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THE ST. PETE MILE! WE'RE HAVING A 1-MILE TRACK RACE May 23, 2018 13:50

Join us for the first ever 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! This is soon to be a favorite on the Summer Running Calendar. This is friendly, laid back, inclusive, and above all it's FUN!
 
St. Pete Mile

We meet on National Running Day, June 6th, on the track at Northside Christian School (Address: 7777 62nd Ave North in St. Pete). The Run/Race Distance is 1 mile.
The cost to register is $10. Kids 12 & Under can participate for free! The event commences at 6:45 PM. 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 1-Lap
6:55 - Kids 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 N, SP
  2. Online Click Here
  3. Sign up the day of the event at the track
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
-Celebrate National Running Day in a fun and festive way with 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 - Is there a race T-shirt?

A - No, we've got something better. The adult finishers get a limited edition bottle of our hot sauce!

Q - Will there be medals?

A - No, but you can take lots of pictures and catalogue 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 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. We have a little kids running class on Sunday, May 27th at 3:00 PM to teach your little ones proper running form. Toddlers/small children can do the 1-Lapper (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 6th, where you can register at 6:15 PM


WHAT FIFTEEN MINUTES WITH THIS NEW PRODUCT CAN DO FOR YOU March 20, 2018 11:53

New Recovery Product in Store!

Recovery Boots Are Now at St. Pete Running Company

We're so excited to introduce our newest product: Air Relax Leg Recovery Boots! This post-workout device is available for you to use while you are in our store.

Here are the details:

  • Fifteen minutes in the Recovery Boots only costs $10!
  • If you'd like unlimited use, you can pay $30 a month.
  • After a workout, recover with a session in our new Recovery Boots

Note: the product itself is not for sale in our store. 

What Are the Benefits of the Recovery Boots?

  • The Comfort of a Massage- The air pumped into the boots can be adjusted to the desired intensity, massaging the leg muscles and relaxing you like you would feel during a massage.
  • Relieve Your Legs- The Recovery Boots can help relieve knee problems, swelling, tension, varicose veins, water retention, and cramps.
  • Recover Faster- After your run or workout, the Recovery Boots will help improve blood & lymphatic system circulation.
  • Targeted Compression- Similar to the idea of wearing compression socks, the Recovery Boots will target areas in your leg and compress to your preferred comfort level.

Check out this video with the Recovery Boots in action!

 

 

 

 

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


5 WAYS TO STAY SAFE DURING RUNNING SAFETY MONTH November 07, 2017 11:31

Running Safe

What Safety Measures Do You Take During a Run or Walk?

November is Running Safety month, and here at St. Pete Running Company, we are all about safety first!

We're sharing 5 Ways to Stay Safe on a Walk or Jog in honor of Running Safety Month.

1. RUN WITH A GROUP

There is safety in numbers. If you need a group, look no further! At St. Pete Running Company, we host FREE Group Runs every Monday and Thursday at 6:30 PM. Often we'll have fun Events affiliated with the run, like Taco Night, Shoe Demos, Hot Chocolate Run, and more!

2. KEEP YOUR EARS OPEN

While headphones are great for zoning into a run at the gym, they are not necessarily safe outside. Earbuds deter your hearing and awareness, preventing you from hearing approaching vehicles, cyclists, etc. At St. Pete Running Company, we have the solution for you! Aftershokz Wireless Headphones are bone-conducting, which means they don't go into your ears. You can hear your music AND your ears are open! You'll be able to carry on a conversation with a buddy and listen for any signs of danger.

3. GO WITH LIGHTS AND REFLECTIVE GEAR

This is especially important at night when it will be difficult for others to see you. There are a variety of light accessories that you can clip on or wear during low light and dark conditions. Even if you start your walk or jog during light hours, you might not finish before dark, so it's important to have your reflective gear and lights already on. At St. Pete Running Company, we have many light accessories and reflective options for you to choose from!

