach
  • Well organized, very popular summer race
  • Great crowd
  • Accumulate series points to earn awards
 
  • Not a race for PR
 
                 
  Spring into Summer 5k
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Al Lopez Park, Tampa
  5k - 8am  
  • Flat & predictable course at the park
  • Great competition
     
                 
  Oldsmar Taphouse 5k
Fri, June 11, 2010
300 State Street E, Oldsmar
  5k - 7pm  
  • This event grew to over 1200 runners last year and they will limit the entry field to 1500, this year.
  • Flat, fast 5k down the streets of Oldsmar on a Friday evening. It is a closd course.
  • Craft Beer to all runners brought to you by the Oldsmar Tap House. There is not a better Friday night 5K.
     
                 
  Rap River Run
Sat, Jun 12, 2010
Sims Park, New Port Richey
  1 mile - 7:30am
5k - 8am
 
  • All proceeds benefit Youth & Family Alternatives' RAP House (Runaway and Youth Alternatives Project) serving Pasco County's runaway, abused, neglected and at-risk youth ages 10-17
     
                 
  Take the First Step
5k Summer Challenge Series

Wednesdays, June xx, July xx, July xx & Aug xx, 2010
Al Lopez Park, Tampa
  5k - 6:30pm  
  • Flat & predictable course at the park
  • 6 series race 2 Wednesdays in June, July & August
     
                 
  Picnic Island Adventure Run
Fridays, May 7, June 11, & July 9, 2010
Picnic Island
  Approx 3.3 miles - 6:45pm  
  • One of a kind adventure race with stream crossing, jumping, crawling, trail running, etc.
  • Great post race party
  • Custom awards to top 40 men and top 40 women
 
  • Not going to be a race for PR
 
                 
Sunset at the Pier Series
Fridays, June 4, June 18, July 9 and July 23, 2010
The Pier, Clearwater Beach
5k - 7pm
1 mile kid run - 6:45pm (free)
  • Running on the beach
  • Well organized, very popular summer race
  • Great crowd
  • Accumulate series points to earn awards
  • Not a race for PR
                 
  I Love Father's Day 5k
Sunday, June 20, 2010
John Chestnut Park, Palm Harbor
  5k - 8am  
  • Put on by the American Running Company
  • Well organized
  • Fathers Awards
 
  • Strollers might be allowed on race course, call ARC for detail
 
                 
  St Pete Beach Summer Series
Friday, Jun 25, Jul 30 & Aug 27, 2010
Sirata Resort, St. Pete Beach
 

5k - 7pm

Registration

 
  • Well organized
  • Awards in standard age groups
  • Great post race party and raffles
     
               
  Dunedin Mease Midnight Run
Sat & Sun, July 3 & 4, 2010
Dunedin Causeway Plaza
 

1 mile - July 3 - 11pm
5k - July 3 - 11:25pm
10k - July 4 - 12:15am

 
  • Great crowd, approx 1,000 participants
  • Awards go 5 deep in age groups
  • Competitive race
  • 10k course is lined with candles
 
  • Hope your body is still awake at that time of the night
  • Timing of dinner is tricky
 
                 
  Lutz Independence Day Run
Saturday, July 3, 2010
  5k - 8am  
  • Great crowd
  • Other July 4th festivities follow, including a firefighter BBQ and parade
     
                 
  Take the First Step
5k Summer Challenge Series

Wednesdays, June xx, July xx, July xx & Aug xx, 20xx
Al Lopez Park, Tampa
  5k - 6:30pm  
  • Flat & predictable course at the park
  • 6 series race 2 Wednesdays in June, July & August
     
                 
  Sunset at the Pier Series
Fridays, June 4, June 18, July 9 and July 23, 2010
The Pier, Clearwater Beach
5k - 7pm
1 mile kid run - 6:45pm (free)
  • Running on the beach
  • Well organized, very popular summer race
  • Great crowd
  • Accumulate series points to earn awards
  • Not a race for PR
 
