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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.

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When and Where
Event Date:
Friday, March 20, 2020

Event Location:
St. Petersburg, Florida

The St. Pete Heroes 2020 5K 10K and 1 Mile Honoring All Law Enforcement And Fire Rescue

Friends join us the evening of Friday, March 20, 2020, in St. Petersburg At Demens Landing Park in the amazing downtown St. Petersburg at Bayshore Drive and 2nd Avenue S. St. Petersburg, Florida 33701.

For almost a decade this has been St. Petersburg's signature event to showcase Law Enforcement and Fire Rescue in a 5K, 10K, or 1 mile distance run celebration on Friday evening. You'll want to enjoy a great night in St. Petersburg's downtown district after the race but the celebration gets started HERE!

The 5K and 10K both begin at 6:30 pm (so pick your favorite distance). The 1 mile will begin just minutes after 5K and 10K runners are released. The course moves along a fully paved route along Bayshore Drive toward the famous Vinoy Hotel and back to our start at Demens Landing. Both distances are electronically timed and EVERYONE will get the amazing American Flag finisher's medal. To limit a more competitive audience we do not offer age group awards but we will give an award to the first 25 males and 25 females to cross the finish line in both distances.   The one mile run is not scored or timed but all participants in ANY of the 3 distances will take home an event shirt and one finisher's medal!  What a great way to show your love and appreciation for those who serve our community and our country in law enforcement and fire rescue.

Visit us at www.heroesofstpete.org

Event details and schedule

Registration is ONLINE only and may not be available on race day so please register early and take advantage of the lower rates the earlier you register. Your registration is a donation to the Heroes of St. Pete Police and Fire Rescue!

Check in is on race day only and begins as early as 4:30 p.m. at Demens Landing Park.

(Please come up to your race announcer when you arrive so we can acknowledge one person you love who has served in law enforcement or fire rescue so we can give them a shout out at the race)

Opening ceremonies begin at 6 p.m. and all dignitaries will be presented on stage. 

The 5K and 10K runs (walkers are welcome) begin together at 6:30 pm and the 1 mile starts minutes later.

Awards are presented to the first 15 males and first 15 females in both the 5K and 10K beginning at 7:30 p.m. with the 5K and being presented first.  We limit competitive running so that we can grow our running crowd in an environment that is comfortable to all.  Of course all finishers of the 5K, 10K, AND 1 mile will take home the awesome annual heroes finishers medal honoring the American Flag.  A Heroes run t-shirt is also included in your registration. 

There is no parking at Demens Landing but an email will go out to all registrants on Thursday morning prior to the race with the most up to date parking locations, race day arrival instructions, as well as your assigned race bib number (synced with our timing system) and your participation waiver of release.

Cheers on your support to the men and women who serve and protect us daily!

For questions please email: XanaduRaceManagement@gmail.com

www.heroesofstpete.org

 

 

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