The Mirror Lake 5k is an event for runners of all abilities

Lace up and join us on Saturday, April 20th for The Mirror Lake 5K. This event takes place around Mirror Lake in beautiful Downtown St. Petersburg, FL.  Registration is just $5, and the proceeds from all registrations will benefit Building Beds, a non-profit that builds and delivers FREE beds to kids all over Pinellas County. The event also features food (included with registration & for purchase for non-runners) and awards for the top runners in each category. Interested in volunteering for this event? Click the "volunteer signup" button below.

Don't wait, register today get ready to knock out 6 fast-paced laps of fun!

For Runners

From seasoned runners to someone just jumping into the sport, this 5k is for everyone! All runners will be asked to register for a "wave" according to their anticipated finish time (fastest times in wave 1). Each runner should be in place at the start line and ready to run at least five minutes before their wave's start time. The wave staggered start times will make sure every runner has ample space to give it their all and maybe even go for that new PR!

Each participant will complete 6 laps around the course (3.25 mi total), ending with a photo worthy finish in front of the iconic Mirror Lake sign, the lake itself shining in the background. When the run is done, treat yourself to a cup of coffee, maybe a donut, or even fresh fruit.

For Spectathletes

Cheering someone on or watching the kids? We've got you covered! We will have various drink/food items onsite such as coffee, donuts, and fruit.  Each registered person will receive a free drink/food ticket , and food and drink items will be available for purchase throughout the morning.

Course Map

Start/Finish: The START and FINISH line will be in front of the BridgePoint campus/behind Mirror Lake sign (corner of 3rd Ave. and Grove)
Timeline of events:
  • 7am - Registration & Check In Open, Food Tent Open.
  • 8am - First wave of runners begin 5k Around Mirror Lake (6 laps)
*Please note: Bib pickup & checkin will also be available the day before the race, 4-7pm, at BridgePoint Church Downtown St. Pete - 737 3rd Ave. North, St. Petersburg 33701)

Parking Info

Parking in St. Pete can be tough, so we recommend showing up early and parking in one of the following city lots located along Mirror Lake:
1. The city parking lot located next to the St. Pete Shuffleboard Club (559 Mirror Lake Dr N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701)
 2. The city lot located next to the Sunshine Center (330 5th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701)
3. The city parking lot across from across from the current County Court House - 600-698 Mirror Lake Dr N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701)

READY TO RUN? register NOW!

Building Beds

Building Beds started out of BridgePoint Church in 2014 and is a volunteer led initiative of For The City,  a registered 501(c)(3). After learning about the process and working with a similar organization in Kentucky, we recognized the need in our own community and knew we needed to bring the the program home to Pinellas County.  With the help of generous supporters and faithful volunteers, Building Beds has built and delivered over 2,900 beds to children in need.

If you're interested in more information, volunteering, or giving an additional donation to Building Beds, click the button below.