Events Roundup for August 2012

This is a hand-picked list of sports and fitness related events that will take place this month. These events are based on their uniqueness and possible entertainment value.

Buccaneers 2012 FanFest and nighttime practice – FREE

The first training camp session started last weekend.  More practices will be held on August 1st, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, and the 12th. On August 4th, the practice will be held at night starting at 6:30 PM. What can you expect at the night time practice? There will be food, drinks , beer, contest, beer, Buccaneer cheerleaders, autograph sessions, and Captain Fear himself. Overall, it will be a fun event  for the whole family! It will be held at One Bucs Place which is a short drive from Raymond James Stadium. We recommend getting their early so you can line up for the autograph signings.

2012 FISAC-IRSF Rope Skipping Championships – $5-$60

We believe this is one of the most under-rated/off-beat sports out there.  This championship is being organized by USA Jump Rope (USAJR) which is an organization committed to educating coaches, athletes, and the general public about jump roping. At these games, you will find booths providing educational material about jump roping.

2012 Pier 60 5K Beach Series – $10 to register

This event is set to take place on Clearwater Beach. It’s an official race meaning your results will be recorded and posted on In addition, your kids can particpate in the fun run which will take place before the 7:00 PM grownup race. You can learn more about this event by visiting Not motivated to travel to Clearwater?  Maybe trying one of the many great restaurants Clearwater has to offer can serve as your motivation?

Monday Night Group Bicycle Ride – FREE


This event has actually been occuring for months, but we’re including it in this list  because it is time to say something about this group. Every Monday evening a group of bicyclists meet on 212 E Cass St., Tampa FL for a guided bike ride. This event is open to everyone and the group usually breaks up into two groups: slow and fast paced riders. After each ride, everyone meets at a nearby bar and/or restaurant to socialize. If the socializing aspect of this event doesn’t inspire you, then maybe this music video will?

Every rider needs to bring a light and helmets are optional. The next ride is August 6th, it will start at 6 PM and end at 9 PM.

USF Fan Fest 2012 at Raymond James Stadium – FREE

USF Bulls Logo

On August  19th, USF will hold their annual fan fest event at Raymond James Stadium. None of us has been to this event but  it sounds like it is going to be like the Bucs FanFest event. We encourage you go to this one to cheer on the Bulls! This event will start on Sunday at 11:00 AM and you can read more about it here:

Java 2 Java 5K

Coffee machin pouring coffee into two cups

Lastly, this race will take place in Clearwater and is for all of you coffee lovers out there. After this race, everyone will meet at  a nearby coffee shop to socialize.

Do you know about a event that should be on this list? If so, please feel free to email it to us at

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