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    The Runners Prepare

    The Gonzmart Family Foundation and the Columbia Restaurant Group are involved in a series of charitable events throughout the year. Check out these upcoming events. We’d love for you to join us.

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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 the cause.

Registration Now Open For 9th Annual Father’s Day Fundraiser


Registration is now open for the 9th annual Richard’s Father’s Day Walk and Jog on June 19 at Ulele restaurant in Tampa Heights. The event benefits Moffitt Cancer Center.

Join Ulele owner Richard Gonzmart, fourth generation caretaker of the Columbia Restaurant Group, along with WWE global ambassador Titus O’Neill and Ann Kelly of 105.5 FM WDUV, as well as mascots and cheerleaders from your favorite pro sports teams at 8 a.m. on Father’s Day.

This family-friendly, non-timed event on the beautiful Tampa Riverwalk begins at and returns to Ulele restaurant in Tampa Heights. Run or walk at your own pace and your own distance … 1 mile, 3.1 miles or a custom distance. We encourage parents to bring their children and stroll together.

The work Moffitt does in Tampa is lifesaving and life changing. They employ nationally recognized specialists — the best in their fields — dedicated to a cure. The only finish line that matters is finding a cure for cancer, step by step.

The event so far has raised more than $750,000 for Moffitt. As always, the Gonzmart Family Foundation pays every expense, and we donate all sponsorship and registration fees.

Cost: $30 online registration in advance, $35 day of the event, and includes a Dri-Fit event shirt. The event is free for children under 12.

For more information or to register, go to https://tinyurl.com/RichardsFathersDay2022

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Our Causes & Events

The Gonzmart Family Foundation contributes annually to many worthy causes. Two of our annual events are “Richard’s Run For Life 5K,” held on the first Friday night in November in Ybor City’s Centennial Park, and  “Richard’s Father’s Day Walk & Jog,” held at Ulele on the Tampa Riverwalk every Father’s Day.

Richard’s Run for Life
Nov. 4, 2022

Richard's Run For Life in Ybor City is scheduled for
Nov. 4, 2022.

Watch this space later this year for more information on this annual fundraiser for Moffitt Cancer Center.

In the first 20 years of this event, Richard's Run For Life has raised more than $1.7 million for Moffitt.

Each year the Tampa Bay community gets together to run through the streets of Tampa’s historic Ybor City

W hen 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