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TOP 5 REASONS TO SIGN UP FOR RACE FOR THE CUPCAKE January 15, 2020 17:30

Saturday, March 7th at 8:00 AM

Pass-A-Grille Beach, FL

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Need a Reason? We've Got 5!

Here's Why You Should Sign Up For Race For the Cupcake 5K

1. EVERYONE GETS A YUMMY CUPCAKE

You might not need any other reason beyond a delicious, hard-earned cupcake just for you! We're providing the cupcakes (including gluten-free options) made by a local business for each registered race participant. What's not to love about that?

2. SUPPORT GIRLS ON THE RUN
This race benefits Girls on The Run. Girls on The Run is a non-profit program that encourages girls to develop self-respect, to be joyful and confident, and to live a healthy lifestyle through interactive lessons, running games, and a culminating celebratory 5k run.
3. ENJOY A GORGEOUS BEACH
You'll get to run or walk along one of the most beautiful beaches in the world! Pass-A-Grille Beach has the signature Gulf Coast white sand, which is firmer near water. The packed sand allows for a comfortable run or walk.

4. PARTICIPANTS EARN A MEDAL

Everyone who crosses the finish line gets a medal! We can't have too many of those, right?

5. JOIN A FUN, FRIENDLY GROUP OF PEOPLE

Now in its 4th year, Race For the Cupcake is growing, but it's still an intimate and friendly community race environment. Many who are part of the St. Pete Running Company community return to this race each year, and it's such a welcoming and friendly group. If you'd like to get connected with some great people even before the race, come join our FREE Group Runs on Monday and Thursday at 6:30 PM. All levels, from walkers to joggers to runners are welcome. At the race, you're sure to make new friends and experience this wonderful running community.

 All About the Race

Race for the Cupcake 5K is a super fun beach run that you don't want to miss! It's a race for everyone, including walkers, and we have a FREE Kids Run. We run along beautiful Pass-A-Grill Beach and everyone gets a cupcake at the end.

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NOTE: We highly recommend you register early because this is a very popular race that could sell out again this year.

    REGISTER EARLY BEFORE THE PRICE INCREASE

    Here's another incentive to register early! The price will increase on Saturday, 2/22/20, so the sooner you sign up, the better the cost for you.

    REGISTER HERE: https://stpeterunningco.com/products/race-for-the-cupcake-5k-2020

    5K Price Structure
    Jan 2 - Feb 22 $35
    Feb 23 - March 4 $40
    March 5 - March 7 - $45 (In store Only and at race site)
     
    Kids Race is FREE

     

    PACKET PICK-UP

    Get your packets at St. Pete Running Company prior to the race on Thursday, March 5th from 4:00 - 7:00 PM and Friday, March 6th from 12:00 - 7:00 PM.

     

    FAQs: Visit the WEBSITE to find answers to your questions or Email Janna

     

     

     

     

    Blogger Bria is a customer service manager at St. Pete Running Company.


    THESE TOP GIFT IDEAS ARE HOT! December 24, 2019 22:21

    Need Gift Ideas for the Holidays?

    We've Got You Covered!

    At St. Pete Running Company, we've got a variety of gifts for the athlete in your family or group of friends.

     

    Why Aftershokz Headphones are a HOT Gift Idea

    Bluetooth headphones with bone-conducting technology = a great gift for the runner/walker/cyclist/swimmer on your list!

    • Connects to any smartphone with Bluetooth
    • Bone-conducting technology is safer because the listener can still hear other sounds (Seriously! Test these out in our store.)
    • Each model is super light-weight, stays put, and is sweatproof
    • There's even a model for swimmers that stores up to 4GB of audio

     

    Why Goodr Sunglasses are a HOT Gift Idea

    Polarized Sunglasses with a variety of styles = a great gift for anyone!

    • Polarized
    • Comfort fit
    • Scratch resistant
    • No slip or bounce
    • Tons of color options!

     

    Why Oofos Sandals are a HOT Gift Idea

    Women's

    Men's

    A sandal with arch support that's great for recovery = a dream come true for feet everywhere!

