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2019 TAMPA BAY MLK BOUNCE ROCK SKATE ROLL 5K WALK\ RUN FOR SICKLE CELL DISEASE
TAMPA BAY 5K RUN\WALK FOR SICKLE CELL DISEASE


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Tampa Bay, get ready for the MLK Bounce Rock Skate Roll 5K - RUN\WALK for Sickle Cell Disease (5K)!  Sickle Cell Disease is a GLOBAL disease that affects MILLIONS of people worldwide.  It predominately affects those of African American\African, Hispanic, Native American, Asian, Mediterranean, Southern European, and of Middle Eastern backgrounds.  In the United States, HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS have Sickle Cell Disease and 3 million have Sickle Cell Trait. Individuals with Sickle Cell Trait are generally healthy, however, there is a 25% chance with each pregnancy that two parents with the Trait will have a baby born with Sickle Cell Disease.  “Be a Sickle Cell Warrior, Join The Race And Get In The Fight Against Sickle Cell!” 


Proceeds and Registrations benefit Sickle Cell Disease Not-For-Profit Organizations in the Tampa Bay Area and the Dr. Martin Luther King Parade Foundation.  All Registrations and Sponsorships from the 5K are to be paid to the DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING PARADE FOUNDATION (Foundation).The Foundation is a Certified State of Florida 501(c)3 Not-For-Profit Organization.


Our special 5K Race is located on the Main Campus of the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa, FL at Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza (MLK Plaza) located off of USF Alumni Drive to USF Beard Dr. and USF Sugar Gum Drive.  Yes, the University of South Florida MLK Plaza bears the name of the most iconic figure in the fight for Civil Rights, that leader of leaders Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who was the foremost figurehead of the Civil Rights Movement, and continues to have an enduring legacy. 


In 1982, the University of South Florida unveiled the Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza in his honor and, to this day it provides a rallying point for the cause of justice.  The MLK Plaza, located at the center of USF’s Campus, is one of the most familiar features on the grounds of USF. As the first monument erected in Dr. King’s honor at a public Florida University, it promotes the Activist’s spirit by providing a place where students can speak freely about issues dear to them. 


Join us on Saturday, January 19, 2019 for this timed 5K that offers you the choice to run, walk, or stroll through the beautiful campus of USF at MLK Plaza.We offer a Dry-Fit Shirt, Race Medal, Custom Bib, Goodie Bag, Awards and Prizes, Food and Drinks, and much more!


MLK Plaza and the adjoining park is the perfect location for our special 5K.  Not only is it meaningful because of its location, namesake, and our cause, MLK Plaza with its oak tree canopy covered sidewalks is very scenic, and there’s a lake with wildlife.  It doesn’t get more peaceful, beautiful or serene than this.  


The Course is completely paved (sidewalks) and flat, providing beautiful scenery as you complete three loops that make the full 5K.  Water stations will be provided along the Course.  You may opt to run or walk with a stroller.  We ask that those with a stroller start in the back of the start corral to avoid accidentally tripping other participants. 


The OVERALL TOP MALE and the OVERALL TOP FEMALE finishers will receive Prizes.  Top Male and Top Female finishers in each age category will also be acknowledged.Every finisher registered before Monday, January 14, 2019 will receive a Race Shirt and Finisher's Medal.  

Registration fees

MLK 5K RUN/WALK FOR SICKLE CELL DISEASE - ADULT Closed

MLK 5K RUN\WALK FOR SICKLE CELL DISEASE - ADULT

  1. $25.00
    Jan 4 - Jan 18

MLK 5K RUN/WALK FOR SICKLE CELL DISEASE - YOUTH\STUDENT Closed

MLK 5K RUN\WALK FOR SICKLE CELL - YOUTH\STUDENT

  1. $15.00
    Jan 4 - Jan 18

5K MAP

                                                                        

The Campus of the University of South Florida is a beautiful setting for the race. The Course is paved (sidewalks) and flat, providing beautiful scenery as you complete three loops around MLK Plaza and the adjoining park that make the full 5K. Our 5K is located off of USF Alumni Drive to USF Beard Dr. and USF Sugar Gum Drive.

                                                       

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RACE DAY DO’S AND DON’TS

DO: Come. We run rain or shine.
DO: Arrive early
DO: Bring your stroller (but only for walking: Jogging strollers aren’t allowed).
DO: Fuel up and hydrate before and after you run or walk. Refreshments are available after the race. DO: Pin your race bib to the front of your shirt with the number visible, using two to four safety pins. DO: Stick around after your race for more fun.
DON’T: Headphones are allowed, but we’d prefer you leave them at home for your safety and that of others. DON’T: Bring your pet. Sorry.                                   

Additional Details

WEATHER

We will be holding the 5K rain or shine. While we aren't anticipating a hurricane in January, your safety is our utmost concern. If the Event is cancelled due to extreme weather, there will be no refund. In the event of lightning in the area, we will postpone starting the event as long as possible.                       

RACE LOCATION : University of South Florida at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza 4202 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33620                     


5K RACE COURSE: MLK Plaza and adjoining park located off of USF Alumni Drive to USF Beard Dr. and USF Sugar Gum Drive.                


PARKING (FREE PARKING)                     

There are 400+ spots available in the parking lot/garage at USF Beard Dr., as well as an overflow parking lot off of USF Alumni Dr., USF Magnolia Dr. and USF Laurel Dr., all located around the park at MLK Plaza. Since our Race Packet pick-up starts at 7am, and the Race starts at 8:30am, you should have no problem at all finding a great FREE parking spot! (Additional FREE parking spots can be found at USF Willow Dr. and USF Maple Dr. near MLK Plaza.      


RACE DAY                  

You can also pick up your Packet on Race Day. Race Day Registration will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. However, if you register on Race Day, you are not guaranteed to receive a Timing Chip.         


SNACKS AND DRINKS:

Snacks and beverages will be provided prior to the Race and after the run. We’ll also have plenty of water on site as well for the thirsty participants!


FINISHER MEDALS:

More Bling For Your Collection! “See How Fast You Are!”


OFFICIAL BIB TIMING RACE RESULTS

Race results will be available at kiosks in the Race Village.        

                         

CONTACT INFORMATION

Name: Eugene Gilbert

Email: eg4363@bellsouth.net

Phone: 404-293-6956              


VOLUNTEER

Volunteer sign up form: RACE ROSTER is our 5K event partner and will facilitate volunteer contact information and sign up.              


TERMS AND CONDITIONS                   

If you are the Participant, you must be 18 years of age or older to agree to the text below. If you are signing on behalf of a minor under 18 years of age, or a person with limited physical/mental abilities, you must be their ParentLegal Guardian. If you are signing on behalf of a Participant over 18 years of age, you must have their consent prior to agreeing to the text below.

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Event Schedule

  • January 19 6:00 AM EST - Race Day set-up

  • January 19 7:00 AM EST - Packet pick up begins - REGISTRATION AREA OPENS

  • January 19 7:45 AM EST - Warm Up

  • January 19 8:10 AM EST - Welcome

  • January 19 8:30 AM EST - 5k Start

  • January 19 9:30 AM EST - 1 Mile Fun Run Start

  • January 19 10:00 AM EST - Run Kids Dash — (100 yards; Ages 8 and younger)

  • January 19 11:00 AM EST - Overall Winner Announcements

Contact Information

Event Location

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA (MLK PLAZA) 4202 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33620, USA

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