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What is the PB&J Run?
The PB&J Run is a deliciously-themed run in Clearwater, FL held each fall. Established in 2017, the race has gathered thousands of PB&J lovers’ from across the Tampa Bay area and beyond to celebrate the nostalgia, comfort, and super-efficient athlete fuel that is Peanut Butter & Jelly through this signature event.
The PB&J Run features a 5K, 10K, and 15K challenge and runners of all experience levels are encouraged to join the fun! Participants receive our signature hinged PB&J medal, performance t-shirt, and more, along with unlimited PB&J sandwiches at the finish line.
* The uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 crisis has caused us to make the difficult decision to change the format of this year’s PB&J Run to a virtual 5K race.
What is going on with the 2020 PB&J Run?
Each year, we look forward to the comradery of fellow athletes, the beautiful park and inter-coastal setting of the event, and of course unlimited PB&J sandwiches! While nothing can replace the power of an in-person, onsite event, the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 crisis has caused us to make the difficult decision to change the format of this year’s PB&J Run to a virtual race. This decision was not easy; however, the safety and wellbeing of our participants, volunteers, spectators, and sponsors is always our top priority.
We love the PB&J Run and we know that so many of you do too! So, we are excited to share this year’s theme and the new event details with you. Celebrating health and wellness is part of our DNA and while we may not all be in the same place on race day, we can still come together for our love of PB&J’s while giving back more than ever before. Introducing this year’s theme: “Spread the Love”.
The “Spread the Love” theme continues our focus on helping populations that are in need, particularly in the face of COVID-19. On September 19th, we are going to “Spread the Love” by making and donating sandwiches to help feed our community members who have been hit hard by the pandemic and who may be struggling to put food on the table. This is where you come in…
This year’s race participants will receive all of the PB&J Run swag that our runners have come to know and love—our signature hinged PB&J Run medal, tech t-shirt, and a 2020 commemorative race bib—all delivered to your door during the week of the run (September 14-19). Additionally, you will have the option to have 5 PB&J sandwiches donated in your name to local individuals or families in need or you can swing by our drive-thru kiosk to pick up your sandwiches in person. Plus, thanks to the generosity of our 2020 sponsors, 100% of the proceeds from your registration will be helping vulnerable populations across Tampa Bay.
What exactly is a virtual run?
A virtual run is just like running a race with thousands of other people… just not all at the same place! Come race day, you pick your own start and finish line. You can run (or walk) around your block, choose a 5K route along the beach, or even complete the run on your treadmill. You can run with your friends, family, stroller, dog… your race experience is completely up to you! We just ask that you tag us @pbjrun so we can see your photos!
Register for the PB&J Run and we will ship your medal, t-shirt, and goodies right to you the week of the run (September 14-19th). Additionally, you will have the option to have 5 PB&J sandwiches donated in your name to local individuals or families in need or you can swing by our drive-thru kiosk to pick up your sandwiches in person on September 19th.
Does PB&J Run support a charity?
Yes! We are proud to say that 100% (every dollar!) of the PB&J Run goes to support the children and family services of local 501 (c)(3) non-profit Directions for Living. Fundraising for this important cause is the sole purpose of this event, and thanks to all of you we are able to raise an average of $60,000 annually to help little ones who are homeless and/or are experiencing other traumas. You can learn more about the charitable component of PB&J Run below.
How do I register and how much does it cost?
What is included in my registration?
With your registration for the PB&J Run as a Virtual Runner, you will receive:
- Signature hinged PB&J Run Medal
- Performance T-Shirt (click here for sizing chart)
- Commemorative Race Bib
- Plus, you choose: PICK UP your PB&J sandwiches at Coachman Park between 10am – 1pm on September 19th or DONATE your PB&J sandwiches to vulnerable populations in Tampa Bay
With your registration for the PB&J Run as a “Spreading Love” supporter, you will receive:
- “I Spread Love” T-Shirt (click here for sizing chart)
- Plus, ten PB&J sandwiches donated in your name to vulnerable populations in Tampa Bay
When do I need to complete my run?
We encourage you to do a 5K on our original race date and “Spread the Love” event, September 19, 2020. If that doesn’t work for you, no big deal! Do the run whenever works best for you. Once you complete your run, you can log onto your Active.com account, upload your time, and see where you rank among your age group.
How do I track my distance and time?
If you would like to track your distance and time for the 2020 PB&J Virtual Charity Run, you can use any device with GPS tracking – your phone, smart watch, or fitness tracker.
Do you ship internationally?
As of right now, we can only ship to addresses within the contiguous United States.
What do I do if my shirt doesn’t fit? Can I swap it out?
We do not offer any size exchanges after we have shipped your race packet. We highly recommend that all participants click the links below to view the sizing chart to make sure you order the right size for your t-shirt.
Will there be race awards given out?
No race awards will be given out for the PB&J Virtual Charity Run. We will post and recognize age group winners the week after the race using the results that we receive from participants who submit them on Active.com.
Something changed - can I get a refund?
For any participants who signed up for the PB&J Run before 6/10/20, you should have received an email with instructions on how join our virtual run, how to transfer your registration to our 2021 race, or how to request a refund. Please email [email protected] if you did not hear from us.
For anyone that registered for the PB&J Virtual Charity Run after 6/11/20, we are not able to issue any refunds.
What is the Spread the Love event?
On September 19, 2020 dozens of volunteers will gather safely at Coachman Park and two other Tampa Bay locations to make and distribute peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Virtual runners will have the option to have 5 PB&J sandwiches donated in their name to local individuals or families in need, or they can swing by our drive-thru kiosk to pick up their sandwiches in person. More details about how this will work on “race day” to come!
We will also be opening up sandwich distribution to anyone in our community who is struggling to put food on the table. PB&J’s will be available, no questions asked, to anyone that drives through during our Spread the Love event. We will be distributing any extra sandwiches to our local homeless shelters.
Our goal is to serve 10,000 PB&J sandwiches to our community. Help us get there by registering today!