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Women’s Running Series St. Petersburg: Race Information

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Please visit the frequently asked questions section below for more detailed information.

Race Details:

Date: Sunday, November 23, 2014

Start/Finish Line: 480 Bayshore Dr. SE

Half Marathon and 5k Start Time: 7:00am

Course Time Limit:

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!

Registration Pricing:

Half Marathon Fees:

  • $85 (through 7/31/14)
  • $90 (8/1/14 – 8/31/14)
  • $95 (9/1/14 – 9/30/14)
  • $100 (10/1/14 – 10/31/14)
  • $105 (11/1/14 – 11/16/14)
  • $125 (at expo – if available)

5K Fees:

  • $35 (through 8/31/14)
  • $40 (9/1/14 – 9/30/14)
  • $45 (10/1/14 – 10/31/14)
  • $50 (11/1/14 – 11/16/14)
  • $55 (at expo- if available)

Expo:

Each registered individual must pick up their race packet at the two day Health & Fitness Expo. Please refer to the packet pick-up section of the FAQ’s for important details regarding packet pick-up.

The Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Avenue, NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Saturday, November 22, 2014 Times: TBD

Average Temp:

Average High: 77 degrees
Average Low: 63 degrees

Race Rules

  • Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. No exceptions.
  • Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, you may not give or sell your race number to anyone else, and you may not transfer your entry fee to future races.
  • If you attempt to sell your race number, you may be banned from future Competitor Group events for three years.
  • You must be at least 18 years old to participate in the Marathon and 12 years old to participate in the Half Marathon.
  • You must be in good health and physically prepared to take on the challenge of a Marathon or Half Marathon.
  • You must show photo ID to receive your race number and timing chip.
  • You must pick up your own race packet and race number at the Health & Fitness Expo.
  • Race numbers are required to participate.
  • No coaches, handcycles, bikes, in-line skates, skateboards, baby joggers or dogs will be allowed on the course. For more information about handcycles, click here.

 

This event was designed to provide equal opportunity for enjoyment for all participants. If you would like to request any particular aids or services, pursuant to disability laws, please contact the event planner at (800) 311-1255 or City of St. Petersburg Community Affairs Division at (727) 893-7345 or (727) 832-5259/TDD.

FAQs

PARTICIPANTS

CAN WALKERS PARTICIPATE?
DO I HAVE TO BE PART OF A TEAM TO PARTICIPATE?
CAN MEN PARTICIPATE?
ARE THERE ANY AGE REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE?
HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER?

REGISTRATION/ PACKET PICKUP/ EXPO

DO I HAVE TO BE PART OF A TEAM TO PARTICIPATE?
CAN I CHANGE MY MIND ABOUT WHICH DISTANCE TO RUN?
WHAT IF I REGISTER AND THEN BECOME INJURED OR AM UNABLE TO ATTEND THE RACE?
WHEN/WHERE CAN I PICK UP MY RACE PACKET?
CAN SOMEONE ELSE PICK UP MY RACE PACKET ON MY BEHALF?
HOW CAN I MAKE CHANGES TO MY REGISTRATION?

THE RACE & COURSE

WILL THE HALF MARATHON AND 5K START AT THE SAME LOCATION?
WHERE ARE THE AID STATIONS AND WHAT IS BEING SERVED?
WHERE CAN I FIND A COURSE MAP?
ARE MP3 PLAYERS AND/OR STROLLERS ALLOWED ON THE COURSE?

PARKING

WHERE DO I PARK FOR THE EVENT?

AWARDS

WHAT PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED AND IN WHAT CATEGORIES?
AGE GROUPS
WHEN AND WHERE WILL THE AWARD CEREMONY BE HELD?
DO ALL RACERS RECEIVE A MEDAL OR CERTIFICATE?

POST-RACE INFORMATION

WHERE CAN I FIND RACE RESULTS?
WHO CAN I CONTACT IF I HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS?


PARTICIPANTS

CAN WALKERS PARTICIPATE?

Absolutely! Women’s Running St. Petersburg Half Marathon and 5K is for athletes of all speeds and sizes. Please note: Due to city road closure and traffic requirements, ALL participants MUST complete the half marathon within the 4 hour course time limit, and ALL 5K participants MUST complete the course within 1 hour. To finish within the course time limits you must maintain a pace of at least 18:00 minutes per mile (or faster).

DO I HAVE TO BE PART OF A TEAM TO PARTICIPATE?

No, you do not need to be part of a team to participate. There are two ways in which you can register for the Women’s Running St. Petersburg Half Marathon: either as an individual or as a team member. A Half Marathon team consists of at least 5 female participants, one of whom will also be designated as the captain. You will also need a team name. The captain registers herself first and establishes the team name (and password, if desired). Then, all other members will register themselves and chose the option to join that team. There are no registration discounts for teams. All members of the team run the full 13.1 Half Marathon course. Regardless of how many members on your team, everyone will be timed as individuals. The five fastest female times will be added together for the team score. If your team does not have at least 5 female finisher’s, you will not receive a team score. All team members are also eligible for individual awards. The team option is available in the Half Marathon distance only. Awards are given for the Fastest Team and the Largest Team.

CAN MEN PARTICIPATE?

The Women’s Running St. Petersburg Half Marathon is open to both men & women participants, however, age group and overall awards will be given to female participants only. We suggest that men participate only in support of a woman or a charity. If a male is interested in participating in this event to win, get an award, or PR we would be happy to suggest some other events in the local area that would be better suited for those goals.

