Events Calendar

MTC Awards Banquet @ The Francis
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 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 21, 2017

6 p.m. Social Hour ¦ 7 p.m. Seated Dinner

The Francis ¦ 1289 N. Palm Avenue Sarasota, FL 34236
(free parking located at the N. Palm Ave. parking garage above Louis Modern and The Francis)

$ 40 per person if reserved by December 31st, $ 45 after and deadline is January 10th

Price includes seated dinner, 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.

Entree Choices:
Grilled Chicken Breast | Celery Root Gratin, Baby Heirloom Carrot & Red Wine Demi (gluten-free)

Tortilla Salmon | Black Bean Raviolo, Tomato Chili Vinaigrette & Sweet Corn Salsa

Peppercorn Roasted Shortrib | Celery Root Gratin, Baby Heirloom
Carrot & Red Wine Demi (gluten-free)

Roasted Portabella | Rosemary Whipped Potato & Lemon
Arugula Salad (vegan) (gluten-free)

Achieva Run For Good @ Achieva Run For Good
Jan 28 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

MTC members use code: MTC to receive the club discount.


Join us for the Run for GOOD!

All participants will receive a commemorative dri-fit shirt and a FREE post-race breakfast!

Best of all, your participation helps to provide classroom grants to local schools, so be a part of the GOOD.

Proud to partner with the Manasota Track Club and Fleet Feet Sports Sarasota.

Event details and schedule

Packet Pick-Up: Friday, January 27th, 4:00 – 6:00 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 midnight on Thursday, January 26th.  Registration is available for a $5 price increase at Friday night packet pick-up or race morning. 

Schedule for Saturday, January 28th:

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

7:30 am – Opening Ceremony

8:00 am – 5K

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, bounce house, photo booth and vendors.

PLUS – Sarasota County Sheriff’s Animal Services will be onsite with puppies looking for their forever home, so take home your new best friend!

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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 crushed cinder, concrete 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 teh 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 80 and above.

All Kids Run participants will receive a finisher’s medal and Dog Walk participants will receive a finisher’s dog tag.  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.

Scrub Jay 5k/10K @ Oscar Scherer State Park
Feb 11 @ 7:30 am – 11:00 am

MTC Membership use code: MTCSJ5 for the club discount.



The 5k is in the MTC/New Balance Racing Series.


Events at Oscar Scherer State Park

scrub-jay-raceScrub-jay 5/10K race
Saturday February 11, 2017 – 6:30am to 11:00am
Registration includes park entrance fee

Since its inception in 2000 the OSSP Scrub-jay Race has gone from strength to strength, with an ever-increasing number of participants each year. From little ones in strollers – hopefully runners of the future, through the young and middle years, to more mature folks!

And all with different ability and targets; some enjoy a leisurely stroll, others a brisk walk, but the majority – the dedicated – take the OSSP Scrub-jay Race very seriously, especially as it is a Manasota Track Club recognized event and therefore registered members qualify for points from this race.

The race is held completely within park confines, with frequent Water Stations and Guides along the course. Mostly on sandy and grass tracks through the park’s scrubby flatlands, although the start and finish are on paved roads and the Legacy Trail.

The race features; Chip Timing, nutritious post race Refreshments, free printed Tech-tee Shirts, Door prizes and Awards – six deep awards in all groups: Overall, Master, Grand Master, Senior Grand Master, and Veteran Grand Master.

Preregistration available online at
Race day registration & packet pick up at the OSSP Nature Center: 6:45 am to 7:45 am
Start times: 5k run @ 8:00 am; 10K run @ 8:15 am

MTC Ultra 25K/50K @ Oscar Scherer State Park
Feb 18 @ 7:00 am – 11:30 am

Course: 4 laps for 50K (2 laps for 25K) -all trail –-Flat and usually dry with some soft sand

Aid Stations: 3 each lap – Drinks and food

50 K Awards: Trophies -Male and Female- Open, Masters, Geezers (65+)

25K Awards: Trophies -Male and Female – Open

Post Race: Sandwiches and sodas Showers available

Caveat: Entrants whose applications are received after Jan 28 might not receive shirt/windbreaker/whatever


Registration form HERE

Lamarque Lion 5k Run & 1 mile Fun Run @ Lamarque Elementary School
Feb 25 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am

Printable registration form HERE

Life in the Son 5k/10k @ First Christian Church
Mar 11 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

MTC Membership use code: MTCLS5 for the club discount.

