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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.

Richard’s Run Nov. 5, 2021

Thank you, and mark your calendar

Thank you for your support of the 2020 virtual Richard’s Run For Life.

With your help, we donated more than $100,000 to Moffitt Cancer Center through the 2020 virtual 5K.

Mark your calendars for the 20th anniversary Richard's Run For Life on Nov. 5, 2021.

Watch this space.

Meanwhile, happy running!

For more information, including sponsorships, contact Arlynn Haarer, 813.248.3000, ext. 24.

“Richard’s Run for Life” 5K Race is part of the Gonzmart Family Foundation — a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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

Father’s Day Family Walk/Jog
June 20, 2021


Help us fight cancer on June 20 at 8 a.m., starting at the Tampa restaurant Ulele on the Tampa Riverwalk as we walk or jog a 5K or 1-mile course. Ulele is at 1810 North Highland Ave.in Tampa Heights.

Registration for the 8th annual Walk & Jog is now open. To register, go to: https://raceroster.com/events/2021/45384/richards-fathers-day-walk-and-jog-2021

All proceeds go to Moffitt Cancer Center. As always, the Gonzmart Family Foundation pays every expense, and we donate all sponsorship and registration fees.

In the seven years of Richard’s Father’s Day Walk & Jog, we have donated more than $600,000 to Moffitt – even though we had to curtail the 2020 event at the outbreak of COVID.

With the rollout of vaccines and an anticipated decline in new virus cases, we are very happy that this will be LIVE after more than a year of virtual events.

This is a non-timed, family-friendly event (free for children under 12) on the beautiful Tampa Riverwalk. Registration includes a free dri-fit race shirt (while supplies last).

We encourage parents to bring their children and stroll together or pick up the pace and run a little. In 2019, our last live event, we had 600 participants.

Afterward, we’ll provide some breakfast grab ‘n’ go for our registered participants.

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.

Richard Gonzmart with Doug Federman at Richard's Father's Day Family Walk/Jog. The money is earmarked for Moffitt. According to the American Cancer Society, one man out of six will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and one of 35 will die every year. Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in American men, second only to lung cancer.  

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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.