April 18, 2021 Tampa, FL 33614 US Directions
First Step 5K Rescheduled to April 2021

New Date: April 18, 2021

First Step 5K has been rescheduled to April 18 2021.  All information regarding location and times remains the same as the previous date.


Here Are Your Options:

We will transfer your registration to the new event date.  We look forward to having you join us. Thanks for your understanding!

Virtual races happen all the time, and allow you to join the fun without the crowds. You simply run the distance on your own, and report your results - we’ll send you instructions.

Our virtual race dates are between October 24 and November 8, 2020.

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

We understand. We hope you can join us next time.

Al Lopez Park
4810 N. Himes Ave.
Tampa, FL US 33614

April 18, 2021 - Live Run        

Come on out and participate in the 3rd annual First Step Foundation 5K Run/Walk on April 18 at 8:00am at Al Lopez Park! There will be food, music,and goodie bags for runners. Proceeds from the race will go towards helping start and further the recovery of people struggling with substance abuse.

Enjoy this beautiful and accurately measured 5K course as it winds its way through lush, wooded Al Lopez Park. This race offers a flat and fast run, sure to appeal to all levels of runners.

The 5K starts promptly at 8:00am and will be chip timed by TRC Race Management.


Sept. 10, 2020 - April 5, 2021 : $30.00

April 6th - April 17th: $35.00

5K day of race: $40.00

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Registration includes: T-shirt for each runner* and great food and drink at our Post-Race Party. The first 300 registered for the 5K race will receive a Finisher Medal. Overall Awards: Top Male & Top Female 5K Finishers as well as top three males and females in each age group. (*shirts are only guaranteed for those registered and paid by 4/7/21)

Registration is also be available at The Running Center 144277 N Dale Mabry Hwy in Carrollwood.

All proceeds to benefit the First Step Foundation.

What the First Step Foundation does:

Currently, 24 million people in the United States suffer from substance abuse disorder, one and a half as many times as all cancers combined and nearly the same amount as all people diagnosed with diabetes. Just like any other chronic disease, the effect that substance abuse and addiction has on family members exponentially magnifies the issue, not only stressing relationships but also often exhausting financial resources.

The First Step Foundation serves the community by bridging that financial gap that stands frequently between addicts and effective treatment. More specifically, provides funds to assist with continued recovery and transition after treatment.  

For more information on our story or to donate, contact Sponsorships are available.

This is a wonderful opportunity to support a great cause while being recognized in your community. For more information, click on the Downloads tab above.

This is a pet friendly event.


RUNNING CENTER: Friday, April 16th, 10:00am-6:30pm, (14427 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Carrollwood, 33618)


Feet First: Saturday, Saturday, April 17th, 2:00pm-6:00pm (3401 W. Bay to Bay Blvd., Tampa, 33629)

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Refund Policy: There are no refunds, transfers or credits for this race. This event will be held rain or shine.

Commemorative t-shirts are only guaranteed for those that are registered and paid by 4/7/21


An option for those who signed up for this year's postponed event is the virtual run between October 24 - November 8, 2020.

Participants receive commemorative t-shirt and finisher medal.

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