East Lake Fire Rescue will be holding their 8th Annual 5KRun/Walk for Charity on October 16th, 2021 at 8am. We are hopeful to host this event in person but it could turn into a virtual event once again this year due to COVID-19.
***medals, goodie bags and t-shirts will only be guaranteed for those who register before 9/23/21. T-shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed for late registrations***
This year we have decided to dedicate our event to Deputy Michael Magli and will be donating a portion of the event’s proceeds to his family. Born in Ozone Park, New York, Deputy Michael Magli came to the Tampa Bay area in 1994. Initially hired as a part-time Criminal Justice Specialist, Deputy Magli transferred to a deputy recruit position and was assigned to the Patrol Operations Bureau in 2014. He served eight years with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. On Wednesday February 17, 2021, Deputy Magli lost his life in the line of duty. He leaves behind his wife, Stephanie, and two young daughters. His name will be added to memorials for Pinellas County Law Enforcement and the Florida Sheriffs Association.
If the event is in person, packet pick up will take place at Station 57 on Friday, 10/15/21 from 8am to 5pm. You can also pick your packet up the day of the race, but we highly recommend you stop by on 10/15 to avoid race day rush; keep in mind we plan on having over 500 participants. If you do plan on picking up your packet the day of the race, please ensure you give yourself plenty of extra time and will have a place to store your goody bags.
Where, When, Who? The event will take place at Station 57 located at 3375 Tarpon Lake Blvd., Palm Harbor, FL 34685 on Saturday, October 16, 2021. The chip timed event will begin promptly at 8am.
Parking: We will have bicycle ramps available at Station 57. We welcome you to come by with your bicycle. If you plan on driving to the station, please park your vehicle at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection located at 1555 Windmill Pointe Rd, Palm Harbor, FL 34685, at the corner of East Lake Road and Village Center Drive.
To register, visit: http://imathlete.com/events/5k2021