Local Training Programs

Harbor Strides
Coach Jen Bumbalough

Harbor Strides will help you reach your running goals. We offer virtual coaching for amateur runners and walkers of all abilities for race distances from 5K to 50K, base-building, recovery and general training. With virtual coaching, there is no need to rearrange your schedule to train. Harbor Strides provides fully customized schedules for you through the online tool and mobile app VDOT O2. Your coach, Jen Bumbalough, is available to communicate with by email, phone, Skype, Facebook and text messaging.

Harbor Strides also provides support for corporate race teams and wellness programs.  Give your corporate team or wellness program an extra boost with informative seminars at your office or via Skype and training schedules for races or wellness challenges.

Coach Jen Bumbalough has a true passion for running and enjoys sharing her love for running with others. Some of her happiest moments have been watching those she has coached cross a finish line with a smile on their face. She began running in 2007 and has run over 170 races of distances from 5K to marathon.  Jen is an RRCA certified running coach with experience conducting both individual and group training. Jen was a coach for USA Fit Tampa Bay for eight years and co-organizer for this program for two years.


Fit 2 Run St. Petersburg
Fit 2 Run Tampa

Running in any of the Florida Road Race 5Ks, 15K or Halfathons this season? Looking for coaching, guidance, or maybe just a group to train with to stay motivated? Join our Fit2Run-St. Pete or Tampa Training Series and have the advantage of training with coaches and a great supportive running group! For more information about the Florida Road Races training program go to fit2run.com/training-programs

Run Vie Racing Powered by Total Fitness
Coaches Celia Dubey, Dan & Joette Bergeson, & Michael MacDonald

Coached Group Training Program by local, USAT & RRCA certified coaches in the Safety Harbor/Clearwater/Lansbrook/ Eastlake/Oldsmar/Palm Harbor & Tarpon. RUN or WALK training Program – 5k, 10k, half marathon, full marathon, speed or general fitness – including the Florida Road Races Series! Training program includes a calendar style daily workout schedule including rest; weekly Coached Team training sessions including: Tempo Tuesday run/walk, Thursday TRACK practice, Saturday long runs/walk; clinics on nutrition, form, race readiness, etc. All levels beginner to advanced athletes welcome! Details or Register at www.RunVie.com. Check us out on Facebook at RunVie Racing!

Tampa Bay Fit
Program Directors & Coaches Melissa Dowd and Jessica Baker
USA FIT Tampa Bay, a proud training partner of Florida Road Races, is part of the largest and most successful running and walking training program in the world. For over 15 years, we have been bringing hundreds of Tampa Bay area residents into the sport of running and marathoning, and inspiring those who never thought these goals were within their reach. Our experienced coaches are devoted to getting you in the best shape of your life in a non-intimidating, fun and safe environment. Upon joining, members will receive a proven, day by day schedule, train in ability-based groups, attend weekly seminars, receive a USA FIT Tampa Bay tech shirt, and more! We have groups for all abilities, from veteran marathoners to couch potatoes – so what are you waiting for?
Running For Brews
Nicole Huau
Each location (St. Pete and Tampa) meets on a weekly basis, runs a 5k-designated route, and then enjoys brews and great conversation with like-minded folks post-run.
 Take the First Step
Coach Lynn Gray
Half to Whole Marathon Training. This fitness program offers both the beginner walk/jogger and the seasoned runner the skills to reach their highest distance/time potential in long distance events. Skills include: strength training for runners, duration training, ratio walk/running, hill training, stamina workouts, gait analysis, group workouts which include track and time trials, and more. Take…The First Step – Welcome!
Coach Colleen Garton O’Leary
(727) 487-1334
WalkAthlete™ training programs are designed specifically to teach students of all ages and fitness levels how to walk for exercise using proper walking technique. The great thing about walking is that everyone knows how to do it. Unfortunately, most people have never learned to walk with correct form and posture which means they are not benefitting as much as they should from their walking exercise. Using the right muscles at the right time to develop and maintain good muscular balance is necessary to build strength and endurance, and avoid injury. For more information about training programs that coincide with Florida Road Races, please go to http://www.walkathlete.com/programs/
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We’re located in the beautiful Tampa Bay area, staging races in St. Petersburg, Fort DeSoto Park, and Madeira Beach to Largo.
“I wanted to thank you for coordinating such a great race. Yesterday’s Holiday Halfathon was my first half marathon and it was an amazing experience. First, I was thrilled to see my name on my race bib and then to realize that my number (869) was my birth date was “over-the-top!” That was a nice touch. It certainly made me feel very special. Thank you again for an amazing experience. ”
– Maryanna Capozzoli, New Port Richey

Our 2019-20 Season 

Sunday, September 29, 2019
Fort De Soto Park
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Fort De Soto Park
Sunday, December 8, 2019
Madeira Beach to Largo (Taylor Park)
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Downtown St. Pete
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Fort De Soto Park
More races, more medals!