A New Challenge:

Burg to Beach to Bayshore

Three Tampa Bay area races have come together to create an all-new half marathon racing challenge called Burg to Beach to Bayshore.

How to Compete in the Challenge

This Challenge is unique because you will be signing up for three Tampa Bay area half marathons separately. After you complete all three races, you will achieve the Burg to Beach to Bayshore Half Marathon Challenge!


Step One: Sign Up For All Three Half Marathons

  1. St. Pete Run Fest Half Marathon Nov. 18, 2018
  2. St. Pete Beach Classic Half Marathon Jan. 19, 2019 (Note: Select "Challenge" on this registration
  3. Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon Feb. 24, 2019

Sign-Up for the St. Pete Run Fest Half Marathon

Sign-Up for the St. Pete Beach Classic Half Marathon

Note: On your St. Pete Beach Classic registration, you will select that you’re doing the challenge.

Step Two: Complete All Three Half Marathons

You must complete all three of the Half Marathons in order to achieve the Burg to Beach to Bayshore Challenge. When you cross the finish line after the final race (Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon), you will have successfully completed the Challenge!


Step Three: Get the SWAG!

After you've completed all three half marathons, you're a Burg to Beach to Bayshore Half Marathon Challenge Finisher. Congrats!! You'll receive an inaugural medal and finisher hat.


Got Questions?

Each race has its own website with contact info (links below). Contact the specific race you have a question about and get answers.
St. Pete Run Fest Half Marathon: www.stpeterunfest.org
St. Pete Beach Classic Half Marathon: www.stpetebeachclassic.com
Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon: www.rungasparilla.com


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


Ready to Start Training For Your First or Next Half?

Join Our Half Marathon Training Program

Half Marathon Training

Want to run a Half Marathon? Join St. Pete Running Company for our 10-week Half Marathon Training Course starting September 10th. The program caps at 50 people.

Half Marathon Info Seminar: Find out more and get your questions answered

Thursday, August 23rd at 6:00 PM

You can also join our Group Run afterward at 6:30 PM

Half Marathon Sign-Up Party

Monday, August 27th at 6:00 PM

We'll have giveaways! Meet the coaches and learn about the class.


This is a comprehensive half marathon training program for novice or intermediate runner who want guidance and leadership to help achieve your 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 ten-week course commences on Monday, September 10th at 6:30 PM, meeting at St Pete Running Company.
  • The target race is The St. Pete Run Fest Half Marathon on Sunday, November 18th, 2018.
  • Training will consist of 3 structured & supervised runs each week including a long run, speed workout and easy run.


    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.


    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.
    • 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.


    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 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: $200

      • Race entry discount for St. Pete Run Fest Half Marathon
      • 10% Discount in store purchases until 11/18/18
      • Caps at 50 people

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


      New Shoes at St. Pete Running Company

      Tried a New Pair of Running Shoes Lately?

      Need new running shoes? There are lots of new models to try! Whether you're in a running rut or just want to check out how your feet feel in a something new, we're happy to help get you fitted for just the right shoe for you.

      Check Out Our New Running Shoe Models

      Hoka One One Clifton 5

      The Hoka One One Clifton 5 is a plush running shoe with maximal cushioning that gives you a "running/walking on a cloud" feeling.

      Women's Hoka Clifton 5

      Men's Hoka Clifton 5


      Saucony Ride ISO

      The Saucony Ride ISO is a neutral running shoe engineered for comfort with technology that adapts to your stride.

      Women's Saucony Ride ISO

      Men's Saucony Ride ISO


      Mizuno Wave Sky 2

      The Mizuno Wave Sky 2 is a neutral shoe that achieves a rare blend where softness meets responsiveness.

      Women's Mizuno Wave Sky 2

      Men's Mizuno Wave Sky 2


      Asics Kayano 25

      The Asics Kayano 25 is a stability shoe with high support, high cushion, and new tech that provides lighter weight and a springier ride.

      Women's Asics Kayano 25

      Men's Asics Kayano 25




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


      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.


      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.