The 10k race is in the MTC/New Balance Racing Series!

Pre-Registration: $30 for 10K and $25 for 5K ($5 off for Run Signup Club members in Zoomers, Suncoast Striders Mile Club, Boca Raton Road Runners, Brandon Running, GCR Youth Team, Gulf Coast Runners, Naples Area Triathletes, Orlando Runners Club, Outrunning the Monorail ,Suncoast Striders, Inc)

5k $70 for Immediate Family of 4.
10k $80 for Immediate Family of 4.

Free Fun Run (with registered adult) for children 8 and under
Families please fill out PAPER registration for each participant 8 and under.
Price increase 3/1/2016 & Race day registration: $35 for 10K and $30 for 5K (No shirt guarantee)
Registration begins at 6:30 AM
Courses: 10K certified by USATF FL11005EBM. Both 10K and 5K are run through beautiful Horse Country.

Directions: From I-75 you exit at 205, go East 1.8 miles and church is on the left.
First Christian Church, 7601 Clark Road
**Race event shirts guaranteed to first 300 registered**

Proceeds: All proceeds will go to help local people in need.

Mote Run for the Turtles 5k @ Siesta Key Beach
Apr 1 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

MTC Members use code: MTC2017 for the discount

Time to dust off those running shoes and get ready for the 31st Annual Run for the Turtles! Our run supports the Sea Turtle Conservation & Research Program at Mote Marine Laboratory and is the Program’s major fundraiser — it’s helping us help sea turtles!

Pine View Python Run 5k @ Pine View School
Apr 8 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

When and Where

April 8, 2017
Pine View School

Start Times: 5K at 7:30 AM, 2.10K Fun Run/Walk at 8:00 AM
Where: Pine View School, 1 Python Path, Osprey, FL 34229
Packet Pickup: Wed. 4/5 from 4-7 at Fit2Run Downtown Sarasota
Thursday 4/6 at New Balance (Stickney Point) 4-7pm
Friday 4/7 from 2-5pm at Pine View School
Race Day 6:30-7:15am

Please note: The race is limited to 600 registrants.

Register now online

Registration form

Thank you for supporting health and wellness! PV Python Run proceeds will be used to implement the 5-2-1-0 health initiative here at Pine View School and in our community. The following Healthy Initiatives were made possible by last year’s sponsors and participants:

  • Team shirts and financial assistance for Team Pine View Run Club/Team
  • Funding healthy snack initiative  PV Pantry-feeding families in need
  • Training for staff in order to implement a morning yoga class for students
  • County-wide shirts for Walking School Bus program
  • Support for PV Community Garden (soil, plants, fertilizer)
  • Donated $1,000 to area school run clubs (Bay Haven, Cranberry, Wilkinson)
  • Occupational Therapy resources

Presented By:

Smile Works Kid's Dentistry

About the Events


Post-race party with DJ, Photo booth, popsicles, frozen yogurt, fruit, and other snacks.


Dri-fit tech t-shirts for for those that register by March 20th. Youth and adult (men’s and women’s) sizes available.

McInwood 5k @ McIntosh Middle School
May 6 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

More info to come.

SUP & Run 5k @ Nathan Benderson Park
May 20 @ 7:00 am – 10:30 am

About This Activity
The 3rd 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:

The SUP & RUN 5K gives athletes three great races in one to choose from. A 5K Run, a 5K SUP or a 5K SUP & 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.

The SUP & RUN 5K race venue is world-class, the 4″ medals (all finishers receive one) are AMAZING, the race shirts and SWAG are truly head and shoulders above most races and the food & post race celebration party is FUN! FUN!

Event details and schedule


There is ample parking at Nathan Benderson Park. For those who are renting paddle boards, the boards will be available on race morning. Volunteers will direct you to the pick-up location.

If you are renting a board – please arrive no later than 7am to secure your board and paddle.


Dr. Heidi Anderson, our local dermatologist says…”don’t forget your sunscreen!”

Presented by Sarasota Athletic Association, this unique event offers an extraordinarily spectator friendly venue with full bleacher style front and center seating.

The weather will be warm on race day, so dress appropriately. The race director will have sunscreen for those who forget to bring theirs! Kids are welcome and encouraged to come out and participate. The sooner we get them interested in some sort of sport, the sooner they will meet all of the cool adults, like us!


Thursday, May 18th from 4pm – 7pm: 1872 Stickney Point Road, Sarasota, 34231.

Race Morning: 6:30am – 7:30am