Events Calendar

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.

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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.

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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 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.

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

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

Life in the Son 5k/10k @ TouchPoint Community Church
Mar 9 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am

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: The 10k Course is USATF Certified: 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 7th, 4-7 PM
TouchPoint Church, 7601 Clark Road, Mar 8th, 12 PM-6 PM

**Race event shirts guaranteed to first 300 registered**
Proceeds: All proceeds will go to help people in need.

Awards: Overall, Masters, Grand Masters, Senior Grand Masters, Veteran’s Grand Masters,
5 year age groups (male and female). Awards will be six deep. Drawings for door prizes!

SCADaddle 5K
Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm

5k SCADaddle© Events Schedule
SCAD Research 5k

The 5K SCADaddle© for Research events are our major fundraisers with survivors, their supporters and families/friends who lost someone to SCAD coming from across the US and other countries. These run/walks are organized by volunteers.

Mote Run for the Turtles 5k @ Siesta Key Beach
Apr 6 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

Time to dust off those running shoes and get ready for the 33rd 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! Registration will be opening soon!

On Race Day: Registration begins 6:30 a.m. at the Siesta Key Gazebo, south of the pavilion. The 1-Mile Fun Run or Walk begins at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K Manasota Track Club-Sanctioned Run begins at 8 a.m. Please note: The 1-mile fun run and 5K races are entirely on the beach/sand.

To help support our eco-friendly mission at Mote, please bring your own reusable water bottle to the race! We will NOT have plastic water bottles to handout.

Pine View Python Run @ Pine View School
Apr 13 @ 7:30 am – 10:15 am

The PV Python 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 Pine View 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.

5K Trophies: Overall Youth & Adult Male and Youth & Adult Female, Masters, Grand Masters, Senior Grand Master and Veteran; 5K Age Group: 5 Year Age Groups – Male & Female (6 Deep)

SUP & Run 5k @ Nathan Benderson Park
May 25 @ 7:30 am – 10:45 am

The 5th 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 medals/dog tags (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!