Sat December 11 - Sun December 12 Tampa, FL 33614 US Directions


12/11 8:00AM EST - 9:00AM EST

Virtual 5k

12/11 - 12/12 8:00PM EST - 8:50AM EST

Free 1 Mile Fun Run

12/11 8:40AM EST - 9:10AM EST
Al Lopez Park
4810 N. Himes Ave.
Tampa, FL US 33614

Run with Your Gnomies!

Race is capped at 350 including 5k and virtual 5k.

Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021
5k @ 8:00 a.m.
1 mi @ 8:40 a.m.

5K race (chip timed), includes shirt and finisher medal
1 mile Fun Run - no chip, no shirt, no medal, no fee - under 17 must be with parent
5k Virtual, includes shirt and medal mailed to participant 

Parking:  Free

Course:  Run through a beautiful park on a flat, mainly asphalt, course. 

Gender specific, short-sleeve, tri-blend shirt included for 5k and virtual 5k, only. Guaranteed if registered by November 11th!

Finisher medal: 
Gnome finisher medal (shown above) to all 5k finishers

Running shoes from Feet First & New Balance to 1st place male/female adult finishers and 1st place under 15
Gnome trophies to 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall male/female finishers.
Middle of the Pack award: two pairs of running shoes from The Running Center given away in random drawing.
5K Age Group Awards, 3 deep: Under 15, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

Pre-Race Registration:
5K = $30 until 250 have registered. Then, $35 until 350-participant limit, which includes virtual.
Virtual 5k = $25
One Mile Fun Run = free

Pre-Race Packet Pick Up:
Wednesday, Dec. 8th, at the Run Tampa Wednesday night group run at Hyde Park Village, 1602 W. Snow Avenue, South Tampa, 4-7 p.m. The group run is from 6-7. Non-members welcome to join.
Thursday, Dec 9th, Feet First, 3401 W. Bay to Bay Blvd, South Tampa, 4-7 p.m.
Friday, Dec 10th, The Running Center, 14427 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, North Tampa, 4-7 p.m.

Race Day, 12/11/21, Schedule:

6:30 am – 7:45 am bib/shirt pickup
8:00 am - 5K starts
8:40 am - 1 Mile Fun Run starts

Wear your holiday-themed running attire!

Santa will be there!

Thank you for understanding there are NO refunds. Due to insurance/liability policies, race bibs/numbers CANNOT be transferred, given away or sold. You may legally transfer your race bib at no charge via your race registration confirmation if done by 11/27/21.

Race Contact Info

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Race Website

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The MEB Foundation mission is to collaborate and lead in the areas of youth health, education, and fitness. It supports programs and events that:​

  • Empower youth and their families to “Maintain Excellent Balance”
  • Provide the tools and resources to lead healthy lifestyles
  • Engage youth in academics, in and out of school hours
  • Provide opportunities for youth to play and learn positive life skills through involvement in sports
  • Engage entire communities in promoting youth health, education, and fitness


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