Finn’s Fighters 4th Annual

Dream Big Gala

Friday April 28th

Join us for our annual Casino Night Gala!... Friday April 28th at  Glazier JCC!!

This annual cocktail attire charity event benefits Finn’s Fighters and includes DJ, dancing, Casino tables and more!


We are excited to announce the Tampa Ugly Sweater 5k with a portion of proceeds benefiting Finn's Fighters is back!

TAMPA it's time to dress to not impress on December 5th for Tampa's second annual Ugly Sweater Holiday Run 5k at WestShore Plaza!

Stay Tuned for 2023 date!

There will be staggered race times to adhere to social distancing guidelines. After party celebration to follow awards ceremony.

A portion of the race proceeds benefit Finn's Fighters and their commitment to increasing awareness of pediatric cancer and supporting families facing medical crisis in the Tampa Bay area.

Join Finn's Fighters, a registered 501c3 non profit organization, that is inspired by a 6 year old fighting pediatric cancer. His family realized early on how important it is to have a community rally around you through their own journey. Please join us to continue providing opportunities outside of the hospital.

Run, walk or stroll your way through our 5k course around WestShore Plaza, then enjoy a post race party along with finisher medal and T-shirt.

What’s included?

  • Access to a Chip-Timed Race Event or Virtual Race Option
  • Race Bib
  • Race Day T-Shirt
  • Medals for the first 400 Finishers
  • Swag Bag
  • Access to Irish31 after party and costume contest that includes drink voucher ticket
  • SANTA!

Shirts are guaranteed until Nov. 20th.  Shirts will be given out on race day but sizes aren’t guaranteed after cutoff point.

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will be at WestShore Plaza on Friday, December 3rd from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM in front of New Balance - Tampa inside WestShore Plaza (located next to Irish 31).


Parking is plentiful at WestShore Plaza. We would like runners to park in the South Parkade (nearest JC Penney) due to closures from the course. Enter the property from Gardenia Ave (across from Publix on Kennedy). Please allow enough time and plan accordingly.

Virtual Race Option

For those that can’t make the run in person or would prefer to run this race virtually, this option will be available and you can still support this cause!  Through the IYR VIRTUAL app, runners can set this up remotely and do the race on their own terms.  All virtual runners will be mailed a shirt and a medal after completion of their run.  Please allow a couple of weeks to receive your items.

Post Race

An award ceremony will be given after the race and overall winners will be announced and given their prizes. Following this, a post-race celebration with food and drinks will be held at Irish31 on property.  A drink ticket will be included with your registration and will be added to runner’s bags.  Food and appetizers will also be served at no cost for runners.  The ugly sweater costume contest winners will be announced at Irish 31.

Ugly Sweater Contest

This is a fun race for all ages and we encourage you to dress in your ugliest holiday sweater. The best (or worst) ugly sweaters will get a prize!

2019 Annual gala gallery

2019 finn's fighters 5k gallery