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Tampa International Airport 5K Runway Fun Run

Tampa International Airport 5K Runway Fun Run

 
As if having the opportunity to run down runway 1L–19R isn’t cool enough, you can enter to win 2 roundtrip tickets on Edelweiss Air from TPA to Zurich, Switzerland or anywhere Silver Airways or Southwest Airlines flies.

The details:

  • Bring money with you to the run! Raffle tickets will be available for purchase day of event.
  • $5 each or $20 for 5
  • Cash or checks accepted. Make checks payable to “United Way Suncoast”.
  • You can also purchase raffle tickets in advance during regular business hours at the Airport:
    • Main Terminal Building Reception: third floor, behind Armstrong elevators, BLUE side or
    • Administrative Building Reception: second level, across the street from the British Airways ticket counter & Yeager elevators on the RED side
  • You choose which set of tickets you’d like to win
  • All proceeds benefit United Way Suncoast
  • You do not need to be present to win
  • Raffle is open to anyone; drawing will be at the conclusion of the 5K.

Race Day
Saturday, April 27, 2013

Race Course
Runway 1L/19R: The perfect platform for first timers and experienced athletes to reach their personal bests. 5K of wide open runway!

Registration
Sign up NOW at Active.com. Registration is limited to the first 500 runners.

Early Registration: $30
Includes a cool race shirt & the opportunity to experience Tampa International Airport like few people do!
Early registration ends Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
Day of Event Registration: $35
Check TampaAirport.com/5K for updates and availability.

Timeline

7:00 a.m. Parking gate opens
Entrance is off of Hillsborough Avenue; take Hoover Blvd. South. Follow the signs.
Free parking.
8:30 a.m. Race starts
9:30 a.m. Race conclusion
Sorry folks, but anyone not in after one hour will be picked up in a courtesy vehicle and brought back to the finish line. We need to get the runway back into operation!

Enjoy the festivities; static displays and games for the kids.

11:00 a.m. Event concludes

About the Beneficiary
There is a “new” United Way and one very different than the one our parents and grandparents knew. This visionary organization is creating programs designed to make lasting and positive change in Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties with a strategic focus on education, income, neighborhoods and safety net services to people in need.

United Way Suncoast has evolved from a traditional fundraising role to that of a strategic community impact organization. They have retooled their work to create lasting change through a Community Impact Agenda. To create real and lasting change requires a strategy that does not react with short-term fixes. Rather, United Way approaches critical regional issues with long-term, solution-oriented thinking and action.

United Way works on behalf of the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. Focusing on education, income, a safety net of services and vibrant neighborhoods they provide families and individuals hope for the future.

For more information visit unitedwaysuncoast.org

Rules of the Road Runway

  1. Please register the kids to run but no strollers, skateboards, rollerblades, bikes or pets allowed.
  2. Stay on the course. Anyone deviating from the course will be removed from the race.
  3. All participant registrations are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Questions?
Please call (813) 554-1499 or e-mail TPAevents@TampaAirport.com

The 5K; perfect for runners of all ages and abilities. Come out, join the fun, support United Way Suncoast and see Tampa International Airport in a whole new way!

Tampa International Airport 5K Runway Fun Run

 

Event Update
As if having the opportunity to run down runway 1L–19R isn’t cool enough.

You can enter to win 2 roundtrip tickets on Edelweiss Air from TPA to Zurich, Switzerland or anywhere Silver Airways or Southwest Airlines flies.

The details:

  • Bring money with you to the run! Raffle tickets will be available for purchase day of event.
  • $5 each or $20 for 5
  • Cash or checks accepted. Make checks payable to “United Way Suncoast”.
  • You can also purchase raffle tickets in advance during regular business hours at the Airport:
    • Main Terminal Building Reception: third floor, behind Armstrong elevators, BLUE side or
    • Administrative Building Reception: second level, across the street from the British Airways ticket counter & Yeager elevators on the RED side
  • You choose which set of tickets you’d like to win
  • All proceeds benefit United Way Suncoast
  • You do not need to be present to win
  • Raffle is open to anyone; drawing will be at the conclusion of the 5K.

Race Day
Saturday, April 27, 2013

Race Course
Runway 1L/19R: The perfect platform for first timers and experienced athletes to reach their personal bests. 5K of wide open runway!

Registration
Sign up NOW at Active.com. Registration is limited to the first 500 runners.

Early Registration: $30
Includes a cool race shirt & the opportunity to experience Tampa International Airport like few people do!
Early registration ends Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
Day of Event Registration: $35
Check TampaAirport.com/5K for updates and availability.

