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Runners will get free Chick-Fil-A Coupons and a free Soho Cycling class as long as our supplies last!
Welcome to Hope for the Homeless' 3rd annual 5K!
Hippity Hop Easter Trot 5K is hosted by Hope for the Homeless at USF. We are a student organization at USF that is dedicated to serving the homeless community of Tampa Bay. The 5K will be held at the USF Campus Recreation Trails at USF Tampa. All ages are welcome to participate, so come on out and join us for a morning with a 5K run/walk, an Easter egg hunt with awesome prizes, a live DJ, and lots of fun! All while helping raise money for the homeless community of Tampa Bay! The money raised will be going towards creating and donating care packages to the homeless community. Each signup will contribute to the donation of approximately 1 care package.
Help us further fundraise for care packages by taking part in our Easter egg hunt and our raffle. We have some great prizes to give out, including:
- Gift cards from The Runnin Store for our top two female and top two male runners.
- 4 x tickets to a Tampa Bay Rays game.
Easter egg hunt:
- Gift card to Divine Designs Salon.
- Gift card for 2 people to Vertical Ventures, including gear, instructional class & two week membership.
- Gift card for 6 people to go to Air Heads.
- Gift card to You Do the Dishes.
- Movie tickets from Carrollwood Villagio Cinemas.
- LOTS of candy sponsored by Winners Resource Center.
The Easter egg hunt is not included in the race price. It will cost an additional $3 to join, while the raffle will cost $1 per raffle ticket. You will have a chance to pay to join the Easter egg hunt and the raffle during race day.
Please feel free to donate money or items to the cause. Everything is appreciated!
Donation Wish List:
- Feminine products
- Drawstring backpacks
- Lightly used/new clothing
- Reusable Water bottles
- Nutrition bars
- Shampoo/soap/conditioner (Travel Size)
- Hand Sanitizers
Race starts at 9 AM, packet pick up will begin at 8AM on race day!
T-shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed if you sign up on race day.
N.B.: We have chosen not to time our race with chips, as we want all the proceeds from the 5K to go towards creating care packages for the homeless. We will record the time of the first two males and females crossing the finish line. We will also have a stopwatch right by the finish line, so you can come and look at your approximate running time. With that being said, we encourage you to bring your own stopwatch to time yourself if you want that. This is a fun run, and it is an excellent 5K for training, if you will be competing in a 5K or 10K after this race.
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