Running with the Rays

Running With the Rays 5K

Join us for the Running with the Rays 5K. The 5K will both an in-person and virtual format, allowing Rays fans from all over the chance to run, jog or walk the race!

The in-person event is on Sunday, April 7 at Tropicana Field. The course will begin at Tropicana Field in Lot 6 and continue through the streets of downtown St. Petersburg routing through Al Lang Stadium before finishing back on the Tropicana Field turf!

Running With the Rays 5K Medal

Running with the Rays VIP

Running with the Rays VIP $75

Registration includes:

  • Commemorative Medal

  • Race T-Shirt

  • Timing Chip & Race Bib

  • Tampa Bay Rays Ticket Voucher** (Value $55)

  • Tampa Bay Rowdies Ticket Voucher*** (Value $28)

Running with the Rays

Running with the Rays $50

Registration includes:

  • Commemorative Medal

  • Timing Chip & Race Bib

  • Tampa Bay Rays Ticket Voucher* (Value $35)

  • Tampa Bay Rowdies Ticket Voucher*** (Value $28)

Running with the Rays Virtual

Running with the Rays Virtual $50

Registration includes:

  • Commemorative Medal

  • Downloadable Finisher’s Certificate


*Rays ticket voucher is good for one (1) Lower Reserved ticket voucher for one of the following dates: Friday, April 12 vs. Giants; Sunday, April 14 vs. Giants; Friday May 24 vs. Royals; Sunday, May 26 vs. Royals.

**Rays ticket voucher is good for one (1) Lower Box ticket voucher for one of the following dates: Friday, April 12 vs. Giants; Sunday, April 14 vs. Giants; Friday May 24 vs. Royals; Sunday, May 26 vs. Royals.

*** Rowdies ticket vouchers are good for one (1) Upper Sideline Reserved ticket for any Rowdies regular season home match during the 2024 season.

Rays Baseball Foundation

A portion of all proceeds benefits the Rays Baseball Foundation and Rowdies Soccer Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization and the official charity of the Tampa Bay Rays and Rowdies. The Rays Baseball Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of those in need within our community, focusing primarily on education, youth development, wellness and social responsibility.

Race Packets

Race packets will be available for pickup at Tropicana Field at the Bay Republic Team Store beginning on Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Day of race packet pickup will be available on Sunday, April 7 starting from 6 a.m. - 7:15 a.m.

The race will start at 7:30 a.m.

Post-race Activities

Check back soon for information on the awards ceremony and post-race drink specials

In- Person Race FAQ

How far is a 5K?
  • 5 Kilometers = 3.1 miles
Is parking provided?
  • Yes, parking will be free for all racers and spectators. Runners and spectators will park in Tropicana Field Lot 7.
What kind of surface is the race on?
  • Participants will be running/walking on grass, turf, asphalt and concrete surfaces, but a vast majority of the route will be on concrete/asphalt.
Will there be a Race Guide?
  • Yes. There will be a police officer directing all participants as well as course marshals through the race route.
Will I be able to run/walk with a stroller?
  • Yes, but all strollers/joggers are encouraged to line up towards the back/last corral so as not to impede running traffic.
Will I be able to participate if I am in a wheelchair?
  • Participants and guests in wheelchairs are encouraged to join in the activities. If you are participating in a wheelchair, please feel free to contact us if you have specific questions about the event.
Can I bike/rollerblade/scooter the course?
  • Bicycles, scooters, and rollerblades are not permitted.
Can I run/walk with my pet?
  • Pets are not permitted to run/walk with participants. Service animals are permitted.
How is my time recorded?
  • The 5K is chip timed. Participants will receive a bib with a timing chip attached to it. The chip will begin timing once you cross the start line, recording your net time until you cross the finish line. The Fun Run is a non-competitive race and will not be timed.
Will water or food be provided before or after the race?
  • There will be one water station on the course and one in a post-race refreshment area.
Can I get a refund or transfer my registration?
  • There are no refunds for this race, as proceeds benefit the Rays Baseball Foundation. The Rays Baseball Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization and the official charity of the Rays, is dedicated to improving the lives of those in need within our community, focusing primarily on education, youth development, wellness and social responsibility. For more information, visit raysbaseball.com/community.
Have additional questions?

Virtual Race FAQ

What is a Virtual Run/Walk Event?
  • A virtual event that can be run, jogged, walked or rolled from any location you choose. You can run, jog or walk on the road, a trail, treadmill, at the gym, or on a track. You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself.
How does a Virtual Run/Walk Event actually work?
  • Participants register online, choose your starting line, and run/walk your chosen route!
Does the event take place on a specific date?
  • Running with the Rays 5K takes place on April 7, 2024. You can complete your race anytime, anywhere before race day.