Run For Luck 5K

Sat March 27 - Fri April 30 Lutz, FL 33559 US Directions
Faces of Courage invites you to join us for some Luck in 2021!
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

2300 Grand Cypress Dr
Lutz, FL US 33559

Join the Faces of Courage Foundation for this year's Run for Luck 5K and 1 Mile Walk for Gold or both in the Warm Up for Luck Challenge at Tampa Premium Outlets.

Faces of Courage Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit cancer patient support organization, dedicated to providing, free of charge, programs emphasizing practical education; life coping strategies; and improved self-esteem; through non-threatening, engaging, and recreational outings and overnight camps, including culturally relevant programs for minorities, which encourage a sense of “community” rather than isolation, with a primary goal of helping the cancer patient navigate their way through the treatment process and to thrive as a  survivor.

Our campers come to us from all over the United States. So even if you live outside the area, you can still support us by participating virtually.

In addition to signing up for the Live or Virtual races, your registration will automatically enroll you in the Run for Luck Leprechaun Marathon where you will be able to Run or Walk 26.2 miles and try to find our Leprechaun's Hat Shoe and Gold coin!

Participants will have 30 days after the Run for Luck event to complete the Leprechaun Marathon. You will be able to log 1, 2, 10 or 26 miles at a time throughout the month, track and see your progress on a virtual map.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Shamrock Sponsor
Lucky Charm Sponsor
Green Sponsor
Medal Sponsor

Neck Gaiters

Neck Gaiters will be given to all participants in both races and will be guaranteed if pre-registered before March 10, 2021, After that the gaiters will be available on a first come first serve basis based on availability.


Run for Luck 5K Awards will be presented to the top overall, Masters (40+), Grand Masters (50+) male and female AND top 3 finishers male and female in each age group. Divisions begin with 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over. No duplicate awards. Please check your results email, Scan the QR codes to verify your finish time after your run to assure your name/time/results are showing up correctly on race day before you leave the area. Awards will be given out after each race. (Awards can be arranged to be mailed at an addition fee for shipping and handling)

In addition to the awards listed above, Camp Gladiator will be offering a FREE 4 week workout program to the top 3 award winners male and female in the following age groups: 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69.

1 Mile Run for Gold - Top Male and Female regardless of age will receive a special award


Finisher medals will be given to all participants of the 5k event only. (Includes Challenge participants)


Where do the proceeds go?
The run will benefit Faces of Courage which provides day outings and overnight camps for adults, children, and families touched by cancer and blood disorders. Our programs are made available at no cost to the participants and their families. (Since this is a fundraiser, there will be no refunds)

Is this a "Live" race event?
Yes this is a "Live" event and both the One mile and 5K will be chip timed. Please arrive NO LATER than 7AM for all event participants. This is for the safety of everyone and to allow all to hear prior to event announcements. Please plan accordingly. 

At this time we have every intention on a live race on March 27, 2021. We are continuing to monitor and will follow CDC Local and state Guidelines. If anything changes will will update this registration page and email pre-registered runners. (If CDC local and state, guidelines do not allow us to hosts a live event, all registrations will switch over to a virtual option and you will still receive your race packet items)

Runners will be self seeded by estimated finish times at the start of each race. No need to congest at the front since the race is chip timed, your time starts when you cross the mats. Each participant will stand on a mark 6' away from each other and be released from the start line 2 or 3 at a time every 2-5 seconds. Races will start promptly at the designated times. All runners will be through the start line in 3-5 minutes. The start line electronic equipment will be unplugged after the last runner/walker leaves the stat area. If you do not start during this time, you will not have a recorded time and not be eligible for age group awards in the 5k.

Can we register Day of Race on March 27, 2021?
Unfortunately, the will be no day of race registration. We will be avoiding long lines and congestion points set up by the CDC Local and State COVID guidelines

Is parking free?
Yes, parking is free, check map posted to know which parking lots are open. Be mindful of Camp Gladiator who will be positioned in one parking lot. 

Where do we find the START LINE?
Check course map included on this registration page. Store Locator for reference point is LUCKY BRAND or GUESS.  

When and where can I get my packet?
You are highly encouraged to pick up your race packet early to avoid long lines on race day. IF none of the below times and locations fit your schedule, please arrive at 630AM for pickup. Below are the early race packet pickup dates and locations. All Packets, Bibs and Neck Gaiters will only be at one location each day...

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 4-8 pm
Esporta Fitness
23048 FL-54 
Lutz, FL 33549

Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 4-8 pm
PDQ (registrants can get 20% off PDQ order night of)
27757 State Rd 56
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

Friday, March 26, 2021 - 3-7 pm
FITniche - Flatwoods location in The Village at Hunter's Lake
$10 off $50 or more! Valid with your bib or confirmation email race weekend March 26-28 (Some restrictions apply)
8604 Hunters Village Rd
Tampa, FL 33647

Please watch social media and your emails, close to race date for race week and race day instructions.

Race day packet pickup only starts at 6:30AM and ends promptly at 7:15 (No day of race registration)

Can someone else pick up my packet for me?
Yes, someone else can pick up your packet at packet pick up. If someone else is picking up, we will need some type of identification and your email confirmation number, so please make sure they have this when they come to pick your bib up.

What happens if there is bad weather on race day?
This race will be held rain or shine. In times of dangerous weather, like a hurricane, event will be transitioned to a virtual race. Registered participants will still receive there race packets. There will be no refunds.

What happens if the race is switched to Virtual?
Every attempt will be made to host a live event. If CDC local and state guidelines or weather prevent us from holding a live race, all registrations will be turned in to a virtual option. We will still hold the race packet pick up in person on the scheduled dates. If you were registered as live race registrant, and cannot make it to any of the race packet pickup places, times and dates, arrangements can be made to pick up or have your packet mailed for an addition charge (Approx. $7.00 for shipping and handling)

I am not receiving update emails about the race?
We periodically update runners throughout the registration process leading up to and after the race. If you are not receiving emails, especially with and email addresses, please check your junk, spam and promotions folders. Some email servers have great spam filters, and a lot of times, the emails can be found in those folders. When you do locate the emails, please move them out of the folder you found them in, to your inbox, and then add that email address to your address book and if you get a pop up, please "Allow" that email address. This will help the emails go directly to your inbox.


This live event will be conducted within guidelines established by CDC, state & local governments and subject to change. We are aware that the COVID-19 situation is continuing to evolve. Should guidance change and the live event not be allowed to take place as planned, we are ready to make necessary changes to follow by the revised guidelines, including changing to a virtual event if needed.

Please remain socially distant when participating in the Faces of Courage Run for Luck 5k and 1 Mile Run for Gold. Your understanding adherence to the CDC Local and State Guidelines will help ensure we can continue to hold races like this in the future. We ask that you have a mask or gaiter on at all times unless actively eating, drinking, running in race. Please avoid crowding in places. 

There is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and persons with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. If you choose to participate in the Faces of Courage Run for Luck 5k and 1 Mile Run for Gold, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

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