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THE 2ND ANNUAL ST. PETE MILE! May 10, 2019 14:02 1 Comment

Friday, June 7, 2019

Join us for The St. Pete Mile! Whether you're looking to run your first ever mile or you're trying to crush your personal best, this is for you! Last year was a HUGE success, and we're making it even better this year. This is friendly, laid back, inclusive and above all it's FUN!
St. Pete Mile
We meet on a Friday Night under the lights on the Track on June 7th at Northside Christian School (Address: 7777 62nd Ave North in St. Pete). The Run Distance is 1 mile. 
The cost to register is $10. The event commences at 6:45. There will be multiple heats of the mile so participants can run with people of comparable speed.
 

Provisional Event Schedule

Arrival & Registration: 6:15 PM
6:45 - Kids FREE 1 Lap - 400 Meters
6:55 - Kids FREE 1 Mile
7:15 - Believe Mile - 12:00 - 15:00 pace
7:35 - Achieve Mile - 9:00 - 12:00 pace
7:50 - Moxie Mile - 7:00 - 9:00 Pace
8:00 - Championship Mile Female - Under 7:00 minute pace ($50 for the top female)
8:10 - Championship Mile Male - Under 7:00 minute pace
($50 for the top male)
8:25 - Pace Your Race - Estimate finish time & closest finisher wins $50. This Race is open for everyone of all abilities to participate.
8:40 - Awards

Ways to Register

  1. In store at St. Pete Running Company, 6986 22nd Ave North
  2. Online Click Here
  3. Sign up the day of the event at the track at 6:15 PM
St Pete Mile Run
 
Other Info:
-$1 for every mile run will go to benefit the Athletic Department of Northside Christian School.
- This event is for runners of all abilities.
- Bring your family and friends out to cheer on the other runners
- Be sure to tell us and others if you're running! Use #mystpetemile and #RunStPete and tell us WHY you're running.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q - Do I have to be fast or experienced to do this?

A - No! Our events and programming are for people of all abilities and paces.

Q - What if I'm not that fast?

A- We group participants into pace groups so you will run with people of your approximate speed. Example: All the people who run 8:30 per mile will be seeded in the Moxie Mile which is for those who run 7:00-9:00 pace. You won't be racing against someone looking to run 4:30.

 

Q - Will there be medals?

A - No, but you can take lots of pictures and catalog your experience on social media. This keeps your cost down and doesn't take up space in your closet.

Q - How do I know what pace I run?

A - We recommend timing yourself for a practice mile and using that. We also have track training on Wednesday mornings at 5:30 AM and Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM at Northside Christian Track. Training on a track can help you understand approximately what pace you'll be able to run during the race.

Q - Can my kids run this?

A - YES! Kids 12 & Under can participate for free! Children are our future and they deserve a healthy and active lifestyle. Toddlers/small children can do the 1-Lap (400 meters or 1/4 Mile) or the Kids Mile, depending on how much running they have been doing.

Q - Can I bring my dog?

A - No. We aren't allowed dogs on the track.

Q - How does Pace Your Race work?

A- Pace your race is for all participants. Even if you've run a previous mile. Before the event you'll need to predict your estimated mile finishing time. We'll hide all clocks & there's no watches for this event. The finisher who gets the closest to their estimated time will be the winner and get $50.

Q - Where can I sign up?

A - Sign up ONLINE by clicking the link, or come into St. Pete Running Company to sign up in store, or sign up at the track on Wednesday, June 5th, where you can register at 6:15 PM


TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK STARTS MAY 6TH May 1, 2019 13:05

Thank You, Teachers!

Come in to St. Pete Running Company for 25% Off a Single Item

Teachers, we appreciate you! Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6th - 12th and we want to thank you for all your hard work.

Teachers, you inspire our youth to learn, to achieve and to dream. St Pete Running Company thanks you for your hard work and dedication. To honor you for all you do, we're giving teachers 25% off a single item during our Teacher Appreciation Week. Show us your school badge, class picture, yearbook, or some form of identification.

We'll take 25% off one single item and it includes apparel, socks, and of course, shoes! Our shoe experts, utilizing our exclusive, one-of-a-kind StrideSmart Fitting Process, will help you find the perfect shoes. Come on in and get your Teacher Appreciation Discount!

 

Do You Know A Teacher You Appreciate?

If you're not a teacher, but you appreciate the teachers in your life, be sure to tell them about our Teacher Appreciation Week.

Let the teachers in your life know that they can come in to St. Pete Running Company during business hours Monday, May 6th through Sunday, May 12th to get a single item at 25% Off.

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.


50 Spots Now Open For Couch to 5K March 28, 2019 14:38

Looking to complete a 5K? Want a fun and informative training group? Join us for our Couch to 5K Training Program.

The kick off is Saturday, March 30th at St Pete Running Company.
This is a comprehensive 5k training program for new or intermediate runners. We will put you into pace groups after the first run so you are running with people your pace.


Cost: $90.00 for a 5 week course. ALL PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE 10% DISCOUNT IN THE STORE for the 5 weeks. Cost also includes training from expert coaches.



