Sunday, May 22, 2011

Tampa Bay Lightning Human Lightning Bolt

I went to take part in the Tampa Bay Lightning human lightning bolt today and had a great time! It was so nice to see so many other fans excited about our Eastern Conference Finals series with the Boston Bruins. I do have to say that I have never seen anything so creative done to send a team off and I am sure that the players were very excited to see it as they looked out the window of the plane. After their miraculous 0-3 comeback on Saturday, they definitely deserved it! Keep cheering everyone and lets hope that we are playing for a series win on Wednesday! ALL IN!

Video by: Tampa Bay Lightning

Tampa Bay Lightning Human Lightning Bolt

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tampa Bay Races for Runners

Whether you’re running to get healthy, improve speed or for charity you can be sure to find a wide variety of beginner to challenging running races in Tampa and St. Petersburg throughout the year. Below we will highlight a few races that are unique to the area and are a must for all Tampa Bay runners.

Gasparilla Distance Classic

Gasparilla Distance Classic
This distance race is true to the spirit of Tampa, generally concluding the month and 1/2 long celebration of Gasparilla (aka- when the pirates invaded Tampa Bay). Participants can enjoy scenic views of the Bay and perhaps a couple of swashbuckling joggers along the way! This series offers a 5k, 15k, Half Marathon and several combination challenges. Entry fees vary per race. For March 2012 registration and dates visit the following link:
Gasparilla Distance Classic Race Info

Oldsmar Taphouse 5K
Even if they negate each other, what’s not to love about beer and running? This event has grown substantially year over year and entry is pretty limited. Sponsored by The Taphouse on State Street, you run a pretty quick, flat 5k in the streets of Oldsmar on a Friday evening. If you can stomach it after almost 90 degree heat, have a beer or four and chat with fellow runners after the race. Check out more info for the June 2011 race:
Oldsmar Taphouse 5K Race Info

Women’s Running Magazine Women’s Half Marathon & 5k
Attention gals, pals, moms and sisters! This race is a must for any female who is all about girl power. Your race is guaranteed to be filled with badass chicks who take running serious to fun loving power walked in pink tutus. This race boasts an ultimate goody bag with a winner’s medal and a removable charm. What we love more about this race is that proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Talk about doing something for a good cause! The race is generally held in late November in St. Petersburg. For this year’s race info:
Women's Running Magazine Women's Half Marathon & 5K Race Info

St. Petersburg Times Turkey Trot
Run off a few of the thousands of calories that you plan on eating during your Thanksgiving dinner. This race is held early morning in Clearwater and offers a 1 mile fun run, 5k and 10k.
St. Petersburg Times Turkey Trot Race Info

For a complete schedule of Tampa Bay races, visit

Monday, May 16, 2011

Seven Mary Three at Hard Rock Tampa Sweepstakes

As a part of Hard Rock's "40 Days That Rock", Seven Mary Three will be coming to Tampa to perform and we have your opportunity at two free tickets! The concert will take place at 10PM (doors open at 9) on May 26th. Standing room only tickets are being sold for $20 at Ticketmaster outlets and at the Hard Rock Store. Here is how you can win your free tickets:

Two ways to enter:

On Twitter:
Follow @WhatsUpTampaBay on Twitter & retweet the following message:

RT @WhatsUpTampaBay Win two tickets to see Seven Mary Three at @SHRTampa on 5/26. Rules:


On the Blog:
Comment on this post naming your favorite song by Seven Mary Three. Make sure to also post your your name and email address.

Contest ends at 7PM on 5/24/2011. The winner will be picked at random and will be notified by DM on Twitter or Email by 5/25/2011. The winner will receive two free tickets to see Seven Mary Three at the Seminole Hard Rock Cafe in Tampa on 5/26/2011.

If you don't win, you can purchase tickets here:
Seven Mary Three Tickets

Disclosure: Seminole Hard Rock Tampa contacted What's Up Tampa Bay directly to promote the Seven Mary Three Hard Rock Tampa show. Two free tickets to the show were provided for this contest.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa May Events

The following are a few of the great events that will be taking place during the month of May at Hard Rock Tampa, including some concerts in celebration of Hard Rock's 40th Anniversary.

May 1 - 29th
Progressive Giveaway
Win up to $10,000 Sundays in May with drawings every half hour from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Players earn entries from May 1st to May 29th and a designated area will be equipped with a card swipe and display screen. After an eligible plarticipant's Players Club Card has been swiped, the monitors will display the number of entries that you have earned towards the next drawing. You must have a Players Club Card, be 21 years of age and be present to win. Players Club Cards are free to everyone 21 and over.

May 1 - 31st
Win Some Wheels Lexus Giveaway
Weekly drawing every Tuesday for cash or new Lexus CT Hybrid. Drawings will be held hourly from 1:00 PM -9:00 PM for a $1,000 cash prize. Weekly drawings for a Lexus CT Hybrid grand prize will be held at 9:30 PM. Earn Entries from April 27th to May 31st. No purchase necessary. Must be 21+ and be a Player's Club Member to participate.

May 15
Comedy Night at the Cafe staring Tim Wilkins
8:30 PM. Eat dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe while being entertained by comedian Tim Wilkins. Admission is FREE!

May 26
Seven Mary Three
Seven Mary Three helps celebrate Hard Rock's 40th Anniversary as part of the 40 Days That Rock (May 18 - June 26). Doors open 9:00 PM and Concert begins at 10:00 PM. Standing room only tickets are available for $20 at all Ticketmaster outlets and the Hard Rock store.

June 23
Everclear will be at the Hard Rock taking a look back at their classic hits as part of the 40 Days That Rock celebration. Doors open 9:00 PM and concert begins at 10:00 PM. Standing room only tickets are available for $20 at all Ticketmaster outlets and the Hard Rock store.

Upcoming Seminole Hard Rock Acts

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Win Stanley Cup Tickets 2011

The Tampa Bay Lightning are one round away from the Stanley Cup Finals, so now is the time to enter as many contests and sweepstakes as you can to win tickets just in case they make it in. Below you will find any sweepstakes and contests that I can find in order to win tickets to the Stanley Cup Finals. Good luck to you and Go Bolts!

Bud Light Stanley Cup Final Sweepstakes
Trip for four and tickets to a Stanley Cup Final Game.
Deadline: May 16
Enter Here

Amazon Stanley Cup Final Contest
Trip for two to Stanley Cup Final Game 1 or 2.
Deadline: May 15
Enter Here

More contests are sure to come if we make it to the Finals!