ARE THERE ANY AGE REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE?

You must be 12 years old on race day to participate in the half marathon and 8 years old on race day to participate in the 5k.

HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER?

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.

REGISTRATION/ PACKET PICKUP/ EXPO

CAN I CHANGE MY MIND ABOUT WHICH DISTANCE TO RUN?
Please contact customer service at wrsstpete@competitorgroup.com before October 14th in order to downgrade your registration. Please provide your request along with your first name, last name, new predicted finish time and mailing address that you registered with. If you would like to upgrade to the Half Marathon the charge is the difference in price between the races at time of upgrade. Please call customer service at 800-311-1255 in order to upgrade your registration before October 14th.

After the deadline of October 14th if you would like to change your race distance, please visit the Solutions Booth at the Expo to make the appropriate change to your registration.

WHAT IF I REGISTER AND THEN BECOME INJURED OR AM UNABLE TO ATTEND THE RACE?

Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and entries are NON-TRANSFERABLE. Sorry, no exceptions. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate. You may not give or sell your number to anyone else. You also may not transfer your application to the following year or another Competitor Group event.

If you registered and are unable to participate in the race, we will be happy to mail your participant T-shirt to you. Please fill out and submit the Cancellation/T-shirt Request Form. T-shirt Request Forms will be accepted up to 30 days after the event. Participant T-shirts will be mailed approximately 4-6 weeks after the event.

WHEN/WHERE CAN I PICK UP MY RACE PACKET?
Race packets, Goodie Bags, and T-Shirts are available for pick up at the two-day Health & Fitness Expo ONLY. The Expo is held at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort (501 5th Avenue NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701) on November 21 and 22. Please bring a valid ID and signed confirmation sheet. There is NO race day packet pick up. All participants must visit the expo in order to pick up their race packet, goodie bag and participant tee. THERE IS NO RACE DAY PICK UP!

For more information about the two-day expo, please visit our participant information page.

In order to pick up your race packet, goodie bag and participant tee, you must bring the following to the expo on November 22

  1. Download the 2014 Confirmation sheet (sheet will be emailed to you)
  2. Bring your signed 2014 confirmation sheet and a photo ID to the registration area in order to pick up your packet.

CAN SOMEONE ELSE PICK UP MY RACE PACKET ON MY BEHALF?

Race participants must visit the Expo to pick up their race number, timing tag, T-Shirt, and goodie bag. These items cannot be mailed and will not be available for pick-up on race day. Family and friends will not be able to pick up your race number and timing tag for you. PHOTO ID AND CONFIRMATION SHEET ARE REQUIRED TO PICK UP YOUR RACE NUMBER AND TIMING TAG AT THE EXPO.

HOW CAN I MAKE CHANGES TO MY REGISTRATION?

Please contact customer service at wrsstpete@competitorgroup.com before October 14th in order to downgrade your registration. Please provide your request along with your first name, last name, new predicted finish time and mailing address that you registered with. If you would like to upgrade to the Half Marathon the charge is the difference in price between the races at time of upgrade. Please call customer service at 800-311-1255 in order to upgrade your registration before October 14th.

After the deadline of October 14th if you would like to change your race distance, please visit the Solutions Booth at the Expo to make the appropriate change to your registration.

THE RACE & COURSE

WILL THE HALF MARATHON AND 5K START AT THE SAME LOCATION?

Yes, the half marathon and 5k both start AND finish in front of the Dali Museum.

WHERE ARE THE AID STATIONS AND WHAT IS BEING SERVED?

Half Marathon Course Aid Stations:

Mile 1.5 (Water)
Mile 3.2 (Water and GU Brew)
Mile 4.9 (Water)
Mile 6.8 (Water and GU Brew)
Mile 8.4 (Water and GU)
Mile 9.3 (Water and GU Brew)
Mile 10.8 (Water)
Mile 11.9 (Water and GU Brew)

5k Course Aid Stations

Mile 1.5 (Water)

All aid stations will also have portable toilets.

WHERE CAN I FIND A COURSE MAP?

New Course Map Here!

ARE MP3 PLAYERS AND/OR STROLLERS ALLOWED ON THE COURSE?
MP3 players with headphones/earbuds ARE allowed on the course. Our USATF insurance does not cover baby joggers/strollers, bicycles, inline skates or animals on the course so for safety reasons they are not allowed.

WHERE CAN I LEAVE MY GEAR WHILE I RACE?
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. On race morning, Gear Check will be operating from 5:00am – 11:00am.

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.

PARKING

WHERE DO I PARK FOR THE EVENT?

Parking will be available in various parking garages within a half-mile of the race start for a fee. There is also a decent amount of street parking in the area.

AWARDS

WHAT PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED AND IN WHAT CATEGORIES?

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).

 

WHEN AND WHERE WILL THE AWARD CEREMONY BE HELD?

The Half Marathon & 5K awards ceremony will begin at 9:30 am.  Both events will take place near the finish line in front of the main stage in Albert Whitted Park.

DO ALL RACERS RECEIVE A MEDAL OR CERTIFICATE?

Each finisher of the Women’s Half Marathon & 5K will receive a medal.

POST-RACE INFORMATION

WHERE CAN I FIND RACE RESULTS?

After the race, results will be posted at womensrunning.com by 7pm race evening.

WHO CAN I CONTACT IF I HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS?

Please email wrsstepete@competitorgroup.com