Looking for the 2017 Carillon Classic?

The Carillon Classic will now be hosted by Polk County Tourism & Sports Marketing in partnership with Bok Tower Gardens and corporate sponsors and will be held on April 29, 2017, at 7:30 am at historic Bok Tower Gardens.

General information about the 2017 Carillon Classic 5K Run & Walk, including corporate sponsorships, can be obtained by calling Marc Zimmerman at 863-551-4726 or by sending him an e-mail atzimm@centralfloridasports.com.


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2015RegistrationHosted by FPRA in partnership with Bok Tower Gardens and Youth and Family Alternatives, the Carillon Classic 5 K Run & Walk benefits the FPRA chapter’s educational and professional initiatives, as well as the George W. Harris, Jr. Runaway and Youth Crisis Shelter in Bartow.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Once again, the Carillon Classic was supported by an amazing group of sponsors and hospitality donors. You can find more information about each of these generous organizations at the links below.

Champion Sponsor
Mosaic

Sprint Sponsors
Gold’s Gym
Watson Clinic
JSK Consulting
Gessler Clinic

Shelter Sponsors
McLeod Communications
Manny’s Chophouse
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Clark/Nikdel/Powell

Members of the George W. Harris, Jr. Runaway and Youth Crisis Shelter’s Leadership Council receive proceeds of the 2014 Carillon Classic 5K Run & Walk. Pictured left to right: Katy Martin, Jennifer Haynes, Debbie Board, Michelle Crawford, Marybeth Soderstrom, Glenn Parkinson, Mary Ann Harrell, Mark Miller, Michele Almand, Rodney Chauncey, Augustine Riley, Jessica Lawson, and Cindy Rodriguez.

Members of the George W. Harris, Jr. Runaway and Youth Crisis Shelter’s Leadership Council receive proceeds of the 2014 Carillon Classic 5K Run & Walk.

This event is hosted by FPRA in partnership with Bok Tower Gardens and Youth and Family Alternatives benefits the FPRA chapter’s educational and professional initiatives, as well as the George W. Harris, Jr. Runaway and Youth Crisis Shelter in Bartow. The first three installments of the Carillon Classic 5K Run & Walk drew a combined total $19,700 for the Bartow-based George W. Harris, Jr. Runaway & Youth Crisis Shelter. 

About Our Charity:

George W. Harris Jr.
Photo credit: CALVIN KNIGHT/The Ledger (1994)

Once again, the Carillon Classic 5k Run & Walk will benefit the DP/PC’s education and networking initiatives, along with the George W. Harris Jr. Runaway Youth and Crisis Shelter located in Bartow. The shelter is dedicated to the safety and welfare of children in the Heartland. Serving Polk, Hardee and Highlands Counties, the shelter is (as one teen put it) “a place to go when there is no place to go.” From runaways to children in an abusive situation, the Harris Shelter provides our teens with food, shelter, activities and school transportation.

Modeled after the successful and growing Rap River Run in New Port Richey, in 2012 the DP/PC FPRA partnered with Youth and Family Alternatives to host the Carillon Classic 5k to continue bringing much needed funds to this shelter. Named in honor of the late Citrus & Chemical Bank President George W. Harris for his tireless and dedicated work in helping our youth, the shelter is part of a network of three shelters serving West-Central Florida. We hope you find it in your heart to reach out to those in need by participating in the Carillon Classic.