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3rd annual Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg 5K Run, Walk, N Wheelathon Announced
The Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation (SSPF) and Trim Nutrition, a leader in wellness supplements and sustained energy products, announced today that the third annual Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg 5K Run, Walk, N Wheelathon is March 23, part of festivities for the IZOD IndyCar Series season-opener around the street circuit in Florida. Working in tandem, SSPF and Trim Nutrition, official nutrition partner for the IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights, will be responsible for the logistics and operations of the event.

“The Honda Grand Prix 5K Run, Walk, N Wheelathon benefiting Sam’s Foundation and All Children’s Hospital is a wonderful part of what will be an overall exciting weekend at the ‘World’s Fastest Spring Break Party’ in St. Petersburg,” said Tim Ramsberger, Vice President and General Manager of the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. “We’re excited to help the community and we expect a large turnout for this unique event.”

All proceeds will benefit SSPF and All Children’s Hospital to raise money for paralysis/spinal cord injury research and encourage individuals with physical disabilities to pursue active lifestyles, maintain healthy lives through physical fitness and realize their ability to meet new challenges and regain confidence.

Participants will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to run, walk or wheel their way around the very course that the stars of the IZOD IndyCar Series will be competing on later that weekend.

“We’re pleased with the success that lets us produce the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg 5K Run, Walk, N Wheelathon for the third year in a row,” said Ida Cahill, president and CEO of SSPF. “This event provides the community with the unique opportunity to experience the thrill of the Honda Grand Prix from the perspective of the IndyCar Series drivers while at the same time raising money and awareness for a great cause.”

Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg 5K Run, Walk, N Wheelathon Fast Facts:

Date: March 23, 2012
Location: Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Time: 3–6 p.m. – Check-in
* Event will begin after on-track activities and start time will be determined by track schedule

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