4. PLAN YOUR ROUTE & MIX IT UP

Having a plan is always a good idea because you can tell one one or two very trusted friends or family where you are going ahead of time (but NOT on social media). Mixing it up is a safety tip that can help prevent your routine from becoming too predictable. Also let the people you trust know when they should expect your return.

5. DON'T SHARE YOUR ROUTE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

While you might be very excited about your next walk or jog, refrain from broadcasting your upcoming route on social media sites. If you do share past routes, make sure only people you trust (and not the public) can see those routes on your social media sites and apps like Garmin Connect and Strava.

 

Stop by St. Pete Running Company for Running Safety Gear

At St. Pete Running Company, we carry a variety of safety products including reflective apparel, lights, safety vests, headlamps, etc.

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 REASONS WHY ATHLETIC WEAR IS A BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY October 28, 2017 11:38

What Are YOU Wearing?

Why The Clothes You Workout In Matter

What is all the hype with athletic wear? Does it really matter what type of material is on my body when I'm exercising?

The answer is YES! Here are 3 reasons why you need to choose wisely when selecting an outfit for your next run, gym workout, or other sweat-related activity.

 

1. COTTON IS ROTTEN ~ When it comes to getting sweaty in those cotton shirts, shorts, socks, etc., there is science to back up this phrase. Instead of drawing the sweat away from your body during a workout, cotton absorbs the sweat. That means your feet are sitting in a small pool of water in those cotton socks, which can lead to all sorts of problems (chafing, blisters, and even fungal infections).

2. WICKING MATERIAL KEEPS YOU DRY~ Thanks to advancements in technology, there are materials other than cotton that allow for wicking (sweat to be pulled away from the body and absorbed back into the atmosphere). The majority of athletic wear available today is made of some blend of polyester, spandex, and nylon. These materials keep sweat off you, helping prevent chafing, blisters, and other problems associated with clothes that are damp or wet with sweat.
3. WICKING MATERIAL KEEPS YOUR TEMPERATURE MODERATED ~ Another benefit of wicking material is temperature moderation. In a sweaty top, shorts, or socks, your body temperature can rise or drop depending on the outside temperature. With wicking materials, the evaporation of sweat allows for a moderated body temperature, keeping you cooler in hot weather, and warmer in cold weather.

    Stop by St. Pete Running Company for High Quality Athletic Apparel

    At St. Pete Running Company, we carry the highest quality athletic apparel in trusted brands like Brooks, Saucony, Under Armour, and more.

    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

     

    When you come to the store, let them know you've read this blog and you'll receive $10 OFF a Single Item (coupon below).

    Note: Cannot combine coupon with other offers.

     

     

     

     

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


    5 RUNNING SAFETY PRECAUTIONS YOU MIGHT NOT BE TAKING (BUT SHOULD BE) July 06, 2017 08:00

    Safety Tips for Runners/Walkers

     When you go for a walk or a jog, do you take these safety precautions? 

    1. Wear an ID

    It's very important to have some form of identification, such as an emergency wristband. That way if anything were to happen, your essential information would be readily available.

    2. Tell Someone Where You're Going

    Be sure to tell a trusted family member or friend the route you will be walking/jogging and your expected return time. If you have a GPS watch with live tracking, don't make that info public, but send it to a close friend or family member.

    3. Wear Reflective Gear in Low-Light Conditions

    Make it very easy for others (especially drivers) to see you, even if it's during the day.

    4. Fuel During Runs Longer than 45 Minutes

    On longer runs, don't allow your body to deplete. Fuel with energy gels or other electrolyte replenishers.

    5. Plan for Water Stops

    Make a route that passes water fountains, or carry water with you to prevent dehydration.

     

    Where to Get Equipped?

    Look no further than your local running store!

     St. Pete Running Company

    6989 22nd Ave N, St. Pete, FL 33710

    727-800-5043

    Mon-Fri: 10AM - 7PM

    Sat: 10AM - 6PM

    Sun: 12PM - 5PM

     

     

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