Welcome to the Ride & Run with the Stars website. Ride & Run with the Stars is a holiday fundraising event initiated by the members of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office in order to provide food, clothing and toys for underprivileged and/or crime-stricken children and families.

The “Ride” began in 1993, at Fort De Soto Park, and has been held there on the first Saturday in December ever since. There are cycling and running events, food as well as special activities for children, such as a rock climbing wall, and a visit from Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their elves in the Pinellas County Sheriff’s helicopter. It’s an event that the children big and small cherish each and every year.

The “Ride” is the largest law enforcement organized holiday charity fundraiser in the Tampa Bay area and has raised over $500,000 in donations and proceeds. The Sheriff and staff of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office appreciate your participation and donations to this very worthy community event.

Last year’s event took place on December 5, 2015 and was a record year for Ride and Run with the Stars.


Thank You Letters from Past Years