Sat April 13, 2019 Tampa, FL 33614 US Directions
Al Lopez Park
4810 N. Himes Avenue
Tampa, FL US 33614

This event was cancelled due to low participation.

3rd Annual Let's Beat The Big ‘C’ 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk, hosted by Run For Purpose, Inc., is dedicated to spreading the message of awareness for all types of cancers.

Let's come together and honor a loved one, co-worker, or friend who is fighting or has fought against cancer.

BECOME THE HERO!! Create your own superhero or comic book character* from the cancer ribbon color(s) you are raising awareness for. Prizes will be given out for the most creative & most wackiest costumes (see more under Awards & Prizes). LET'S BE CREATIVE!!!

Not only is this a fun is definitely 'A COMPETITION'!!!  Go ahead and challenge yourself or your friends. Let the Best Superhero or Comic Book Character win! WILL IT BE YOU?

Let's get together for a great cause and have fun doing it! Gather your family & teams and Let's Beat Cancer together!!!

*Costumes are optional

Proceeds go to Run For Purpose Give Hope Fund.

We're on Facebook under Run For Purpose Let’s Beat The Big C!!! When posting pictures, tag with #LBBC2019. Please share this great event with family, friends, and co-workers!!!

Included In Registration

Certified 5K & 10K courses
Finisher's Medal
Chip Timed Race Bibs
Race Bibs (for Virtual participants)

Sports Towel
Access to free online race photos
Free parking! However, parking is limited. Carpooling is encouraged!
***Must Be Registered & Have Race Bib To Participate***


For Superhero or Comic Book Character Costumes:
Top Prizes will be given to:
Most Creative: Adult & Child
Most Wackiest: Adult & Child

Top Finishers:
First Place Awards given to:
Overall Male and Female Finisher in both the 10K and 5K
Overall Male and Female Grandmasters (50+) in both the 10K and 5K

Age Divisions:
Top male and female finishers in age categories 2 deep (1st & 2nd places) in both the 10K and 5K:
up to age 12
ages 13-19
ages 20-29
ages 30-39
ages 40-49
ages 50-59
ages 60-69
ages 70+

Top Fundraising Team or Individual:
Top Prizes to:
1st Place & 2nd Place:
Will receive an award
Access to VIP tent with refreshments
Up to 2 minutes to acknowledge the person(s) you are honoring

All Awards & Prizes will be awarded during the Award Ceremony. For Fundraising 1st & 2nd Place Awards, the Fundraising amount must be a minimum of $500 to qualify.

All proceeds will go to Run For Purpose, Inc. Give Hope Fund. The Give Hope Fund provides hope and financial support for families going through cancer treatment.

Packet Pickup

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019

International Plaza

2223 N Westshore Blvd
Tampa, FL 33607

Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Virtual 5K & 10K

The Virtual Runs are for runners or walkers who will not be able to attend the 3rd Annual Let’s Beat The Big 'C' in Tampa. Participants will register and have the luxury of running and walking the 10K or 5K wherever they are located. Participants will receive a bib, medal & sports towel.*

*Virtual mailings for US Residents Only!!

Day of Event

Event Schedule:

7:00 AM to 7:45 AM - Packet Pick-up
8:00 AM - 5K & 10K (Runners First, Walkers Second)
9:45 AM - Awards Ceremony, Prizes, & Announcements  (or after last participant crosses finish line)

Permitted Items

*Please keep wheelchairs & strollers to the right of the course

Prohibited Items

Dogs/Animals on Course (excludes Service Animals)

Race Contact Info

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

Cancer Ribbon Colors

Here is a list of some of the cancers and their ribbon colors. Find the ribbon color(s) of cancer(s) you are representing and create a Superhero or Comic Book Character costume.

Not feeling creative!!! You can still participate by wearing the corresponding ribbon color. Lavender is the ribbon color for All Cancers.

Course Map

Al Lopez Park has certified 5K & 10K courses.

Certified 5K course:
After the 1st lap, stay right
(Blue Route - outer)

then for 2nd lap, stay to left (Red Route - inner)
This completes the 5K course.

Certified 10K course:
Follow the same course as 5K but repeat 1st & 2nd lap twice.

After the 1st lap, stay right (Blue Route - outer)
then for 2nd lap, stay to left (Red Route - inner)
3rd lap, stay right (Blue Route - outer)
4th lap, stay left (Red Route - inner)
This completes the 10K course

In order to be chip timed for completing the race, you must complete all laps in the order of the course.
*signs will be posted


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