In St. Pete, There’s More to the Grand Prix Than Car Racing
There are a lot of other activities in St. Pete this Grand Prix weekend from a 5K on the Grand Prix track to music and more.
ST. PETERSBURG – The Firestone Grand Prix auto race isn’t the only speed game in town this weekend – human runners will also be zipping around the course during the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg 5K.
The 5K kicks off at 6:15 p.m. Friday (March 10) as a start to other festivities at North Straub Park. Athletes of all ages and abilities will run along a waterfront course that takes place entirely on the iconic 1.8-mile, 14-turn racetrack. Advance registration is $35. Proceeds will benefit the Police Athletic League of St. Petersburg. To register, click here.
Don’t want to run? That’s okay. Friday’s events at North Straub Park include live music, arts-and-crafts and family fun at the free event. In addition, a free Movies on the Lawn event will be held on the north wall of the Museum of Fine Arts, with a family favorite, Cars. Kids can also enjoy a free arts activity – a “build your own race car” crafts station coordinated by the Morean Arts Center. Music and the arts activity begin at 6 p.m., with the movie starting at dark.
Join the fun again Saturday (March 11) night for another movie, Talladega Nights; this time in Williams Park, 330 2nd Ave. N. The event starts at 6 p.m. and the movie begins at dark.
If you can’t wait for the weekend, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman will host a flag raising ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday (March 9) using a brand new, official Firestone Grand Prix of St.
Petersburg flag. Kim Green and Kevin Savoree, owners and promoters of the Firestone Grand Prix, will also take part. The ceremony will be on the northwest lawn of City Hall, 175 5th St. N.
This is the seventh year for the Grand Prix, which is the season-opening event on the 17-race Verizon IndyCar Series schedule. During the event, downtown St. Petersburg transforms into one
of racing’s most beautiful road courses and offers spectacular trackside waterfront views for fans of all ages. The IndyCar 110-lap feature will be broadcast to a national television audience on ABC beginning at 12:30 p.m. Sunday (March 12). In total, 13 races will take the green flag during the weekend schedule.
For information about the Grand Prix, go to gpstpete.com.
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