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It's coming... Are You Ready??!!!

What is The Run?

The Run is a non-profit charity event in which all proceeds and donations will go directly to this year’s chosen charity, Mary Lee's House. Mary Lee's House is "a child protection and advocacy center established in 2008 to meet the needs of victims of child abuse and neglect in Hillsborough County. We provide a child friendly environment for representatives from many disciplines to work together and ensure that child victims of abuse receive the services they need under one roof.”​

A little history and info:
......The Run is an annual charity event hosted by the Z Club of Florida in Tampa Bay to celebrate the return of Nissan’s sports car, The Z. The Z was reborn in late 2002 under the new name of the 350Z. Included in the purchase this awesome vehicle was a promotional video called The Run. This video features the new 350Z demonstrating its true capabilities on a high-speed, spirited drive through the vacant streets of Prague.​

The 1st “The Run” event was held in September 2003, and at this year's event we will be celebrating the 7th anniversary of the launch of this magnificent machine. Those who participate will take part in a "Poker Run", along with a timed event that will be done through a predetermined course. In our Run we route a course through Tampa Bay that will be both scenic and exciting, during which all participants ensure that all traffic laws are observed. The final destination will be in the side car lot at Quaker Steak & Lube, with food and a huge charity drawing with many prizes. Don’t forget to bring extra cash for tickets for the drawing. Some of the past year’s big ticket items were Nismo Catback Exhaust System, Nismo Cold Air Intake, Polished Plenum, Cryo Treated Rotors, Z Nationals Track Day, BC Racing coilovers, wheels, sway bars and many more. Each item in the drawing will each have a drop box so you can pick what you want to win. Remember, there is no limit to how many you can buy. The more you enter, the better your chances. And again, all money that is collected from the registration fees and all drawings proceeds will go to our chosen charity!​

Who is invited to participate?
For the last 4 years we had such an awesome turn out with everyone who helped and participated that we would like to again invite all 350Z, 370Z, G35 and G37 owners along with our older Z model and GT-R friends to participate in The Run. Please keep in mind that since this event is geared towards the 350Z, many of the prizes from the drawings will be for the 350z and G35 owners. However our general drawing does include many general prizes for everyone.​



What is the Poker Run?
While driving the course, there will be five stops set up at various locations. At each stop, there will be a Z Club of Florida officer along with a “The Run” volunteer waiting with a deck of playing cards. Each driver will be allowed to draw one (1) and only one card which will be recorded on the drivers’ card sheet. At the end of The Run, the driver with the best poker hand will win a great prize!​

Poker Run Prize: TBA​

What is the Timed Run?
First and foremost, “It is NOT a race for the fastest time”. It is to see how accurate you are at driving the predetermined course. While driving in “The Run”, each car will be timed. As in previous years, The Run officers and volunteers (who still will not be competing in the timed event) drove the course multiple times to get an average time for which it takes to complete. This includes traffic lights, traffic conditions, obeying speed limits, etc. The participant that completes the course closest to the predetermined average (higher OR lower) will win a prize!​

Timed Run Prize: TBA​

How does the Prize Drawing work?
Each time you purchase a ticket for the drawing, it will benefit the Mary Lee's House. Every item from the drawing featured in the charity event will have been donated by our sponsors. Once we receive them, they will be announced to all.​

Please keep in mind that we also hold a general drawing which includes all general items such as gift certificates and clothing.​

Many of the big ticket items that will be listed soon will also be featured at Quaker Steak & Lube in our individual drawing. This allows you to choose exactly which item you're interested in. As we get info and prizes from the sponsors, we will update you with the items.​

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Current Schedule of Events:

Quaker Steak & Lube
Friday Dec 9 @ 7pm- Meet & Greet Registration -

Wesley Chapel Nissan
Saturday Dec 10 @ 8-10 am Registration
Dec 10 @ 10:30am- 1st car leaves

There will also be a car show taking place at QS&L simultaneously (on the opposite side of the lot). The organizer of that event would love for us to participate! Registration is from 2pm-5pm, judging begins at 5pm, awards at 8pm. For more info click here: Quaker Steak & Lube Benefit Open Car & Truck Show | Premium Car Shows
5pm- The Run Event After-Party begins

Saturday Dec 10 @ 6pm Afterparty/Happy Hour @ QSL
Sunday Dec 11- Go Home!

