3rd ANNUAL TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING REINDEER RUN & FAMILY HOLIDAY FESTIVAL - DECEMBER 8, 2007
/ Tampa Bay Lightning
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jay Preble 813.301.6872
Brian Breseman 813.301.6871
3rd ANNUAL TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING REINDEER RUN & FAMILY HOLIDAY FESTIVAL
SET FOR SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8
DAY TO ONCE AGAIN FEATURE 5K, 1-MILE FUN RUN AND KIDS RACES
TAMPA BAY – The 3rd Annual Tampa Bay Lightning Reindeer Run and Family Holiday Festival comes to the St. Pete Times Forum Saturday (December 8) starting at 8 a.m. The Reindeer Run, presented by University Community Health, features a 5K (USATF certified, Champion Chip timed), a 1-mile Fun Run and Kids Races. Other sponsors include Subway, Tires Plus, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Johnson Controls, Lifestyle Family Fitness, Sun Sports, St. Petersburg Times, Dick's Sporting Goods, Sweetbay, Crocs, Ringling Bros., U.S. Foodservice, Fast Signs, Zephyrhills, Feet First, Costco and the City of Tampa.
Lightning Community Ambassador Dave Andreychuk will be available to sign autographs for anyone who brings an unwrapped toy to benefit Metropolitan Ministries. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Lightning Foundation and Epilepsy Charities.
Participants will each receive a T-shirt and 5K awards will be given to the top three males and females, top Masters male and female and standard five-year age groups from 9-under through 75+. The first 500 kids to register will receive a complimentary ticket to the Ringling Bros. Circus and the first 200 kids will receive Crocs shoes courtesy of Crocs.
Check in and late registration will take place from 6-7:30 a.m., with the 5K set for 8 a.m. The 1-mile Fun Run/Walk will start at 9:15 a.m., followed by the Kids Races at 9:45 a.m. The Family Holiday Festival will run from 9 a.m. to noon on the Chrysler/Jeep Plaza at the St. Pete Times Forum and will feature entertainment, arts and crafts and holiday shopping. There also will be a holiday workshop for children to make presents for family and friends. Old Meeting House will provide ice cream and Smoothie King will provide smoothies on the plaza. A wheelchair-racing seminar will also be provided by the YMCA.
Parking is available for $5 in the South Regional City Garage, adjacent to the St. Pete Times Forum. To register visit www.tampabaylightning.com, or for more information call 813.301.6590.