    • Extremely comfortable
    • Arch support
    • Engineered for recovery
    • Shock-absorbant foam
    • So light they float!
    • Variety of color options

     

    The Tried and True Gift Card is a HOT Gift Idea

    A Gift Card to St. Pete Running Company = a winner every time!

    • A personal touch that says you know how much your family member or friend enjoys to walk, run, or workout
    • Personalize the amount you'd like to give as a gift
    • Simplify the shopping and let your family member or friend pick exactly what they want
    • Our one-of-a-kind StrideSmart Shoe Fitting Process will ensure that they are able to select the running and/or walking shoes that are just right for them!

     

     

    Bought Shoes Before? We Can Look You Up!

    If you've bought shoes from St. Pete Running Company before, we can look up exactly what model and size you purchased!

    Address: 6986 22nd Ave North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33710
    Phone: 727-800-5043
    Store Hours:
    M-F: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

     

     

     

     

    Blogger Bria is a Customer Service Manager at St. Pete Running Company.


    THE HEADPHONES YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR November 22, 2019 19:01

    Aftershokz Headphones for Every Workout

    Take a Swim in These Headphones

    Aftershokz Xtrainerz $149.95

    • Aftershokz Xtrainerz are the waterproof headphones you can swim with!
    • With up to 4GB of space for MP3 storage (up to 1,200 songs)
    • Open-ear listening
    • 8-hour battery life
    • Lightweight, just over 1 oz.
    • They come with swimming earplugs
    • 2-year warranty

     

    Take Your Workout to the Next Level in These Bluetooth Headphones

    All-New Aftershokz Aeropex $159.95

    • Aftershokz Aeropex are the latest in advanced bone-conducting technology!
    • Enhanced audio with deeper bass, less vibration, and louder volume
    • Bone-conducting technology with open-ear listening
    • Bluetooth compatible - listen to music, podcasts, and other audio on your smartphone (you can even make and receive phone calls)
    • Sweatproof and IP67 Waterproof rating (just don't swim with them! Get the XTrainerz for your swim workout)
    • 8-hour battery life
    • Barely-there feel: weighs only 26 grams
    • 2-year warranty

    Test out the advanced technology improvements at St. Pete Running Company

     

    The Barely-There Bluetooth Headphones

    Aftershokz Trekz Air $119.95

    • Aftershokz Trekz Air weigh in at just 30 grams
    • Bone-conducting technology with open-ear listening
    • Bluetooth compatible - listen to music, podcasts, and other audio on your smartphone (you can even make and receive phone calls)
    • Sweatproof
    • 6-hour battery life
    • 2-year warranty

     

    Buy Aftershokz at St. Pete Running Company

    We carry these Aftershokz models in store, including the classic model Trekz Titanium for $79.95

    Address: 6986 22nd Ave North, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33710
    Phone: 727-800-5043
    Store Hours:
    M-F: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

     

     

     

     

    Blogger Bria is a Customer Service Manager at St. Pete Running Company.


    WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH THIS SHOE COMPANY? October 25, 2019 08:00 25 Comments

    Newton Running Shoes

    What's Up With Newton Running These Days?

    These running shoes are here to stay! After some rocky stops and starts, Newton Running is going strong. We have 3 reasons to love this running shoe brand, and if you've never tried Newton, we suggest you stop by our store and check it out.

    Where Newton Has Been

    • Remember when the natural running trends first started circa 2008? Newton helped start that trend.
    • A rocky point occurred when part of the company was purchased by a venture capitalist who wanted to make the brand mainstream. That didn't work out.
    • One of two original founders, Jerry Lee, purchased back Newton and has helped resurrect them.
    • Newton has since returned to its roots: focusing on a springy, lightweight shoe that dedicated runners revere.
     

    3 Reasons to Get Your Feet in Newton

    1. BREATHABLE UPPER & LIGHTWEIGHT - Newtons are designed with a roomy toebox and breathable materials. While the POP platform has a great cushioning system, the shoes are more lightweight than similar competitors.

    2. POP PLATFORM - Unique to Newton running shoes, the POP platform gives that springy push-off from the midfoot. It helps quicken your cadence so you have less contact with the ground. The level platform encourages better posture while harnessing the elastic recoil of your lower legs and fascia. Meaning you're quicker off the ground, too.

