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!

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!
 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?
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We’re located in the beautiful Tampa Bay area, staging races in Clearwater, Fort DeSoto Park, and Madeira Beach to Largo.
“Just wanted to let you know that this was my first half marathon. It was an extremely well organized and great event. From check-in to water stations, to volunteers to finish line, etc. It was all done top-notch. It made the first time experience of 13.1 an enjoyable one for me. Plus all the “goodies” at the finish line and the area for the finish (especially for those with families like me) was a great spot for viewing and recovering! GREAT JOB!!! Thanks for making it a memorable first half.”
– Sharon Ness, Northport
Girls Cross Country Coach
Lemon Bay High School

Our 2018-19 Events

Sunday, September 30, 2018
Fort De Soto Park
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Ft. De Soto Park
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Madeira Beach to Largo (Taylor Park)
St. Petersburg Distance Classic:
Marathon, Halfathon, 10K, 5K Run/Walk
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Downtown St. Pete
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Ft. De Soto Park