Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation news 2010-01-28

Get Some Serious Track Time at the Inaugural Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg 5K Experience a Victory Lap on the Same Track Where IndyCar Drivers Burn Rubber! The Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation teams up with the Challenged Athletes ...

Get Some Serious Track Time at the Inaugural Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg 5K

Experience a Victory Lap on the Same Track Where IndyCar Drivers Burn Rubber!

The Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation teams up with the Challenged Athletes Foundation of Florida and the Shoot For A Cure campaign in a race for recovery at the inaugural Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg 5K Walk, Run 'N Wheel-a-Thon on Friday, March 26, 2010.

"The addition of the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg 5k to our 2010 schedule of events and activities is a natural extension of our overall effort to provide a wide-ranging fan experience at the Honda Grand Prix," said Tim Ramsberger, Vice President and General Manager of the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. "We are looking forward to working with and raising awareness of our event beneficiaries, the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation, Challenged Athletes Foundation and Shoot For A Cure."

Race participants will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to run, walk or wheel their way to the finish line directly on the Honda Grand Prix racetrack the night before the IZOD IndyCar Series drivers take to the track. A victory party will take place at Straub Park on Beach Drive immediately following the Walk, Run & Wheelathon race. There will be IndyCar pace cars on display at the party, as well as photo-ops with IZOD IndyCar drivers.

Registration: www.GrandPrix5k.com

This is a rare opportunity for the whole family to experience first-hand the Honda Grand Prix racetrack. The first 1,000 registrants will receive one FREE pass for all track activities on Friday, March 26. Cost of registration before March 1 is $20; March 1-24, $25; same day registration is $30.

All proceeds will benefit the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation, the Challenged Athletes Foundation of Florida, the Shoot For a Cure campaign and Embracing Florida's Wounded Heroes to raise money for paralysis and encourage individuals with physical disabilities to pursue active lifestyles, maintain healthy lives through physical fitness and realize their ability to meet new challenges and regain confidence.

-source: sam schmidt paralysis foundation

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