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Q:  Who can participate in this event?
A:  This event is open to all ages and for individuals of any fitness level.  It’s a great way to spend a Friday night with the entire family.

Q:  How can I register?
A:  You may register online via our homepage www.grandprix5k.com and click on the ‘Registration Link’ on the right side of the page.  Registration fees are $20.00 before March 1; $25.00 March 1 – March 24; $30.00 for same day IF spots are still available.

Q:  Can I register the day of the race?
A:  Yes, you may register for the 5k on race day for $30.00 by cash or check if spots are still available.

Q: How much do children cost?
A:  Children ages 6 and under are free.  All other ages must pay the regular entry prices of 20.00 before March 1; $25.00 March 1 – March 24; $30.00 for same day IF spots are still available.

Q:  Where does my registration fee go?
A:  Your registration fee goes to the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation, Challenged Athletes Foundation (Florida Chapter) and Shoot For A Cure Moto-Sport to raise money for local spinal cure research and support local challenged athletes.   

Q:  What happens if I register but am unable to participate?
A:  The St. Petersburg Grand Prix 5k Walk, Run and Wheel-a-thon cannot offer refunds or transfer of entries to another person.  Your registration fee will also go to the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation, Challenged Athletes Foundation (Florida Chapter) and Shoot For A Cure Moto-Sport.

Q:  What time can I arrive for registration and race packet pick-up?
A: We will be signing-in participants starting on Thursday March 25 from 12pm-6pm at St Anthony’s Resource Center, 500 Dr. Martin Luther King Street N. (9th St. N.) Ste 200, St Petersburg, Fl 33705.  Packet pick-up will continue on Friday March 26 from 8am-1pm at St Anthony’s Resource Center, 500 Dr. Martin Luther King Street N. (9th St. N.) Ste 200, St Petersburg, FL 33705 and 3pm-6pm at North Straub Park, 401 Beach Dr. NE St Petersburg, Fl 33701 (north end of park near the band shell & the Vinoy Hotel).We suggest that participants arrive at North Straub Park at least one hour before the start of the event.  Please keep in mind that you may have to fight traffic and may have to park a few blocks away from the starting line.  Give yourself some extra time to make sure you get there on time!

Q:  Where does the race start and finish?
A:  The 5k event starts and ends on Bayshore Drive next to North Straub Park in Downtown St. Petersburg.  A detailed map can be accessed from the ‘Course Map’ section of the event Web site.

Q:  Are jogging strollers allowed?
A:  Yes, jogging strollers are allowed for this event. 

Q:  Do I have to participate in the entire 5k event, or is there a way to participate in a shorter event?
A:  You may choose to only walk, run or wheel the St. Petersburg Grand Prix racetrack as part of a 5K or a shorter two-mile distance.

Q:  Is there a cut-off time for the 5k?
A:  Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg officials state that all participants MUST be off of the St. Pete Grand Prix race track by 8:00pm.

Q:  Why is there a time limit?
A:    The St. Petersburg Grand Prix racetrack must be cleared so race officials can complete all the preparations for race activities on Saturday.

Q:  Where should I park?
A:  There are many city parking lots and on-street parking close to the start and finish line.  A map of parking garages close to the start and finish area is posted under ‘Course Details’ section of the event Web site. 

Q:  What does my Free Friday Ticket for all track activities get me?
A:  The IZOD IndyCar Paddock is open to the public on Friday fans can walk around and peek into the teams garages, catch a glimpse of the drivers on their scooters, get a few autographs and other racetrack activities.  On the track, there will be practice sessions for all series – IZOD IndyCar Series, Firestone Indy Lights, World Challenge Championships, Star Mazda and USF2000.

Q:  How will I receive my Free Friday Ticket?
A: If you were one of the first 1,000 entries, your ticket will be available when you pick up your race packet at check-in starting on Thursday March 25 from 12pm-6pm at St Anthony’s Resource Center, 500 Dr. Martin Luther King Street N. (9th St. N.) Ste 200, St. Petersburg, FLl 33705.  Packet pick-up will continue on Friday March 26 from 8am-1pm at St Anthony’s Resource Center, 500 Dr MLK N. Ste 200, St Petersburg, Fl 33705 and 3pm-6pm at North Straub Park, 401 Beach Dr. NE St Petersburg, FL 33701 (north end of park near the band shell & the Vinoy Hotel).

Q:  Can I wear my iPOD or MP3 player during the race?
A:  Yes, you may wear a music device during the race, but the St. Petersburg Grand Prix 5k is not responsible for lost, broken or stolen items. 

Q:  What is the weather typically like on the event day?
A:  No predictions here! Just averages from past years:
      Average low temperature:  62°F
      Average high temperature: 77°F

 
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All proceeds benefit the following organizations:

• Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation


• Shoot For A Cure Moto-Sport, American Spinal Research Organization

• The Challenged Athletes
Foundation of Florida

• Embracing Florida's Wounded Heroes


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