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SUMMER TRACK STARTS JUNE 19TH June 5, 2019 13:34 25 Comments

Project 360 Summer Track Program

St. Pete Running Company is proud to present our Project 360 Track Program. This is a 10-Week Summer Track Program starting on June 19th. We'll meet on Wednesdays at 5:30 AM or 6:30 PM every week. The program will end on Aug. 21st.

Project 360 will focus on maintaining fitness and getting faster during the summer with speedwork, strength training, and dynamic stretching. You don't have to be fast to join us for Speedwork. Wherever you are now, you are welcome to join us because all levels of runners and joggers are welcome to come out for weekly workouts.

When and Where Do We Meet?

Project 360 Track Program will run from June 19th through Aug. 21st. We meet at Northside Christian School (Address: 7777 62nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33709)
We will offer two sessions on Wednesdays:
  • Mornings at 5:30 AM
  • Evenings 6:30 PM

About the Program

Project 360 Track Program has been developed to help you maintain and even increase your fitness level during the hot summer months. And get this, the key is actually running LESS and running more strategically. More speed, more efficiency, less running. It's the same concept world-class athletes use to train in hot conditions. We have assembled an expert coaching team to help you get faster than you are now. Attendees should expect to become more efficient runners, to be able to increase your current pace, and to learn how to properly train in heat. Bring a water bottle, a towel (yoga mat), running clothes and running shoes!


How Do I Register?

Cost for 10 Weeks is $99.99 ($10 per session). Drop-in rate is $15 per session. If you have purchased a Track Pass in the past, you can still use the pass to attend however many sessions remain on your Track Pass. You can register for track by purchasing the sessions at the store, on the website, or at the track.

 

BUY TRACK PASSES ONLINE

 

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.


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


3 REASONS TO JOIN ST. PETE RUNNING COMPANY'S COUCH TO 5K January 8, 2017 13:02

Ready to Run a 5K?

We've Got a Training Group Just For You!

Start reaching for your 2017 running goals and join us for our Couch to 5K Training Group.

Here are 3 reasons to join our Couch to 5K Training Program

1. Includes Your Race Entry For the Race For the Cupcake 5K

2. Train With Experts

3. Join a Group of People Who Will Motivate and Encourage You

What You Need to Know About the Couch to 5K Training Program

Starting Saturday, February 4th at 9:00 AM at St. Pete Running Company, you'll learn some running basics and get moving with a fun group! This training group will prepare you for the Race for the Cupcake 5K.

Cost: $99.99 which includes your entry into the Race for the Cupcake 5K on March 4, 2017. ALL PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE 10% DISCOUNT IN THE STORE. 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!

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 9:00 AM.

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

The premise behind this program is simple: to introduce you to regular jogging, running/walking sessions, help you get fit, and to have fun.


If you have any questions please contact the store 727.800.5043 or email Jimmy.

The 2nd Annual Race for the Cupcake 5K takes place Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Pass-A-Grille Beach. This race is a ton of fun! And you get a cupcake at the finish!  This 5K will be on the "sugary" sands of Pass-a-Grille Beach, Florida!
The race will cap at 600 participants, be sure to sign up soon.

Also, there will be a free kids 400 meter dash on the sand, this is a free event for young kids to participate in.

All registrants will receive a technical running hat, and a cupcake upon completion of the race. Click here to sign up.

 

 

 

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

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READY FOR A HALF MARATHON? TRAIN WITH US! July 9, 2016 14:09 1 Comment

Half Marathon Training Program 

Want to run a Half Marathon? Join St. Pete Running Company for our Inaugural Half Marathon Training Course. The program is expected to cap at 50 people.

What?

This is a comprehensive half marathon training program for novice or intermediate runners.

When?

  • The enrollment begins on Monday, July 11th
  • Training with our expert coaching staff commences on Saturday, November 5th
  • The target race is The St. Pete Beach Classic Half Marathon on the weekend of January 13-15th, 2017
  • Training will consist of 2-3 structured runs each week

    Why?             