                 
  Run Thru Hell
Sunday, Jul 11, 2010
Al Lopez Park, Tampa
  5k - 8am  
  • More like adventure racing, combining trail running and swamp running
 
  • Not your regular flat course at the Park
 
                 
  Picnic Island Adventure Run
Fridays, May 7, June 11, & July 9, 2010
Picnic Island
  Approx 3.3 miles - 6:45pm  
  • One of a kind adventure race with stream crossing, jumping, crawling, trail running, etc.
  • Great post race party
  • Custom awards to top 40 men and top 40 women
 
  • Not going to be a race for PR
 
                 
St Pete Beach Summer Series
Friday, Jun 25, Jul 30 & Aug 27, 2010
Sirata Resort, St. Pete Beach
 

5k - 7pm

Registration

 
  • Well organized
  • Awards in standard age groups
  • Great post race party and raffles
   
               
  Take the First Step
5k Summer Challenge Series

Wednesdays, June xx, July xx, July xx & Aug xx, 2010
Al Lopez Park, Tampa
  5k - 6:30pm  
  • Flat & predictable course at the park
  • 6 series race 2 Wednesdays in June, July & August
     
                 
Sunset at the Pier Series
Fridays, June 5, June 19, July 24, Aug 7, 2009
The Pier, Clearwater Beach
5k - 7pm
1 mile kid run - 6:45pm (free)
  • Running on the beach
  • Well organized, very popular summer race
  • Great crowd
  • Accumulate series points to earn awards
  • Not a race for PR
                 
  Hit the Trails XC Race
Friday, Aug 20, 2010
FishHawk Fellowship Church
15326 FishHawk Blvd.
  5k - 7pm  
  • Awards to top finishers
  • NEW - chip timing !!
  • One of a kind trail race
     
                 
  St Pete Beach Summer Series
Friday, Jun 25, Jul 30 & Aug 27, 2010
Sirata Resort, St. Pete Beach
 

5k - 7pm

Registration

 
  • Well organized
  • Awards in standard age groups
  • Great post race party and raffles
     
                 
 

Ace of Diamonds
Sun, Aug 22, 2010
Del Oro Park
401 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater

  5k - 7:30am  
  • Put on by the American Running Company, very well organized
  • Part of the Aces are Wild series
  • Top placing overall individuals in the series win $500 prize from American Running Company
  • Top placing age group individuals in the series win $100 prize from American Running Company
     
               
  Morton Plant Mease Cancer Awareness 5k
Sat, Sept 11, 2010
Morton Plant Hospital
455 Pinellas Street
  5k - 7:30am  
  • New race put on by the organization that brings you St. Anthony's Triathlon
  • Proceeds from the race will be used to provide community screenings, education and counseling services. Free Prostate Cancer Screenings at Friday's packet pick-up.
 
  • Inaugural race, e-mail us your comments
 
                 
  Ace of Clubs
Sunday, Sept 12, 2010
Del Oro Park
401 Mc Mullen Booth Rd
  5k & 10k - 7:30am
Click here for online registration
 
  • Put on by the American Running Company, very well organized
  • Part of the Aces are Wild series
  • Top placing overall individuals in the series win $500 prize from American Running Company
  • Top placing age group individuals in the series win $100 prize from American Running Company
     
                 
  Hillsborough County Sheriff's Ranch Run
Saturday, Sept 11, 2010
Temple Terrace Elementary School
  5k - 8am  
  • Fund raiser for the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office
 
  • A bit of rolling hills
 
                 
  Zoo Run Run
Saturday, Sept 25, 2010
Lowry Park Zoo, Tampa
 

5k - 8am
Fun run - 9:15am

 
  • Running in the zoo
  • Free admission to the zoo for participants
  • Running along the beautiful Hillsborough River
     
                 
  Miles for Hope
Saturday, Sept 25, 2010
Coachman Park, Clearwater
  5k & 1 mile - 8am  
  • Chip timing
  • Also feature a cycling event with various distances
  • The largest brain tumor fundraising event in the southeast
     
