On Sunday, October 11, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take to the field wearing pink accents to their uniforms, joining with the rest of the NFL in supporting breast cancer research. Hundreds of Buccaneer fans will join in the effort, too…and they'll do so by both participating in and watching a much-anticipated competition.
Just hours before the Buccaneers kick off their Week Five game against the the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team will host its third annual Treasure Chests 5K Run/Walk & Corporate Challenge. As the NFL conducts its annual Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, participants in the race will be helping to raise critical funds for research and patient services. The first two Treasure Chest events created total donations of $70,000.
The route for the Treasure Chests 5K winds around Raymond James Stadium, and for those who take part in the race and support the cause, it will end up inside the stadium. Each entry into the race comes complete with admission to the Bucs-Jaguars game, and the first 500 people who registered for the race will get even closer to the action, as they'll be invited down to the field to be part of a halftime presentation.
Visit the Treasure Chests 5K page for more information or to register to take part in the race. Registration, which is online only, concludes on Friday, October 9 at 12:00 p.m. More than 4,000 entrants are expected for Sunday's event, making it the biggest Treasure Chests run yet.
Each registration affords the entrant a chance to compete and raise awareness for a valuable cause, as well as all of the following:
- Ticket to the Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers game
- Treasure Chests 5K gender-specific t-shirt
- Chipped race bib
- Donation to breast cancer research and patient services
- First 500 to register are invited on the field to be part of a halftime experience
- First, second and third place male and female winners for each age category receive medals
The Treasure Chests 5K Run/Walk and Corporate Challenge will take racers across a variety of terrains, including grass, and will begin and end on Tampa Bay Boulevard just south of Raymond James Stadium.