Sat November 19, 2022 Lithia, FL 33547 US Directions
Raising awareness for ocular melanoma!
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5K Run

$35 8:00AM EST - 9:30AM EST Price increases after November 17, 2022 at 7:29pm EST
Open to ages 12 - 100.

Kids Fun Run

$0 9:15AM EST - 9:45AM EST Registration ends November 19, 2022 at 7:30am EST
Open to ages 1 - 11.

Virtual Run 5K

$35 8:00AM EST - 9:30AM EST Price increases after November 17, 2022 at 7:29pm EST
Park Square Plaza
16132 Churchview Drive
Lithia, FL US 33547

Your Next Step is the Cure will embark on its fifth year of bringing awareness and raising funds for a rare cancer called Ocular Melanoma. We are excited to have our same location, the lovely Park Square Plaza and a great shaded course to run! We are so grateful for last year’s efforts and the amount of money that we were able to raise for the Melanoma Research Foundation – CureOM.  Ocular melanoma is a rare cancer that affects six out of one million people each year; while strides have been made, unfortunately there is still no known cure. We plan to hold another successful event but we know that our success comes from individuals like YOU!! Thank you for registering! Please spread the word….hopefully, some day soon we will have a cure for ocular melanoma!


There will be a Kids Fun Run for ages up to eleven years old. The kids will run to the Aquatic Club and back with an unchipped bib and they will all receive a finisher medal. Their race will begin at 9:15am.


· 5K Race will begin at 8:00am - Chip timed

· Kids Fun Run will begin at 9:15am - Unchipped 

· Awards will be given out to the Top 3 Men and Women in each of the following age groups: 12-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and above.

· A finisher medal for 5K and Kids Fun Run

· All 5K registrants will receive a long-sleeve Coolibar UPF 50+ shirt

· Free race photos

· Great vendors and raffle items 

·  Awards ceremony


We will hold packet pick-up on Thursday, Nov 17th from 2pm – 7pm at Park Square Plaza and on the morning of the race beginning at 7:00am. Packet pick-up will consist of the Coolibar shirt, chipped bib for the 5K, unchipped bib for the Kids Fun Run and a swag bag filled with lots of great giveaways/coupons. 


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