The Live for 24 Foundation is dedicated to supporting youth community outreach and funding student scholarships in Tampa Bay.
Eight of Melissa’s friends/teammates established the Live for 24 Foundation. They created a Melissa Vanderhall Memorial Fund Foundation through the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay to help provide student scholarships. This past year they awarded five scholarships to graduating high school seniors.
To help fund their efforts each year they hold a 5K along with a mile relay race. This year they are at it again hosting their event at The University of Tampa.
Melissa’s Mile Relay September 19- October 18, 2019: $12.50
5K Registration on Race Day: $35.00
In addition to the 5K, this year Live for 24 has added Melissa’s Mile Relay, an event where participants will have the chance to form a team of 4 runners, each to complete 1 of 4 laps around Pepin Field track in a team race. Runners will need to register together as a team of 4 for this event.
The 5K race will be chip timed and begin promptly at 8:00 am with Melissa’s Mile Relay following at 9:30 am. A family-friendly race party will be held at Pepin Field starting at 6:30 am and will include food, refreshments, music, bounce houses and local vendor tents to enjoy. Yummy food options include Panera and Cascadian Farm Organic Food Truck and more.
Also, be sure to check out the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Rolling Thunder Experience at the event as well.