Run hard (or not).

Eat, drink and do good.

Join us for the coolest race (and best post-race party) on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at 7 p.m. in Ybor City’s Centennial Park

Registration is $25 per person until midnight on Oct. 26, then $30. Click here to register.

Runners and walkers as well as sippers and eaters welcome, but register early. This event always sells out.

This year 100% of every dollar donated and raised will fund the brachytherapy suite being built at Moffitt Cancer Center. Brachytherapy treats prostate, cervical, breast and sarcoma cancers. This new suite will effectively double the number of patients that can be treated.

Last year 2,000 participants stepped up and stepped out for this annual timed 5K on the streets of Ybor City.

Sponsorship opportunities for this event are available. Contact Arlynn Haarer: AHaarer@ColumbiaRestaurant.com

After the race in Centennial Park enjoy:

  • Columbia Arroz con Pollo “Valenciana” (Chicken and Yellow Rice), Black Beans & Rice, Cuban Bread and the Columbia’s Original "1905" Salad®
  • Ulele Spring Brewery Beer
  • Goody Goody™ Pie
  • Moe's Southwest Grill Tacos

(Thanks to your help, last year we raised $100,000 for the University of South Florida’s Latino Scholarship Program. That was added to a previously announced personal matching check for $100,000 from Richard and Melanie Gonzmart. 100% of every dollar donated and raised benefitted the Richard and Melanie Gonzmart Endowed Latino Scholarship at USF, which gives academically gifted but financially challenged students a chance for a college education. This year Richard and Melanie will fund 10 new four-year student scholarships, in addition to the eight scholarships already in place.)

“Richard’s Run for Life” 5K Race is part of the Gonzmart Family Foundation — a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Thanksgiving At The Columbia

Make Your Thanksgiving Reservations Now At Columbia Restaurants


For more than 113 years, the Columbia Restaurant has served Thanksgiving dinner to our guests.

Please click here for reservations:
http://www.columbiarestaurant.com/Reservations at one of these five Columbia Restaurant locations:

  • Ybor City–Tampa
  • St. Armands Circle–Sarasota
  • St. Augustine–the Historic District
  • Sand Key–Clearwater Beach
  • Celebration–near Orlando

Adult Dinner - $23

Children’s Dinner (under 10) - $6

Regular Dinner Menu Also Available


Thanksgiving Entrée

Roast Turkey with Columbia Stuffing: Our great-grandmother’s recipe of Italian sausage, ground beef, chopped chicken livers, apples, water chestnuts and raisins. Sauteed carrots and string beans, sweet potato casserole, whipped potatoes, homemade cranberry sauce and giblet gravy.


Columbia Cafe at the Tampa Bay History Center on the Riverwalk will be closed on Thanksgiving.

The Columbia Restaurant Cafe at Tampa International Airport will not offer Thanksgiving dinner, but will be open and serving from its regular menu.