If you are looking for fun and fitness while in Tampa Bay, you have found your way to the perfect website. Enjoy our merchandise, perfect for yourself or as a gift, or sign up for one of our many run/walk events posted on the annual calendar at this site. We have loved and lived in Tampa Bay since 1977 and it’s our pleasure to share it with you. If you are looking for a large crowd, concerts, and special events feel free to check out some of the local links we have to connect you with as we always partner with great nonprofit groups to keep you informed about what is going on in Pinellas and the Tampa Bay area.
ALL of our run/walks support the 501c3 Finish Lines For Scholarships which help local teens, and their sports teams advance in competitions, camps, and everyday activities related to fitness and positive mental health by being a part of our social community. Our many sponsors who donate to our nonprofit annually allow us to offer smaller, more safe, more fun, and personal races vs. large massively attended and very competitive runs you might be checking out. That is not to say that competitive runners are not welcome to register, it simply lets you know the benefits of WHAT NOT to expect when you sign up for one of our events. We are more excited about spoiling each and every one of you to give back more tangible and intrinsic value for your investment of time and money.
Each event is electronically timed with accuracy and results ae posted later in the afternoon on race day. We very purposely do not post results at the venue or issue age group awards in our attempt to take the intimidation out of group events. What you can expect is a fun time, one of our awesome finisher’s medals that we have over a thousand varieties of and top finisher awards at our post-race awards party for those who finish in under 30 minutes for a 5k as well as additional awards we bring for seniors and youth.
Most of our events partner with a local restaurant and often times offer free beer and food samplers as a perfect way to kick off our post-race parties. Communication is our thing so read the event description carefully for each event, so you know what to expect. As soon as you register, we count on your dollars to benefit our teens. We also value your hard-earned money so if you cannot make it out to a race, simply send us an email prior to the next race you can attend, and we’ll reply with the online transfer code. Refunds are not possible so please know once you register your funds are going to help the Tampa Bay youth community of which we have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for since 2004 through our promotion of running, triathlon, multi-sport, and special events.
Suzanne and Mike Mannino are a married couple who have been giving back to Tampa Bay as a way of life for a combined 55 years and each are easy to find with a quick Google search or on social media under Suzanne Henslee Mannino and Michael Robert Mannino. We are always available for open communication so give us a chance to address your concerns or questions first. Our cell phone for text messages is 727-CAN-RACE and email is SuzanneAndMike123@gmail.com We answer every outreach immediately. We have no limits to the friends we meet and interact with each year through our service of hosting special events, from wedding and funerals, to races, festivals, concerts, and fundraisers, there has been a place for us to serve and we enjoy ourselves the most when we are serving others. We hope to meet you and if you read this far, please make an investment in our nonprofit with a merchandise purchase, a race entry, or any affordable contribution. This will automatically put you on our outreach list so that you can pull us out of your junk file quickly if you want to see what we are up to all day each and every year. We never slow down, boredom is the enemy, service is our survival. We can’t wait to meet YOU!