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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


CURIOUS ABOUT OUR GROUP RUNS? MY FIRST GROUP RUN IS FOR YOU! June 07, 2017 14:21

Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Have You Thought About Coming to Group Run?

Curious about Group Run? Have you wondered what it's all about? Do you hesitate when it comes to joining a Group Run? Have you thought about going to a Group Run but decided not to because you don't know anyone?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, My First Group is for you! If you have never made it to a Group Run before simply due to scheduling conflicts, My First Group Run is for you!

Would you like a Group Run that is non-intimidating? Stress Free? And Cost Free?

My First Group Run is for you!

Welcome First Timers to My First Group Run!

We're so excited to introduce our new event called My First Group Run.

You may have heard about the Free Group Runs at St. Pete Running Company every Monday and Thursday at 6:30 PM. We're putting on a special event just for first timers.

Event Details

My First Group Run

Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 9:00 AM

RSVP ON FACEBOOK

Every first-time Group Runner will receive a $10 Gift Card to the store.

There will also be reserved parking just for first timers!

What to expect at My First Group Run:

This Free Group Run is for all levels of walkers and joggers. When you arrive at St. Pete Running Company, there will be about a ten minute talk from a staff member explaining in detail the step-by-step process of what we do at Group Run, including a Q&A for those who have questions. We want you to feel very comfortable at our Group Run, so we'll have some current Group Runners available to pair up with you for the actual Group Run. We'll help you estimate what pace you plan to go and pair you up with someone who will be able to stay with you during the run or walk. Then we'll head out on a casual walk or jog with partners at whatever distance you are comfortable with up to a 5K. But if you'd like to do less distance, that's not a problem at all. We want this to be a stress-free and non-intimidating run or walk for you!

 

 

 

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