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!
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
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (813) 421-1172.