TAMPA, FL -- The College Football Playoff Foundation and Tampa Bay Sports Commission are pleased to announce that the Extra Yard 5K will take place on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Amalie Arena. The running community is invited to participate in a 5K or 1-Mile Family Fun Run through Downtown Tampa on the eve of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship. Registration is now open at TampaBay2017.com and all proceeds will benefit the College Football Playoff Foundation’s primary initiative, Extra Yard for Teachers, which goes the "extra yard" by inspiring and empowering quality teachers.
Teachers will play a central role in the day’s events, including serving as grand marshals of the race. Brightly clad in commemorative green shirts, teachers will also be honored and recognized throughout the event program.
“The Extra Yard 5K is more than a road race. It’s a celebration of the men and women who inspire their students each and every day,” said Rob Higgins, Executive Director of the Tampa Bay Sports Commission. “This exciting event will culminate with two individuals winning tickets to the College Football Playoff National Championship, and perhaps a few surprises as well.”
Registration for the 5K is only $25 through November 1 and includes chip timing, a race t-shirt (limited to the first 1,000 registrants), a commemorative race bib, a finisher’s medal, one (1) ticket to Playoff Fan Central and one (1) entry into a drawing to win two (2) tickets to the College Football Playoff National Championship. Registration for the 1-Mile Family Fun Run is only $15 and includes a commemorative race bib, one (1) ticket to Playoff Fan Central and one (1) entry into a drawing to win two (2) tickets to the College Football Playoff National Championship.
Following the race, runners are invited to enjoy live entertainment, activities with race sponsors and a post-race awards ceremony on Thunder Alley at Amalie Arena. Awards will be given to the Top Male Master (40+), Top Female Master (40+) and the top three finishers in each age group. Additionally, the Top Overall Male and Top Overall Female will each win two (2) tickets to the College Football Playoff National Championship.
Special Teacher Discount: Teachers receive $10 off registration by entering the promo code “TEACHER” when registering through www.EY5K.com. Discount eligibility restrictions apply. Valid faculty or school staff ID and photo identification required at packet pick-up. Limit one discount per faculty/staff ID and offer is non-transferrable.
Post-race food will be provided courtesy of the Columbia Restaurant.
Information, including a complete event schedule, for 2017 Championship Campus events can be found at TampaBay2017.com. Fans can also stay on top of the latest news and events by subscribing to Touchdown Tampa Bay the official e-newsletter of the Tampa Bay Sports Commission.