Events Calendar

Nov
22
Thu
Toy/Pie Run @ Twin Lakes Park
Nov 22 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

This annual event takes place at Twin Lakes Park.
Thanksgiving Morning

Toy / Pie Fun Run (5k-ish)

Entry fee: an unwrapped new toy

Bring something to share for breakfast

Predict your finish time and win a pie from Yoders!

Dec
1
Sat
Jingle & Jog @ The Haven
Dec 1 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am

The Haven’s Jingle and Jog 5k Run/Walk is turning 21! From our humble beginnings 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 – we want you 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 64-year legacy of providing programs and services for children and adults with disabilities.

Sanctioned by the Manasota Track Club, 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 for donating $20 for every finisher for this year’s race! The Haven is aiming to have over 700 participants!

Join us on Saturday December 1, 2018 for a Sarasota holiday tradition. Register by November 1, 2018 for Early Registration Pricing. Entry fees subject to increase after November 1. Don’t be left in the COLD!

Dec
8
Sat
Sandy Claws 5k @ Siesta Key Beach
Dec 8 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

The 42st Annual Sandy Claws Beach Run 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run takes place on Saturday, Dec. 8 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.

MTC members use discount code: MTCSANDY18

Mail in form here.

Jan
6
Sun
6th Andrew Monroe Annual Memorial Scholarship 5K Walk/Run @ Siesta Key Beach
Jan 6 @ 8:15 am – 10:30 am

The 6th Annual Andrew Monroe Memorial Scholarship 5K Run/Walk takes place on the #1 Rated Siesta Key Beach in beautiful Sarasota, Florida
The event provides scholarships for further education to Riverview High School Senior Soccer players as well as fund a Sarasota Community Foundation Scholarship in Andrew’s name.
Andrew so LOVED soccer that his parents wanted to keep his legacy of education alive. He also had a heart for the unfortunate.
PLEASE BRING A CAN OR TWO OF FOOD FOR MAYORS FEED THE HUNGRY
The event includes pre-race Starbucks coffee with a color guard and national anthem opening.
Following the race stop by the door prize board to see if you won one of our roughly 60 door prizes. Hang around to see if you placed in the race!!!
We give trophies to Overall, Masters, Grand Masters, Sr. Grand Masters, Veteran Grand Master as well as 3 deep in each category receives a medal.
The goodie bags are filled with pretty awesome goodies as well

Andrew Monroe Memorial Scholarship 5K Run/Walk @ Siesta Key Beach
Jan 6 @ 8:15 am – 10:15 am

The 6th Annual Andrew Monroe Memorial Scholarship 5K Run/Walk takes place on the #1 Rated Siesta Key Beach in beautiful Sarasota, Florida
The event provides scholarships for further education to Riverview High School Senior Soccer players as well as fund a Sarasota Community Foundation Scholarship in Andrew’s name.
Andrew so LOVED soccer that his parents wanted to keep his legacy of education alive. He also had a heart for the unfortunate.
PLEASE BRING A CAN OR TWO OF FOOD FOR MAYORS FEED THE HUNGRY

Jan
12
Sat
Scrub Jay 5k/10K @ Oscar Scherer State Park
Jan 12 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am

19th Annual Scrub Jay 5K & 10K
Run for their Survival!
ALL finishers get Medals, Shirts, Timing, & Photos.

The 5K and 10K are Manasota Track Club sanctioned events.

Park opens 6:30 am – main drive will be closed at 7:55 am until approximately 9 am
PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY TO AVOID TRAFFIC CONGESTION
Place: Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 S. Tamiami Trail (US41), Osprey, FL 34229
Race day registration & packet pick up: 6:45 am to 7:45 am
Start times: 10k run @ 8:00 am; 5k run @ 8:15 am

Age Based Registration Pricing until 11:59PM on 12.31.2018

5K/10K Ages 13 & under: $5 per person

5K/10K Ages 14-18: $15 per person

5K/10K Ages 19+: $35 per person (5K) $40 per person (10K)

Fees for everyone from 01.01.2019-01.11.2019

5K- $35 per person 10K $40 per person

Race Day Registration 01.12.2019

5K- $40 per person 10K- $45 per person

Course: Mostly packed sand and grass through the park’s rare, scrubby flat-woods, with a stretch on the paved Legacy Trail and a finisher’s village in the park.

Water stations, Guides, Post-race refreshments, and lots of Door Prizes.
Six deep awards in all groups: Overall, Master, Grand Master, Senior Grand Master, and Veteran Grand Master.

Registration fees are non-refundable and not transferable.

Register by mail: Forms must be mailed to Friends of Oscar Scherer Park, Inc.; 1843 S. Tamiami Trail; Osprey FL 34229 and received by 12/22/2018

Sponsorship and donations: The cost of this event is covered by the support of our loyal sponsors and a generous grant from Lee Wetherington Foundation, a Supporting Organization of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc.

Benefit: 100% of entrance fees and vendor contributions benefit the Friends of Oscar Scherer Park Inc and the Florida Scrub-Jay. Friends of Oscar Scherer Park Inc: Support the park through charitable, scientific, literary and educational functions, and through programs, activities, and fundraising to foster awareness of its importance as an environmental and recreational asset and to assist in conserving its natural and cultural resources.

