Local Races & Events

Kids' Summer Beach Runs

Kids' Summer Beach Runs In-Store Event

Siesta Key Beach, 948 Beach Road, Siesta Beach & 1600 Harbor Drive, Venice
Get moving this summer at this 1-mile fun run: Tuesdays at Siesta Key Beach OR Wednesdays at Venice Beach. Perfect for families to exercise & have fun together at our beautiful beaches. Event is FREE although registration is required, upon registering, children will receive a punch card & after participating in 4 beach runs, they earn a custom event t-shirt & a New Balance 50% off kids shoe voucher. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. w/ the race beginning promptly at 6:30 p.m. After each run, children receive a ribbon & ice pop. The Siesta Beach Runs, sponsored by New Balance Sarasota and Sarasota Crew, take place every Tuesday from June 13 to August 8 (except July 4) at Siesta Beach - registration at the pavilion near the playground w/ race starting near the yellow lifeguard stand. The Venice Beach Runs, sponsored by Sharky's On The Pier & Sarasota Crew, are held every Wednesday from June 14 to August 9 at Brohard Beach w/ registration near Fin's at Sharky
Adult Summer Beach Runs

Adult Summer Beach Runs In-Store Event

Siesta Key Beach, 948 Beach Road
Beach runs are rain or shine. They are only cancelled if there is lightning in the area. The County will make the call if a run will be cancelled (they usually wait until 6-6:15pm to make the decision.) Watch our Facebook page as well as Manasota Track Club page. Adult Runs start at 7:30pm on Siesta Key Beach ** June 13 – SBR #1: Wall run 3.25 miles ** June 20 – SBR #2: Chick Chaser 5K ** June 27 – SBR #3: 4 mile North & South ** July 4 – NO BEACH RUN ** July 11 – SBR #4: Pace & Race 2 miles ** July 18 – SBR #5: 4,3,2, Person Relay ** July 25 – SBR #6: Adventure Run 3 – 4 miles ** August 1 – SBR #7: Chick Chaser 5K ** August 8 – SBR #8: Beauty & the Beast 4 miler!
JULY Free 5K Fun Run * We RUN & WALK

JULY Free 5K Fun Run * We RUN & WALK In-Store Event

Saturday, July 1, 2017
SATURDAY, JULY 1st - FREE 5K Fun Run/Walk. SPECIAL GUEST: Physical Therapist DAVE Ochsendorf, MPT, MEd of Siesta Key Sports & Physical Therapy will demonstrate various rolling devices for self-mobilization of commonly tight muscles. He'll answer your questions regarding various running-related injuries. Fun Run/Walk OPEN to all ages & ability levels–runners & walkers. This out & back loop course runs thru the local neighborhood, over the South Bridge onto Siesta Key Beach & back. TEAM NEW BALANCE members follow up w/ runners/walkers on the route. Come run/walk by yourself or w/ family & friends. RSVP for chance to WIN a $25 gift certificate and raffles. GPS marked out & back 5K route complete with Digital Clock for timing. Store open for Bathrooms & Water. ADDITIONAL FREE FUN RUN DATES: AUGUST 5 * SEPTEMBER 2 * OCTOBER 14 * NOVEMBER 4
Englewood YMCA Sprint Triathlon

Englewood YMCA Sprint Triathlon In-Store Event

Saturday, July 8, 2017
Englewood Beach, Chadwick Park Pavillion #3 2100 North Beach Road Englewood, FL  34223
Swim 400meters off of beautiful Englewood Beach; Bike north on Englewood Beach Road to the end and back (13 miles total), with much of the ride under tree canopy to keep racers cool then Run a 5K south, down to Stump Pass Park and back, on a scenic course. USAT sanctioned event. Fast & easy course for new triathletes! Awards 5 deep in each age division and category. T-shirts to ALL who enter. Music, food, and good people! Registration will open at 5:45am. Must have a USAT Card (either a 1-Day or Annual).  Driver's License must be presented for validation before moving to packet pickup or to register (day of). Once registered, you will proceed to Chips & Timing and then to Body Markings. Only racers will be allowed in transition area, and each racer must have the proper wristband to enter.
AUGUST Free 5K Fun Run * We RUN & WALK

AUGUST Free 5K Fun Run * We RUN & WALK In-Store Event

Saturday, August 5, 2017
SATURDAY, August 5th - FREE 5K Fun Run (or Walk) designed to be fun & allow participants to test skills or just enjoy getting up & out by themselves or w/ family or friends. OPEN to all ages & ability levels–runners & walkers. This out & back loop course runs thru the local neighborhood, over the South Bridge onto Siesta Key Beach & back. TEAM NEW BALANCE members follow up w/ runners/walkers on the route. Come run/walk by yourself or w/ family & friends. RSVP for chance to WIN a $25 gift certificate and raffles. GPS marked out & back 5K route complete with Digital Clock for timing. Store open for Bathrooms & Water. ADDITIONAL FREE FUN RUN Saturday DATES: SEPTEMBER 2 * OCTOBER 14 * NOVEMBER 4
SEPTEMBER Free 5K Fun Run * We RUN & WALK

