The Great West Chase
The Great West Chase is a USATF/RRTC nationally certified 10K Run (Certification Code FL14089EBM), 5K Run/Walk (Certification Code FL-14088EBM) and Children's Fun Run organized by the World of Westchase to benefit literacy programs at Bellamy Elementary, a local Title I public elementary school. (Click here for sponsorship opportunities.) 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! Click here to download, print and mail in a registration form.
The race is held annually on the last Saturday in October. This year the race will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25. The 10K run will start at 7 a.m., the 5K run kicks off at 8 a.m. and the children’s 1K Fun Run begins at 9 a.m.
While not required for participation, race 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 10K and 5K race will be located in the Village Plaza in West Park Village. THe 10K race will proceed westward along Linebaugh Avenue, north on Countyway Boulevard to Northumberland Drive (just south of Race Track Road) and looping back along the same route. The 5K race will proceed westward along Linebaugh Avenue before turning at Radcliffe Drive and returning 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.
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 10K and 5K races will be entered into a raffle for great prizes, including great prizes, gift certificates and more! If this is your first 10K or 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!