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Tutus & Tennis Shoes: Elevating ALL Children

5K Run/Walk and Health Fair


February 17, 2024

Perry Harvey SR Park

The 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 17, 2024. This health and wellness event includes a scenic 5K route in historic downtown Tampa, a Children’s Fun Run, and a Free Community Health Fair.  All participants will receive a race t-shirt and Finisher’s Medal. 


The Tutus and Tennis Shoes Community Health Fair is an integral part of the event and is intended to provide community information and resources supporting healthy living. The Health Fair will include providers and health educators that will educate on the importance of good health and overall wellness. Providers will be on site to perform health screenings and there will be an opportunity to impact our community by donating blood for those in need.


Last year there were over 400 registered attendees, and the event netted over $30,000. Net proceeds were split between the following charities:

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



Saturday, February 17, 2024

Perry Harvey SR Park

1000 E. Harrison Street

Tampa, FL 33602





  • Early Bird ($30)

Now - January 14, 2024

  • Regular ($35)

January 15 – February 16, 2024


  • Day of Race ($40)





Sponsorship Opportunities


Please consider becoming a sponsor at the Headline ($10,000 or more), Gold Sponsor Level ($5000 or more), Silver Sponsor Level ($2500), or Bronze Sponsor Level ($1000). 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.



Tammie Pickett McFarland

Tammie Pickett McFarland 

Greater Tampa Chapter, President


Allison Clebert 

Allison Clebert 

Foundation, Chair


Alaysha Black

Alaysha Black 

Foundation, Co-Chair


Jessica Vega-Eugene

Jessica Vega-Eugene

Tutus and Tennis Shoes 5K Run/Walk & Health Fair, Chair


Frequently Asked Questions



What is the Theme of the 5k?

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

What time does the race start?

The 5K run starts at 7:45 a.m; the 5K walk- not timed starts at 8:30 a.m.

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?

Small dogs on a leash or stroller are permitted provided they are cleaned up after.


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

When and where is the race packet pick up?

You may pick up your race packet on Sunday, February 11, 2024 at Perry Harvey Park between 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM.  

View Race Packet Pickup Flyer


Still have questions?

If you've read the FAQs and still have questions, please contact us at 

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