The Great West Chase

The Great West Chase is a USATF/RRTC nationally certified 5K Run/Walk (Certification Code FL-02037DL) and Children's Fun Run organized by the World of Westchase to benefit literacy programs at a local Title I public elementary school. All runners of the 5K race will receive a quality race T-shirt and a great goodie bag. All runners will also be entered into a raffle for great prizes. Click here to register online now!


The race is held annually on the last Saturday in October. This year the race will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25; the children's fun run will start at 9 a.m.

Halloween Costumes

While not required for participation, this year’s 5K participants are encouraged to come out in Halloween costume for some added fun. All runners in costume will be entered into a contest for great prizes.


The race will be held in the heart of beautiful Westchase in Northwest Hillsborough County. Start and finish lines for the 5K race will be located in the Village Plaza in West Park Village. The race will proceed westward along Linebaugh Avenue before looping back along the same scenic route. The Children’s 1K Fun Run will begin in front of the Gables Clubhouse and will proceed around the West Park Village Plaza. The events will be held rain or shine.

Race Map

Click here for a downloadable and printable copy of the 5K race map.


Awards will be given for first, second and third place finishes overall; for both male and female Masters; and for both male and female runners finishing first, second and third place in standard five-year age groups up to 75+. All runners in the 5K race will be entered into a raffle for great prizes, including great prizes, gift certificates and more!  If this is your first 5K race ever, please be sure to stay for the awards ceremony where your accomplishment will also be acknowledged in a special way.


All racers in both races receive a quality commemorative tech T-shirt and sponsor packet. Complimentary food and drink will be provided at the finish. Come join us for the best post-race party ever!