Tutus & Tennis Shoes: Elevating ALL Children

35-Mile Walk/Run/Ride Virtual Challenge

February 1 - February 28, 2021

Celebrating 35 years in the Bay Area, Greater Tampa Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated invites your participation in our annual Tutus and Tennis Shoes: Elevating ALL Children 35-mile Run/Walk/Ride Challenge and Health Fair, to be held February 2021. This month-long health and wellness challenge includes 3 scenic 5K Run/ Walk routes in the Tampa Bay Area. You may also log in your biking miles and cardio workouts.  Participants will be encouraged to stay active and join our interactive community via Race Joy and Social Media platforms, replete with weekly contests, prizes, recipe sharing, and daily words of encouragement. All participants will receive a race t-shirt. Finishers will receive both a medal and certificate. 

 

The Health Fair will include presentations and information sharing on topics for healthy living from area experts. Topics will include Sickle Cell, High Blood Pressure Management, Healthy Snacking - Charcuterie Style, and emotional/mental health care. 

 

This event will promote healthy living for families and children in the Tampa Bay community. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Jack and Jill of America Foundation, our national organization’s philanthropic arm, which provides donations to national non-profit partners and also awards grants to its chapters. The remaining proceeds will be directly donated to these five Tampa-based charities that serve children and families:

Won’t you join us for this wholesome community event and support our efforts to provide all children with the opportunities and advantages we desire for our own children!

 

EVENT

DETAILS

Monday, February 1 to Sunday, February 28

  • Choose from Three 5K Race Routes

    • Perry Harvey SR Park

    • St. Pete African American Heritage Trail

    • Lake Hollingsworth, Lakeland, FL

 

  • Participate in the 35-Mile Challenge or the 10-mile challenge for children 12 and under. 

 

  • There is also an option for the cardio challenge.  Log your time for Zumba, Yoga, Step Class, etc. 

REGISTRATION

INFO

  • Early Bird ($30):

December 15th – January 15th

  • Regular ($35):

January 16th – February 28th

2020

SPONSORS/GALLERY

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

 

Please consider becoming a sponsor at the Headline ($10,000 or more), Marathon ($5000 or more), or Half Marathon level ($2500). There are other levels available in our detailed sponsorship information which is listed below for your review. Thank you in advance for your support and partnership as we improve the lives of Tampa Bay Area children.

 

 

Joycelyn H. Henson                            

Dr. Joycelyn H. Henson                  

Foundation, Chair                   

Ashley Burgess-Laster

Ashley Burgess-Laster

Foundation, Co-Chair

Sonya Love

Sonya Love

Foundation, Co-Chair

HEADLINE SPONSOR ($10,000 or MORE)

• All of Marathon sponsor benefits + 10 additional race run entries and souvenir T-shirts

• Recognition as the official start/finish line supporter

• Recognition as the official sponsor at media events

HALF MARATHON SPONSOR ($2500)

• All of 10K Sponsor Benefits + Company display booth at event

• Inclusion in all digital and print, event website and promotional advertising;

• Special recognition during the event

5K SPONSOR ($500)

• 4 race run entries and souvenir T-shirts

• Company logo on printed materials

• Inclusion on website announcements

MARATHON SPONSOR ($5000)

• Logo listed on event banner

• All of Half Marathon Benefits + 4 additional race run entries and T-shirts

10K SPONSOR ($1000)

• Race day goody bag with 6 race run entries and T-shirts

• Company logo on printed materials

• Acknowledged during event and inclusion on website announcements

3K SPONSOR ($250)

• 2 race run entries and souvenir T-shirts

• Company logo on printed materials

• Inclusion on website announcements

Exclusive Sponsorship Opportunities (Limited Capacity)

MEDIA Sponsor

• Sponsor promoting event

• Recognition as the official start/finish line supporter

• Logo listed on event banner

Refueling Station Sponsor ($750)

• Recognition as the official water or food station supporter

• Logo listed on website

• Banner ad on Race Joy

Quarter Mile Marker Sponsor ($150)

• Company logo or Personalized message on a mile marker sign along the route

 

* Only 3 available

*GTC is a 501 (c) (4) organization and Jack and Jill of  America Foundation is a 501 (c) (3). 

A portion of your donations are tax deductible.

Thank You!

TO OUR SPONSORS

MARATHON

HALF MARATHON

  • Allison Wells-Clebert & The Andrews Family

  • Dr. Leila Jerome Clay & Family

10K

5K

  • GTC President Dianna Allen-Quin & Family

3K

  • Dr. Toni Rowley & Family 

  • Dr. Alexis Wells-Oghoghomeh & Family

  • LTC Craig Henson & Family

 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

What is the Theme of the 5k?

Tutus and Tennis Shoes: Elevating All Children 5K Run/Walk

How many miles is a 5K?

A 5K is 3.1 miles. You can choose to walk, jog or run it. All levels of fitness are welcome.

 

Is the event timed?

Yes

 

Are walkers welcome at the 5K?

Yes.  We welcome walkers.

 

May I bring a stroller to the event?

Yes, strollers are allowed however we ask that families bringing strollers and participating in the 5K line up towards the end of the starting line as a courtesy to other runners.

 

Are dogs allowed at 5K?

As a safety precaution, we do not allow dogs to participate in the run unless they are service dogs.

 

Is there an age limit for this event?

No age limit, we welcome younger runners and encouraged them to participate. If the participant/runner is younger than 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must sign their waiver.

 

What is included with my 5K registration?

All pre-registered walkers/runners will receive a bib/race number and an official GTC Tutus and Tennis Shoes 5K T-Shirt. Finishers will also receive a medal. Participants who register on the day of the event may will receive a t-shirt as quantity lasts. 

 

Is a medal included with my 5K registration?

All registered runners who complete the run, will receive a finisher medal.

Will there be awards?

First place finishers will receive a trophy award.

 

How can I help support the 5K?

You can continue to advertise the 5k to your family, friends, co-workers, neighbors. Encourage registrations, sponsors and vendors to participate and support this great cause.

 

Still have questions?

If you've read the FAQ and still have questions, please contact us at gtcjjfundraising@gmail.com or by phone at (813) 421-1172.

 
RESOURCES
ADDRESS

Greater Tampa Chapter

PO Box 20604

Tampa, FL  33622-0604

Web:  greatertampajackandjill.org

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