Hundreds to Race Through Ybor and Help Give the Gift of Sight

The event will be held on Saturday, April 20.

If you're looking for a fun foot race in the Seminole Heights area, check out some information below from the Lions Eye Institute:

Join us as hundreds of people sprint, run or walk through Historic Ybor City in the 12th Annual Race for Sight 5k run and 1-mile walk held by the Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research.

All proceeds from the race go to helping the blind and visually impaired across the globe. 

This year, in an effort to support organ donation, the LifeLink Foundation is teaming up with LEITR for a “Donate Life Florida Linking Hands Event” before the race. Additionally, LTG Franklin L. Hagenbeck, USA (Ret.), former superintendent of WestPoint and advocate for physical education, will hold a moment of silence for our troops and officially kick-off the race festivities.

Below are the event's details:


The general public can register for the race here.


Saturday, April 20

  • Runner’s check-in at 6:30 a.m.
  • 5K and 1-mile walk begins at 7:30 a.m.
  • Awards and celebration at 9:00 a.m.


Centennial Park in Historic Ybor City

1800 E. 8th Avenue


Sign up at our active.com event page. The participation fee is $25, and registration closes Friday, April 18 at 5 p.m.

Do you plan to go? Tell us in the comments.


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