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2nd Annual Tampa Pizza 5k Run

Sat April 6, 2019 Directions
Run for the Pizza. Run for the Crown.
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5K Run

$20 5:00PM EDT - 7:00PM EDT
278 spots left. Price increases after December 31, 2018 at 11:59pm EST
Gadsden Park is located in South Tampa, near the MacDill Air Force Base.

Registration for the April 6th, 2019 event is open!

We're doing it again! The Tampa Pizza 5k Run was an incredibly fun and delicious event that crowned the first place finishers!  John Rubida and Nicole Miranda are the current Pizza King and Queen.  Who's going take the title on April 6th, 2019??

Here's how it works:

Every runner will consume TWO slices of pizza, but NOT all at once. You'll eat one slice 5 minutes before the start time, and consume your second slice at the "pizza station", about half-way through the course.

The first runner to cross the finish line will be crowned "The Pizza King (or Queen)" (<---- they get a special award!).

Why? Because everyone will run for pizza.

This course utilizes the Al Lopez Park large and small loop.

 What do I get?

Every finisher will receive a medal, an opportunity to interact with local sponsors, and an epic great time.

  • A custom pizza medal (image to be posted at a later date, but believe me - you'll like the medal).
  • Pizza King and Queen ceremony directly after the race.
  • Free access to race photos.
  • Pizza is included with your registration!
  • Run for a good cause.  This event supports local small businesses.

What's Allowed?

  • Strollers and wheelchairs are allowed on this course, but participants MUST stay to the right of the path to allow for passers.
  • Service animals.
  • Headphones are authorized, but we ask that you keep to a volume that allows you to hear race and park officials.

What's NOT Allowed?

  • Pets (except certified service animals).
  • Double-wide (or wider) strollers.  At some points on the course, the path isn't wide enough for three adults.
  • Skateboards, bicycles, tricycles, skates, etc...
  • Bandits. If you're not wearing a bib at the finish line, you won't get a medal!

***For obvious reasons, this event is not certified.  Runners WILL NOT receive a certified time.  Bibs will not have chips on them.  This is a FUN RUN!***

Allergy and Dietary Restrictions.

As much as we'd like, we CANNOT accomodate for allergy or dietary restrictions such as gluten-free pizza. All of the pizza and food will contain cheese and gluten. At this time, we cannot make special accomodations for individual runners and spectators.

Where is the pizza coming from?

We support our local small businesses, and have made a promise that our pizza dude would not be a chain. We'll announce the lucky pizzeria later this year.

Course Map

This course will utilize the Gadsden Park loops.  A map of the course will be provided soon.


There is plenty of parking at Gadsden park, but due to the popularity of this event, we recommend you carpool with other registered runners.


This is a rain or shine event.  We don't anticipate a drastic change in temperature.  It is, after-all, the "Sunshine State".  However, in the unusual circumstance that this event is cancelled due to extreme weather (hurricane or heavy unrelenting downpour), there will be NO REFUND!

Don't worry - the pizza will be covered under canopies!

In the event of lightening in the area, we will postpone the event by an hour, possibly longer, or until the "all-clear" is given by park and race officials.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://neoendurance.com/tampa/pizza-5k-run.

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

Military Discount Available

For 2019, we've increased the discount for military service members and veterans from 15% to 20%. We support the U.S. Armed Forces, and we want to give back.

If you're a military service member, reservist, or a veteran of the U.S. military, you get a 20% discount on your registration. To qualify for this discount, you'll be required to show one of the following forms of identification to the volunteers at the registration tent. Without these documents, you will be banned from future NeoEndurance races.

  1. Military CAC ID (must not say "Civilian" or "Contractor")
  2. Retiree ID Card
  3. Veteran Affairs ID Card
  4. Driver's License with "V" symbol.

A DD-214 alone is not sufficient without photo identification that matches your document.  In an effort to prevent fraud and abuse of this program, you'll be asked to show one of the above forms of ID when you pick up your bib packet. Use the promo code MILITARY20 at checkout.


Gadsden Park is located in South Tampa, near the MacDill Air Force Base.