Fun Starts In

Marathon Challenge

Run a full marathon over the course of a weekend

Test your power and endurance + a little fun along the way!

In 2013, the St. Pete Beach Classic Weekend added a  3.8 mile beach fun run to the weekend’s growing schedule of events! This addition created a new race and a new competition too. The Classic Marathon Challenge gives you the chance to run a full marathon on race weekend. 


26.2 Miles for a Full Marathon!
Here in St. Pete Beach, FL, we run this distance race spread
out over a weekend, with two beach parties, a bonfire,
and a good night’s rest in the mix. 
We call this event the Classic Marathon Challenge!!


Here’s the math
+ 6.2 mile(10K) Race
+ 3.1 mile (5K) Race
+ 3.8 Mile Beach Race
+ 13.1 Mile Half-Marathon

Here are the Prices
$130 until 6/01/2019 $150 until 9/01/2019
$170 until 11/1/2019>
$200 thru 1/12/2020


2017 Finishers Medals

Course Info

Run along the fast, flat streets of St. Pete Beach Florida.

 Enlarge Map

Event Schedule

The link below has a schedule of the weekend events.

Click Here

Travel / Hotels

St. Pete Beach is one of the premier travel destinations in America. With beautiful beaches and top accommodations, St. Pete Beach is tropical paradise.

Come stay at the Sirata Beach Resort, our host hotel, and be located right in the heart of all the weekend’s activities!

St. Pete Beach is located close to Tampa International Airport (TPA) as well as St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport (PIE)

Area Info

Deemed the “Sunset Capital of Florida”, St. Pete Beach rings in the beautiful sunsets by gathering to ring a bell every evening at sunset.

With an average high of 69 oF in mid-January, it is easy to feel why this beautiful Gulf Coast area is an athlete’s paradise. Nestled on the Gulf Coast, St. Pete Beach has miles of beautiful white beaches. This destination offers a wide range of selections for accommodations which include luxury resorts, family owned hotels and quaint B&B’s.

St. Pete Beach has so many activities that there isn’t a reason to leave the island! Spend the day shopping the Corey Avenue District or Historic 8th Avenue in Pass-a-grille. Neighboring beach communities offer additional shopping experiences and are a short Beach Trolley ride away. Enjoy water sports like surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, parasailing and fishing. Take a dolphin sightseeing cruise or a sunset sail. Nearby attractions include museums and art galleries, such as the Salvador Dali Museum and Chihuly Glass Gallery. There are also natural attractions, such as the award winning Fort DeSoto Park.

Whether your style is to enjoy watersports, stretch out in the sun or investigate an old fort, we have it all!

Post Race Party

I Like What I See! I Want to Register Now!