Join the fun to help families in need through the holidays at the 23rd Annual Ride and Run With The Stars 2016.

To Benefit: “Ride and Run With The Stars” proceeds benefit the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Christmas Sharing Project, which helps crime victims, children and families through the holidays.

Cost: The registration fee for all participants is $25. ($35 starting November 6) The fee includes a long-sleeve logo T-shirt, food and giveaways, 10K Family Bike Ride, 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk/Skate or 25 Mile Bike Ride. The 5K Chipped race is $30 ($40 starting November 6) The 2016 Challenge – 5K Chipped Race and the 25 Mile Bike ride is $40. (Maximum of 25 participants) The Fort De Soto Park daily parking fee of $5 will be WAIVED during the event.

Please Note: *Children registering for the 5K Chipped Race must pay entry fee.

Grand Prizes: High quality bicycles.

Silent Auction: Bid on great sports gear, getaways and gift baskets.

“Everest Challenge” Climbing Wall: For all ages. Test your skills on the 25 foot “Everest Challenge” climbing wall.

Date: Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Where: Fort DeSoto Park in Pinellas County (All events start and finish at The Fort picnic area.) Daily parking fee of $5 will be WAIVED during the event.

Events: Ride and Run With The Stars Event Schedule:

December 3rd, 2016

  • Registration Opens 6:30 a.m.
  • 5K Chipped Race 7:30 a.m. (Downloadable 5K Map)
    (Best times for runners in designated age groups will be recognized.)
  • 2016 Challenge – 5K Chipped Race and 25 mile bike ride. 5k Chipped Race portion starts at 7:30 a.m. (Downloadable 5K Map– Bike helmets are required
  • 25 Mile Bike Ride 8:00 a.m. (Downloadable 25 Mile Ride– Bike helmets are required
  • 10K Family Ride 8:15 a.m. (Downloadable 10K Map) – Bike helmets are required
  • 1 Mile Fun Walk/Skate 8:30 a.m. (Downloadable 1 Mile Map)
  • K-9 Demonstration 9:30 AM
  • Santa, Mrs. Santa & Elf Arrive 10:00 a.m.
  • Silent Auction Closes 10:30 a.m.
  • Special Drawings & Awards 10:30 a.m.

Entry Forms: “Ride and Run With The Stars” entry forms will be available through the Sheriff’s Office or you can click here to download the 2016 registration form.

Contacts: For information about Ride and Run With The Stars sponsorship opportunities, registration and giveaways, call Lieutenant Joe Gerretz at (727) 582-5960. For information on the Sheriff’s Christmas Sharing Project, or to “adopt a family”, call Sandra Garcia-Olivares at (727) 582-6465.

Disclaimer: “Ride With The Stars”, Inc. is registered with the Florida Department of Consumer Services #SC-12894 “A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.”