LIMITED TO 50 PEOPLE! So be sure to sign up early by stopping by the store or calling (727-800-5043) to make sure you secure a spot! Or sign up online

Weekly Workouts: Our workouts will be Mondays at 6:30 PM, Wednesdays at either 5:30 AM or 6:30 PM (dependent on your schedule), and Saturdays at 8:00 AM.

Must be in good health and able to handle exercise.
Bring your smiling faces, running clothes, comfortable running clothes, running shoes and a water bottle.

The goal race will be the Hippie Dash for Peace, Love & Goodwill 5k race on May 4th. Participation in the race is not required but encouraged. We will provide all runners in the course with a discount code for the race.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS PROGRAM!


If you have any questions please contact the store 727.800.5043


Everything You Need to Know About 2019 Swim, Run, Beer Event! March 11, 2019 15:58

Swim, Run, Beer 2019

Friday, April 12th at 6 PM

@ Caddy's on the Beach

We've put together an All-Star cast to teach the essential skills of swimming & running at a fantastic venue. Join us on Friday night, April 12th at legendary Caddy's on the Beach for a unique, fun & inclusive training session. This is free to attend.  This training session will help you become a more proficient athlete. It is divided into 3 parts: Swimming (Technique and application) - Running (Technique & skills perfection) and then socializing.
Here's what 2018's Event looked like:
When: Friday, April 12th at 6:00 PM
Provisional Itinerary:
6:00 - Check in, Wet-suit demo (optional)
6:15 - Introductions & Clinician Meet & Greet
6:30 - Open Water Swim Skills lead by Coach Leo Briceno,  Pro Triathlete Chris Legh
7:10 - Break & Hydration
7:15 - Run technique modules lead by Chris Legh
7:50 - Adjourn for group photos
8:00 - Sunset toast and drinks/dinner (optional)
Where: Caddy's on the Beach.9000 West Gulf Blvd.Treasure Island, FL 33706
*Please bring money for parking($5). Carpooling is encouraged.

Clinicians:

Coach Leo Briceno - Endurance Multisport Custom Coaching

Leo Briceno
 

Chris Legh - Pro Triathlete (Australia)

 

Why?

Simply put we are doing this to bring new people into the local Triathlon community. We want to bring the community together for unique, impactful experiences. Courses like this are perfect to introduce new people into our multisport lifestyle in a fun, non-intimidating environment.
Misc: Donations can be made at this facility to aid Coach Leo in teaching homeless children how to swim.

Questions? Contact St. Pete Running Company at 727-800-5043.


10 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD DO BEFORE THE SKYWAY 10K February 28, 2019 20:34 1 Comment

Who's Ready to Conquer the Skyway?!

Ready to Race? These 10 Tips Can Help

The Skyway 10K is this Sunday, and we've got some expert advice to share with you. Whether it's your first or second time running this bridge race, these tips can help you have a successful race day.

  1. Stop Training (for the most part) - At this point, your training should be tapering off until race day to very very easy walk/jogging.
  2. Don’t do anything new - No new boot camps. Don't help someone move to a new apartment. Don't try that new sushi restaurant until AFTER the race.
  3. Reduce stress - Try to reduce work/stress if possible. Saying NO to some things will help.
  4. Get sleep 2 nights before - Because you aren't going to sleep great the night before the race. Any race....
  5. Make a "Flat You" the night before - This a fun way of saying lay out your clothes the night before, including everything that will be on your body like a Garmin watch, Nathan belt, gels. Wear your most comfortable running shoes and wear a Sunny Runner shirt (and feel free to post an Instagram photo of "Flat You" with #SunnyRunner and #RunStPete)!
  6. Plan your trip to + from the race - Uber is always a good option. If you're driving (or being driven), consider roads like 1st Ave South as alternatives to I275, which will be a mess.
  7. Plan your poop - It’s ok to have to go more than once on race morning. That doesn’t mean anything is wrong.
  8. Make a movie in your mind - Visualize everything from the time you wake up to the time you get home. Also know how many drinks you plan on having after the race, if any.
  9. Change your mind - This is for fun. Tell yourself: I'm not intimidated by that bridge or the distance.
  10. Positive set talk - During the race, tell yourself, “I got this." Break up the run into smaller segments by looking ahead to something (pylon, crack in the road). When you get to it, audibly say “yes!” And then pick the next one, all the way to the finish.

We Wish You the Best of Luck!

If you like this kind of advice, that's exactly what we do in the store every day. Feel free to visit our store and let our expert staff take you through our one-of-a-kind StrideSmart Shoe Fitting Process. It's free! This in-depth gait analysis is specifically designed to help runners and walkers find the right shoe just for you. Plus we can help you identify problem areas and provide tips for areas of improvement.

Limited Edition Bridge Shirts

And don't forget to come in and get our awesome Bridge Shirts ("I Got 99 Problems and a Bridge Ain't One) before we run out! Limited supply in store.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Blog by Cody Angell, Owner of St. Pete Running Company