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March Event to Benefit Police Athletic League of St. Petersburg Again

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ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (December 14, 2017) – The sixth annual Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg 5K Run presented by Modern Business Associates is set for Friday, March 9, 2018.  Online registration opens tomorrow (Friday, Dec. 15) for runners and walkers at gpstpete5k.com

 

The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, organizers of the annual 5K run and walk event held on the temporary street circuit, and Modern Business Associates (MBA) also jointly announced the renewal of their support for the Police Athletic League (PAL) of St. Petersburg.  For the third consecutive year, the event’s proceeds will be donated to PAL for its many programs serving local children and teenagers.  MBA has served as presenting sponsor of the 5K since 2014.


“The St. Petersburg Police Athletic League is thrilled to be the recipient of the proceeds from the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg 5K event.  PAL is currently providing programming for over 150 kids a day, of which 97 percent of these children are receiving a free or a reduced program fee, so this support is critical to us being able to provide continued programming,” said John Vigue, PAL board member.  “With this commitment from MBA and the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg 5K, we will be able to extend our reach into our community and further our mission in Midtown.”

The 5K’s start/finish line will be on Bay Shore Drive NE on the water side of North Straub Park near The Vinoy Park Hotel.  The course will follow a route through Downtown St. Petersburg entering and exiting the Firestone Grand Prix track’s layout at Turn 9 near Central Ave. and Pioneer Park.

“MBA has been the proud sponsor of the Firestone Grand Prix 5K for the past four years,” said Christopher D. McDonald, President of MBA.  “This event benefits our friends at the Police Athletic League of St. Petersburg. The 5K is an exciting way to experience the Grand Prix and support our community.”

"The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg presented by MBA is a growing tradition of the race weekend.  The 2017 event had nearly 1,000 runners and walkers participate which set a new record," said Kim Green, co-owner, chairman and CEO of Green Savoree Racing Promotions, organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.  "We are grateful to our partners at Modern Business Associates for their continued support.  It’s terrific to join with them to promote health and wellness in our community while also assisting PAL in achieving its mission to serve St. Petersburg’s children and teenagers."

An advance registration price of $25 is offered through Jan. 1, 2018, then the fee increases by $5 each month leading up to the event.  On site registration the day of the race will be available for $40.

Fast Facts

 Event:      

6th Annual Firestone Grand Prix 5K Run presented by Modern Business Associates benefiting the Police Athletic League of St. Petersburg

 Date: 

Friday, March 9, 2018

 Time:     

6:15 p.m. ET start (approx.)

 Cost:   

$25 advance registration through Jan. 1, 2018
$30 registration fee - Jan. 2 – Feb. 2
$35 registration fee - Feb. 3 – March 7
$40 on site registrationRegistration includes race entry, T-shirt, and commemorative participation medal

Registration:  

Opens Friday, Dec. 15, at gpstpete5k.com

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ABOUT POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE OF ST PETERSBURG

The Police Athletic League of St. Petersburg serves over 150 children daily out of our two facilities with 97 percent of these member receiving reduced or free fees. The mission of the Police Athletic League (PAL) is to prevent crime among our youth through recreation, education, and athletics. Our programs are based on the conviction that young people, if they are reached early enough, can develop strong positive attitudes towards police officers in their journey through life toward the goal of maturity and good citizenship. Thus, PAL programs foster relationships between our youth and local police officers.  We grow great grown-ups.                                                 

ABOUT MODERN BUSINESS ASSOCIATES

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ABOUT FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF ST PETERSBURG

Entering its 14th year, the 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. Scout.com’s Stadium Journey named the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg as #2 on the list of “Top 100 Stadium Experiences of 2016.”  The event is owned and operated by Green Savoree Racing Promotions, which also promotes Honda Indy Toronto (July 13-15, 2018), The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (July 27-29, 2018) and Grand Prix of Portland (August 31-September 2, 2018). 

For more information, visit  gpstpete.com, ‘like’ its Facebook page at @GPSTPETE or follow the event on Twitter @GPSTPETE and Instagram @GPSTPETE using #FirestoneGP.


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Steve Bidlack, Manager Marketing and Communications
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