SEPTEMBER Free 5K Fun Run * We RUN & WALK In-Store Event

Saturday, September 2, 2017
New Balance, 1872 Stickney Point Road, Sarasota
SATURDAY, September 2nd - FREE 5K Fun Run (or Walk) designed to be fun & allow participants to test skills or just enjoy getting up & out by themselves or w/ family or friends. OPEN to all ages & ability levels–runners & walkers. This out & back loop course runs thru the local neighborhood, over the South Bridge onto Siesta Key Beach & back. TEAM NEW BALANCE members follow up w/ runners/walkers on the route. Come run/walk by yourself or w/ family & friends. RSVP for chance to WIN a $25 gift certificate and raffles. GPS marked out & back 5K route complete with Digital Clock for timing. Store open for Bathrooms & Water. ADDITIONAL FREE FUN RUN Saturday DATES: OCTOBER 14 * NOVEMBER 4
Phillippi Shores 7K & 1 Mile Fun Run

Phillippi Shores 7K & 1 Mile Fun Run In-Store Event

Saturday, October 7, 2017
Phillippi Shores Elementary, 4747 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
Part of the New Balance Sarasota and Manasota Track Club Racing series. This event is for the sole benefit of the Phillippi Shores International Baccalaureate World School and its students. Come out and show your talent at a slightly longer distance and earn some well deserved race series points. The 1 Mile Fun Run is a great family event that invites all athletic levels to join in on the fun. Whether you sprint or enjoy a leisurely walk on the 1 mile course, you are sure to enjoy the experience that will earn you a ribbon! The Family Fun Zone comes alive after the 7K run and remains open until 11:00AM. Runners, walkers and spectators will enjoy games, face painting and jump houses to continue the fun. At the Recovery Zone enjoy delicious and nutritious snacks and drinks to recover from your morning activity. 7K awards: Overall youth and adult, male and female, Masters, Grand Masters, Senior Grand Masters and Veteran; 7K Age group: 5 year age groups- Male and Female (6 Deep); 1-Mile
Bill's Beer Run 2017

Bill's Beer Run 2017 In-Store Event

Sunday, October 29, 2017
1000 S. Casey Key Road, Nokomis, FL
Bill's Beer Run is the annual fundraiser for the Manasota Track Club (MTC) and race #9 in the New Balance / MTC Racing Series. In its 29th year, proceeds help fund college scholarships and youth running programs. Since the program's inception the MTC has raised more than $83,000 and awarded it to area students. In 2016, Bill’s Beer Run generated more than $27,000 in proceeds for the MTC. Packet Pick Up on Friday, Oct. 27th from 4-7pm at FLEET FEET SPORTS SARASOTA, 711 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasot AND on Saturday, October 28th from 10am to 1pm at New Balance Sarasota, 1872 Stickney Point Road, Sarasota.
Jingle & Jog 5K & 1-Mile Walk

Jingle & Jog 5K & 1-Mile Walk In-Store Event

Saturday, December 2, 2017
Community Haven, 4405 DeSoto Road, Sarasota
Race #10 in the New Balance / Manasota Track Club Racing Series. This 20th annual road race benefits Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities, Inc. Packet Pick Up on Thursday, November 30th from 3.30pm to 7pm at New Balance University Park, 8204 Tourist Center Drive, Bradenton. Lots of great prizes, surprises and excitement in at this holiday favorite.
Andrew Monroe Memorial Scholarship 5K Run/Walk

Andrew Monroe Memorial Scholarship 5K Run/Walk In-Store Event

Sunday, January 7, 2018
Siesta Key Beach
Andrew Monroe - A Life Remembered! Andrew was killed in a tragic automobile accident March 13,2011 that killed 4 students in one vehicle. His LOVE for Soccer prompted us to fund scholarships in his name. He had a heart for the unfortunate. Sign up or Donate today. Day of Race Registration: 6:30-8 * Color Guard: 8am sharp * CHIP Timed race: 8:15am * 1 mile fun walk:  8:20a ** Packet Pick up Saturday, January 6th,  9am - 1pm at New Balance Sarasota, 1872 Stickney Pt Rd, Sarasota, FL.HELP OUT!! BRING A CAN or 2 OF FOOD TO THE RACE for MAYORS Feed the Hungry Campaign.
Sarasota Music Half Marathon

Sarasota Music Half Marathon In-Store Event

Sunday, February 4, 2018
Sarasota Florida
Sunday, March 4, 2018. This 13.1 moving party should not be missed!