January 12, 13, 14, 2018 (MLK Weekend)

The St. Pete Beach Classic is Florida's ONLY race

that lets you enjoy a full race weekend at the beach!

Synovus Bank Kids' Dashes!

Something for everyone – even the little ones -

and it's FREE!!

From runners 0-8 years old there’s an event for you
(provided your parents allow you!).


Raymond warms up the kids from Darren Farris on Vimeo.

Synovus Bank Kids' Classic Tampa Bay Rays mascot, Raymond warms up for the kids' races

Course Description

  • 4 years and under to 8 years old.
  • All races finish under the same finish banner as the timed, competitive events.
  • (yes, the big banner your parent's ran under!)
  • The shortest distance, 50 yards.
  • The longest distance - 300 yards!
  • At any distance caution is advised to be on the lookout for “bandits” in the form
    of pizza slices, smoothie drinks and even farm animals!!



Race Medals

Course Info

The Kids Classic events will all be run on and around the Sirata Beach Resort.  Each of the four distances finish at the big finish line on the Sirata property where smiling volunteers will be waiting to hand out finisher's medals to all participants!

Event Schedule

Race Weekend Schedule of Events

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

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