Fun Starts In

Classic Beach Fun Run

A race for night owls

Some people are more sunset than sunrise, so we created our Beach Fun Run for those folks. With a 5:00 PM start time, this event is much more relaxed than our other competitive events. There are no awards. There are no medals. Participants are not timed unless they are competing in our Marathon Challenge event.

Party on the Beach!
The Beach Fun Run covers 3.8 miles of St. Pete Beach’s shoreline. It is followed by a post-race party, our beach bonfire and live music.

Here’s what you get
a race bib
a race shirt
beach sunset
post-race food and beverages
beach bonfire (weather dependent)
live music at Rum Runner’s

$20 Through July 4th 2023


Enjoy the sunset

Course Info

The Beach Fun Run is run entirely on sand. It starts and finishes on St. Pete Beach, directly behind the Sirata.

Event Schedule

The link below has a schedule of the weekend events.

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Jan 12

Expo, Registration & Pick up Packet

Friday, January 12, 2024

St Pete Beach Community Center, Boca Ciega Room

7701 Boca Ciega Drive

St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

12:00 PM

Expo, Registration & Pick up Packet Opens

6:00 PM

Expo, Registration & Pick up Packet Closes

Jan 13

Packet Pickup / Race Day Registration Opens

Saturday, January 13, 2024 | 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM

4:00 PM

Packet Pickup / Race Day Registration Opens

5:00 PM

Classic Beach Fun Run START

(Including Marathon Challenge participants)

6:00 PM

Concert & Party @ Rum Runners with Big Brother Band

7:00 PM

Beach Bonfire on beach behind Rum Runners

Course Details

  • The 3.8 mile beach fun run takes place entirely on sand on the beach behind the Sirata.
  • There are no age group awards for this event (this is a “fun run”).
  • Individual Marathon Challenge participants must wear their race numbers with timing chip to receive an official time!

If you are NOT running the Marathon Challenge, your timing for the Beach Fun Run will be taken from clock/gun start and clock finish.


Register Today

The Sirata Beach Resort and Conference Center has been the home of the Classic Since 2008 and is proud to offer hotel room discount specials.

Book your room now! Call Toll free for reservations 855-344-5999.

To get the St. Pete Beach Classic Weekend special room rate, call toll free and identify yourself as part of the “SPB Classic 2024 Runners Group Block“. If you do not make your arrangements in this manner you will not be linked to the group and won’t get the special rate. Act quickly as once the group is filled the special discount will not be available! (note: at least one person in each guest room must be at least 21 years of age)

More about the Sirata

The Sirata is the focal point for the Classic’s activities: all the pre- and post-race parties, race-day registration and packet pick up, the beach party and bonfire – even the start and finish lines – are located at the resort!! 

The Sirata is truly the home of the Classic.

The City of St. Pete Beach is the essence of a small, beach community. Situated on a barrier island that forms Boca Ciega Bay with the mainland of St. Petersburg, its approximately 10,000 residents are understandably proud of their community! They have reason to be, as St. Pete Beach was designated the Sunset Capital of Florida, and named the 3 rd best family beach destination in the country by Parents Magazine!

A small island measuring about 5 miles long and less than a half-mile wide (at points much less!) residents are an active bunch, participating in civic groups and other organizations aimed at making life here full of fun activities and services that make it truly a tropical paradise! The St. Pete Beach Classic is the biggest event of the year for the City and involves virtually all of the local organizations and many of our businesses to make it happen – all to the benefit of various charities.

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