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St. Pete Beach Classic Starts Friday

The St. Pete Beach Classic encompasses multiple races across St. Pete Beach this weekend.

The St. Pete Beach Classic is a race with a variety of options for runners, including a half-marathon, a 5K and a 10K and a full marathon if you run all the events. Registration is only available in person now.

Aside from the running, a free health and fitness expo will be taking place. The expo is open to the public and offers deals on fitness gear and even complimentary services, like health screenings. The expo will be held on Friday and Saturday.

Al Johnson, Race Manager for the St. Pete Beach Classic, lost his wife Wendy Johnson to brain cancer in the spring of 2010. Wendy was a well known triathlete and had an undeniable impact on the race community. The run was originally organized by the dynamic duo, but is now held in memory of Wendy.

The weekend events will follow this lineup:

Friday, January 18, 2013

11 AM Expo and Registration Opens

5:30-7 PM Sponsor/Supporter Reception

7 PM Expo/Registration Closes, Beach Party & Bonfire begins

Saturday, January 19, 2013

6 AM Expo / Race Day Registration Opens

7:30 AM Mango Bay Classic 5K Start

8:30 AM Ocean Potion Kids' Classic

8:45 AM CHASE Classic 10K Start

10:45 AM Awards/Post-race Party

5:00 PM Expo/Registration Closes

5:00 PM McDonalds Classic Fun Run (3.8 Mile Fun Run) Start

7 PM Beach Party & Concert by The Highwaters

Sunday, January 20, 2013

7 AM Half-Marathon Starts

10 AM Half-Marathon course closes

10:30 AM Awards/Post-race Party

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