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Flying Mullet 5K and One Mile Doggie Dash
5K, 1 Mile
Fri, Oct 10, 2014
St. Petersburg, FL
About This Activity
Take a run through history and catch a glimpse of coastal Florida the way it used to be – and in Gulfport, the way things still are. Gulfport, a town built by fishermen, offers runners a chance to run through vintage Florida neighborhoods. The 5K will wind through downtown's Historic Waterfront District, running past the reigning Mullet King's home. Many fishermen – including our king – once earned their living netting mullet, a vegetarian fish that's quite the oddity in the fish world. Doggie Dashers will thrill at the proximity of the dog park as well as the town's dog-friendly bars and restaurants. All runners get a free post-race drink in the Art District after the run. Kick off your weekend with a run that lets you take in the quirky seaside charm of the town that time forgot!
Event details and schedule
Gulfport has ample free street parking; please take notice of any signs. You may also park at the adjacent dog park, the Gulfport Public Library, The Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center, or at the Catherine Hickman Theatre. The Flying Mullet 5K will start at 5:30 p.m. with the One Mile Doggie Dash starting shortly thereafter. The course will travel mostly over paved roads. Packet pickup as well as the race start will be on the grounds of the museum. Adjacent to the museum dogs can go off-leash at the small and large dog parks.