The Hampton Inn TIA/Westshore is a great location if you are flying in. Close to the International Mall which also has the very nice Fit2Run Runners Super Store right the entrance to the mall at the end of Bay Street. If you are looking for super budget friendly, do your homework and read reviews… you get exactly what you pay for in Tampa with a $60 a night hotel.
I am newer to running. It began as a way to lose weight (currently down 125lbs) and has become a passion. I’m currently on a #5kEveryDay Streak that is over 500 days long and going. I have also been featured by Runners World Magazine as I was approaching a year of 5ks for my transformation. Their Facebook video of my story has over 1.6million views. As for races… I ran the 16mile Veterans Day bridge crossing from Tampa to Clearwater in 2018. This was my first official race and incredibly I got Bib #001. I will be running the Gaspirilla Half Marathon this year and hope to see you out there. I have dreams of becoming an Ultra Marathoner with the Bryce Canyon 50k in Utah on my bucket list!!