Does Running Make You Hungry?
If you're like me, then you're hungry after you run.
Okay, okay, I admit sometimes I'm hungry before and during the run, too!
Well, there's no reason to run hungry with the line up of races offered this September around Tampa Bay.
I've compiled a list of some delicious options below. You'll find new races and returning favorites. Enjoy!
5 September Races with Food Themes + a Bonus
1. Chick-fil-A Tampa Bay Fall Stampede 5K, 1 Mile Walk
Chick-fil-A cows will be available for photos. There's a post-race party in the Family Fun Zone including Chick-fil-A food, games, and prizes.
Chick-fil-A has sponsored the event since it began in 2012. The Fall Stampede had over 1,500 runners last year. The event has raised about $307, 500 in net proceeds.
Packet Pickup at the Children's Cancer Center, 4901 West Cypress St., Tampa
Thursday, September 7th from 4PM to 8PM
Friday, September 8th from 8AM to 2PM
5K and 1 Mile races are $35; Virtual Race Available for $30
2. Fit Foodie Festival & 5K in Clearwater
The full name of this event is: John Hancock Hosts The Cooking Light & Health Fit Foodie Festival & 5K. Now that's a mouthful!
After the 5K timed race, runners are invited to taste a variety of delicious foods and beverages in the post race Vitality Village. Last year's runners reported the tastings and giveaways were generous. There were food demos and workouts, too. It's a family friendly event.
Every 5K runner receives a medal. Goodie bags include samples from sponsors. Race shirts aren't included with registration, but branded apparel is for sale on race day.
Packet Pickup at Fit2Run 2223 N. Westshore Blvd., Tampa
Happy Hour at Fit2Run - International Plaza
Friday, September 8th from 4-7 PM
5K is $45; increases to $55 on 9/8/17
Register: Clearwater Fit Foodie Festival & 5K
3. Hooters to Hooters 10K and 5K
The race begins and ends at the original Hooters location in Clearwater, FL.
The 10K course is a mix of road and paved trails. The 5K course is all road running. Both races are chip timed. Awards are 3 deep in age group categories starting at 9 and under.
Packet Pickup at American Running Company, 26024 US Hwy 19 North, Clearwater
Saturday, September 9 from Noon-4:30 pm
Race morning beginning at 6 am
4. Thin Mint Sprint 5K and Tagalong Trot 1 Miler
No strollers allowed in the 5K race. Stroller are permitted in the 1 mile Tagalong Trot. No pets allowed in either race.
All registered Girl Scouts in grades K-12 will receive a FREE Patch! This race benefits the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida.
After the races, there will be an awards ceremony and post-race celebration that includes unlimited Girl Scout cookies.
Top three 5K males and females in each standard age group will be awarded their favorite box of cookies. Additional awards for overall 5K and 1-mile male and female.
All 5K and 1 Mile racers receive a shirt, goodie bag and finisher medal. Virtual racers receive a shirt and bib only; no medal.
Thursday, Sept. 14. 12-6pm:
Girl Scout Leadership Center, 4610 Eisenhower Blvd., Tampa
Friday, Sept. 15. 12-6 pm
American Running Company, 26024 US Hwy 19 North, Clearwater
Race Morning: on site before the races
5K is $30; 1 Miler is $15; Virtual is $10; Samoa Challenge is $35
Register: Thin Mint Sprint or Tagalong Trot or Samoa Challenge
5. PB & J Run 10K 5K and 15K Challenge
All 15K runners must register online by 9/1/17 to receive an extra perk: Zensha socks!
Take a look below at the PB&J sandwich medal and race shirt. The first 100 finishers in the 5K and 10K races will receive the cooler bag.
The closed-course, chip-timed PB&J 5K/10K will kick-off from beautiful Coachman Park. The event includes a post-race expo with interactive vendors, music, and complimentary food and drinks for all runners.
100% of proceeds from the race will benefit Pinellas County children through the services of local 501(c)(3) non-profit Directions for Living.
I couldn't find the packet pickup info. You can check their Facebook page, or PBJRun.com for more information.
5K is $20; 10K is $25; 15K Challenge is $35
Register: PB&J 5K 10K and 15K Challenge
Bonus Cookie Round!
Cookies for the Cure – 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
There is a 5K, 10K, 15K Challenge and Virtual Race: $15-$55.
Ovarian Cancer survivors race for free. Youth entries are discounted.
Register: Step Closer to the Cure 5K 10K 1Miler or 15K Challenge
Yesterday, I picked up my runner packet for this Saturday's One Step Closer to the Cure 10K in St. Petersburg. Tuesday's pickup was available at the St. Pete Running Company from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. I arrived at 4:31 and was surprised to see a line already. A few minutes in, the line was moving. We were handed our goodie bags while in line, then got our bib and shirt at the check in table. Onsite registration was also available.
This is one of the better goodie bags I've seen lately. I really, really like the hat and shirt.
Lots of sponsors contributed so runners received a purple drawstring bag, pens, notepads, water bottle, samples, coolie, wristband, pillbox, samples, literature and my favorite — a bright green stick on pocket for the back of your phone to hold your ID and credit cards.
This is where you'll find me writing instead of running. (But, you know I'll be writing about running, right?)
2018 Race Plans
305 Half Marathon
Best Damn Leftover 5k
Best Damn Race
Bib Rave Pro
BigFoot Tri & Trail
Boley Jingle Bell Run
Bolt Run 5K-5Miler
Chick-fil-A 5K Tampa
Clearwater Fit Foodie 5k
Cocoa Beach Half
Conquistador Half & 5K
Cupid's Undie Run
Discover Caladesi Island
First Watch Sarasota Half
FL Beachathon Half
FL West Coast Half
Food Themed Races
Fort DeSoto 15K
Frugal Fitness Hacks
Gasparilla Distance Classic Expo
Getaway 10K St Pete
Half Marathon Tips
Heroes Memorial Run
Honeymoon Island Half
Hooters 10K 5K Clearwater
Hot Chocolate 15K Tampa
How To Run In Hot Weather
Kettle Krush 5K
Madeira Beach 5K Series
May Day Races 10K
Miami Beach Half
One Step Closer 10K
Par 4 Miler
PB & J 10K Run
Pumpkins In The Park 5K
Quack Attack 5K
Race Day Photos
Race Day Tips
Race For The Cupcake 5K
Race The Bay Half
Robinson Presv 10K-5K
Ronnie's Run 10 Miler
Run For All Children 10k
Running In The Rain
Run Run Santa Races
Sarasota Music Half
Skyway Bridge 10K
Spring Break Races
St Pete Beach Classic
St Pete Grand Prix 5K
St Pete Rocks
St Pete Run Fest
Sunset 5K Series
Tampa Bay Parks
Tampa Flavor Run
Thin Mint Sprint 5K
TIA 5K On The Runway
Tips For Older Rookie Runners
TPA5K On The Runway
Was Your Race Cancelled?
Weedon Island Trail Run
Weedon Trail 8K
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