St. Petersburg's Boyd Hill 5K trail run returns on December 1

It's a fun run through Boyd Hill Nature Preserve.

click to enlarge Trail runs are the best runs. - Cathy Salustri
Cathy Salustri
Trail runs are the best runs.

If you — like me — are rejoicing in the absence of boob sweat with today's cooler temps, maybe you — like me — are also thinking about how this is primo running weather.

Last year my husband and I — and four of our more fit friends, including CL's own Resie Waechter and her wife Stephanie, who are CrossFit badasses — ran in the 4th Annual Boyd Hill Nature Preserve 5K. 

The trail run was amazing — so much so, we gave it a Critic's Pick Best of the Bay (actual award: Best Fun Run That Was Actually a Crapload of Fun)  — and we're thrilled to see it return this year. Aside from the kick-ass trail, the proceeds go to Boyd Hill, probably one of the two coolest urban parks in Tampa Bay.

Here's what's cool, too — since I ran last year, Anytime Fitness sent me a link to get five bucks off the registration, and they said I could share it with my friends. Y'all are my friends, so here ya go — register for the event and use the code "REPEAT" at checkout to get the discount.

See you at the starting line!


4th Annual Boyd Hill 5K Fun Run | Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S., St. Petersburg | Dec. 1: 7:30 a.m. | Register for the Boyd Hill 5K before Nov. 25 to get a shirt | Email Anytime Fitness with event questions | 727-502-9100

About The Author

Cathy Salustri

Cathy's portfolio includes pieces for Visit Florida, USA Today and regional and local press. In 2016, UPF published Backroads of Paradise, her travel narrative about retracing the WPA-era Florida driving tours that was featured in The New York Times. Cathy speaks about Florida history for the Osher Lifelong Learning...
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