Meals On Wheels of Tampa will be hosting their inaugural Meals on Wheels 5K & Fun Run Music Fest on Saturday, February 3rd, along the Tampa Riverwalk. The event will start and finish at the Tampa Preparatory baseball fields, located at 727 W Cass Street, Tampa.
The Meals On Wheels High School Leadership Board (HSLB) is presenting this event to raise awareness of senior hunger in Tampa and to collect funds to be able to purchase an emergency safety kit, which will include a radio and flashlight, for over 800 senior and homebound neighbors served each day. The event was developed in direct response to Hurricane Irma and its effects on our seniors and homebound neighbors, as many did not have power for days.
5K: Enjoy a scenic run around the Tampa River Walk. The beautiful river and scenery of the city will surely impress all! Start time: 10am. $20 includes t-shirt. Reduced price for groups of 10 is $150, or $10/person.
1 Mile Fun Run: For those that are just starting out or want to walk as a family. Start time: 11am, $10.
Post Race: Awards will be given out to the top three finishers in each gender and age bracket for the 5K. Start time: 11:30am
Music Fest: Stay for the music festival after the awards to enjoy local sounds from our communities’ youth!
To sign up to run, visit: https://www.athlinks.com/event/221126
For more information, visit: http://www.mowtampa.org/5k/
Multiple sponsorship opportunities are also available. Please contact Lauren Vance at (813) 238-8410, L.Vance@mowtampa.org.
About Meals On Wheels of Tampa:
Meals On Wheels of Tampa has been committed to nourishing and enriching the independent lives of the homebound and seniors of Tampa since 1975. Today, Meals On Wheels of Tampa serves over 800 people with a hot meal during the lunch hour. Meals On Wheels of Tampa is a 4-star charity and relies on its community for support by not accepting government funding.