[ FAQs ]
What exactly is the PB&J Run?
The PB&J Run includes the following events:
The 5K will start at 7:15am.
3.1 mile course with one water station.
Starting at Coachman Park, 5K participants will catch a beautiful sunrise as they run over the Memorial Causeway Bridge and back.
The 10K will start at 8:00am.
6.2 mile course with three water stations. Course will be open for two hours after start.
Starting at Coachman Park, 10K participants will catch breathtaking views of the Gulf as they run over the Memorial Causeway Bridge, alongside white sand beaches, through the marina, and back over the bridge.
The 15K Challenge will start at 7:15am. 15K Challenge participants must register before September 1st.
Challenge participants will complete both the 5K and 10K runs. Runners must finish the 5K and be back at the Start Line before the 10K begins at 8:00am. Challenge participants will receive a pair of custom PB&J Run athletic socks, in addition to their PB&J t-shirt and medal.
Whether you’re on “team crunchy” or “team smooth”, everyone knows PB&J is a classic. Inspired by the beloved lunchbox staple, we’re so excited to make PB&J lovers’ dreams come true by celebrating the nostalgia, comfort, and super-efficient athlete fuel that is Peanut Butter & Jelly through this signature event.
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 $50,000 annually to help little ones who are homeless, in foster care, and experiencing other traumas. You can learn more about the charitable component of PB&J Run here.
I'm a novice runner - is this race for me?
Definitely! The Pb&J Run is for everyone, whether you’re walking, jogging, or racing to be the first to cross the finish line.
Is there a minimum age requirement?
Technically there is not an age limit on the PB&J Run, but we recommend this event for ages 12+. Both our 5k and 10k courses are designed primarily for intermediate-to-competitive runners, although beginners are also welcome. We encourage parents to use their best judgement based on the difficulty and length of the course when registering children.
Can I run with my stroller? What about my leashed pet?
We advise against running with strollers and/or pets, due to the steep inclines and competitive nature of both the 5k and 10k courses.
What if I have a nut allergy?
We want the PB&J Run to be accessible to everyone! We hope even those with nut allergies can enjoy our run, but please note that there will be unlimited PB&J sandwiches and PB&J-themed vendors at the Post Party at Coachman Park who, as you might imagine, will be working with and serving nut butters. If you need special accommodations for your allergy or have further questions about your safety, please email us here.
Will there be race awards given out?
Yes! There will be cash prizes awarded to the top three men and top three women in both the 5K and 10K races. 15K participants will have the opportunity to place (and win!) in both races.
1st place: $250
2nd place: $150
3rd place: $100
How do I register and how much does it cost?
You can register for the PB&J Run here, at the following price points until online registration closes.
- 5K: $20
- 10K: $25
- 15K Challenge: $35
Online registration for the 5K and 10K ends on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017, at midnight. 15K Challenge registration ends on Friday, September 1st, 2017 at 11pm.
There will not be day-of registration.
What is included in my registration?
With your registration for the PB&J 5K ($20), the 10K ($25), and the 15K Challenge ($35), you will receive:
- Certified, chip-timed 5K / 10K Courses on closed roads
- Signature PB&J Run Medal
- Tech Shirt*
- All-you-can-eat PB&J
- Cash prizes for top overall male and female finishers
- Custom PB&J Run cooler bag (first 100 runners to cross the finish line in EACH race – 200 total will be given out!)
- PB&J tech athletic socks (PB&J 15K Challenge only!)
- Live music, raffle prizes, and interactive vendors at the PB&J Post Party following the race!
*Tech shirt sizes are not guaranteed if you register after September 1
What is the PB&J 15K Challenge?
The PB&J 15K Challenge is designed for the runners who want to complete both the 5K and 10K courses, back-to-back. Challenge participants must finish the 5K (which begins at 7:15am) and be back at the Start Line before the 10K begins at 8:00am. Challenge participants will receive bragging rights and a pair of custom PB&J Run athletic socks, in addition to their PB&J t-shirt and medal. 15K Challenge registration closes at midnight on September 1st.
Where and when is Packet Pick-up?
All registered participants can pick up their t-shirts, bibs, and race packets from American Running Company, located at 26024 US-19, Clearwater, FL 33763 at the following times:
- Thursday, September 21, 4pm – 7pm
- Friday, September 22, from 11am – 2pm
Or, on race day, at the Check-In Tent at Coachman Park, between 6:15am – 8am.
You can send someone else to pick-up your packet for you, as long as they have a printed or electronic copy of your confirmation email.
Something changed - can I get a refund?
Unfortunately, we can’t issue refunds. If for some reason you can’t make it to race day, at least stop by and pick up your PB&J packet and t-shirt from us!
Where should I park on Race Day?
There is plenty of free parking at Coachman Park, plus multiple lots in downtown Clearwater for you to choose from. If you arrive to Coachman Park after the roads are closed, you will have to park in one of the lots in downtown.
What is the timeline on Race Day?
- 6:00am: Race day registration/packet pickup/check-in opens
- 7:10am: 5K runners (including 15K Challenge participants!) proceed to starting line
- 7:15am: 5k Start
- 7:55am: 10K runners (including 15K Challenge participants!) proceed to starting line
- 8:00am: 10K Start
- 7:30am-11am: PB&J Post Party!
Will I be able to register the morning of the race?
No, we will not be accepting day-of registrations. Online registration will close at midnight on Wednesday, September 20th, so sign up now!
What supports will be provided along the course?
Both courses will have closed roads, will be clearly marked with directional and mile marker signs, and will be stationed with volunteers, law enforcement, and water stations for the safety and support of our runners. The 5k course will have 1 water station, and the 10k course will have 3 water stations.
What is the PB&J Post Party?
Beginning when our first 5K finishers return around 7:35, and ending around noon, the PB&J Post Party will take over Coachman Park. Food and drinks will be provided to all PB&J Run participants, including all-you-can-eat PB&Js! Our DJ, 15+ interactive vendors, raffle prizes, and cash awards ceremony will also be happening at the PB&J Post Party, so don’t miss it!
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PB&J 5K presented by Stahl & Associates Insurance: $20
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PB&J 10K presented by Mutual of America: $25
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[ GET INVOLVED ]
Thank you for volunteering for the PB&J Run! Once you are assigned a position, you will be notified of exact volunteer role, time commitment, and all other information you will need to know before race day. All volunteers will need to arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled shift.