MBA 5K Run To Kick Off Firestone Grand Prix

Modern Business Associates 5k

Modern Business Associates 5K Run logoThe 7th Annual Modern Business Associates 5K Run will take place on the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Track starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 8. The 5K’s start/finish line will be on Bay Shore Drive NE on the water side of North Straub Park just south of The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort and Golf Club. The course will follow a route through Downtown St. Petersburg entering and exiting the Firestone Grand Prix track’s layout at Turn 9 near Central Ave. and Pioneer Park.

The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, organizers of the annual Modern Business Associates 5K Run and walk event held on portions of the 1.8-mile temporary street circuit in downtown, and Modern Business Associates (MBA) are also proud to continue their support for the Police Athletic League (PAL) of St. Petersburg. For the third year, the event’s proceeds will be donated to PAL for its numerous programs serving local children and teenagers. MBA has served as a sponsor of the 5K Run since 2014. Since 2016, contributions from the Firestone Grand Prix and proceeds from the Modern Business Associates 5K race have reached nearly $120,000. Online registration is now open for runners and walkers at to “race on track.”

Fast Facts

Event: 7th Annual Modern Business Associates 5K Run on the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Track benefiting the Police Athletic League
Date: Friday, March 8, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. ET start (approximate)
Registration Fee:

$30: now through Jan. 13, 2019
$35: Jan. 14 – Feb. 10, 2019
$40: Feb. 11 – March 6, 2019
$45: March 7-8, 2019

Registration includes race entry with chipped timing bib, commemorative finisher’s medal, T-shirt, and Friday general admission to Firestone Grand Prix (if race packet is picked up in person on Thursday, March 7 – location TBD).

The complete racing and activities schedule for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will be released in early 2019. For additional ticket pricing, grandstand seating and festival information, visit