Sean Cain spent most of his 20s in and out of rebab facilities until finally finding St. Petersburg Free Clinic’s Men’s Residence more than a year ago. Addicted to alcohol, he wasn’t able to keep a steady job. The Men’s Residence helped Sean find his sobriety and develop skills that prepared him for independent living.

Today Sean remains sober, with a steady job at a local restaurant as the lead food runner, thanks to his life-changing experience at the Men’s Residence. He graduated from the program a few months ago and he’s studying psychology at St. Petersburg College. 

Now he’s ready to tackle his next challenge – a 10K at the St. Pete Run Fest, which takes place on November 15-17. As a result of the collaboration between St. Pete Run Fest and St. Pete Running Company, Sean will be receiving complimentary coaching and running gear from St. Pete Running Company to help him prepare for the race, which will be his first.  Also, St. Pete Run Fest will waive the cost of his race fees.

This will be the third consecutive year that St. Pete Run Fest and St. Pete Running Company, have generously supported a rookie runner from the Free Clinic’s residential programs. 

But that’s not all. Again this year, St. Pete Run Fest is donating 20 cents for each mile run in the St. Pete Half Marathon,10K, and 5K to the St. Petersburg Free Clinic’s Food Bank. The funds raised through the partnership with St. Pete Run Fest will help provide many meals to our neighbors in need.