Ready to Start Training For a 10K?

Join Our 10K Training Program

Want to run a 10K? Join St. Pete Running Company for our 6-week 10K Training Course. The program caps at 50 people.

10K Training Info Seminars:

Find out more and get your questions answered

Thursday, October 19th at 6:00 PM


Thursday, November 16th at 6:00 PM

at St. Pete Running Company


This is a comprehensive training program for novice or intermediate runners who want guidance and leadership to help achieve your 10K goal. You don't have to be a veteran runner to benefit from this training group. We'll get you to the finish line confident, healthy & happy.



  • This six-week course commences on Saturday, December 2nd at 9:00 AM, meeting at St Pete Running Company.
  • The target race is St. Pete Beach Classic on the weekend of January 13th, 2018.
  • Training will consist of 3 structured & supervised runs each week including a long run, speed workout and tempo run.


    There are a lot of reasons why you should run a 10K.

    • Accomplishment, physical fitness, weight management through the holidays, injury prevention and most importantly…. It’s FUN!
    • Camaraderie from dozens of other like-minded runners.
    • Ease Into Longer Distances -  a 10K can help you become more confident in your ability to do longer distances like 15K, half marathon, and full marathon
    • 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.


    Training will take place from St. Pete Running Company, the nearby parks, neighborhoods and the Pinellas Trail.

    • 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 Wednesdays at Northside Christian School track.
    • Tempo Run – A shorter run that starts at an easy, relaxed pace and gradually increases into a race-pace effort. These will take place on Monday nights at St. Pete Running Company or on your own from home.


    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 10K 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 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: $120

      • Discount for your St. Pete Beach Classic race entry
      • 10% Discount in store purchases until 1/14/18

      If you have more questions please call the store 727-800-5043 or contact  Coach Jimmy.


      Coach Jimmy





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


      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


      Mon-Fri: 10AM - 7PM

      Sat: 10AM - 6PM

      Sun: 12PM - 5PM



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


      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.

      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.


      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.


      5 REASONS TO JOIN A RUNNING CLUB June 15, 2016 12:57

      Ready to Become a Better Runner?

      Get Motivated with People Like You!

      How does joining a Running Club help you and your running?

        1. Accountability

          You'll have people supporting you and encouraging you.

          2. Avoid Injury

            With expert coaching, you can learn proper techniques.

              3. Get Faster

                With scheduled training and consistency, you'll begin to notice your race times decreasing.

                  4. Gain Confidence
                    With expert coaching, encouragement, and support, you'll discover that you're not only a capable runner, but that your improvement will increase your confidence in yourself.

                    5. Enjoy the Fun
                      What they say is true: Runners in a group have more fun! 

                      Join Run St. Pete

                      Ready to join a running club? Then visit Run St. Pete, a private Facebook Group that you can request to join. Group membership is free.

                      Check out the St. Pete Running Company Track Program

                      When: Wednesday Evenings 6:30 PM (arrive at least 15 minutes early)

                      Where: Admiral Farragut Academy ()

                      Cost: $15 per session or buy a pass. (5 sessions $50, 11 sessions for $99 +you get a $30 jug of Gatorade Endurance Formula )

                      Questions? Contact the store or post your questions on the Run St. Pete Group Page.



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