The loud buzz of racecars whizzing through a race course could be heard in Downtown St. Pete March 26th through 28th as the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg rolled into town yet again.
21st Annual Say No To Drugs Holiday Classic 5K/10K 1mile race will take place on December 19th, 2009 at 8:00AM at the Harborview Center.
One of the St. Pete/Clearwater area’s most popular events returns this weekend with more than 1,600 athletes testing the limits of fatigue and fortitude. Presented by Ford, the 2009 Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3 takes place Saturday, November 14, with participants swimming, biking and running 70.3 miles through Clearwater and its surrounding areas.
Pinellas County traffic will be impacted by the Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3 on Saturday, November 14th – race day.
Throughout the county, many lane and road closures for the Ironman races will begin at 5 a.m., however Clearwater Beach road closures will begin at 3 a.m., and drivers will not be permitted to travel south of the roundabout due to closures on Coronado Drive and South Gulfview Boulevard.
There are talks of putting oil rigs off the coast of Clearwater Beach, but on Oct 2nd through 4th, something else was looming offshore: Super Boat.
The Clearwater Super Boat National Championships of the Super Boat Racing Series took over the city for the weekend of October 2nd – 4th.
On Friday, Coachman Park was transformed into “Race Village,” hosting the race’s dry pits, and where the public had a chance to meet the drivers and see the boats before the races. On Saturday afternoon, practice runs were held in advance of the races, followed by a concert and fireworks display on Clearwater Beach that evening. The races themselves took place on Sunday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on a 5.3 mile race course beginning off Pier 60, extending north along Clearwater Beach, and looping back. An estimated 20,000 spectators lined the beach, and more than 1,200 boats of all sizes crowded the 2.5 mile stretch alongside the course.
In February, swarms of sports fanatics descended on the St. Pete/Clearwater area for the Super Bowl. This weekend, they’ll return for the Super Boat.
Presented by a host of sponsors including Bright House Networks and the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce, the inaugural Clearwater Super Boat Offshore National Championship speeds into town October 2-4 for three days of family-friendly, full-throttle entertainment.
Ironman has announced modifications to the 2009 Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3 course. The fourth annual event will take place on Saturday, November 14th in Clearwater, Florida.
Professional athletes will compete for a $100,000 prize purse. The top 10 professional male and female finishers and each age group champion will automatically qualify for the 2010 Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3, taking place on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010.
The 1st Annual Clearwater Super Boat Offshore National Championship and Festival is looking for volunteers to help out with the 80,000 people expected to attend over the weekend of October 2nd - 4th.
The 1st Annual Clearwater Super Boat National Championship will be held on Clearwater Beach October 2nd – 4th.
Former Clearwater Mayor Brian Aungst, who is also the Race Chairman, is excited about the event coming to town “I think it’ll be a great event for the area,” he says. “It’s a family event, it’s a fun event.” He is looking forward to the races becoming an annual event, as well as getting to show off both the completed Beach Walk project on South Clearwater Beach, and the beautiful Gulf of Mexico view to incoming visitors. “It’s a great time to bring people here,” he says.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Clothes To Kids, a not-for-profit organization that provides free new and gently-used clothing to low-income Pinellas County school children, is joining forces with the IronKids Triathlon, coming to St. Petersburg, FL on June 6 -7, to help raise awareness of the Clothes To Kids program and to boost clothing donations.
Hundreds of eager women gathered in Coachman Park early Saturday morning on April 4th to compete in the annual Aflac Iron Girl Women’s 10k and 5k race. Women came from many locales, some from as far as Indiana, Texas and even Canada to run, and ages ranged from 5 years old to 81. Despite the diversity of the participants, most of the women had the same goal: satisfaction. The satisfaction of participating, the satisfaction of reaching the finish line, the satisfaction of knowing they did it for themselves.
Palm Beach International Raceway, Jupiter, FL (March 2009) - Greg Gorman, riding a 2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R prepared by Corsa Motorworks, was finally able to display his cornering skills at a track that has connected turns, not just hairpin turns leading to straights. He was able to run lap times that were only 2.5 to 3 seconds slower than the best lap times of the event. The Way to Happiness Racing Team finished in the top ten of all four races it entered and had a best ever finish of 4th place.
The Saturday night GTO race found Greg starting from 5th of 5 rows and last into turn 1. He finished a provisional 6th. The race results are provisional due to a protest and subsequent appeal due to an incident at the start in turn 1.
Aflac Iron Girl Event Series
Join the Iron Girl Team for the sixth annual Aflac Iron Girl 10K and 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 4, 2009. The longest-standing event in the Aflac Iron Girl National Women’s Event Series leads participants along a waterfront course in Clearwater, FL, one of the world’s top beach destinations.A challenging, yet fun and scenic course, this event is perfect for seasoned and first-time athletes alike.
The Aflac Iron Girl Series offers a memorable race experience unlike any other. With a mission of empowering women toward a healthy lifestyle, Iron Girl provides you with the tools and support you need to accomplish your goals. Whether this will be your first event or one of many on your calendar, the goal is the same — to reach the finish line! Regardless of if you are celebrating a first place finish or are our last participant to complete the event, Aflac Iron Girl events create a community to help you enjoy the journey, from start to finish.
The Aflac Iron Girl Clearwater 10K and 5K Run/Walk experience provides women with a competitive platform and amenities such as:
The Roys Race into 2009 by Partnering with TRG Motorsports to Provide Music, Prizes and Promotions to NASCAR and Country Music Fans All Along the Race Circuit!
Nashville, TN - The Roys will be kicking off their partnership with the NASCAR team of TRG Motorsports at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida for an exciting start to the 2009 race season. After meeting the TRG Motorsports team in 2008 and attending several events, Lee and Elaine Roy started working with the team to find ways to bring more to their fans. Several cities on the circuit are targeted for exclusive performances the night before the race, exciting promotions, giveaways and more!
Lee Roy, one half of the brother-sister duo, talks about his love for racing, “I’ve been a fan of racing for a long time. I remember watching "The Intimidator", Dale Earnhardt and seeing the black number 3 make its way up the field. There’s just something about the adrenaline you get from watching a traffic jam going 200 miles an hour. I was so excited when we got the call to go hang with TRG Motorsports at Nashville Superspeedway, but then to do it again at Bristol – the track of all tracks – was a dream come true! I couldn’t think of a better fit for us! NASCAR fans are country music fans!”