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Tutus & Tennis Shoes: Elevating ALL Children

5K Run/Walk and Health Fair


February 26, 2022


Celebrating 36 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 5K Run/Walk and Health Fair, to be held February 26, 2022. This health and wellness event includes a scenic 5K route in historic downtown Tampa, a Children's Fun Run and a Health Fair.  All participants will receive a race t-shirt and Finisher's Medal.


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:

Join us for this wholesome community event and support our efforts to raise money for charity!




Saturday, February 26

Perry Harvey SR Park

1000 E. Harrison Street

Tampa, FL 33602





  • Early Bird ($35):

Now - January 14, 2022

  • Regular ($40):

January 15 – February 25, 2022




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


• 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


• 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


• 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.


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?



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 or by phone at (813) 421-1172.