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Women’s Running Series St. Petersburg | Race Information

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Please visit our FAQ document for detailed information.

Race Details:

  • Date: Sunday, November 23, 2014
  • Start/Finish Line: 480 Bayshore Dr. SE
  • Half Marathon and 5k Start Time: 7:00am

Participant Perks

  • Mimosa Bar at the Finish (one free per participant!)
  • Yoga Zone at the Finish Line Festival
  • Post Race Freshen Up Lounge with Free Massages
  • Shiny Finisher’s Medal with unique collectors charm

Course Info:

Both the half marathon and 5K courses are USTAF certified. All participants on the course during the race must be registered and wearing a bib! Participants must maintain a 18 minute per mile or less pace. Half Marathon course must be completed within 4 hours. 5K course must be completed within 1 hour. WALKERS ARE WELCOME!

Health & Fitness Expotique:

Each registered individual must pick up their race packet at the Health & Fitness Expo.

  • Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014
  • Time: 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Location: The Renaissance Vinoy Resort

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Volunteers are vital to the success of the event and not only are WRS volunteers a super group of people, they get in on all the behind the scenes race day action! The event will need hundreds of volunteers to staff the aid stations, work the Expo and offer support to the runners at the start and finish. For more information, including job descriptions and shift times, please visit our volunteer page.

All volunteers will receive an official race volunteer t-shirt.

GEAR CHECK

Before you enter your assigned corral, drop-off your pre-race/post-race clothing and belongings at the Gear Check. While you run, your gear will be held at Gear Check.

Each participant will receive a reusable goodie bag at the Health & Fitness Expo when you pick up your packet that will serve as your gear bag on race day. The Gear Check area will be assigned by last name and will be located near the Start Line. Attach your gear tag to your gear bag before you leave it with the Gear Check crew. After the race, reclaim your checked bag at the same location that you dropped off your bag before the race.

Please note: DO NOT leave valuables, cash or jewelry in your gear bag. The event is not responsible for any lost items. Gear bags must be claimed before close of the Finish Line Festival on race day.

AWARDS & RESULTS

Half Marathon

The Women’s Running Series will recognize and award the top three female runners to cross the finish line in the half marathon. These overall winners will be determined solely by the order in which they cross the finish line, as opposed to chip times. Therefore, female runners who would like to compete for the top three spots should plan to line-up as close to the starting line as possible. This is an open race and there will not be separate start times or a designated “elite” wave.
In addition to the first, second and third place winners in the Half Marathon only, the Women’s Running Series will recognize the top female finishers in each age group. Chip-time will be used to establish age group winners. An award ceremony will be held mid-morning on race day where all awards will be distributed. If you are unable to stay for the ceremony, awards will be mailed 4-6 weeks after the race.

AGE GROUPS:

  • 14 and Under (Half Marathon only)
  • 15-19
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70+

5K

The Women’s Running Series will recognize and award the top three female runners to cross the finish line in the 5k. These overall winners will be determined solely by the order in which they cross the finish line, as opposed to chip times. Therefore, female runners who would like to compete for the top three spots should plan to line-up as close to the starting line as possible. This is an open race and there will not be separate start times or a designated “elite” wave.

In addition, we will be recognizing the top five female participants completing their first ever 5k with awards. . An award ceremony will be held mid-morning on race day where all awards will be distributed. If you are unable to stay for the ceremony, awards will be mailed 4-6 weeks after the race.

Teams

Each race participant is timed individually; therefore, members of half marathon teams are eligible for team, overall, and age group awards.

Team times will be calculated by adding together the five fastest female times on each team. Awards will be given to the top three fastest teams and also to the largest team (team with the most registered members).