St. Pete Run Fest Believers & Achievers
You’ve followed their journeys as they prepared for St. Pete Run Fest. Now they’ve completed the race and they’ve come out stronger on the other side.
We’re following up with Casey, Kristi, and Tiffany to find out how their races went, and if they reached their goals.
As a refresher, Casey recovered from a severe accident where he was hit by a car four months before St. Pete Run Fest, Kristi has replaced former addictions with healthy habits, and Tiffany suffered a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) which has left her legally blind.
They Believed & Achieved!
Casey completed the 3 Daughters St. Pete Half Marathon at St. Pete Run Fest. Although he didn’t set a Personal Record, he ran an impressive race and placed 8th Overall!
The result: He Did It!
For Casey, the best part was running the Dolphin Double so that he could join his son’s first 5K race, and having his wife and kids cheering him on at both races. After surgeries and recovering from the accident, he’s so happy to have been able to do his best and enjoy such a beautiful city run along the waterfront. Plus he finished 8th place overall! Which is quite a feat four months after a severe car accident. He highly recommends Run Fest.
Casey’s Advice: “I took every chance I could to high five fellow runners, smile, and embrace the atmosphere RunFest provides. And pace yourself early. Keep in mind the race is very flat overall, but as you “climb” away from the water toward the Trop, there is a long gradual incline, which can come back to get you later on in race. Other than that, make sure you enjoy the incredible view and smile, it makes it hurt less…”
Kristi completed the Rollin’ Oats Trop 10K at St. Pete Run Fest. Her goal was to finish the race.
The result: She Did It!
For Kristi, the best part was having everyone around her believe in her until she believed in herself. That was empowering. She thought she was going to do the 5K and had no idea if she’d be able to finish the 10K or not. But she did it! It was the first time she’d made a decision to do something and follow it through to the end. And she felt amazed at all she accomplished. Having the women from her St. Pete Free Clinic residence out there right at the end, cheering on, showing up, was just incredible for her.
Tiffany completed the 3 Daughters St. Pete Half Marathon at St. Pete Run Fest. She had a goal of beating the time she got last year, and getting a time under 2 hours.
The result: She Did It!
For Tiffany, the best part was challenging herself and discovering that she could dream it and achieve it! Her goal was to better her time from last year, and she did it! With hard work and perseverance, Tiffany has been able to overcome obstacles to run the race she set out to do. Overall, the race went great for her and she’d recommend it to anyone who is thinking about running at St. Pete Run Fest next year.
Tiffany’s Advice: “Give it your all and do your best!”