Volunteers - St. Petersburg Distance Classic


“This experience was fun and I would definitely volunteer to help out with a race again! I am an avid runner and I thought it would be fun to be on the other side for this race and help out with the organization. Seeing so many people smiling and being active was very heartwarming. I was grateful for the opportunity to help out and be a part of such a well organized race.”
 – Louis-Alexandre Cabanel, Stetson University

Volunteer at the St. Petersburg Distance Classic is a fun way to help out, whether it’s handing out water, medals, food, or T-shirts and bibs. We offer donations to groups of eight or more.

Options for volunteering include:

  • at registration and packet pick-up
  • at an aid station dispensing fluids
  • at the finish line handing out medals and water

ALL our participants, athletes and volunteers alike, will enjoy a festive good time:

  • a beautiful run along our Waterfront and artistic Downtown
  • typically ideal weather
  • post-race celebration, including hot pasta, cold beer, and live music
  • tech shirts

If your friends or family members are coming with you, they can “participate” in your race by serving as a volunteer.

If students need service hours, our races offer a fun and rewarding experience. We’ll sign your school form after the event.

Or perhaps you’re an athlete who is not entered to participate for whatever reason – here’s an excellent opportunity to help your fellow athletes and socialize with them afterward in a beautiful park setting.

Volunteer Fundraising Opportunity

In an effort to give back to our community, we invite small groups to adopt an aid station during each of our races. Any non-profit group of eight volunteers will receive a post-race donation. This is a fun way for running clubs, youth athletic teams, school groups, and other charities to participate in our community events while earning funds for your organization.

If your group would like to participate, please register NOW! These are offered on a first-come basis and may fill up quickly. Please note that registering does not guarantee you a spot. Our volunteer coordinator will be in touch with your group assignment.

On behalf of our athletes, many thanks to all in the Tampa Bay community for all your continued support.


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We’re located in the beautiful Tampa Bay area, with races in St. Petersburg, Fort DeSoto Park, and Madeira Beach to Largo.

“Didn’t know anything about your marathon prior to entering, but tell your tremendous volunteers, all the way from the beginning, along the trail, and to the end – they did a great job!
– Kim Robinson, Portage, MI

Our 2023-24 Season

Fort De Soto Distance Classic
15K, 10K, 5K & Virtual

Sunday, September 17, 2023
Fort De Soto Park

Sunday, October 29, 2023
Fort De Soto Park
Sunday, December 10, 2023
Madeira Beach to Largo (Taylor Park)
Sunday, February 11, 2024
Downtown St. Pete
Saturday, March 2, 2024
Fort De Soto Park