Registration for the 2015 Ties and Tennis Shoes 5K will open in the coming months at www.tiesandtennisshoes.com. By registering, you're helping make the dream of a college or technical school education possible for students in need right here in Pinellas County!
The 5K course includes a memorable finish line on the turf at Tropicana field. Serious runners will appreciate the race bibs with chips ensuring an accurate race time. Your photo finish will be captured on Rays Vision. You can also run for the fun of it, stroll with family and friends, or show off your decorated tennis shoes. The 1 mile fun run/walk is perfect for younger kids and families! The kids dash will take place on the field, after the fun run is finished! (Pre–registered kids 9 years old and under can participate)
Encourage your family and friends to watch you cross the finish line on the field and stay to watch the kids dash, enjoy entertainment and go gift shopping in our Holiday village! After the awards ceremony, head over to Snowfest at Straub Park, where the holiday fun continues!
Proceeds from the 5K support the Take Stock in Children Scholarship Program. With the support of people like you, over 3,500 Pinellas County children have earned a life changing scholarship. The Take Stock in Children Scholarship program is a mentoring and incentive program that is providing doorways to success for deserving low-income students of Pinellas County
Click the image below to view a video of the 2014 Ties and Tennis Shoes 5k.
To view a video of last year's event produced by PCS Newsroom, click here.