Local Races & Events

7th Annual Turkey Trot 5K

7th Annual Turkey Trot 5K In-Store Event

Thursday, November 23, 2017
Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Blvd. of the Arts, Sarasota
Thanksgiving morning tradition! Includes chip timing, tech shirt, awards & finishers' party. Benefits ALSO Youth. Packet Pick Ups: Tuesday, November 21 from 4 - 7pm at New Balance University Park & Wednesday, November 22 from 10am - 6pm at Fleet Feet Sports 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 THE HAVEN for Adults and Children with Disabilities, Inc. Starting in 1997 with a little over 200 runners, the Jingle & Jog 5k has been a festive marquee event in the Sarasota community for two decades. With over 6,500 finishers of the event – time to ADD your name to the list! All funds raised by the event benefit the mission of The Haven, an established non-profit with a 60-year legacy of providing programs and services for children and adults with disabilities. 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. Register by Nov. 1st for Early Registration Pricing. Packet Pick Up on Thursday, November 30th from 3.30pm to 7pm at New Balance University Park, 8204 Tourist Center Drive, Bradenton. (941) 921-3696
41st annual Sandy Claws Beach Run 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run

41st annual Sandy Claws Beach Run 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run In-Store Event

Saturday, December 9, 2017
Siesta Key Beach, 948 Beach Road
The 41st Annual Sandy Claws Beach Run 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run takes place on Saturday, Dec. 9 on beautiful Siesta Beach, #1 beach in the USA! Set a fast pace on the hard-packed world-renowned white quartz sands or enjoy a leisurely stroll along the shore. This race, co-sponsored by Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources and chip-timed. 5K participants receive a is finisher medal; 1-Mile Fun Run participants receive a ribbon. 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. 7 from 3-6 p.m.
4th Annual Lauren’s Rainbow Run 5k & 1 Mile Run/Walk hosted by Lauren’s One Wish Foundation

4th Annual Lauren’s Rainbow Run 5k & 1 Mile Run/Walk hosted by Lauren’s One Wish Foundation In-Store Event

Sunday, December 10, 2017
Celery Fields in Sarasota, 6799 Palmer Blvd.
Join us at this unique trail run 5K and 1 miler at the scenic Celery Fields in Sarasota. This Chip timed, RRCA affiliated race features a hill top finish! The event benefits local teens affected by cancer with “Life Interrupted” Grants. Runners, walkers, adults, kids – something for everyone! The Celery Fields Hill is the highest outdoor spot in Sarasota, providing panoramic views of the surrounding area. In addition to the 5k and 1 run/walk, King of the Hill and Kid of the Hill Scrambles will give participants an opportunity to race up the hill to capture the flag and gain bragging rights to the title! Join us for this exciting hilltop 5k, you may hear the lions next door at the Big Cat Rescue! Awards, Live Teen Band by Everyone Rocks, Door Prizes, Food, Fun! PLEASE Bring a G,PG, PG-13 rated DVD to add to the DVD library at All Children's Hospital! PACKET PICK UP Fleet Feet Sports, 711 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota * Sat., Dec. 9th 11am to 3pm.
Frosty 5K

Frosty 5K In-Store Event

Saturday, December 16, 2017
Twin Lakes Park, Sarasota * (I-75) at Exit 205 * 1/2 Mile East on SR 72
Enjoy a scenic single-loop run starting & finishing at Twin Lakes Park. After unwind at a festive post race w/ music, costume contest, door prizes, & great beverages and noshes. You Choose!  Get a custom embroidered Run-Dri running hat or a tech shirt in youth and gender specific sizing.  Or choose the Premium Registration and get both! Bling! Every finisher receives a custom finisher metal. Frosty costume contest, music, and more. Custom Frosty 5K Awards for Category and Age Group Winners with Overall Youth Category 14 & Under and Expanded Age Groups for Young Runners Frosty 5K is limited to 800 and sold out early the past four years.  Register soon so you don't miss the best holiday 5K around. Race Start:  8:00 a.m.  Costume Contest:  9:15 a.m. PACKET PICK UP THURS., DEC. 14 * 10am to 2pm FLEET FEET SPORTS, 711 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota
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 & 10K

Sarasota Music Half Marathon & 10K In-Store Event

Sunday, February 4, 2018
Sarasota Florida
Sunday, February 4, 2018. Always wanted to run the most talked about race on the Suncoast? Now’s your chance! This 13.1 and 10K moving party should not be missed! Rock on with the 13.1 miles OR if that is not your cup of tea then how’s 6.2? The Sarasota Rockin’ 10k Has Arrived! Featuring all the same perks as the Music Half Marathon, in less than half the distance. … well, most of them Sweet tech t-shirt, gourmet breakfast, cool medal, Girl Scout cookie mile, beer mile, rockin' after-party, and live music along the entire route! Of course, less miles means less bands. Have no fear. You will still pass live music 20 times!
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.
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.