Local Races & Events

FREE Fun Run!

FREE Fun Run! In-Store Event

Join us for our FREE monthly fun runs at New Balance Sarasota on Stickney Point Road! Run Or Walk! Sign up early to be entered to win prizes & other great offers. Start your Saturday with us to enjoy prizes & a lot of fun! The store will open early and we'll have snacks & water! We start at 7am! Dates for upcoming runs are March 17th, April 21st, May 5th, June 2nd!
Shark's Tooth 10K

Shark's Tooth 10K In-Store Event

Saturday, March 3, 2018
Venice Airport Festival Grounds
Here is a premier running event in Venice, FL known as the "Shark's Tooth Capital of the World." Custom bibs, shirt, socks and finisher's medal and a great post race celebration make this year after year one of the favorite races for locals and visitors alike. The iconic Shark's Tooth 10K is professionally chip timed on a scenic and unique single-loop course from the Venice Airport Festival Grounds, through neighborhoods, along the beach-front road, through Caspersen Beach Park, and returning along the Venetian Waterway Trail to the Festival Grounds. PACKET PICK UP: Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 10am to 2pm at New Balance University Park, 8204 Tourist Center Drive, Bradenton.
Life in the Sun 5K and 10K

Life in the Sun 5K and 10K In-Store Event

Saturday, March 10, 2018
7601 CLARK ROAD Sarasota, FL US 34241
Pre-Registration (Prior to March 1st): $30 for 10K and $25 for 5K ($5 off for MTC, BRC, and ZOOMERS members) $70 (5K), $80 (10K) for Immediate Family (Up to 4) Families, please fill out registration for each participant. After March 1st: $35 for 10K and $30 for 5K (No shirt guarantee). Race day registration begins at 6:30 AM Courses: 10K certified by USATF FL11005EBM. Both 10K and 5K are run through beautiful Horse Country. Due to the length of time for road closure, no 10K walkers. Directions: From I-75 you exit at 205, go East 1.8 miles and church is on the left. Package Pick Up: New Balance, Stickney Point Road, Mar 8th, 4-7 PM TouchPoint Church, 7601 Clark Road, Mar 9th, 9 AM-6 PM. Race event shirts guaranteed to first 300 registered, Proceeds: All proceeds will go to help people in need.
Run for the Turtles

Run for the Turtles In-Store Event

Saturday, April 7, 2018
Siesta Key Beach, 948 Beach Road
Time to dust off those running shoes and get ready for the 32nd annual Run for the Turtles. The event supports the Sea Turtle Conservation & Research Program at Mote Marine & is the program's major fundraiser. Help save the sea turtles. Walkers welcome too. PACKET PICK UPS Thursday, April 5th 3 to 7pm at Fleet Feet Sports, 711 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota AND Friday, April 6th 11am to 7pm at New Balance University Park, 8204 Tourist Center Way, Bradenton. NO PACKET PICK UP ON RACE DAY.
Pine View Python 5K

Pine View Python 5K In-Store Event

Saturday, April 14, 2018
1 Python Path, Osprey, FL 34229
The 5K is chip timed. The route travels from Pine View School, through an adjacent neighborhood, back to the school along a short trail, and wraps-up on the track, where your friends and family can cheer you to the finish! This is a Manasota Track Club sanctioned event. Police will be stationed along the route, and there will be two water stations. packet Pick up at New Balance Stickney Point on 4/12/18 from 4-7PM.
Sup & Run 5K

Sup & Run 5K In-Store Event

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Nathan Benderson Park
The 4th Annual SUP & RUN 5K event will be held Nathan Benderson Park to benefit Operation Second Chance (OSC). Take a moment to learn more about OSC here: www.OperationSecondChance.org The SUP & RUN 5K gives athletes three great races in one to choose from. 5K RUN, 5K Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) OR 5K SUP & 5K RUN Athletes participating in the combination SUP & RUN, run the 5K first and then hop on their paddle board for a 5K paddle around Nathan Benderson Park. The event draws top runners and SUP'ers who compete for cash prizes and the not-so-serious athletes have a prominent place in the event. The SUP & RUN 5K is a family style event. WALKERS ARE WELCOME and encouraged to attend.