*Get Ready For Another Great Race* Jan. 21st 2023
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.
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 Challenge Yourself with the Half Marathon Challenge; sponsored by Orangetheory Fitness. #run4ronnie.
Packet Pick Up Dates and Locations:
Wed. Jan. 18th, 2023: Dicks Sporting Goods Westshore Mall 258 Westshore Plaza, Tampa, FL 33609; 3:15pm until 7pm
Thursday Jan. 19th, 2023: St. Pete Running Company 6986 22nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710; 3:15pm until 6:30pm
NO FRIDAY PICK UP UNLESS YOU COME TO FORT DESOTO AND MAKE PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS WITH JEANNE KEENEY
We will have packet pick up on race morning, but remember lines will be long so if you are local, please try and pick up before race morning. Race day packet pick up begins at 6:05am until 6:50am
"About race day. race courses & starting times" Live, in Person Race
The 10 Mile, 5Mile 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.
"Here's what's included in your race fee:
You can expect an "awesome" race shirt, an amazing finisher's medal. ***YOU must sign up by January 5th to be guaranteed a Race Shirt. (Hoodies this year)
Post race breakfast will be "free" & catered by Caddy's on the Beach, Make sure you stop by Shelter #2 to pick up your hot breakfast wrap.
We will also serve Dunkin Donuts while they last! Monster Energy, Athletic Brewing, Fitlifefoods just to name a few vendors giving out free samples.
****Parking is no longer included in race fee. Pinellas County is now utilizing a different parking system that is billed by license plates. You can pay by text, credit card or at the meter. They are no longer able to bill the race director directly. I apologize in advance but it is something we can't control.
Charlie Chase Dj entertainment with some great tunes for the morning fun. Dave Ragsdale, emcee.
We will have race day packet pick up, but if you are local, please try and pick up your packet at one of the dates and times above to avoid lines on race day.
Enjoy a great warm up of Zumba prior to the race starting.
Beginning ceremony will promptly begin at 6:50am. Morning prayer and National Anthem
Strollers and walkers, please line up in the back.
The 10 mile course will be out and back through Arrowhead and the entire course is paved. (no sand). No time limit for either distance. Lead biker for both races
The 5k course will be a scenic route into Arrowhead. All paved courses, no sand. See below on website for course map.
START TIME: "5k Run" will begin at 7am. All Half Marathon Challenge Runners must start in the first 5K starting time. You will have 45 minutes to complete the 5K if you are running the Challenge. Please be at starting area by 6:50am. (note, if your time is longer than 45 minutes for 5K, you will still be timed).
** Please note we have a walk only 5K starting time (not timed) for all walkers. Walker 5K starting time is 7:50am.
5 mile and 10 mile begin at 7:45am
PARTICIPANT LIMIT: 1500
HYDRATION ON COURSE: There are six (6) HYDRATION STATIONS along the 10 mile course and 2 on the 5K route.
Awards will be given to the Top 3 Overall Male and Female finishers in the 3 races (5K, 5 Mile and 10 Mile); also the top 3 male and top 3 female finishers in each age group. (5 year increments). Male and Female Masters awards for all 3 races.
There will be an award for the top Male and Female overall winner for the Half Marathon Challenge (top finishers for both the 5K and 10 Mile combined time.)
Sorry we can only accommodate virtual registrations within the USA due to higher postage.
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, but please start at the back of starting line, PLEASE for everyone's safety no scooters, skates etc.
****Parking is no longer included in race fee. Pinellas County is now utilizing a different parking system that is billed by license plates. They are no longer able to bill the race staff directly. I apologize in advance but it is something we can't control.
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