The Big Run 5k

Sat June 1 - Wed June 5, 2024 Tampa, FL 33614 US Directions


The Big Run 5k

$35 06/01 7:30AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT Price increases after March 29, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

The Big Run 5k (Virtual)

$30 Registration ends June 5, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Global Running Day Celebration

$0 06/05 5:30PM - 6:30PM EDT
Events: Lakeland - Swan Brewing Flatwoods - Fat Rabbit Pub Brandon - Bullfrog Creek Brewing Co


Al Lopez Park
4810 N Himes Ave
Tampa, FL US 33614


The Big Run 5k


Join Fleet Feet Tampa for the second annual The Big Run 5k on June 1st, 2024, at Al Lopez Park in Tampa! This exciting event is a celebration of Global Running Day, dedicated to bringing together the diverse running community in Tampa and beyond. This event is a timed 5k that welcomes participants of all skill levels, whether you're a seasoned runner or just starting your fitness journey. The course at Al Lopez Park provides a picturesque backdrop for your run, creating an enjoyable and memorable experience for all.

The Big Run 5k isn't just about crossing the finish line; it's about celebrating the spirit of running and fostering a sense of community. We believe in inclusivity, and that's why this event is designed for both runners and walkers. Come join us and be a part of building a stronger and more connected running community right here in Tampa. What makes this event even more special is our commitment to giving back. A portion of the profits from The Big Run 5k will be donated to our charitable partner, Girls on the Run of Tampa Bay. In addition, we are collecting charitable donations on their behalf as well. Your participation not only supports your fitness goals but also contributes to the well-being of our community.

Mark your calendars, lace up your running shoes, and be a part of The Big Run 5k as we run together, celebrate together, and make a positive impact on the Tampa Bay area. See you at the starting line!


The Big Run 5k

Online registration for this event is open and will remain open until May 31st, and then will reopen for onsite race day registration on June 1st from 6-7am. Registration fees include a chip timed 5k, a technical shirt, bib, finisher medal, and post race food and beverages. Shirts can only be guaranteed for signups on or before May 1st, 2024.

The Big Run 5k (Virtual)

This option is a virtual race, participants will be able to submit times but are not eligible for prizes. Registration fees include technical shirt, bib, and participation medal. Participants will have through Global Running Day on June 5th to submit their times. Shirts can only be guaranteed for signup before May 1st, 2024. Shirts can only be guaranteed for signups on or before May 1st, 2024.

Global Running Day Celebrations

This is a free event hosted on June 5th to celebrate Global Running Day. More information can be found here


Packet Pickup

It is encouraged to pick up your packets prior to race day, but race day packet pick up is available. Early packet pickup will be held at Fleet Feet Flatwoods.You may arrange for someone else to pick up your packet for you, they will be required to provide the email address used during registration.


Early packet pickup at Fleet Feet Flatwoods:

Thursday, 5-30-24 from 4-7pm

Friday, 5-31-24 from 4-7pm 

Day of Race at Al Lopez Park 

6-7am- Packet pickup and race day registration


Course Map

The Big Run 5k will follow the USATF sanctioned 5k course which is the standard Al Lopez 5k course. The course map can be found here.



Finishers will receive a participant's medal as they finish each race.

Overall male and female will be based on gun time. All other awards will be based on chip time. In addition to overall male and female, The Big Run 5k will recognize masters male and female (fastest runners over 40). 

The Big Run will recognize male and female 1st, 2nd, and 3rd placements in these age group categories: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85+. In addition to these age group awards, The Big Run will recognize 1st, 2nd, and 3rd placements for non-binary participants.

Overall and masters winners will not be eligible for age group awards, and there will be no double dipping in the overall and masters award categories.

Awards will be presented after the final finisher on June 1st, approx 9:00 AM at Al Lopez Park.


Sponsorship Opportunities

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Presenting Sponsors

Community Sponsor

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