ST. PETERSBURG, FL, March 6, 2014 - Tampa Bay area race fans will have the opportunity to participate in a race of their own during the 2014 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Event organizers announced today a new partnership with Wish for Our Heroes and Modern Business Associates (MBA) for its annual 5K run.
The Wish for Our Heroes 5K Presented by Modern Business Associates will take place on Friday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m., providing participants with the unique opportunity to discover the iconic Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg street course. Proceeds will benefit Wish for Our Heroes, a national charity that supports the men and women of the United States active-duty military facing difficulty.
"Our annual 5K run has been a great part of the weekend festivities for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg," said Tim Ramsberger, President of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. "We are happy to be partnering with Wish for Our Heroes and MBA for this fundraiser. I encourage everyone to sign up and participate, it's a great opportunity to discover the race track in different way, while at the same time honoring the men and women of the military."
“Since the inception of healthcare reform, Modern Business Associates has been on the frontline, helping businesses navigate this often complex legislation," said Mark Lettelleir, President and CEO of Modern Business Associates. "Our company recognizes the important role wellness and physical fitness plays in healthcare and is excited to be supporting the Wish for Our Heroes organization, while promoting healthy, active lifestyles in our community.”
“We are honored to partner with MBA and the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg for this phenomenal event," said Jeff Wells, Vice President and Founder of Wish for Our Heroes. "Local wounded warriors will be running alongside us, so please come out and support these heroes as we all do our part to lend a helping hand to our troops. 100% of proceeds will benefit military families facing difficult situations in the local community, it's a small way to do a lot of good.”
Participants will begin the run South of Bayshore Drive until they reach the Firestone Grand Prix race track at Turn 9. From there, runners will turn right do a lap around the track, in reverse track direction, exiting at Turn 9 to continue on Bayshore Drive toward the finish line at The Vinoy Park Hotel, where award ceremonies will take place. After the 5K, runners will be invited to a post-race concert at Jannus Live.
Quick Facts - Wish for Our Heroes 5K Presented by Modern Business AssociatesDate: Friday, March 28, 2014Time: 5K race begins at 6:30 p.m.Registration: Advance registration is $25 (includes race entry and t-shirt), $35 to register the day of the race. To register, visit http://bit.ly/1cvjLJA.