Tip Of The Day

Build a Foundation

Add some variety to your exercise routine. Run one day and strength train the next. This will not only hold your interest in the workouts longer, but it will give your body the time it needs for recovery. Additionally, you are covering more muscle groups throughout the body and keeping the workouts motivating and different.

To build up endurance for your 5K race include some interval training as part of your regimen. Use hill sessions and up-tempo to your runs to do this. Hold a steady running pace where you do not feel like you are just about to die, but that you can keep going.

Head to the track for shorter interval runs while learning to pace yourself. Learn to conserve your energy during the first part of the race and then to let go in the second half so you can make it to the finish line of you 5K race.

Great Gay 5K 2017 Run/Walk St. Pete Beach

Are you ready for a "gaytastic" weekend in St. Pete Beach, FL? Let's celebrate the first annual Great Gay 5K! This fun run/walk is a celebration of the LGBT+ community, supporters, and athletes of all shapes and sizes. Simply put, if you love the playful and cheery community, show your support and enjoy the day with us! A portion of proceeds will go to a local non-profit charity.

Registered participants will receive FREE race pictures, a dry-fit T-shirt, and goodie bag. Everyone will receive an amazing giftl! Rain or shine, we will see you there.

Note: Only 800 guaranteed spots. Register now so you don’t miss out!

Price Breaks

$25 Dec 20, 2016 - March 31, 2017

$30 April 1 - July 31, 2017

$35 Aug 1 - Sept. 23, 2017 (Registration closes at 6pm on Saturday, Sept 23)

$40 Race Day Registration (At Pass-A-Grille Registration Table)

Join us Sunday, September 24, 2017 to celebrate the LGBT+ community at St. Pete Beach (Pass-A-Grille) in St. Petersburg, FL! This is a 5K event that the entire family can enjoy together and create lasting memories. Everyone is welcome!

**This run is 100% on the beach. We will have a starting area by one of the lifeguard stands, and run along the water to the half-way point. There will be signage, water, and definitely one of the best 5Ks that you will experience!

Social Media

Make sure to follow us on Social Media! We're on Facebook and Instagram, and use #greatgay5k when posting pictures or sharing stories. Also, we'd really appreciate you sharing this event with your friends and family! Use #greatgay5K and #letsgetgay to connect on social.

*Virtual 5K*

The Virtual 5K is for athletes around the United States who can't make the St. Pete Great Gay 5K. The participants will register and run/walk the 5K at the location of their choice. Participants will receive an official bib, dry-fit t-shirt, awesome gift, and goodie bag. Most importantly, they'll be able to participate in the fun where ever they are!

Additional Information

Great Gay 5K Race T-Shirts will be given to all registrants.

Race Packet and Shirt Pick Up

You will be able to pick up your race packet, goodie bag and T-Shirt at the registration table on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, starting at 7 am at St. Pete Beach (Pass-A-Grille). We'll also have packet pick-up the night before the race at Fit2Run in Downtown St. Petersburg, FL. Full details will be emailed prior to the event.

Snacks and Drinks

Snacks and beverages will be provided prior to the race and after the run. We’ll also have plenty of water on site as well for the thirsty participants!

Awesome Gift

You'll get a sweet gift just for participating!

Free Race Pictures

We'll have a photographer at the event. RACE PHOTOS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE. We'll also have a FREE photobooth at the event!

Discounts are available when you register multiple participants! Check your event receipt for the discount code!

For Additional Information:

Contact RJ at Robert.huebert@gmail.com or Claire at Claire.selius@gmail.com.

Event details and schedule

Race Day Agenda for Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 at St. Pete Beach (Pass-a-Grille) St. Petersburg, FL

7:00am: Registration/Packet pick-up

8:00am: Race starts

After race: prizes, music, snacks, drinks, and other goodies for the whole family!

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