What You Need to Know
Packet Pickup: Pickup was available on Thursday and Friday before the race at The St. Pete Running Company. Registration and packet pickup were also available on race morning.
Race Course: The 5K course began and finished at Albert Whitted Park across from the Dali Museum in downtown St. Petersburg. The 5K course followed the waterfront with a turnaround at North Shore Pool. The 1 Mile Fun Run went half a mile up Bayshore Drive, then returned to Albert Whitted Park.
Aid Stations: There was a water stop at the halfway point for the 5K.
Parking: The Mahaffey Theatre parking lot was charging $10. There are other parking options in downtown St. Pete including meters and nearby parking garages.
Restrooms: There are nice permanent restrooms at Albert Whitted Park. No port-o-lets.
Cost: 5K $30.
SWAG (Stuff we all get): The goodie bag for this race was especially nice for a 5K. All runners received a short sleeve tech race shirt and bib, a giftcard for breakfast at Chick-fil-A, a quality drawstring backpack, Clif Bar and magnet. I received a miniature Salvation Army red bell at packet pickup on Friday.
Post Race Festivities: Post race food was served from a Salvation Army mobile unit.
Photos: Yes. Free photos of the start and finish area were provided online by DigitalPixelPhotography.com.
Awards: Overall winners received a prize.
Timing Chip: Timing chip on bibs for 5K.
Race Results: The results were posted online at Big Dawg Running on Sunday. Runners received an email with links to results and photos. There were 161 finishers in the 5K race.
Weather Report: Wet and windy at start.
-> Mostly cloudy.
-> Windy and Rainy.
-> Temp was 65º at the finish.
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