Ride and Run with The Stars is a holiday fundraising event initiated by the members of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office 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 the first Saturday in December ever since. The Ride features cycling and running events, food, and special activities for children, such as a climbing wall, crafts, and a visit from Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their elves via the sheriff’s office’s helicopter, ensuring it’s an event children big and small cherish every year.

“With your support and others, we were able to provide Christmas for over 500 individuals… Your support is appreciated and needed.”

Robert E. Crown • President at Isaiah's Inn, Inc.


Children Helped


Families Provided For


Raised for our community

Ride & Run with the Stars 2023

Ride and Run With The Stars is the largest law enforcement organized holiday charity fundraiser in the Tampa Bay Area and has raised more than $900,000 in donations and proceeds. Sheriff Bob Gualtieri and staff appreciate your participation and donations to this very worthy community event.


Thank you for providing help and creating hope to those we server. God bless you for your kindness – Catholic Charities Diocese of St. Petersburg, Inc.