Fit Foodie Race Series to bring 5K, quality cuisine & fitness classes to Tampa

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – A race series geared toward foodies is coming to Tampa for the first time. The Fit Foodie Race Series, held in cities throughout the country, includes a 15K and 5K. It will be in Tampa on Saturday, Sept. 17.

The weekend doesn’t start or stop with running. “The Fit Foodie Race is where food meets fitness, and healthy meets delicious! Run, eat, and drink your way through Cotanchobee Park and cross the most delicious finish line ever in an unforgettable day filled with food, fitness and fun,” race organizers said.

The post-run festivities will include fitness classes, raffles, food and drink samples, and cooking demonstrations, including from Tampa’s Seasons 52 restaurant. “You will also receive a swag bag chock-full of goodies from top health and wellness brands, and for the 21 and older, post race celebratory drinks will also be offered,” organizers said. “Proving that a fit and healthy lifestyle can co-exist with a love for great foodie experiences, calories are both burned and earned at the three-day Fit Foodie.”

Friday night features a kickoff party at Fly Bar & Restaurant.

Two champion runners will be in Tampa for the race weekend. Four-time Boston Marathon and New York City Marathon Champion Bill Rodgers is attending the event. Ryan Hall will also be on hand. Hall is the North and Central American record holder in the 20K, 30K and half-marathon.

The founder of Bombshell Fitness, Shannon Dey, will provide a fitness demonstration and lead a Sunday sweat session.

Various ticket options are available for 15K and 5K participants. Information about each option is available here.

Other national races are also bringing their fun and finish lines to Tampa. Wanderlust 108 is scheduled for Sept. 25 in Curtis Hixon Park. Wanderlust will feature a 5K, yoga and meditation.

In addition, the Hot Chocolate 15K and 5K is making its way to Tampa. That event will be held Dec. 18. Registration and other race information is available here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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