Walk Day Information
Date: Saturday, October 26th
3.21 FUN RUN - RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM
7AM FUN RUN EVENT DAY REGISTRATION $50 & PACKET PICKUP
7:45 NATIONAL ANTHEM
7:50 WARM UP
8AM - RACE STARTS - A 3.21-mile race; participants will receive a bib with a timing chip that will begin timing once you cross the start line, recording your net time until you cross the finish line. You will start/finish around Raymond James Stadium. After you cross the finish line, continue the rally at the Buddy Walk.
7:45AM – 9:30AM VICTORY STAGE AWARDS - Timed & Age Divisions
10AM BUDDY WALK REGISTRATION - Buddy Walk Event Day Registration is $30 and opens at 10am. Pack your own tailgating equipment and set up an area for your tents, tables, and chairs, it’s going to be a beautiful day.
10AM - 12PM BUDDY RUN/WALK FESTIVITIES & FOOD - Enjoy the festivities! Music by DJ Chuck Eckhart. Enjoy lunch from one of the food trucks. This year we are selling beer, please drink responsibly. BRING CASH to buy baked goods from the F.S.C. Bake Sale and get your 50/50 & raffle tickets. The kids will enjoy the bouncy houses, giant slides, a petting zoo and train rides! Meet your favorite Superhero, Princess, Ghostbusters and Star Wars Characters! Tour the Treasure Chest Float. Markey Oliver’s Specially Fit and Dancing with Donations will have presentations to delight the crowd. Visit over 75 resource and goods vendors.
12PM FUN RUN & BUDDY WALK AWARDS - We will be awarding our Top Three Teams, the Largest Team, and Highest Individual Fundraiser. Thank you for all your hard work, we would not be able to do what we do without you.
12:30PM BUDDY WALK MEDAL AWARDS – You have taught us patience, love, and how to speak up when we see things that need to be changed, today we celebrate you!
1PM ADVOCACY WALK - We are so honored to have Mayor Jane Castor who will be participating in our Buddy Walk and addressing the crowd! Megan Dix sings the National Anthem as The Florida Sunsation Cheerleaders rally for us! Show your DOWN SYNDROME PRIDE Tampa Bay! The Top Three Teams, the Largest Team, and the Highest Individual Fundraiser will lead off the Advocacy walk by blowing air horns. You and your team will then take the Advocacy walk through Raymond James Stadium on a backstage tour.
1PM TEAM PHOTOS - Meet Julie Hirsch Photography by the Pirate Ship for your Free Team photos. Julie Mckenna our wonderful M.C. will keep you amused as you watch yourselves on the giant MegaTron screens.
2PM RAFFLE TICKETS - Did you get your raffle tickets? You need to be present to win. We will be calling out the winners soon. Don’t forget to get a delicious treat from the F.S.C. Tent!
3PM VOLUNTEERS – Please start breaking down your stations and packing up. Load the truck.