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    The Runners Prepare

    Citizens of the Tampa Bay area are always eager to get their exercise for a good cause. In 2012, nearly 2000 of your neighbors took part, generating over $75,000 for cancer research. Join us in the cool of the evening in historic Ybor for the 2013 race and post-party.

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    It's Kids' Stuff

    Children are at the heart of Richard’s Run for Life, and our events are for the whole family. Special activities are planned for the very young and the young at heart. Your kids will enjoy meeting the people who make up their community.

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    Working Up An Appetite

    Racing under the Richard’s Run for Life flag always means the best of sustenance for body and soul. Local restaurants donate refreshments and delicacies so that 100% of money raised can go to cancer research. Participants literally “run for life.”

Richard’s Father’s Day Family Walk/Jog June 15

Lace up your walking shoes and start Father’s Day on the right foot at “Richard’s Father’s Day Family Walk/Jog” on Sunday, June 15 at 8 a.m. at Richard Gonzmart’s newest restaurant, Ulele, in Tampa Heights.

The all-ages entry fee is $25 per person and includes a hot breakfast and T-shirt. Children under 12 are free. Click here for online registration and map.
Click here to download a registration form.  

100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Advanced Prostate Cancer Collaboration (APCC) at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

The course starts and ends at Ulele, located at 1801 N. Highland Avenue, in Tampa Heights. There will be entertainment along with a hot breakfast provided by the new restaurant. This is a family-friendly event, and parents are encouraged to bring their children and stroll together in this slow-paced walk. Or, you can pick up the pace a little and jog with famed four-time New York and Boston Marathon champion and guest of honor Bill Rodgers.

 

Andrea’s Sip for Life

Andrea's Sip For Life

More than $50,000 was raised for cancer research at the eighth annual Andrea’s Sip for Life wine dinner. This event began in 2007 in memory of Andrea Dicks Hartley, a young mother and Moffitt patient who lost her battle to sarcoma cancer.

In the eight years of this Tampa wine fundraiser, more than $450,000 has been donated to the Moffitt Cancer Center to further cancer research on Adolescent and Young Adult sarcoma.

Join Richard's Team at the Columbia St. Augustine Half Marathon - Sunday, Nov. 16

For the Columbia St. Augustine half-marathon on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, Richard Gonzmart has created Richard's Team, which will provide a maximum of 100 runners a number of exclusive benefits in exchange for either a $500 or a $1,000 donation to the Gonzmart Family Foundation.  100 percent of the donations will go to Moffitt Cancer Center for prostate cancer research.

To join Richard’s Team, please make your check for either $500 or $1,000 payable to: Gonzmart Family Foundation St. Augustine Half Marathon, and mail to:
Gonzmart Family Foundation/St. Augustine Half Marathon
P.O. Box 5027
Tampa, FL  33675-5027


Include your contact information so we can follow up with your race registration form. (This will require a separate race registration fee, but will be discounted, as noted.)

Option # 1 - Charitable donation:  $500 in addition to race registration Participant Benefits

  • Guaranteed entry into the St. Augustine Half Marathon
  • 25 percent off registration -- $65 to $48.75
  • VIP tent at finish line
  • Richard’s Run dri-fit shirts
  • Free pre-race dinner at Columbia St. Augustine
  • Free post-race party at Columbia St. Augustine
  • Emailed training and recovering tips

Option # 2 - Charitable donation:  $1,000 in addition to race registration

  • Guaranteed entry into the St. Augustine Half Marathon
  • 25 percent off registration -- $65 to $48.75
  • VIP tent at finish line
  • Richard’s Run dri-fit shirts
  • Free pre-race dinner at Columbia St. Augustine
  • Free post-race party at Columbia St. Augustine
  • Emailed training and recovering tips
  • Dinner for four at Columbia St. Augustine (Reservation required)
  • Columbia cookbook signed by three generations of the Gonzmart family

For more information about the event, see www.StAugustineMarathon.com




Richard’s Run for Life
Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

In 2013, The 12th Annual “Richard’s Run for Life” 5K raised $100,000, with 100 percent going to the Adolescent Young Adult (AYA) Program for sarcoma research at Moffitt Cancer Center.

“We want to thank the 2,000 runners, walkers, volunteers, supporters and sponsors who joined us in our quest to find better treatments to combat cancer and one day have a cure,” said Richard Gonzmart, 4th generation family member and president of Columbia Restaurant Group. “I feel that our run and other events like it give patients battling cancer and their families hope ... hope that we will find that cure soon. I believe Moffitt and other cancer centers are making great progress each day.”

“It is hard to believe it's been 13 years since I created “Richard’s Run for Life” under the Gonzmart Family Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, to raise funds for research at Moffitt Cancer Center. Many of our lives have been touched by those who have had cancer and I have personally lost family members and dear friends to this horrible disease. My passion to find a cure for cancer is huge and I am motivated to help Moffitt beat this horrible disease.”

“For the 2012 race we honored 8-year-old pianist, Josalyn Kaldenberg. After her diagnosis of osteosarcoma in her right shoulder, Dr. G. Doug Letson, from Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, removed her tumor and replaced her humerus with a titanium version that will expand as she grows. I am proud to report she is doing well and once again playing the piano!” To learn more about Josalyn’s remarkable surgery go to this story in the USF Oracle.


Each year the Tampa Bay community gets together to run for life through the streets of Ybor City.

When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bounds. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.

- Patanjali

This quote was a great motivator for me and still is. Using my experience as a runner and my desire to find a cure for cancer I created “Richard’s Run for Life” under the Gonzmart Family Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to find a cure for cancer. Creating Richard’s Run was a way to fulfill this goal of finding a cure.

- Richard Gonzmart