Running in Ruskin

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  • Funk~N~Run 5k
    Crowds of people wearing white T-shirts, tutus, and old wedding dresses race through the streets during the Funk N Run 5k. They wear white because a rainbow of colors will pelt their clothing during the event. It's not totally necessary to wear white, though; the colored-cornstarch dye will show up on garments of all hues, including black yoga pants. This untimed, noncompetitive race is known for its celebratory party atmosphere, but that's not the only reason to attend; the charitable event also works to give soldiers and their families memorable homecoming experiences.
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    2401 19th Ave. NW
    Ruskin, FL US
  • The Hog Wild Mud Run
    There's no telling who you'll run into on a Beer Crawl crawl?past events have seen stormtroopers, cowboys, and even a brace of rarely spotted Waldos. Thanks to themed costume contests that run the gamut from neon '80s wear to masked superheroes to a holiday-themed "ugly sweater crawl," attendees of all stripes race or meander between trendy area venues. At each one, they enjoy free beer and drink specials as DJs spin popular tunes and supervise games such as Flip Cup or Figure Out What Channel the Game Is On. Participating bars vary, but can include watering holes such as Yard of Ale and MacDinton's, among many others.
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    200 1st Ave. N
    St. Petersburg, FL US
  • HDSA Central Florida
    The Huntington’s Disease Society of America has its sights set on obsolescence in the form of a cure. While that would mean shuttering the doors of its 501(c)(3) nonprofit volunteer organization, it would also mean relief for sufferers of the fatal illness, which may affect up to 250,000 people across the country. Until that day comes, its work continues. The organization oversees the Coalition for the Cure, which pools the resources and knowledge of 16 researchers across the world. While those researchers work, the organization also raises funds through a network of nationwide events—5Ks, bowling outings, dinners, cocktail parties—and directs the proceeds toward advocacy, education, and more research. A portion also goes to supporting medical, psychological, and social services at major medical facilities throughout the US.
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    5226 4th Street North
    Saint Petersburg, FL US
  • GlowBash 5K
    As the sun sets, cityscapes buzz with neon silhouettes as runners in glow-in-the-dark garb race through the GlowBash 5K's metropolitan courses. But the late starting time and futuristically clad participants are not the only things that set this race apart from other 5K trots. Competing in teams of two or more, runners must follow 10 clues provided at the start of the race that will guide them to a series of predetermined checkpoints and challenges. Depending on the route they take, runners can cover anywhere from 3 to 5 miles in a path that can take roughly 2.5 hours to complete. After the race, each participant receives a medal and access to a post-race party, where they can mingle with fellow runners rather than going home and jogging alone on their human-sized hamster wheel. The race benefits a local charity.
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    1320 Central Ave.
    saint petersburg, FL US
  • My Hope Chest
    Both a Las Vegas showgirl and breast cancer survivor, Alisa Savoretti founded My Hope Chest in 2003 to help other women who find themselves in the same position as she did. Alisa had a mastectomy as a part of her cancer treatment, but couldn't get a breast reconstruction since she didn't have health insurance. Without access to the surgery, her self esteem and confidence suffered?something that affects 22,000 breast cancer survivors each year, based on data from 2010. That's when she started My Hope Chest. Today she raises awareness about the lack of funding for reconstruction treatments and connects women with medical services to help complete their journey as survivors.?
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    1501 Gulf Way Blvd.
    St. Petersburg Beach, FL US
  • Mustache Dache St. Petersburg
    At the Mustache Dache, mustaches aren't just for guys—on-site face painters can adorn women and children with anything from a bushy handlebar to a dainty pencil stache. Once everyone is mustachioed, they're ready for the 5K, just one of many November races put on to benefit Movember, a global men's health charity that fights prostate and testicular cancer. After the race, runners and their supports can attempt to win first prize in the mustache contest by taping caterpillars to their lip.
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    615 2nd Avenue Northeast
    St Petersburg, FL US

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