    3. ENCOURAGES MIDFOOT STRIKE - The POP platform is designed to cover the midsole of your foot, and so the push-off is most beneficial when runners land on the midfoot and then give a "kiss" with the heel briefly touching the ground. Keep in mind there is no right or wrong in midfoot versus heel striking when your overall form is correct (knees are over your feet from the side view for example). We recommend a StrideSmart shoe fitting at our store to check your stride.

     

    Women's Gravity 8

    Women's Fate 5

    Men's Gravity 8

    Men's Fate 5

    Proud to Carry Newtons Since 2014

    Since day one, St. Pete Running Company has carried Newton running shoes in store. We love these shoes. But don't just take our word for it. Come in, let us take you through our one-of-a-kind StrideSmart Shoe Fitting process, and then you can test out the shoes to see how they feel on your feet.

    We're excited for you to try it!

    Buy Newtons at St. Pete Running Company

    Address: 6986 22nd Ave North, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33710
    Phone: 727-800-5043
    Store Hours:
    M-F: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

     

     

     

     

    Blogger Bria is a Customer Service Manager at St. Pete Running Company.


    3 THINGS TO LOVE ABOUT SUNNY RUNNERS KIDS RUN CLUB September 30, 2019 11:33 48 Comments

    Let's Celebrate Kids Running!

    Sunny Runners

    Kids Run Club

    When: Starting October 6th from 2:00 - 3:00 PM with Weekly Practice through November 10th (See Schedule Below)

    Where: Various Locations in St. Pete (See Schedule Below)

    Who: Kids Ages 4-12

    Cost: $40 per child for the Kids Run Club or $60 for all 6 weeks with Race Entry for St. Pete Run Fest PeliKids Race (weekly drop-in rate $10)

    Goal Race: St. Pete Run Fest PeliKids (various distances according to age)

    SIGN YOUR KIDS UP ONLINE

    We're teaching kids great running form to be an efficient runner and making it fun! The experts at St. Pete Running Company want to inspire your kids to live an active and healthy lifestyle. This will be a fun, action-packed class that will help your little ones an appreciation and life-long love of running. We will teach your little stompers the necessary skills for running such as cadence, stride length and pacing, using our FAST system: Frequency, Alignment, Stability, & Timing are the keys to their success.

     - Parents are invited to join in at no charge.  If you would like to help coach contact St. Pete Running Company.

    - These classes are outside - please have children wear sunscreen, bug spray, and comfortable clothing. Bring a water bottle.

    - Kids will be broken into groups by age for training

    - We will also teach how to make a few simple kid friendly healthy snacks

    - There will be a focus on a positive characteristic trait each week


    Three Things to Love About Kids Running Class

    1. ENCOURAGES A LOVE OF RUNNING - We can equip kids with tools for success, but the best thing we can teach them is that running is fun!
    2. GIVES MOM AND DAD TIME TO RELAX - Parents are welcome to join in, but can also sit back and relax while your kids get to spend some energy!
    3. EVERYONE WINS - When your kids enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle, they will begin to understand the value of maintaining that lifestyle for years to come. And we believe kids are the future, so we want to encourage them! Each class includes a snack at the end, and parents receive a $10 Gift Card to St. Pete Running Company. Win/Win!

     

     We Can't Wait to Get Started!

    SIGN UP ONLINE TODAY

    Training Schedule:

    All practice sessions will be on Sundays from 2-3pm

    October 6 – Lake Vista Park - 1401 62nd Ave. S.

    October 13 – Fossil Park - 6635 Dr MLK Jr. St. N.

    October 20 – Northwest Park - 5801 22nd Ave. N.

    October 27 – Campbell Park - 601 14th St. S.

    November 3 – Gladden Park - 3901 30th Ave. N.

    November 10 – Crescent Lake Park - 1320 5th St. N. (NOTE: Nov 10th will be our CELEBRATION RUN, with a race for the kids)

    SATURDAY - November 16 – St. Pete Run Fest PeliKids Races

    *If you include this in your registration* PeliKids Finisher's will also receive a Medal and a race T shirt to celebrate their accomplishment

     

     

     

     

    Blogger Bria is a Customer Service Manager at St. Pete Running Company.