Local Races & Events

Healthy Kids Running Series * SUNDAYS, Sept. 30-Oct. 30

Healthy Kids Running Series * SUNDAYS, Sept. 30-Oct. 30 In-Store Event

Urfer Family Park, 4000 Honore Ave., Sarasota, FL 34233
The Healthy Kids Running Series is a five week running program in the spring and fall for kids from Pre-K to 8th grade. Each Race Series takes place once a week and offers age appropriate running events including the 50 yard dash, the 75 yard dash, the 1/4 mile, the 1/2 mile and the one mile run. Kids compete each week of the Series for a chance to earn points and at the end of the Series the top boy and girl with the most points in their respective age division receive a trophy. It doesn’t matter how fast or slow you run because all participants receive a medal and gift bag for their achievements courtesy of our sponsors! Join us as we encourage kids to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle, help increase their self-esteem, and make new friends! PACKET PICK UP ON Wed., Sept. 26th 4 - 7pm at NEW BALANCE UNIVERSITY PARK, 8204 Tourist Center Dr., Bradenton. Race Dates: Sept. 30th 4:30pm ** Oct. 7th 4:30pm ** Oct. 14th 4:30pom ** Oct 21st 4:30pm ** Oct 28th 4:30PM
Bill's Beer Run 2018 SOLD OUT

Bill's Beer Run 2018 SOLD OUT In-Store Event

Sunday, October 28, 2018
1000 S. Casey Key Road, Nokomis
SOLD OUT Race #8 in the New Balance/ Manasota Track Club Running Series, Bill's Beer Run is the annual fundraiser for the Manasota Track Club. In its 30th year, proceeds help fund college scholarships and youth running programs. Since the inception of the program more than $100,000 has been awarded to area students. PACKET PICK UPS: Friday, Oct. 26 at Fleet Feet Sarasota, 711 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota from 4 to 7pm: Saturday, Oct. 27 at New Balance Sarasota, 1872 Stickney Point Road, Sarasota from 10am to 2pm.
Care2Tri 5K & 1-Mile Dash

Care2Tri 5K & 1-Mile Dash In-Store Event

Saturday, November 3, 2018
Lakewood Ranch Crossfit LENA 5261 Paylor Lane, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34240
#9 in the 2018 MTC/New Balance Running Series - Care2 Tri 5k and 1 mile Dash is a family friendly, all abilities event. A great flat course in a quiet area of Lakewood Ranch. Fabulous food, beverages, & awards. Bring the whole family for fun & fitness to benefit a great cause! PACKET PICK UP Friday, November 2nd 4 - 7pm AT NEW BALANCE SARASOTA 1872 Stickney Point Road, Sarasota
Jingle & Jog 5K & Walk

Jingle & Jog 5K & Walk In-Store Event

Saturday, December 1, 2018
The Haven 4405 Desoto Rd, Sarasota, FL 34235
Race #10 in the New Balance/Manasota Track Club Racing Series, Jingle & Jog 5K & walk benefits The Haven, an established non-profit with a 64-year legacy of providing programs and services for children and adults with disabilities. This family-friendly road race is for every athlete and fitness goal. Starting at The Haven’s beautiful campus nestled on 32-acres of lush Florida scenery; participants will experience a smooth course under the canopy of established oak trees. A special Thank you the Fry Family Foundation as it is donating $20 for every race finisher! Register by Nov. 1st for Early Registration Pricing. Early packet pick up & refreshments on Thursday, November 30th 3.30pm to 7pm at New Balance University Park, 8204 Tourist Center Drive, Bradenton (941) 921-3696. Mark your calendars now and join us on Saturday December 1, 2018 for a Sarasota holiday tradition. Don’t be left in the COLD!
42nd Annual Sandy Claws Beach Run

42nd Annual Sandy Claws Beach Run In-Store Event

Saturday, December 8, 2018
Siesta Key Public Beach
Set a fast pace on the hard-packed world-renowned white quartz sands and #1 Beach in the world or enjoy a leisurely stroll along the shore. This race, co-sponsored by Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources and Dr. Heidi K. Anderson-DOCS, is sanctioned by the Manasota Track Club and chip-timed. 5K participants receive a custom finisher medal. Enjoy the post-race party with music, holiday-themed costume contest, raffle prizes, holiday photo op and food and beverages. Early packet pickup party, hosted by New Balance Sarasota, 1872 Stickney Point Road, is Thursday, Dec. 6 from 3-6 p.m. RACE Day Registration 7am * One Mile Fun Run at 8am * 5K at 8.20am
6th Annual Andrew Monroe Memorial Scholarship 5K Run/Walk

6th Annual Andrew Monroe Memorial Scholarship 5K Run/Walk In-Store Event

Sunday, January 6, 2019
Siesta Key Public Beach
In honor of the life of Andrew Monroe, the Annual Memorial Scholarship 5k walk/run was established for the benefit of Senior Soccer players at Riverview High School as well as 2 scholarships thru the Sarasota Community Foundation for all county soccer players. PACKET PICK UP IS ON Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 9am to 1pm at New Balance Sarasota, 1872 Stickney Point Road Sarasota * PLEASE BRING A CAN OF FOOD FOR MAYORS FEED THE HUNGRY. RACE DAY AGENDA Registration: 6:30AM - 8AM ** Color Guard: 8AM Sharp ** CHIP Timed Race: 8:15AM ** 1 Mile Fun Walk: 8:20AM