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4/30/2020 Member News


ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA  Leadership St. Pete® (LSP) has redirected efforts to support COVID relief for the City of St. Petersburg’s Fighting Chance Fund to help support local businesses. The first fundraising event will be a virtual 5K race. The “Fighting Chance 5K” is an opportunity to give back to our community while staying safe and healthy. A virtual 5K is a 3.1 mile distance that individuals complete with their family on their time schedule in their neighborhood, home, or a local park (at a safe social distance). Interested participants can complete the Fighting Chance 5K anytime during the window of May 15-31 by walking or running outside or on a treadmill to complete the distance. Registration is now open and will remain open through the end of the race period, May 31. All proceeds from registration fees will go directly to the Fighting Chance Fund. A limited-edition custom medal and race bib are available for the first 300 registered participants, which will be mailed directly to the participant’s provided address. For all additional registrants, a digital race bib will be emailed to the provided email address to be printed out and worn. The race bib has the opportunity for each participant to fill in the name of the small business(es) they are supporting.  

To register for the Fighting Chance 5K and learn more about Leadership St. Pete’s efforts to support the Fighting Chance Fund including other fundraising efforts, please visit To make a donation directly to the Fighting Chance Fund, please visit or text the code LSP to 71441. 

Please direct media inquiries regarding Leadership St. Pete® to one of the following Media Relations Contacts:

Madeline McCarthy
Chair, LSP Class of 2020 

Lucinda Grant
Chair-Elect, LSP Class of 2020 

Lindsay Petty
Chair, LSP Marketing Committee