    There are a lot of reasons why you should run a half marathon.

    • Accomplishment, physical fitness, weight management through the holidays, injury prevention and most importantly…. It’s FUN!
    • Camaraderie from dozens of other like-minded runners.
    • Accountability – it’s much easier to make yourself go to training if you know there is a friendly & supportive group waiting for you to join them!
    • Guidance: We have an expert team of coaches who will guide you from start to finish. We believe in educating runners so expect to learn a lot about running throughout this course.

    Where?

    Training will primarily take place in and around St. Pete at Various locations.

    • Long Run – will vary throughout our area. Plenty will be hosted from our home location of St. Pete Running Company, 6986 22nd Ave North. You will be able to leave your belongings in the store and have bathroom facilities before/during/after training.
    • Threshold & Speed Training – This will be integrated into our highly successful track program which meets on Wednesday nights at Admiral Farragut Academy, 501 Park Street North in St. Petersburg.
    • Recovery Run – A slow & steady run to help your body recover from the stresses of training. These will take place on Monday nights at St. Pete Running Company or on your own from home.

    Who?

    This program is designed for Novice to Intermediate runners who usually share any/all of these goals.

    • Understand the importance of staying healthy and want guidance/leadership to help them achieve their goals.
    • Want to tick a half marathon off the bucket list.
    • Want to run a faster time than they have ever gone before.
    • Hope to enjoy running and make sure they’re not going to get injured.

     

    Here's a clip from our Wednesday Night Track Program

    Participants should be in good health and cleared by a doctor to be able to run. You should be able to complete a 3 mile walk/run before joining the training group. Yes, it’s okay to take walk breaks. 

    Cost: $250 (Pre-enrollment rate is $199 if purchased prior to 11/5--that's only $20 a week!)

    • 10% Discount in store purchases until 1/15/17
    • Caps at 50 people

    Find Out More at our Info Seminars

    Half Marathon Info Seminar: Find out more and get your questions answered at these three Info Seminars
    • Tuesday, Aug 9th at 6:00 PM
    • Monday, Sept 12th at 6:00 PM
    • Thursday, Oct 27th at 6:00 PM
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    WANT TO TRY RUNNING ON A TRACK? HERE'S YOUR CHANCE! June 21, 2016 20:59 1 Comment

    Come Try Track Training for Free on June 22nd


    We recently started a Track Training Program and we are delighted by how well it's going. People are having fun, working hard and already seeing results.

    Come out Weds, June 22nd at 6:30 PM for a free session!
    First timers, please arrive by 6:15 or sooner.
    Location: Admiral Farragut Academy Track, 501 Park Street North, St. Petersburg, FL. 

     

    Read on to see what participants have to say about our Track Program.

    Here is what people have to say about our program.

    "Track workout is VERY well structured. I'm running faster than I thought I would. My goal is to do a 5K in less than 30 minutes. This workout is going to help me achieve that. The whole environment with all the camaraderie is supportive. That's what I like best. Meeting great people." ~Donna

    "This is my first time at track workout and it is fantastic. It helps to have other runners around. The people are so friendly and helpful." ~Sue

    "I love it. The Coaches are the best. They believe in us." ~VJ

    "I come every week. I've never run on a track before and it's definitely the best surface to run on. I finally learned what a 400 is. This workout is making me run faster. Well worth it." ~Richard

    "I'm enjoying it very much. I haven't run on a track in 30 years, and I missed it. I'll be coming out every time as long as the program is going. Helps me run fast. I love it." ~Jonathan

    "This is my first time at track workout. Great coaches and speedwork. This has helped push me more than I would've pushed myself. I like having someone to chase." ~Lisa

    "I've been coming every week. It's great and I'm loving it. With everybody here, I can keep going. Someday I'm gonna be as fast as Coach Cody and Coach Chris." ~Bob

    "I feel pushed to succeed, but not out of my comfort zone. Track workout gives me a great sense of pride. I just like running with others." ~Sam

     

     

     

     

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

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