Start Father’s Day on the right foot at the fourth annual “Richard’s Father’s Day Family Walk/Jog” on Sunday, June 18, 2017, at 8 a.m. at Ulele restaurant in Tampa Heights. Packet pick-up and same-day registration begins at 7 a.m. You can find parking nearby on the street and in the lots. Watch for attendants.
The all-ages entry fee is $25 per person through June 16, and $30 June 17 and June 18 (day of) and includes a T-shirt. Children under 12 are free, but must register the morning of the event, with a parent or guardian.
The course starts and ends at Ulele, at 1810 N. Highland Ave., down to USF Park and returns for the 5K. The event includes a 1-mile and 5K route on the Tampa Riverwalk. You can choose your distance the morning of the run. This is a family-friendly event, and parents are encouraged to bring their children (and strollers) and walk together. Or, you can pick up the pace and jog.
Some fun things to expect the day of the event include:
•Water and sports drink stops at Start/Finish and the turnaround.
•Tampa Yankees street team, Bucs street team with Capt. Fear and Bucs cheerleaders, will be there!
•Orange Theory Fitness will conduct pre-race workouts (at approximately 7:30 a.m.).
•Dri-fit race shirts with every entry (please register early to ensure there are enough shirts for all).
•Grab and go snacks from Ulele and Goody Goody at the finish.
100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Advanced Prostate Cancer Collaboration (APCC) at Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designed Comprehensive Cancer Center in Florida. In the three years of this event, the Gonzmart Family Foundation has donated $245,000.
One in six men get prostate cancer. One in three African American and Hispanic men get prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death for men, behind lung cancer. Men don't talk about it. But screenings equal life, so we HAVE to talk about it.
No time, no medals, just a great way to start Father's Day on the right foot, having fun and doing good.