5k for K-12

The David C. Anchin Center for the Advancement of Teaching at the University of South Florida is proud to announce the inaugural 5k for K-12, a fundraising event in support of K-12 teachers. The 5k will be held Saturday, March 26, 2022 and will draw an anticipated crowd of well over 2,000 Tampa Bay area teachers, students, community members, and education advocates.

One of our foremost initiatives is to provide quality professional development to teachers across the state. Professional development opportunities highlight cutting edge best practices in literacy, STEM, online teaching, and equity. Our goal is to make these events free for practicing teachers through fundraising events like the 5k for K-12. All proceeds benefit professional development opportunities for teachers!

This race has been certified as an official 5k. Runners will begin at 8:00 a.m., walkers will begin at 8:45 a.m., and 1 Milers at 9:45 a.m.

Come run through the beautiful Tampa campus of the University of South Florida in support of teachers and students! 

Race Schedule

  • 5k Run - 8:00 a.m.
  • 5k Run/Walk - 8:45 a.m.
  • 1 Mile Fun Run - 9:45 a.m.

Event Swag

All 5k participants will receive a race tee and a finisher's medal.

Race T-Shirt Image

Race T-Shirt

5k Medal Image

Race Medal


Race Awards

Awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male & female in each age group.

Age Groups:

  • 9 and under
  • 10-14 (5 year category)
  • 15-19 (5 year category)
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70-79
  • 80 and over

View Race Map

Race Map

Event Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors who help make this event possible! For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact

2022 Race Sponsors

  • Toyota of Tampa Bay
  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe


Interested in volunteering?

We need volunteers for the following responsibilities:

  • Water Stations (Race Day)
  • Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up (Race Day)
  • Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up (March 21-25, 2022 in TECO Hall)
  • Set-up (Race Day)
  • Registration Table (Race Day)
  • Post-Race Clean Up (Race Day)

If you're interested in volunteering, please fill out the Volunteer Form.


Registration for the 2022 race is now open! Visit the link to register and learn more.


For more information about this event and race sposorship opportunities, please contact