               
  Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Saturday, Oct 2, 2010
Straub Park, St. Petersburg
  10k run - 7:30am
5k run/walk - 8:15am
1 mile run/walk - 9:15am
 
  • Race for a great cause
  • Great post race party
  • Beautiful scenery along waterfront race course
  • Attracts lots of walkers and beginning runners
  • Not a women only race
 
  • Parking is limited near race course so get there early
 
                 
  Tampa Police Memorial Run
Saturday, Oct 9, 2010
Downtown Tampa
  5k & 1 mile - 8am  
  • Predictable Bayshore course
  • Great post race raffle and awards presentation
  • Lots of goodies at post race party
  • Free massage for runners
 
  • If you run the Bayshore course a lot this might bore you
 
                 
  Ace of Heart
Sunday, Oct 10, 2010
Del Oro Park, Clearwater
401 McMullen Booth Road
 

15k & 5k - 7:30am
Click here for online registration

 
  • Put on by the American Running Company, very well organized
  • Part of the Aces are Wild series
  • Top placing overall individuals in the series win $500 prize from American Running Company
  • Top placing age group individuals in the series win $100 prize from American Running Company
 
  • Might be a little hot for a 15k this time of the year
 
                 
  Four Green Miles
Sat, Oct 16, 2010
Al Lopez Park, Tampa
  5k - 8am  
  • The race day events include a live band, FREE beverages for all ages, exhibitors and of course great food.
  • The event will be benefiting the SOCOM Warriors and Healthy Bones of Florida - National Osteoporosis Foundation and SOCOM Warriors.
 
  • Inaugural event - e-mail us your comment
 
                 
  Rattlesnake Run
Saturday, Oct 16, 2010
San Antonio
  5 miles - 8am  
  • Challenging, hilly course
  • Great race for those that love cross country & hill racing
  • Unique awards and great party
 
  • Very hilly
 
                 
 

The Great Westchase
Saturday, Oct 30, 2010
Westchase

 

5k - 8am
1 mile kid run - 9am

 
  • Great crowd
  • Great post race party
     
                 
  The Creaky Bones 5k
Thursday, Oct 28, 2010
St. Pete Pier
  5k & 1 mile walk - 7pm  
  • Benefiting the Arthritis Foundation
  • Race is dog friendly
  • Family oriented, Halloween costumes welcomed
  • Costume contest and drawings
     
                 
  Halloween Halfathon
Sunday, Oct 31, 2010
North Beach, Ft. Desoto Park
  Half marathon - 7:05am  
  • Ft Desoto Park is a flat course
  • Costumes encouraged, and awards for best costumes
 
  • No shade, could be hot that time of the year
 
               
  Richard's Run for Life
Friday, Nov 5, 2010
Ybor City, Tampa
  5k - 7pm  
  • Large crowd - 1,000 + and competitive
  • Great post race dinner from Columbia Restaurant
  • Post race live music, beer and entertainment
  • Unique awards
  • 100% proceeds go to cancer research
 
  • Night race if you are not a night runner
  • Not a lot of places for warm up and cool down
 
                 
  Northdale Pumpkin Run
Sat, Nov 6, 2010
Bob Sierra YMCA Youth & Family Center
  1 mile - 7:45am
5k - 8am
 
  • Flat course
     
                 
  Knights of Columbus Veteran's Memorial Run
Sunday, Nov xx, 20xx
USF Campus, Tampa
  10k - 8am
5k - 9am
1 mile - 9:45am
 
  • Some rolling hills on USF Campus
  • Charitable Benefit Race, all proceeds will be donated to various charities of the James A. Haley VA Hospital
     
                 
  Blue Moon Half Marathon
Sunday, Nov 7, 2010
Del Oro Park, Clearwater
401 McMullen Booth Road
  1/2 marathon & 5k - 7:30am
Click here for online registration
 
  • Great tune up for fall marathons
  • Put on by the American Running Company, very well organized
  • Part of the Aces are Wild series
  • Top placing overall individuals in the series win $500 prize from American Running Company
  • Top placing age group individuals in the series win $100 prize from American Running Company
 
