Congratulations and thanks to all of our participants in this year’s race!

Race Results are here!

Event Information

The Celma Mastry Ovarian Cancer Foundation was held One Step Closer To The Cure 5K/1Mile Run/Walk on September 14, 2013.

You’re invited to visit our event photo gallery

Sponsorships are available at this time under Sponsorship Opportunities.

Overcoming Obstacles Start5K Start1-mile Start


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. Most of the course is along the waterfront with city streets closed to traffic. The kid’s zone (8 and under) will take place within the park.

Albert Whitted Park
480 Bayshore Drive SE
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

Course map

CYMarriottLogo.jpgSpecial rates available courtesy of the Courtyard Marriott!

Parking Information

From I-275 take the I-175 exit east onto 5th Avenue South. Turn left at 1st Street SE. Parking will be available at the Mahaffey Theater garage on the right; do not park in the Dali Museum lot. Parking should also be available throughout downtown on the street and at city garages and lots for a fee. Albert Whitted Park is on the waterfront directly across from the Dali Museum.


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

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 who 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 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.

overcomingobstaclesOvercoming 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. 7:00AM Learn about the obstacles for the event.

Celma’s Challenge $75 – For the real warriors at heart. This gruesome challenge begins at 7:00AM with the traditional 5K race, followed by the 1-Mile, then finishes with the Overcoming Obstacles 5K. All finshers receive a special medal. Must be 18 or older on race day to participate.

* Early registration rate applies for entries postmarked by or submitted online until August 24, 2013. Same-day race registration will be open from 6:15am until 15 minutes before race time.


Register online at or with our printable registration brochure.

We also have a printable form that you can fill out and submit via email to Claudette Carlan 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 Claudette Carlan with a note regarding your payment.

Bag check available at race.

Track team fundraising when you register as part of a team on

Packet Pick-up Party

Thursday, September 12 at Hooters located at 4125 4th Street North from 5:30-8PM and on Friday, September 13 at St. Pete Fit2Run located at 256 2nd Street North from 4-8PM. Last minute registrations will be available.

One Step Closer to the Cure Training

Join us for our 5K training series for One Step Closer to the Cure. This race is on Saturday September 14, 2013. This is a 10 week training program designed to get you ready for a 5K race. We have done many training groups at Fit2Run with all of them being successful. We are here for the beginners who want to finish their first 5K race and for the experienced who want to improve their time. We are able to accommodate runners of all ages. The coaches have years of experience at all levels and are very realistic with training and goals.

Participants receive 10% off training if they show proof they signed up for the race already!

Dates: Tuesday, July 9th thru September 12, 2013 (10 weeks)

Extras for signing up with Fit2Run:

  • Free running socks
  • Free Nuun Sports drink every Tuesday and Thursday after the run
  • Free tech training shirt
  • An individualized training program for each runner
  • Extra discounts at the store for runners in the training group
  • An inviting social atmosphere and great experience training for your run
  • Receive a 10% discount on training if you bring a receipt that shows you signed up for the race already

Coaches: Carolyn Kiper, Pila Cardena, Connie Mendoza, Gordon Currie

Cost: 5K training is $75 for all 10 weeks of training. Race costs are not included.

Location and times for the runs: Tuesday 6:30pm at Ferg’s Sports Bar 1320 Central Ave St Petersburg, FL 33705

Thursday at 6:30pm & Sunday at 7:00am at Fit2Run 256 2nd Street N. (Northwest Corner of Baywalk)

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 2012 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.


The course is USATF-certified (#FL11071EBM) with chip timing for the 5K and obstacle course. For the 5K race, awards will be given to the top male/female finisher in standard age group categories and to the overall top 3 males and females. For Overcoming Obstacles, the first male and first female receive awards. Special medals will be awarded to all participants who complete Celma’s Challenge and Celma’s Mini Challenge.

Celma’s First Superhero

onestepheroMeet 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 Claudette Carlan.