Tampa Bay Rays announce 5K run that ends on the Tropicana Field turf

inside a baseball stadium
Inside Tropicana Field during a regular season game

The Tampa Bay Rays have announced their new “Running with the Rays 5K,” which is set to take place Sunday, April 16 on the streets of St. Pete. This family fun run will also have a virtual companion in case you’re unable to make it out to downtown St. Pete on race day. It begins outside Tropicana Field, proceeds down to Al Lang Stadium (home of the Tampa Bay Rowdies), and ends on the turf of Tropicana Field. A childhood dream come true for this blogger.

A portion of all proceeds from the event will be donated to the Rays Baseball Foundation and the Rowdies Soccer Fund.

General registration costs $50 and includes:


  • Commemorative Medal
  • Timing Chip & Race Bib
  • Tampa Bay Rays & Tampa Bay Rowdies 

VIP registration costs $75 and includes:

  • Commemorative Medal
  • Race T-Shirt
  • Timing Chip & Race Bib
  • Tampa Bay Rays Ticket Voucher** (Value $55)
  • Tampa Bay Rowdies Ticket Voucher*** (Value $28)

Those interested in signing up for the 5K can do so online.  Parking will be free for all racers and spectators. Runners and spectators will park in Tropicana Field Lot 7. Participants will be running/walking on grass, turf, asphalt and concrete surfaces, but a vast majority of the route will be on concrete/asphalt.


Keeping with the family fun run atmosphere, walkers/joggers with strollers are invited to participate. Those using wheelchairs are also encouraged to participate.

Curious about Spring Training? Our friends at I Love the ‘Burg have everything you need to know about games happening at Tropicana.

Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive

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