Roar Through Ybor - Night Race for Sight

Fri April 20, 2018 Tampa, FL US 33605
Run in darkness so others can live in the light!

 Roar Through Ybor 5K
17th Annual Night Race for Sight

Thank you to all of you who participated in the 2018 Roar Through Ybor! Please click here to view your race results. 

 NEW THIS YEAR! All registered participants receive an exclusive dri-fit race t-shirt, finisher medal (check out our Digital Resource Kit for a sneak peak), food, wine and beer!

After the race, join us for the Awards Ceremony where the top 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, Coppertail Brewing Co. beer, live music and fun giveaways in Centennial Park

Keep the party going! Join us for a family-friendly post-race party at Tequilas, Ybor City for food and drink specials and the chance to win great raffle prizes!


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

Who: Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research Foundation 

What: Roar Through Ybor - Night Race for Sight

5K race and 1 mile Fun-Run

When: Friday, April 20, 2018

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 - 7:10 PM

Awards Ceremony and celebration in centennial Park - 8:00 PM

Family-friendly post-race party at Tequilas, Ybor City - 9:00 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 19, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM to 6:00 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 20th at Check-In, beginning at 6:00 PM in Centennial Park.



Online Registrations - Available Until 6:00 PM on 4/19:

Register for $25.00 + Signup fees per person

Day of Registrations on 4/20:

Day of registration will be available for $40.00 + Signup fees per person beginning at 6:00 PM. Cash, credit cards and checks made 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 9th to all Run From Home participants.

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

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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 20th 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 20th, 2018 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. 

Race Contact Info

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