Jan
19
Sat
MTC Awards Banquet @ Laurel Oak Country Club
Jan 19 @ 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm

The Manasota Track Club cordially invites you to join them in celebrating the achievements of runners in our community at the Annual MTC Awards Banquet and Dinner Dance

Saturday January 19, 2019

Price includes dinner (italian buffet), 2 drink tickets (cash bar also available), awards ceremony honoring MTC/New Balance racing series winners, MTC/Fleet Feet Sports volunteer awards, MTC special awards winners and dancing to the sounds of DJ “Bustin’ Justin.

Dress to the 9s. Black Tie Preferred.

MTC Banquet Ad

Jan
26
Sat
Achieva Run For Good @ Achieva Run For Good
Jan 26 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for the Run for GOOD!

Your participation helps to provide classroom grants to local schools.

Participants will receive commemoriate dri-fit shirts, swag bags and post-run breakfast. Shirt sizes are guaranteed for all registrations received by January 15, 2018.

Proud to be part of the 2018 Manasota Track Club Racing Series!

The 2018 event is CHIP-TIMED this year!

Proceeds benefit Achieva Foundation, a 501(c)3 Corporation supporting local schools through classroom grants.

Event details and schedule
Packet Pick-Up: Friday, January 26, 4:00 – 7:00 pm at Fleet Feet Sports Sarasota (711 S Osprey Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236). Packets may also be picked up on race morning.

Online registration closes at 9 am on Friday, January 26. Registration is available for a $5 price increase at Friday night packet pick-up or race morning.

Schedule for Saturday, January 27:

6:45 am – Packet Pick-up and Race Day Registration opens

7:30 am – Opening Ceremony

8:00 am – 5K

8:30 am – Dog Costume Contest Judging

8:45 am – Kids Run

8:50 am – Dog Walk

Don’t forget to dress your furry friends in their most festive attire for the doggie costume contest! Bring the whole family to enjoy face painting, music and vendors.

Like us on Facebook for event updates and share your photos with us! www.Facebook.com/AchievaRunForGood/

Parking: Free event parking is available in the Payne Park lot and in the parking garage located on Adams Lane.

Course: The Start and Finish areas are in Payne Park (2050 Adams Lane, Sarasota) on the School Avenue side of the park. The Kids Run and Dog Walk course follows the 1/2 mile or 1 mile crushed cinder path in the park. The 5K is a two lap course through the park on a varied terrain of crushed cinder, concrete sidewalk and grass.

Awards: Awards for the 5K will be given to the overall 5K finishers in the following categories for both male and female: Overall, Master, Grand Master, Senior Master, Veteran Master. Age group awards will be given to the top 6 finishers in the following age groups for both male and female: 9 & under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, and in five year increments up to 100 and above.

All Kids Run participants and youth age 12 and under in the 5K will receive a finisher’s medal. A prize will also be given to the winner of the doggie costume contest.

Breakfast: All participants will receive a ticket for a FREE post-run breakfast! Additional meals can be purchased for $5 per plate. A coffee station will also be available prior to the race.

Feb
9
Sat
MTC Ultra 25k & 50k @ Oscar Scherer State Park
Feb 9 @ 7:30 am – 2:30 pm

25K and 50k trail run. If you want to be guaranteed a jacket/shirt sign up by Jan 23, 2019. Packet pickup morning of race at the Park. The Park is located at 1843 South Tamiami Trail (US 41) , Osprey, FL – just south of Sarasota. the park will open to runners at 6:15am. Packet pickup will begin at 6:30am. Race announcements will begin at 7:15am. Races will start at 7:30am.

Enter the Park and drive to the end of the hard top road. The parking lot is on the right.

The 50 K consists of four 7.75 mile laps and the 25K has two 7.75 mile laps. There are three water/food stops per lap. The start/finish line is very close to the parking area.

Mail in registration form HERE

Feb
16
Sat
7th Annual Superhero 5K @ Nathan Benderson Park
Feb 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The 7th Annual Superhero 5K and 1-mile Fun Run will be held on February 16, 2019, at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota. This is a local Foster Care Awareness Event — Even Superman Needed Foster Parents!

Please join us as we raise awareness about foster care needs in our community. Did you know there are close to 1500 children in foster care in Manatee, Sarasota, and DeSoto counties? There are 100 children coming into care every month in this region. Manatee County has lead the state of Florida in the number of children entering foster care right now!!

For these reasons, as in year’s past, we highly encourage all runners to wear their favorite Superhero outfit to honor the true Superheroes — kids in foster care and those who care for them! Given the right positive influences in these kid’s lives, we believe the kids are resilient enough to push through and achieve incredible things in their lives. Superheroes unite to be a voice for the voiceless!!

–PACKET PICK-UP (Two chances):
1. Fit 2 Run, University Town Center Mall (Friday, Feb 15, 2019, 4-8p). We highly encourage this option to reduce the stress of getting to the starting line on time!
2. Race day morning, on-site at Benderson Park (Saturday, February 16th, 6:00a-7:45a)

Event details and schedule
Event Schedule:
6:00a-7:45a, Race day Packet Pick-Up/On-site registration
8:25a, National Anthem
8:30a, 1 Mile Fun Run
9:00a, Superhero 5K
9:45a-11:00a, Awards Ceremony, and Raffles