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February 22-23, 2020

Running with Team Freedom and Carmen for those who are not free to run yet.

Join Carmen & Team Freedom for the Gasparilla Distance Classic on February 22-23, 2020.
They are lacing up and running for FREEDOM!

Work for justice. Help the down-and-out. Stand up for the homeless.
Go to bat for the defenseless. Isaiah 1:17 MSG

Team up with Carmen & Team Freedom as they:

  • RUN for the millions enslaved around the world, including our own backyard.

  • RUN for those without a voice.

  • RUN for those who aren’t free to…YET!


One of the advantages to doing the Gasparilla Distance Classic is the variety of distances offered! There are even multi-race challenge options that you can opt for. You pick the distance(s) that works best for you.


Saturday, February 22: 15k · 5k · 5k Walk
Sunday, February 23: 8k · Half Marathon



What You Provide:

  • $25 Team Freedom registration fee. This fee covers the cost of your t-shirt and goody bag and ensures that 100% of the funds you raise will go straight to Hope for Justice.

  • Registration with the Gasparilla Distance Classic. Registration fees vary by race. You will register through the Gasparilla site through the link listed under "REGISTER NOW."

  • Commitment to fundraise $350 for Hope for Justice by January 31, 2020. This donation secures your spot on Team FREEDOM. (This is separate from the registration fee.)

  • Transportation to and from Tampa for the Gasparilla Distance Classic.

  • Lodging in Tampa the night before the race you choose, February 22 and/or 23, 2020, if desired.

  • Willingness to run the Gasparilla Distance Classic the weekend of February 22 & 23.


Team Freedom and Hope for Justice are on a mission to abolish sex slavery & human exploitation and ensure quality aftercare. Will you help us?


Here's how to get involved:

STEP 1: Register with Gasparilla

Register for the Gasparilla Distance Classic through Gasparilla's site. This must be done first! Important: When registering, be sure to set the "Select Team" field to "The JOY FM's Team Freedom".

Click here to register for the Gasparilla Distance Classic

STEP 2: Commit to Team Freedom

Let us know that you have registered with Gasparilla and want to be a part of Team Freedom. Please note: Your Gasparilla event confirmation number will be required in this step.

Click Here to register with Team Freedom then click "Register."

STEP 3: Raise Funds

Commit to raise $350.

Deadline for fundraising is January 31, 2020, at 5 p.m.

**Please carefully read the information about the Fundraising Commitment before you register. This is a requirement to be a part of Team Freedom. All funds must be received by January 31, 2020. Please keep in mind this is a fundraising event. If you register as a family, each family member must register separately and each meet the fundraising requirements.

Click here to review the Fundraising Commitment

Please note, the Gasparilla Distance Classic does sell out, so register now with Gasparilla to reserve your spot with Team Freedom!

Please note: Unlike most of our events (ie, #beJOY backpacks, T-shirts for Turkeys)
this particular event is not open to children under the age of 18 due to
the subject matter and for liability purposes.

Team Freedom

Questions? Click here to read Carmen's FAQ's

Learn more about the Gasparilla Distance Classic | Learn more about Hope For Justice

If you have any additional questions, please email