Saturday, March 20, 2021
To all Driscoll’s Strawberry Classic Registrants:
Thanks to all of you for your support of the 2021 Strawberry Classic Race. It is always our pleasure to host this event which provides much needed funds to our charities Children’s Dream Fund and Meals on Wheels of Tampa. Unfortunately, as you might have seen on social media or our website, for this year, we have been informed that the City of Temple Terrace has decided not to grant us a permit to hold our live event, the 40th Annual Driscoll’s Strawberry Classic Race, in Temple Terrace on March 20, 2021. This is a huge disappointment to us as well as to our many supporters who look forward to this race every year. No specific reason was given to us but we can only surmise that the city is not yet ready to resume any events in the Temple Terrace area due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic.
You have a few days left to share the virtual race to get your friends and family to run virtually with you!
For those who have already registered for the "LIVE" event, we will be automatically switching all runners to the virtual race first, you will have two options: (As stated in the registration agreement, there are no refunds on the race.)
OPTION 1 - run the run virtually and still receive all the race items (race shirt, bib, medal) in the race package that can be picked up at either of the scheduled package pickups on:
Thursday, March 18th from 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Fitniche - Located in the Village at Hunter's Lake Shopping Mall
Friday, March 19th from 5:00 – 7:00pm
Run Fit – Located in the Publix Shopping Center at Sunlake & 54
(Please note that all race packets will only be at one location at a time.)
- OR -
OPTION 2 - Request a deferral to the 2022 race (please send us an email stating your request).
We understand that many are really anxious for a live race but we hope that many of you will still support us and our charities by signing up for the race as a virtual runner. You will be helping so many individuals who are affected even more than normal by the pandemic.
Once again, we are sorry that we are not allowed to put on this wonderful event that we love for you but look forward to doing so in the future.
Cabot Cheese will randomly choose 50 Lucky Winners to win $25 Cheese samplings!
You must click here and register with Cabot Cheese to be included in this drawing! (Your race registration does not automatically enter you!!!) Deadline to enter is March 21, 2021 at 11:59pm so don't miss out on a chance to win some FREE Cabot Cheese!
We hope to see you at one of the two race packet pickups listed above.
The Strawberry Classic Team
Ron Tiller – Race Director – 40th Annual Driscoll’s Strawberry Classic Race
We of the Tampa Bay Runners would like to thank our sponsors: