Congratulations and thanks to all of our participants in this year’s race!
Check out our photo gallery for 2012’s race!
Thank you to all participants, sponsors and those that donated to the 2012 One Step Closer to the Cure 5K presented by Rob Bowen Design Group. Please be sure to check back with us for information about the 2013 One Step Closer to the Cure and other events benefiting the Celma Mastry Ovarian Cancer Foundation.
The Celma Mastry Ovarian Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce One Step Closer To The Cure 5K/1Mile Run/Walk on September 15, 2012 at 7:30am. USATF-CERTIFIED COURSE #FL11071EBM.
|Registration/Packet Pickup||5K Start||1-mile Start||Overcoming Obstacles Start|
|6:15 – 7:15AM||7:30 AM||8:30AM||9:00AM|
For the 5K, please be at the Start Line no later than 7:15am. Walkers and strollers, please line up towards the back to allow for the competitive runners to be in front. We are using the same start/finish line for all races and will announce when it is time to begin lining up for the mile and obstacle race.
You’re invited to visit our event photo gallery
Sponsorships are available at this time under Sponsorship Opportunities.
Eligible participants 21 and over will be entitled to one (1) free beer at the event. Choices include Bud Light or Michelob Ultra. Additional beverages will be available at $3 each, cash only.
The race starts at Albert Whitted Park in beautiful downtown St. Petersburg. The runners and walkers head north along Bayshore Dr., north to the Vinoy hotel, turnaround past Vinoy Park, and then south down Bayshore by the airport and back to the park. Almost the entire course is along the waterfront with city streets closed to traffic. The children’s (8-under) race will take place within the park.
Albert Whitted Park
480 Bayshore Drive SE
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
The Mahaffey Theater lot will be available beginning at 5am. No attendant will be there, but signs and volunteers will advise where to park. DO NOT park on the Dali Museum side-you will get towed. Once parking is filled there, parking will be available at various city lots throughout downtown (BayWalk, near Signature Place etc) and street parking where there are no weekend time limits. Metered parking available as well. Please enter the Mahaffey Lot at the First Street entrance and NOT on 5th Ave SE.
5K Run/Walk $35*/40 – a timed category with awards given to the top three males, top three females, and top competitors from each age group.
1-Mile Fun Run/Walk $25*/30 – a timed category with awards given to the top male and female competitors.
Virtual Runner (Sleep-in) $40 – Not an early riser? This class is just for you. Register for this class and you’re done without getting out of bed before dawn. You even get a goodie bag.
Youth 5-17 $10*/15 – May enter the 5K or 1-mile. 5K participants are eligible for awards given to male and female top three finishers. Youths that want to enter both will have to register for both races separately, but will be able to apply for youth pricing both times.
Ovarian Cancer Survivor (free) – Ovarian cancer survivors and patients have a special category of honor and receive a special recognition t-shirt along with no entry fee.
Celma’s Mini Challenge $50 – For those who want a good running challenge without too much of a strenuous workout, challenge yourself to running the 5K and 1-Mile back-to-back. This is open for all ages but the price reflected only applies to those 18 and older. Youths may sign up for both races individually at the Youth rates.
Overcoming Obstacles presented by Bull Fitness $50 – Separate from the traditional 5K race, this will be an adventure race with a variety of obstacles using the 5K course. Must be 18 or older on race day to participate. Limited to 300 participants. Learn about the obstacles for the event.
Celma’s Challenge $75 – For the real warriors at heart. This gruesome challenge begins at 7:30am with the traditional 5K race, followed by the 1-Mile, then finishes with the Overcoming Obstacles 5K. All finshers receive a special medal in addition to a t-shirt and nylon backpack. Must be 18 or older on race day to participate.
* Early registration rate applies for entries postmarked by or submitted online until August 24, 2012. Same-day race registration will be open from 6:15am until 15 minutes before race time.
Register online at Active.com or with our printable registration brochure.
We also have a printable form that you can fill out and submit via email to Claudette Carlan and David Moran alongside check mailed to: Celma Mastry Ovarian Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 48787, St. Petersburg, FL 33743-8787. Simply type in your registration information, save the PDF form to your computer, and email it to both Claudette Carlan and David Moran with a note regarding your payment.
You will also be able to register and pick up packets in-store at our sponsor Fit2Run. They are opening in St. Pete at 256 2nd St. North Friday, September 14th. The St. Pete store will offer numerous training programs for its customers and be heavily involved with the city of St. Pete. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions you may have.
Packet Pick-up Party
Thursday, September 13, 2012 at Hooters located at 4125 4th Street North from 5-8PM and on Friday, September 14, 2012 at St. Pete Fit2Run located at 256 2nd Street North from 4-8PM. Last minute registrations will be available.
Ovarian Cancer Survivors
Ovarian cancer survivors in the event are encouraged to seek pledges for their participation. Please consider making a pledge in the form of a donation naming who you would like to support. We also provide a pledge form on our forms page.
Our 2011 Race Event saw many groups and individuals go out of their way to set up fundraising teams and individual campaigns to assist us with our mission to provide financial assistance to patients fighting ovarian cancer. While this is NOT mandatory to participate in our event, it is available to you if you would like to further assist. This year we have set up a fundraising page. The steps to setting it up are very simple. One can just donate or set up a page for their team or individually. You can also send out messages to people to get the word out. Once you click on the link provided, click on “Become a Fundraiser.” There you can set up an “individual” page or “team” page. We thank you in advance should you decide to help us raise funds. If you have any additional questions regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact us.
For the 5K and Overcoming Obstacles, awards will be given to the overall top 3 males and females and the top male and female finishers in standard age group categories. Special medals are awarded to all participants that complete Celma’s Challenge and Celma’s Mini Challenge. An award is also given to the top male and female for the 1-mile race.
Celma’s First Superhero
Meet the first Celma Mastry Superhero – Julia Gilby, age 9, was recognized and given her award at the 2011 One Step event. She is our superhero who has made a difference in the lives of women with Ovarian Cancer by her unselfish efforts in raising funds and awareness for the Foundation. She requested donations be made to our cause instead of gifts for both her 9th and 10th birthdays. Thank you Julia, you are indeed Celma’s superhero.
We can use help in several areas for this and future events, such as registration, water distribution, timing, set-up, and more. If you or your group is interested in helping out, please visit our Volunteer Opportunities page to sign up.
For questions and further information, contact David Moran or Claudette Carlan.
— Providing water
Mike and Vicky Ward — Providing water
Derby Lane — Providing gift certificate
— Providing fruit
The Florida Aquarium — Providing aquarium tickets
Neiman Marcus — Providing spa day certificates
— Providing raffle prizes
Pinellas County Medical Association — Website advertising
RoadID — Coupons and Gift Certificates