11/23/2020: We are working on making Ronnie's Run live event as safe for everyone as possible. We are changing the race courses to allow different start times for each race. We'll announce the exact details via email and will keep the website updated in the coming weeks.
We are looking good for a "live event" on January 2nd, 2021. We will be limiting participants this year for several reasons, but we still plan on an amazing event for those that attend. There will be no race day registration so register early.
Registration for the Challenge Double Nickel race will end on October 10th at midnight. Sorry no exceptions after that date.
Although we don't know the future, we are optimistic that 2021 will be a great year. Thank you to all that support our race. Many are helped that struggle with alcohol and drug addiction because of you.
**** COVID 19 UPDATE for Ronnie's Run**
After much thought and prayers, we have decided to postpone Ronnie's Run until January 02, 2021 due to the Covid 19 pandemic. We want to host a safe, fun event and we hope January 2021 will be a great time for all!. ALL registrations will be carried over to the new date. If anyone would like to change their registration to virtual, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are sorry, there are no refunds.
We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will use input from the state officials to ensure your race experience will be a safe one.
Ronnie's Run is in memory of my son Ronnie Scrimo who passed away on December 10th 2014. Ronnie was enrolled at Saint Petersburg College; he earned his A.A. and was one semester away from graduating with his Bachelors of Arts degree. He was a member of Phi Thete Kappa. Ronnie was an amazing athlete and runner. He was involved in Tri-Fitness, Orangetheory Fitness and a member at CrossFit Apogee in Apollo Beach, FL. We thank Orangetheory Fitness for being our new Title Sponsor this year!
Ronnie is missed dearly by so many. In his memory, we dedicate this race to Ronnie Scrimo, my son, my running buddy and my best friend. Our mission is to bring awareness and resources to all that struggle with alcohol and drug addiction, to provide resources for addicts and their families. We believe that Christ is the all time healer and can help those in need. Come and run with us! 10 miles, 5 Miles, 5K or be an over-acheiver and compete in our 5Mile & 5K Challenge. A portion of the proceeds will go to Lighthouse Ministries in Lakeland, FL #run4ronnie.
"About the race courses & starting times"
The 10 Mile, 5 Mile and 5K courses highlight Fort Desoto Park & Beach, the largest park in Pinellas County. Run on all paved courses, but enjoy the amazing beautiful Florida beaches at their best. Fort De Soto was named America’s Top Beach for 2009 by Trip Advisor. In 2005, “Dr. Beach,” named Fort De Soto the nation’s #1 Beach.
We will begin the morning prior to the run with Zumba by Larra. Followed by the National Anthem and prayer.
"Here's what's included"
You can expect an "awesome" race shirt, an amazing finisher's medal.
Challenge Finishers will receive a second medal for completing the challenge. Park entrance fee ($5) is included in registration. A delicious breakfast will be served post race catered by Caddy's on the Beach . Charlie Chase Dj entertainment with some great tunes, Awards following 5k starting at 9:45am. Awards for 10 Mile and 5 Mile will begin at 9:15am. Lot's of fun and all for a great cause. Come out and join us! See you at the starting line.
Ronnie's Run event will begin at 7:30am. The 10 mile and the 5 Mile races will both begin at 7:30am. The 10 Mile run will have pacers from 7:30 pace to 13 minute pace. 5 Milers, you will have pacers for the first 1.9 miles only. The 5K will begin at 8:45am. For those of you that will be running the Challenge, you will have an hour and fifteen minutes to get to the start line of the 5K to start. So you will need to do the 5 Mile with at least a 14:30 pace in order to start the 5K on time at 8:45am.There will be awards 3 deep in 5 year age groups for the 10 mile, 5 Mile run and the 5K run . Top 25 Male and Female Challenge runners will be awarded. Challenge runners will be awarded in each event as a single event. The 10 mile course will be out and back through Arrowhead and the entire course is paved. (no sand). The 5 Mile course will be out and back through arrowhead. The 5k course will be a scenic route into Arrowhead. All paved courses, no sand.
START TIME: 7:30am
PARTICIPANT LIMIT: 1,500 runners
HYDRATION ON COURSE: There are six (6) HYDRATION STATIONS along the 10 mile course and two (2) for the 5 Mile & 5K route. These will provide water, Gatorade Endurance Formula
Awards will be given to the Top Overall Male finisher, Top Overall Female finisher, and the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group: Awards also given to the Top 3 Participating Teams. Last Day to sign up on a team is November 13th, 2020. If after this date, it will not count towards awards. Masters awards also for both races. The Top 25 Male and Female runners in the challenge will be awarded.
PETS & STROLLERS: We love dogs, and they make great training partners, but for their safety and yours, please leave your pet at home on race day. STROLLERS are allowed course, but please start at the back,
Packet Pick up TBD. We will offer 4 or 5 packet pick up locations to make sure it's convenient for all.
If you or your company is interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Jeanne Keeney at email@example.com or (813) 267-2998. Vendor opportunities available too.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jeanne Keeney at firstname.lastname@example.org or (813) 267-2998