Lace up those sneakers for 3 upcoming Tampa Bay area running events

It’s running season, TBAY. Let’s get moving.

Sneakers are being laced in an up-close shot. The shoe is resting against a bench with hands tying the laces.

Ready, set, race.

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For those who like to tear up the tarmac in the great outdoors, winters in TBAY offer ample opportunity. As warmer weather approaches, there are several races taking place in the coming weeks:

  • St. Petersburg Distance Classic | Sunday, Feb. 11 | 5K, 10K, half marathon, marathon | North Shore Park, 901 North Shore Dr. NE., St. Petersburg | $50-$130 | Register here to explore downtown St. Pete over various distances.
  • Gasparilla Distance Classic | Saturday, Feb. 24 + Sunday, Feb. 25 | 5K, 8K, 15K, half marathon | 333 S. Franklin St., Tampa | Register here to race around Davis Islands and along Bayshore Boulevard at the annual event.
  • Skyway 10K | Sunday, March 3 | 10K | The south end of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge | Only VIP spots are left for racers who wish to run across the iconic structure, but volunteering opportunities are still available for this run which benefits the Armed Forces Families Foundation.
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