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Mermaid Classic Duo

Split up your Saturday morning long run

Run two races, get three medals and enjoy a giant after party!

The Mermaid Duo is an opportunity to run two races in one morning. You’ll finish the 10K first and have a short break before running the 5K. You’ll receive the 10K medal, the 5K medal AND the unique duo event finishers medal!

Please note that in order to be entered for the Mermaid Duo, you must register for the Mermaid Duo specifically, NOT by registering for the individual races that comprise the event.

Run 9.3 miles on Saturday morning!
Looking for a little challenge? Why not try the Duo, where you run the 10K AND the 5K races on Saturday morning.

Saturday morning plan
Run the 10K race
Take a rest, have a coffee or change your clothes
Then run the 5K race
Celebrate at the the post-race party with 3 different medals

$44 Through July 4th


2022 Finishers Medals

Course Info

Participants will run the 10K course and then the 5K course.

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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

7:00 AM


(including Duo participants and Marathon Challenge participants)


Wendy Johnson 5K START

(including Duo participants and Marathon Challenge participants)

10:30 AM


Course Details

Test your power and endurance!

Run both the St Pete Beach Classic 5K and the St. Pete Running Co. 10K.

You will not only be scored in each race in your age group, but you will be eligible for the award given to the person in your age group that recorded the quickest cumulative time for both races!

Both courses are certified and entitle racers to run on the main throughfare of the City of St. Pete Beach, starting at the Sirata around a brief loop in North Beach, past Upham Beach and back to the Sirata and the finish.


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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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