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Roar Through Ybor - Night Race for Sight (Draft)

Fri April 19 - Sat April 20, 2019 Tampa, FL US 33605
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 Roar Through Ybor 5K
18th Annual Night Race for Sight

Join us on Friday, April 19, 2019 in beautiful Centennial Park, as we close down the streets of Ybor City for our 2019 Night Race!  Roar Through Ybor is a 5K race and one-mile Fun Run that raises funds to support the innovative ocular endeavors of the Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research.

All registered participants receive an exclusive dri-fit race t-shirt, finisher medal, food, wine and beer!

After the race, join us for the Awards Ceremony where the top 3 male and female runners in 15 age categories (ages 4-14 and up to 80+) and overall, will receive their placement medals. Also enjoy local food, wine and beer at the post-race celebration in Centennial Park


Centennial Park, Ybor City
1800 East 8th Avenue
Tampa, FL US 33605
Roar Through Ybor

Who: Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research

What: Roar Through Ybor - Night Race for Sight

5K Race and 1 mile Fun-Run

When: Friday, April 19, 2019

Where: Centennial Park, Ybor City - 1800 East 8th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605

Time: Check-In Begins - 6:00 PM

5K Race Begins - 7:00 PM

1 mile Fun-Run begins immediately following race start; line up behind runners

Awards Ceremony and post-race celebration in Centennial Park - 7:30 PM

Why: Roar Through Ybor – Race for Sight benefits the mission of the Lions Eye Institute Foundation to:

 ·        Enable our Ocular Research Center to conduct research to prevent, arrest or delay the progression of blinding eye diseases.

·        Support the process by which we recover and ensure that ocular tissue is safe for transplantation.

·        Transform lives by ensuring that all individuals who need a corneal transplant can receive one regardless of their ability to afford the sight-saving surgery. 


Date: Thursday, April 18, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research headquarters main lobby – 1410 North 21st Street, Tampa, FL 33605

Directions: Click here for driving directions.

Parking: Visitor parking is available in the main parking lot

Additional Information: Participants can pick up their shirts, bibs, and drink bracelets (21+).  You are able to pick up packets for others, but any lost t-shirts cannot be replaced the night of the race

You can also pick-up race packets before the race on Friday, April 19th at Check-In, beginning at 6:00 PM in Centennial Park.


Register Early and Save:

Register for $25.00 + Signup fees until 12/31/18 at 11:58 PM 

Register for $30.00 + Signup fees from 1/1/19

Register for $35.00 + Signup fees from 4/15/19 

*Online Registration is only available Until 6:00 PM on 4/18*

Day of Registration on 4/19:

Day of registration is available for $40.00 + Signup fees beginning at 5:45 PM. Cash, credit cards and checks payable to the Lions Eye Institute are accepted

Day of registration participants will not be guaranteed a t-shirt or finisher medal

Can't make it to Ybor City? Don't worry! We are featuring a "Run From Home" that allows you and your team to participate remotely and receive all of the benefits!

Pick the day and time that works for you, register your friends and family and give the gift of sight! 

Race dri-fit t-shirts and finisher medals will be mailed the week of April 8th to all Run From Home participants.

Register today and choose the "Run From Home" event on the SIGN UP tab.


Thank you to our generous partners who believe that everyone deserves the gift of sight!




Registration Policies

Registrations for Roar Through Ybor - Night Race for Sight on April 19th are FINAL and cannot be switched into the virtual Run From Home. 

Registrants of the Roar Through Ybor 5K race or 1 mile fun-fun on April 19th, 2019 must be present to receive race giveaways including finisher medals and t-shirts. If you are unexpectedly unable to attend the night of the race, you are not guaranteed these items.  

Refunds are not available for Roar Through Ybor - Night Race for Sight. All registration fees benefit the mission of the Lions Eye Institute Foundation to set new standards for ocular endeavors that will improve visual outcomes and quality of life for those who are blind or visually impaired. 

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