Strap into your best kart and get your banana peels & blue Koopa shells ready for a night of booze and betrayal in St. Pete. If you think you've got the chops to outrace the rest, you can put them to the test next week at a free entry Mario Kart Tournament at Park & Rec arcade bar - and it's all for a good cause!

If you're ready to ruin friendships and compete for glory, you'll want to hit up Park & Rec in St. Pete this weekend! The Mario Kart tourney will start at 7pm, walk-in registrations start as early as 6:30pm, you might want to show up early to get your spot!

Racers also have a chance to pre-register for the event; doing so will greatly increase your chances of getting to race, but doesn't 100% guarantee a slot. Once pre-registrations are full, you can register for the waitlist - you'll get cycled in if other racers don't show. Online registration ends July 15th.

Make sure you pick your best racer and are ready to shoot for the top, prizes will be available for the top placers. Don't worry if you don't get a chance to race, other prizes will be available through the raffles! Drink specials will also be running during the tournament times.

If you don't have the competitive spirit this time around, feel free to pop in and watch the racers destroy their friendships as they compete for bragging rights, or play hard yourself at the bar; Park & Rec is one of the coolest arcade bars in the area, with tons of retro games to play. Revisit Pacman and Galaga, play skeeball, air hockey, or giant connect 4. 

They even have boozy 'Capri-sun' pouches here if you want to drink as hard as you play.

Entry to the tournament is completely free, but this event is also for a good cause - welcoming donations. All donations will be going to John Hopkins All Children's Hospital to provide sick children with toys, gaming consoles, games,  movies, and whatever else they might need when it comes to entertainment during their long stay.

Whether you participate in the tournament or simply want to check out Park & Rec on tourney night, your presence will support a good cause while you have an awesome time.

Kart For Kids Mario Kart Tournament

Price: FREE - race slots are first come first serve based on pre-registration and walk-in registration during the event. You can pre-register here.

When: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 6pm to 12am midnight.

Where: Park & Rec St. Pete - 100 4th St. S St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Why you need to go: Compete for bragging rights and prizes in a completely free Mario Kart tournament at one of the coolest Florida arcade bars; raffles will be running for additional prizes too. Catering will be available as well as drink specials so you can drink as hard as you play. Donations are encouraged during the event, as all proceeds go to John Hopkins Children Hospital to provide sick children with entertainment needs during their long stays.

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