The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be seeking a big victory on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, but no matter the outcome of the game there
will be plenty of winners at Raymond James Stadium this weekend.
On October 12, just hours before they kick off against the Ravens, the Buccaneers will host the second annual Treasure Chests 5K Run/Walk & Corporate Challenge. It is a race aimed at raising funds for breast cancer research and patient services and it is timed perfectly to coincide with the Buccaneers' involvement in the NFL-wide Breast Cancer Awareness month.
To help kick off Sunday's race, Pamela Fay and Dr. Paula O'Neil will serve as the event's Honorary Race Starters. Both women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, and they continue to inspire others as they fight the deadly disease. Watch their powerful testimonials, featured in "Stories of Hope: Journey to the TC5K."
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-Ravens 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](http://www.buccaneers.com/treasurechests5k/) for more information; online registration has concluded but those still interested in participation may register at the Raymond James Stadium box office on Friday from 4-8 p.m. and on Sunday morning from 6-7 a.m., subject to availability. Please note that day of registration is $30 for members and $60 for individual racers.
More than 3,000 entrants are expected for Sunday's event.
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 Baltimore Ravens vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers game
- Treasure Chests 5K athletic 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 the 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 Tom McEwen Boulevard just south of Raymond James Stadium. There are 12 different age groups in which individual participants can medal, and all those ages 50 and over are considered to be in the "Grand Masters" category. The top overall finishers in the Male, Female, Grand Masters Male and Grand Masters Female categories will serve as the Buccaneers' honorary coin toss captains that Sunday before kickoff versus the Ravens and will also receive two suite tickets to the Minnesota Vikings vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers game on Sunday, October 26, at Raymond James Stadium.