Running events in St. Pete/Clearwater

Calling all runners - take a trip to America's best beaches and enjoy some great running festivals that offer beautiful scenery and spectacular views.

The start of the St. Pete Pride Fest

Explore the numerous running festivals throughout the year in St. Pete/Clearwater.

If you like to have a fit reason to visit a destination, these running races and festivals are a perfect excuse to getaway to the sunshine and beaches of St. Pete/Clearwater. Check out our list below of the top recurring events.


St. Pete Run Fest

St. Pete Run Fest is three days of festival fun, including running events, The Rollin’ Oats Wellness Market and Café, post-race food catered by Outback Steakhouse, music, and craft beer from local breweries. With distances for kids, beginners and seasoned runners, there’s plenty to entertain the entire family in the Sunshine City, St. Petersburg, Florida.  Enjoy beautiful views of Tampa Bay, while participating in this ocean-friendly event.  No single-use plastics at St. Pete Run Fest!

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Clearwater Running Festival

The Clearwater Running Festival is home to America’s #1 beach and is just 22 miles from Tampa on Florida’s stunning west coast.  All of our courses in the Clearwater Running Festival take you past some of the most beautiful scenery with spectacular views of the Gulf, Inner Coastal and city. Finisher medals, post-race refreshments, overall and age group awards are just some of the takeaways from this popular event.

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St. Anthony's Triathlon

Named as one of “10 Great Destination Triathlons” by Complete Tri, St. Anthony’s Triathlon celebrates its 39th year in 2022 with a beautiful St. Petersburg setting, great fan support and tremendous competition.

The three events – St. Anthony’s Olympic Triathlon, Sprint Triathlon & Meek & Mighty have something for everyone whether you are a highly ranked professional, newbie amateur, youth competitor, volunteer or a spectator cheering a friend.

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Best Damn Race

Best Damn Race  is a running series created for runners by runners. Enjoy a big race experience at a local race price. It doesn’t matter if you are an elite runner, first timer, walker, or using a baby jogger, the race organizer's want you to have the best DAMN race experience. The unique registration process allows all participants the opportunity to register for low prices on a first-come, first-served basis. This gives all athletes an opportunity to race regardless of income level. 

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St. Pete Beach Classic

Run on the streets, party on the beach! The St. Pete Beach Classic 5K, 10K and half marathon courses will all be re-certified before our 2022 race weekend.
Awards will be presented to the first overall male and female finisher in the 5K, 10K, Classic Duo, half marathon and Marathon Challenge. Awards will be given 3-deep in the standard age groups, from 10-79 years old, in the 5K, 10K and half marathon, as well as a 10 year old and younger class and an 80 year old and over class.

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