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
Phillippi Shores 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

Phillippi Shores 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run In-Store Event

Saturday, October 6, 2018
Phillippi Shores Elementary, 4747 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
Race # 6 in the New Balance / Manasota Track Club Series and benefits the Phillippi Shores International Baccalaureate World School and its students. Enjoy the 5K or try the 1 Mile Fun Run - for all athletic levels to join in on the fun. The Family Fun Zone comes alive after the 5K run and remains open until 11:00 AM. 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.5K awards: Overall youth and adult, male and female, Masters, Grand Masters, Senior Grand Masters and Veteran; 5K Age group: 5 year age groups- Male and Female (6 Deep); 1-Mile Fun Run: Ribbons for all finishers and prizes for top male and female; Special Award for largest team! 5K is 2 laps with only 9 turns instead of the big long 45 turn course. This makes it a viewer-friendly race.
Game Day (GD) 5K & 10K

Game Day (GD) 5K & 10K In-Store Event

Saturday, October 13, 2018
Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, 7051 Wireless Court, Sarasota
# 7 in the New Balance / Manasota Track Club Running Series, the GD10K is a fun fitness event promoting the College GameDay ritual of Tailgating. Participants are encouraged to come dressed in support of their favorite college team. All proceeds from this fundraising event will be gifted away in the form of academic college scholarships. This event is fully sanctioned by the Manasota Track Club and will have all their mandatory levels of excellence. The 10k is a chip timed competitive event with awards for Male and Female Overall, 5 year age groups, Master, Grand Master, Sr. Master and Veteran Master. The 5k is a chip timed fun run. An overall Male and Female Prize will be awarded only.The top 3 colleges represented by our participants will be awarded scholarship money for their local alumni club.
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. In 2018, Bill’s Beer Run generated more than $28,000 in proceeds for the MTC.
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!
5th Annual Andrew Monroe Memorial Scholarship 5K Run/Walk

5th 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