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Gasparilla road races last for two days. The 5K event, in which the Hillsborough County school district is fielding a team, is at 9:15 on Feb. 25.

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Gasparilla road races last for two days. The 5K event, in which the Hillsborough County school district is fielding a team, is at 9:15 on Feb. 25.

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Ex-jocks and weekend warriors in the Hillsborough County school system now have one less excuse to sit out the upcoming Gasparilla road race.

The district is fielding a 5K team -- and offering free training.

"Going For Gold" has several goals -- to promote fitness, build camaraderie, and build the buzz around Hillsborough's "90BY20" campaign to boost the high school graduation rate to 90 percent by 2020.The district is moving in that direction, having jumped three points this year to 79.1 percent.

Lynn Gray, an accomplished marathoner who joined the School Board in November, is leading coaching sessions to help new runners prepare. One is scheduled this Thursday from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the area around the school district's downtown Tampa headquarters and Rampello K-8 School.

More information can be found here. Tick tick -- the race is Feb. 25.


[Last modified: Thursday, February 2, 2017 3:15pm]

    

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