ST. PETERSBURG, FL, February 4, 2015 – Race fans in the Tampa Bay area will have the opportunity to participate in a race of their own during the 2015 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Organizers of the annual event announced today a partnership with Modern Business Associates (MBA) and All Children's Hospital for its annual 5K fundraising run, which will take place at night this year.

The Firestone Grand Prix 5K Presented by Modern Business Associates and Benefitting All Children's Hospital will be held Friday, March 27 at 7:15 p.m., providing participants with the unique opportunity to run the iconic Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg street course at night. Funds raised will be donated to All Children's Hospital, which provides expert pediatric care for children and families from all across the state of Florida and beyond.

"Our annual 5K run has been a tremendous success and an important part of the weekend festivities for the Firestone Grand Prix," said Kevin Savoree, Co-Owner, President and COO of Green Savoree Racing Promotions, organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. "MBA has been a great partner for this event and we are pleased to welcome them back. The work that All Children's Hospital does is so important, we encourage everyone to sign up and participate. It's a great opportunity to discover the race track in different way, while supporting compassionate, state-of-the-art care for infants, children and teens with some of the most challenging medical problems."

"As we approach our 18th anniversary in the St. Petersburg area, we couldn't have thought of a better way to underscore our support of our community than by sponsoring this 5K race benefiting All Children's Hospital," said Mark Lettelleir, President and CEO of Modern Business Associates. " The Firestone Grand Prix is an event we are excited to be associated with and All Children's Hospital is an organization that the MBA Team has proudly supported from our earliest years in business."

"All Children's Hospital is excited to be involved and associated with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg," said Jenine Rabin, Executive Vice President of All Children's Hospital Foundation. "We have enjoyed a long standing partnership with the Firestone Grand Prix for many years. Funds raised from the 5K run will support a variety of programs and services that benefit children's health needs at the hospital. We thank Modern Business Associates for its support of this event and the Firestone Grand Prix."

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

Quick Facts – Firestone Grand Prix 5K Presented by Modern Business Associates and Benefitting All Children's Hospital
Date: Friday, March 27, 2015
Time: 5K race begins at 7:15 p.m.
Registration: Advance registration is $25 (includes race entry and t-shirt), $30 to register the day of the race. www.racersignup.com/firestone-grand-prix-5k-2015/register/
 
About All Children's Hospital
All Children's Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine located in St. Petersburg, is the most advanced children's hospital on Florida's west coast and a U.S. News & World Report Best Children's Hospital, ranking in the top 50 in three specialty areas. With over 50 pediatric specialties and 259 beds, All Children's is dedicated to advancing children's health through treatment, research, education and advocacy. Programs that include a Clinical and Translational Research Organization, pediatric biorepository and a new pediatric residency program are driving innovation in personalized pediatric medicine and child health. A network of 11 outpatient care centers in eight counties along with affiliate programs at regional hospitals makes All Children's a leading provider of care for Florida's children.
 
About Modern Business Associates
Modern Business Associates is an HR company that focuses on payroll and HR outsourcing. We routinely work with clients on payment and employee benefit issues. As a Professional Payroll and HR outsource organization, our clients rely on us to help them effectively deal with these kinds of topics. For more information visit, www.mbahro.com.
 
About the Firestone Grand Prix Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is run on a 1.8-mile, 14-turn waterfront circuit that includes a combination of adjacent downtown streets circling Pioneer Park, the Duke Energy Center for the Arts, The Dali Museum and extending onto the runways at Albert Whitted Airport, which overlook the Tampa Bay and picturesque St. Petersburg Harbor and Marina.

To learn more about the event, visit gpstpete.com, 'like' its Facebook page at facebook.com/GPSTPETE or follow the event on Twitter @GPSTPETE #FirestoneGP.

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