135,000 cheering spectators along beautiful, tree-lined, Manatee Avenue make this a unique 5K experience as you run from Manatee High School to the finish line at the Board of Education Building in downtown Bradenton. Chip timed to appeal to the elite runner as well as a thrilling race experience for the entire family, awards available for pickup as soon as possible so that everyone has an opportunity to enjoy the annual DeSoto Grand Parade. Beads and a tasty assortment of food will be available for all race participants. Adult runners may wish to partake in additional festivities after the parade on Old Main Street, a night of celebration and merriment. This race has it all: FUN, THE RUN, BEADS, FOOD, AWARDS, THE GRAND PARADE, AND EVENING ENTERTAINMENT. Come join us for THE FUN BEFORE THE PARADE!