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HOTEL INFORMATION
(THIS HOTEL IS LOCATED BEHIND THE QUAKER STEAK & LUBE)
(CONVENIENTLY LOCATED FOR THE MEET AND GREET FRI NIGHT AND THE AFTER PARTY SAT NIGHT)​

Wingate By Wyndham
5000 Lake Blvd.
Clearwater, Fl 33760​

PHONE: 727.299.9800​



When making reservations please tell the representative you are with "THE RUN 9"
The rates are $65 + tax​




Pre-Registration includes FREE prize drawing tickets. Pre-Registration ONLY lasts until Dec 1st so get your FREE tickets NOW!!


Please order your shirts/tickets here: The Run 9 Pre-Registration Page - 350Z Club of Florida Forums
 

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Along with the Pre-registration discounted fee of $25 (pre-reg ends Dec 1) you also get FREE tickets when you purchase tickets:

Ticket Sales

If you buy
20 you get 2 free
40 you get 6 free
60 you get 14 free
80 you get 30 free
100 you get 64 free


Register today!!

The Run 9 Pre-Registration Page - 350Z Club of Florida Forums

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What the sponsors are doing for us this time........



The Sponsors:



Winghouse-- $25 GC
AES Detailing-- 4 $25 GC's, various Jax Wax cleaning products (Retail $250)
The Powdercoater-- 3 $250 GC's
Boost Lab-- 5 Injector Cleaning Services (up to 6 injectors) (Retail $120 ea)
Quaker Steak & Lube
Wingate by Wyndham hotel
NOS Energy Drink-- Product
S&R Girls
Redline Design
Wesley Chapel Nissan
Z1 Motorsports-- Z National Track Day (Retail $250), Coupon for $100 off High Flow Cats for 300/350 or 370, Z1 Hatch Struts for 350Z (Retail $68),
350Z/G35 Front Suspension Bushing (Retail $128)
S&R Performance-- GC for Dyno Sessions (incl. 3 pulls), Osiris Tune and Injen Cold Air Intake (Retail $500)
Momentum Performance-- 350Z Dual Cat Back Exhaust (Retail $1,199)
Induction Performance-- $250 CASH

 

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The Sponsors:


Winghouse-- $25 GC
AES Detailing-- 4 $25 GC's, various Jax Wax cleaning products (Retail $250)
The Powdercoater-- 3 $250 GC's
Boost Lab-- 5 Injector Cleaning Services (up to 6 injectors) (Retail $120 ea)
Quaker Steak & Lube
Wingate by Wyndham hotel
NOS Energy Drink-- Product
S&R Girls
Redline Design
Wesley Chapel Nissan
Z1 Motorsports-- Z National Track Day (Retail $250), Coupon for $100 off High Flow Cats for 300/350 or 370, Z1 Hatch Struts for 350Z (Retail $68),
350Z/G35 Front Suspension Bushing (Retail $128)
S&R Performance-- GC for Dyno Sessions (incl. 3 pulls), Osiris Tune and Injen Cold Air Intake (Retail $500)
Momentum Performance-- 350Z Dual Cat Back Exhaust (Retail $1,199)
Induction Performance-- $250 CASH
Turbo Toys-- Whiteline Bushings for the front lower control arms and installation ($455) & Rotor turning service (Non-drilled/Non-slotted) and new pads (Brembo or standard however the car is equipped) $270
ProSport Gauges:
1 Digital amber clock
1 Performance series amber/White EGT gauge
1 Performance series Amber/White Narrow band Air fuel ratio gauge
5 50 foot rolls of black fiberglass header wrap
3 Nismo Carbon fiber valve stem caps
1 350Z Carbon fiber hood dampers $108 (total $500)



PRE-REGISTRATION HELD OVER!!!​



That's right.....YOU CAN STILL GET THE DEALS!!!



Just click the link BELOW and do it SOON!!
The Run 9 Registration |
 

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One of these years I am going to drive down for this. I have been wanting to go for years.

I think next year may be the last....it will be THE RUN X (10th) and we hope to go out in style....secret place to end will be announced later in 2012:biggrin:
 

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***UPDATE***

62 cars registered to attended the event. 54 cars actually participated in the run.

We raised $2461 for Mary Lee's House!!


The two big winners of the poker hands were Jon Mai with four 9's ($350 prize) and Eddie Pilav three Jacks ($150 prize).


Thanks to EVERYONE who made this charity event an huge success!!
 
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