"I am originally from up north and have done many races. But racing in the Tampa Bay area is truly amazing! The community, the events, the races are worth the trip! It is like racing in a friendly town that has a vacation view. The area has many reasons to visit beside racing so it will be a fun and fulfilling trip."

Running Races

Run St. Pete Fest

  • Distances: Kids Race/5k/Half marathon
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Dates: November 13-15, 2020
  • Website: stpeterunfest.org

St. Pete Run Fest is two full days of festival fun, including running events, a Wellness Market, local food, music and craft beer from 3 Daughters Brewing. With distances for kids, beginners and seasoned runners, there’s plenty to entertain the entire family in the Sunshine City, St. Petersburg, Florida.

"St Pete Run Fest is new and is booming! It was a success the first year and will only get better! The after party is on the water with great options. there were many cheer stations and spectators along the course."


Gasparilla Distance Classic

  • Distances: 5k/15k/5mile/Half
  • Location: Tampa, Florida
  • Dates: February 22-23, 2020
  • Website: tampabayrun.com

Athletes of all levels can take on the 15k, 5k, half marathon, 8k, Michelob Ultra challenges, 5k walk, 5k stroller races, and more on a mostly flat course! Prize purses for various races and categories total over $40,000. 

"Gasparilla is a must! This is the course that Meb trains on from time to time. Its an out and back course that is spectator friendly and you can feel the encouragement from all the runners as you pass each other. The shirts, medals, and expo are awesome!! The pirate themed medal has a movable jaw and is really unique! The expo is one of the biggest with many vendors and options."

Olympic Marathon Trials viewing and Publix Atlanta Marathon, Half & 5k

In 2020, Atlanta's marathon weekend is America's marathon weekend. Held the day after the 2020 Olympic Marathon Team Trials, the Publix Atlanta Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K will inspire you by watching, see the legends, then be the legacy. Held for the second year on a new course that takes you past some of Atlanta's most prominent monuments, stadiums and neighborhoods, the Publix Atlanta Marathon will show participants from near and far why Atlanta is Running City USA.  In addition, with Destination Miles you get to spend the weekend with award-winning, sports writer, Matt Fitzgerald.



Gate River Run

  • Distances: 15k
  • Location: Jacksonville, Florida
  • Dates: March 12, 2020
  • Website: 1stplacesports.com

GATE River Run is an annual 15-kilometer road running event in Jacksonville, FL that attracts both competitive and recreational runners. It has been the US National Championship 15K since 1994 and in 2007 became the largest 15K race in the country.


Best Damn Race

  • Distances: Distances:  5k/10/Half
  • Location: Safety Harbor, Florida
  • Date:  February 6-7, 2021
  • Website: bestdamnrace.com

Best Damn Race is a running series created for runners by runners. Their goal is to provide a big race experience. It doesn’t matter if you are an elite runner, first timer, walker, or using a baby jogger, we want you to have the best DAMN race experience.

"Best Damn Race is very organized! The award ceremony sticks to the schedule and the party afterwards has a lot to offer. Don't forget about the PR bell! The communication from the race director is very detailed and informative!"



  • Location: Maryland, Knoxville, TN, & Minnesota
  • Dates: Maryland (May 9, 2020), Knoxville (June 28, 2020) and Minnesota (August 29, 2020)
  • Website: igniteswimrun.com
  • Distances:
    • Long Course - Team - Swim - 8 legs: 4.6 mi & Run - 9 legs: 13.9 mi
      • Total distance: 18.5 mi
    • Short Course - Team - Swim - 3 legs: 2 mi & Run - 4 legs: 7 mi
      • Total distance: 9.0 mi
    • Short Course - Solo: "Spark" - Swim - 3 legs: 2 mi & Run - 4 legs: 7 mi
      • Total distance: 9.0 mi

SwimRun is the newest and fastest growing endurance team sport today. It is a unique sport where SwimRunners participate individually or as a two person team, but it’s not a relay. Teams consist of all men, all women and mixed gender. The race begins with a mass wave start. During the race, teammates must remain within 10 meters of each other at all times. Teammates must complete the entire course and cross the finish line together.



St. Anthony's Triathlon

  • Distances: Olympic and Sprint Distance
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Dates: April 25-26, 2020
  • Website: satriathlon.com

St. Anthony’s is a Top 10 Great Destination Triathlon in beautiful downtown St. Petersburg, FL. A premier event with great fan support and tremendous competition. St. Anthony's Triathlon offers something for everyone whether you are a highly-ranked professional, newbie amateur, or spectator cheering on a friend or family member. Early registration is highly recommended due to field limits.


Mad Beach

Madeira Beach's Archibald Park. 1/4 Mile Swim, 10 mile Bike, 5K Beach Run This venue provides a great location for one of Tampa Bay’s best sprint triathlons supporting both youth and adult events. This race has been noted as one of the "Do Not Miss" events of the year.


Top Gun

  • Distances: Sprint and International Distance
  • Location: Fort Desoto, Florida
  • Dates: July 18, 2020
  • Website: topguntri.racehawk.com

Top Gun Triathlon is the largest sprint triathlon in the Tampa Bay area and is limited to 1000 participants.

Sprint Distance: Swim .25 miles, Bike 10 miles, Run 3.1 miles
International Distance: Swim .75, Bike 20 miles, Run 6.2 miles.


SOS Cape Cod Triathlon

  • Distances: 38 Mile Adventure Triathlon
  • Location: Cape Cod, MA
  • Dates: June 20, 2020
  • Website: sos-capecod.com

It is not your traditional swim-bike-run format either, rather a 38-mile point-to-point adventure triathlon starting with a bike, followed by a run/swim journey (on sandy trails and in kettle ponds) before ending in Wellfleet for a full meal and after-party. Due to the nature of this race there are qualification standards that must be met.  For the first time ever, an athletic competition is being allowed to enter the scenic lands of the Cape Cod National Seashore.


Sea to Summit Triathlon

  • Distances: 92+ Miles Multisport
  • Location: Maine & New Hampshire
  • Dates: July 25, 2020
  • Website: s2stri.com

The Sea to Summit is not your traditional multisport race. This is an amazing day which combines the core elements of triathlon with the challenges of an adventure race. With assistance from your support designate, or porter, you’ll swim 1.5 miles, ride 92+ miles then run and climb your way up the tallest mountain in the Northeastern United States. Serious athletes only need apply.