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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 for Life 5K
Friday, Nov. 6, 2020

We’re rethinking this year's Richard’s Run For Life event, which had been scheduled for Nov. 6, 2020.

Watch this space or our social media sites later in August for more information on our 19th annual fundraiser for Moffitt Cancer Center.

Many thanks to all who supported the 18th annual 5K on Nov. 1 in Ybor City.

Because of our generous participants and sponsors, the Gonzmart Family Foundation will donate $100,000 to build Moffitt Cancer Center’s brachytherapy suite Brachytherapy treats prostate, cervical, breast and sarcoma cancers. This new suite will effectively double the number of patients that can be treated.

Congratulations to the 2019 overall winner, Will Connery; women's first-place overall winner Carly Ray; and master's division winners Blair Burnett and Jolie Calus.

For all results from this year's race: http://frrm.raceresults.space/2019/2019_Richards_OA.htm

“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
Canceled For 2020

We reluctantly have decided to cancel the 2020 event for obvious reasons.

We had to halt our sponsorship drive in March and with so much uncertainty around social distancing, we never really started our registration push.

The sponsors already committed have graciously donated their money to our charity, Moffitt.

We’ll authorize the few registration refunds in the next 24 hours.

Please join us on Nov. 6 for Richard’s Run for Life 5K in Ybor City, when we hope things are back to normal.

Thank you for helping us donate $600,000 in seven years, even with the cancellation of this year's event!

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.