Free. To. Run.



Free. To. Run.

February 22, 2014

Tampa, FL

Running for FREEDOM with Carmen and Team FREEDOM

Join Carmen & Team FREEDOM for the Gasparilla Distance Classic on February 22, 2014. They are lacing up and running for FREEDOM!
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!


  Work for justice. Help the down-and-out. Stand up for the homeless. 

Go to bat for the defenseless.  Isaiah 1:17 MSG

NEW - Choose your distance!
One of the advantages to doing the Gasparilla Distance Classic is the variety of distances offered! As a group, we are focusing on the Saturday races- the 5k or the 15k- there is even a 5k stroller race! However, if you would prefer to do the 8k or Half Marathon on Sunday, we would encourage you to go for it!
2014 Race Options
Saturday, February 22: 15k · 5k · 5k Walk
Sunday, February 23: 8k · Half Marathon

Exclusive benefits for Team FREEDOM:
♦ A special goodie bag that includes a Tiara and Team FREEDOM T-shirt.
Admission to the VIP Princess Pasta Party that includes:
  • A pasta dinner fit for a princess
  • An intimate acoustic performance by a JOY FM Artist (TBD)
  • Pasta party will be in the Tampa area on Friday, February 21, 2014 (Time and location TBA.)

  • We will take a team photo at the Princess Pasta Party. Keep in mind, we'll be running in different races, so we will not finish at the same time. Therefore, a team photo will be taken at the Princess Pasta Party.


    $38 registration fee (through January 10. After January 10, $43 registration fee) for the Gasparilla Distance Classic. You will register through the Gasparilla site through the link listed under "REGISTER NOW."
    Commitment to raise a minimum of $400 individually for Abolition International. This donation secures your spot on Team FREEDOM and the festivities during race weekend. (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 21 and/or 22, 2014, if desired.
    Willingness to run the Gasparilla Distance Classic the weekend of February 22 & 23.



    Team FREEDOM and Abolition International are on a mission to abolish sex

    slavery & human exploitation, and ensure quality after care. Will you help us?

    here's how to get involved:

    Please note: Unlike most of our events (ie, Shoe Collections,
    T-shirts for Turkeys) this particular event is not recommended
    for children under the age of 16 due to the subject matter.
    STEP 1: Register with Gasparilla

    1. Register for the Gasparilla Distance Classic through Gasparilla's site. This must be done first! Click here to register for the Gasparilla Distance Classic.

        STEP 2: Commit to Team FREEDOM

    2. Let us know that you have registered with Gasparilla and want to be a part of Team FREEDOM. Click here to commit to be a part of Team FREEDOM. The deadline to register for Team FREEDOM is January 24th, 2014. Please note: Your Gasparilla event confirmation number will be required in this step. And then, mark your calendars now! The Team FREEDOM Princess Pasta Party will be Friday, February 21, 2014. (Time and Location TBA.)
        STEP 3: Raise Funds
    3. 3. Donate or raise $400 or more through fundraising to support Abolition International’s efforts by January 24, 2014 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. We will begin accepting the required fundraising commitment soon. All funds must be received by Janurary 24, 2014. Please keep in mind this is a fundraising event. If you register as a family, each family member must meet the fundraising requirements.


        THIS YEAR'S GOAL: $100K!

    Please note, this running team will be limited, so register now

      with Gasparilla to reserve your spot with Team FREEDOM!



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


    Learn more about the Gasparilla Distance Classic  |  Learn more about Abolition International 

    If you have any additional questions, please email

    If you need to fundraise for the $350 please contact Sarah Hale ( to help you get started with your fundraising goals.