  • E-mail us your comments for this race
 
                 
  X-Country Marathon
Sunday, Nov 21, 2010
Alafia River State Park
  Marathon & 30k - 7:30am
Half marathon - 8am
5k - 8:30 am
 
  • Trail run,something different from the typical urban races
  • Partly shaded
  • Unique awards
  • Long-sleeve shirt

 

  • Quite a drive from Tampa
 
                 
  Womens Half Marathon & 5k
Sunday, Nov 21, 2010
Downtown St Pete
  5k & half - 7:30am  
  • Tremendous success last year with inaugural event
  • Great spectator support
  • Very well organized
  • Beautiful waterfront course
  • Great competition
 
  • $90 to run the half marathon, but you receive a pair of Crocs

 

 
                 
  Times Turkey Trot
Thanksgiving Day 2010
Clearwater Highschool
  5k - 7:30 am
1 mile - 8:30 am
10k - 8:45 am
 
  • One of the area's largest road races, 10,000 runners/walkers
  • Top 125 men and women in 5k & 10k receive mugs
  • Competitive field

 

  • Get there early as parking is extremely limited
 
               
  Jingle Bell Run
Saturday, Dec 4, 2010
International Plaza, Tampa
  5k & 1 mile - 7:30am  
  • Long-sleeve shirt
  • Award for best holiday costumes
  • Benefiting Arthritis Foundation
     
                 
  Run with the Stars
Saturday, Dec 4, 2010
Ft. Desoto Park
St. Petersburg
  5k - 8:30am
1 mile - 8:45am
 
  • Also has a bike ride event with distances from 6 to 25 miles
  • Event is great for the family
  • Flat course at the park
  • Silent auction and grand prize drawings
     
                 
  HALO Jingle Bell 5k
Saturday, Dec 4, 2010
Hunters Green Tennis & Athletic Center
  5k - 8am  
  • HALO Academy is a 501(c)(3) new school in New Tampa dedicated to academic excellence for all children including those with disabilities. Proceeds benefit the organization
     
                 
  Brandon Half Marathon
Sunday, Dec 5, 2010
Sports Authority, Causeway Blvd
  Half marathon - 7:00am
5k - 7:00 am
 
  • Mostly flat course; long straight-a-way

 

  • Wide open course; could be windy
  • Smaller field
 
         

 

 

 

 
  Boley's Jingle Bell Run
Wednesday, Dec 8, 2010
St. Pete Pier
  5k & 1 mile- 7:30pm  
  • Great course from Pier to North Shore Pool and back
  • Course is lined with candles
  • Great post race entertainment and party at the Pier
 
  • Night race on a week day
 
                 
  Miles for Hope
Saturday, Dec 11, 2010
Al Lopez Park
  5k & 1 mile - 8am        
                 
 

Jingle Bell Run 5k
Saturday, Dec 11, 2010
Fishhawk Ranch, Lithia

  5k - 8am  
  • It's a cross counrty 5k run
  • Great price - only $12 pre-registered
     
                 
  Gulf Beaches Holiday Halfathon
Sunday, Dec 12, 2010
Madeira Beach, Gulf Blvd
  Half marathon - 7:35am  
  • Great organization and pre-race communication
  • Energy gel given out on course
  • Mostly flat course, except Pinellas Trial overpass
  • Great post race food

 

  • Point to point race, may have to wait for the bus to take you back to the start in the cold
 
         

 

 

 

 
  Say No to Drugs Holiday Classic
Saturday, Dec 18, 2010
Harborview Center
Clearwater
  5k & 10k - 8am  
  • Great post race pancake breakfast
  • Great course support
  • Challenging, going up the Memorial Causeway
  • Lots of raffle prizes
  • $2,000 in prize money
  • New course this year - no more point to point and waiting for shuttle
 
  • Challenging if you don't like running up this steep bridge
 
                 
                 
             
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