2014 Run For Hope 5K

Run For Hope

2nd Annual Run for Hope 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

Event Pictures can be found HERE

Cool Running has posted Race Results – Find them HERE


April 12, 2014 – 5K 8am – 1Mile 9am

Lake Park – 17302 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. Lutz, FL 33549

5K (chip timed) or 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk through beautiful LakePark. Lots of shade and a packed shelled road will make this race one to remember.

Stay after the race for our Family Fun Post Race Party with Music, Bounce Houses, Food and More!

All proceeds benefit a little girl named Mattingly Hope. Mattie was born April 3, 2011, 9 weeks premature. Mattie defied all odds and was born 15 weeks after her mom’s water broke. At 3 weeks of age Mattie was diagnosed with a brain injury called PVL and at 8 months old was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Mattie can not stand or walk on her own. The only therapy that is working for her is not covered by insurance. All proceeds raised from this event will go directly to Mattie’s therapies and medical expenses. To learn more about Mattie, check out her website at Hope for Mattie


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Register by mail by printing out the registration form. All registrations done by mail must be postmarked by April 4, 2014


Commemorative T-shirt – guaranteed for all 5K registrations prior to March 28, 2014.


Medals awarded to top male and female 5K finishers in standard 5 year age groups (14 and under through 70+).

Ribbons for all 1 Mile participants.


5K $25 in advance and $30 race day; 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk $10

Hillsborough County Parks Department charges a fee of $2 per car, paid at park entrance.

Sponsorships Available

Please click the link below for more information.


A HUGE thank you to Southpointe Land Rover in Sarasota for being our Platinum Sponsor a 2nd year in a row!

 Run for Hope – 5K – IPICO Chip Timed
Start time: 8:00am
Registration Fee: $25 in advance; $30 day of Race
Awards: Medals awarded to top male and female finishers for each group:
14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64,  65-69, 70 and over

Run for Hope – 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
Start time: 9:00am
Registration Fee: $10
Awards: Ribbons for all 1 Mile participants

Additional Information

Race Day Registration: Begins at 7AM

Race Packet and Shirt Pick Up:You will be able to pick up your race packet, goodie bag and T-Shirt at the registration table on Saturday April 12, 2014 starting at 7am

Snacks and Drinks: Water will be provided at stops along the race route. Snacks and Water will be provided after the run.

Park Entrance Fee: Hillsborough County Parks Department charges a fee of $2 per car, paid at park entrance.

Results will be posted at Cool Running and Big Dawg Runnin’
This race will take place rain or shine – no refunds

2013 Run for Hope Results  – Cool Running

Online Donations*

Click below to donate to Hope for Mattie


or mail donations to:

Hope for Mattie * PO   Box 272605 * Tampa, FL 33688

Checks should be made payable to Mattingly Spinner

* Donations are NOT tax-deductable

Contact Us

For more information about the Run for Hope 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, to volunteer, or to become a sponsor, email us at:  runforhopetampa@yahoo.com

Hope for Mattie