Race for Education

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1701 N. Blvd. Tampa, FL US 33607
Tampa, FL 33607
United States


The Race for Education 5K, a Run/Walk for Hillsborough County Public Schools in partnership with Hillsborough Education Foundation, will proudly take place on April 2, 2022 

Let’s pick up the pace for public education as we prepare students for life in Hillsborough County Public Schools. In partnership with Hillsborough Education Foundation, join us for our first annual Race for Education 5K on April 2, 2022, to improve mental and physical wellness while supporting our students, teachers and district initiatives. Runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels are invited for a fun-filled race down North Boulevard and over the Hillsborough River.

There is also a 1-mile race option available for families, children and walkers. 

Registration will include a swag bag with race-day bib, freebies from our partners in education, a t-shirt, and a finisher medal.

Don’t miss the post-race snacks, refreshments, and awards ceremony. 

Registration for 5K $35 Thru January 31st*
Registration for 5K $40 from February 1st to April 1st
Registration for 5K $45 Race Day
Registration for 1-Mile $20 Thru Race Day

*5K - $25 for Hillsborough County Public Schools employees and students (with discount code, valid through March 20, 2022)         


* Technical T-Shirt to all participants 
* Finisher medals to all participants  5K/1 Mile 
* Awards to Overall Male / Female in 5K
* Awards: 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in standard five year age group
* Post Race Food and Drink
* Goodie bags to all participants

Start Times:   Packet Pickup/Race Day Registration for BOTH 5K and 1 Mile - 6:30 a.m. until 7:45 a.m.       

5K - 8:00 a.m.  (chip timed)
1 Mile Fun Run/Walk - 8:45 a.m. (running time clock)

Awards (5K only) - approximately 9:00 am
Awesome Custom Finisher Medal for all 5K participants and a special medal for the 1 Mile Mini-Trotters.

Advance Race Packet Pick Up:  

Wednesday, March 30  (10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.) - The Running Center, 14427 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa  33618  (813-908-1960)                                               

Thursday, March 31, (11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.) - Feet First, 3401 W Bay to Bay Blvd., Tampa 33629  (813-835-1339)                                                                         

Friday, April 1 (3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.) - Blake High School, 1701 N. Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607                                                                                                           

Packets can also be picked up at the race site on the morning of the run, Saturday, April 2, starting at 6:30 a.m.                                                                Registration will be available race morning starting at 6:30 a.m. too.


The race will begin on North Boulevard just north of Julian B. Lane Park. Parking is available for free at Blake High School in the parking garage, as well as Stewart Middle Magnet School and Riverwalk STEM Academy at Just Elementary. Due to road closure on North Boulevard, we recommend all participants access these three parking options via Spruce Street.

Contact Name Hillsborough County Public Schools & Hillsborough Education Foundation

Contact Phone 813-272-4000

Contact Email Lauren.Bergold@hcps.net

Site Contact Details Lauren Bergold, Assistant Manager, Communications 813-399-1519 cell Office: 813-272-4166 Email: Lauren.Bergold@hcps.net

Location North Boulevard just north of Blake High School

Event Type Sports/Recreation

Neighborhoods Davis Island/Downtown/River Arts

Audience Adults, Children, Teens, Seniors, Family, and Special Needs

Participation Cost $40

Event Web Link https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Tampa/HEF5K

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