Timeline

7:00 a.m. Parking gate opens
Entrance is off of Hillsborough Avenue; take Hoover Blvd. South. Follow the signs.
Free parking.
8:30 a.m. Race starts
9:30 a.m. Race conclusion
Sorry folks, but anyone not in after one hour will be picked up in a courtesy vehicle and brought back to the finish line. We need to get the runway back into operation!

Enjoy the festivities; static displays and games for the kids.

11:00 a.m. Event concludes

About the Beneficiary
There is a “new” United Way and one very different than the one our parents and grandparents knew. This visionary organization is creating programs designed to make lasting and positive change in Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties with a strategic focus on education, income, neighborhoods and safety net services to people in need.

United Way Suncoast has evolved from a traditional fundraising role to that of a strategic community impact organization. They have retooled their work to create lasting change through a Community Impact Agenda. To create real and lasting change requires a strategy that does not react with short-term fixes. Rather, United Way approaches critical regional issues with long-term, solution-oriented thinking and action.

United Way works on behalf of the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. Focusing on education, income, a safety net of services and vibrant neighborhoods they provide families and individuals hope for the future.

For more information visit unitedwaysuncoast.org

Rules of the Road Runway

  1. Please register the kids to run but no strollers, skateboards, rollerblades, bikes or pets allowed.
  2. Stay on the course. Anyone deviating from the course will be removed from the race.
  3. All participant registrations are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Questions?
Please call (813) 554-1499 or e-mail TPAevents@TampaAirport.com

The 5K; perfect for runners of all ages and abilities. Come out, join the fun, support United Way Suncoast and see Tampa International Airport in a whole new way!

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Karlie shakes the rake vigorously. She just finished her ninth pile of dried leaves and vines. The tall blonde in jeans and a “LIVE UNITED” tee-shirt moves quickly and never stops raking.

“I can only be here about four hours before I have to be back in the office,” offers Karlie, who never looks up from her rake. “I want to finish this bed before I have to run.” She did not let me divert her from the task at hand. Ahead of her was a half-acre of overgrown landscaping at a local nonprofit that badly needed grooming. “If I don’t do this today, it won’t get done.”

Karlie is one of nearly 1,900 volunteers who came out in the middle of the week, in the middle of October to donate something that is as precious as money: her personal time. United Way’s Day of Caring assembled a small army of caring, giving people who agreed to take several hours out of the their day to paint, haul trash, read to children, help the elderly, provide technology support, sort donated clothing, lift, pull, tug and tote.

This was the 18th year for the mass event that brings together teams from more than 60 companies to serve 170 projects throughout Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties. “It does your heart good to see it,” said Diana Baker, CEO of United Way of Tampa Bay. “So many, doing so much for those that need even more.”

All of the nonprofits agree. Resources are so scarce that the work the volunteers accomplish might never get done without their time and talent. Day of Caring volunteers get approximately five years of work done throughout the community in less than eight hours.

Organized by United Way’s HandsOn Tampa Bay, the secret is partnering with regional businesses. “It is more than being a good neighbor,” said Betty Tribble, vice president at United Way. “Smart executives know that the investment is in a critical part of their operations: their own community.”

Betty has been involved with Day of Caring for longer than she would care to admit. “I’ve been around it for quite a few years and I’ve recruited thousands of volunteers. It is satisfying to see their faces year after year. Helping others gets under your skin.”

The list of companies is long.

Diana adds that uniting the corporate arena with the nonprofit environment is part of United Way’s role. It is about how the organization connects Tampa Bay. “Most importantly,” says Baker, “the volunteers become aware that United Way’s goals are deeply involved with education, family financial stability and helping neighborhoods. And as they learn of our Community Impact Agenda, they Often want to do more. We connect them to our strategic projects that yield real community results.”

Day of Caring once again was a major success. But it should not overshadow the day-in, day-out work HandsOn Tampa Bay does all year. While the mega-event is impressive in size and scope, ordinary people quietly step up and do extraordinary work volunteering for projects every week of the year.

“So don’t wait for next year,” reminds Betty as she shoots to the next project site.

For more information on how you or your company can participate in improving our own corner of the world, visit www.UnitedWayTampaBay.org and click on VOLUNTEER at the top of the home page.

Every penny counts in today’s economy, yet many Tampa Bay working people are overlooking an important tax credit that could put up to $5,600 or more in their pockets. The Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC, can be the needed financial boost for working people hit by hard economic times in Hillsborough County. Thousands of families will qualify for an additional benefit: free income tax preparation by volunteer tax preparers.

United Way of Tampa Bay, the lead agency in a partnership of several regional organizations, is directing the efforts of the Prosperity Campaign of Hillsborough County.  Through the Prosperity Campaign, qualified individuals will have access to free tax preparation and assistance in applying for additional tax credits.
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