Join us S U N D A Y morning , August 15th, for a great Run Tampa group run on the famous Bayshore sidewalk, site of the acclaimed Gasparilla Distance Classic and 5k. It's not too early to start thinking about that race! If you've never done it before, now's the time to start training; make it your goal and train with us.
We'll depart from Patriot's Park at 7 a.m. and run to Ballast Point Park, which is about 2.5 miles. Beautiful run! We almost always see dolphins!
Patriot's Park is at the intersection of Bay to Bay and Bayshore Blvd.
If you have trouble finding the park or us, call Deb at 813-416-4638.
We'll run out to the end of the pier, then circle around on the jogging path in the park before returning to Patriot's Park. Bathrooms and water fountain at the park.That's around 5 miles; however, don't feel like you have to go that far. Turn around at any point. No minimum distance, and walk if you want. That's fine, too.
No rules, here, just fun!
Runners in pursuit of more mileage will continue in the other direction towards downtown. Or, people wanting to do more miles might want to meet at 5:45 or 6 a.m. and return to the park at 7 to join everyone else for the last segment of their long run, a good option for people training for a marathon, but make sure you're in a group for safety before dawn.
All speeds, no rules, no fee; everyone is welcome. If you've never joined a group run, please give it a try. No one will push you to go farther than you want to go, and I always encourage everyone to go their own pace.
We will have some people walking the whole distance and others doing a walk/run. You do what you want to do. We'll just be glad you came! Good way to get started running and be inspired and encouraged by others!