Join us for our Thanksgiving-themed 5K run in Lakewood Ranch. The stroller and pet-friendly run proceeds eastbound on Rangeland Parkway onto White Eagle Boulevard to Malachite Drive and U-turns back. Plenty of turkey-themed volunteers, turkey water stop and turkey music will shepherd the runners along. Chip timing by Lakeshore Athletic Services (providers for the Chicago Marathon), then a great after party and awards ceremony.
Great Awards: M/F overall winners receive a Fit2Run gift certificate and custom engraved 6" award tile. M/F Master, Grand Master, Sr. Grand Master and Veteran receive 6" engraved award tile and gift certificate. Age group category 4" award tiles three deep to 9 & under, 10-14, and five-year age groups to 80+.
All participants receive a moisture-wicking Leslie Jordan shirt including children.
Event details and schedule
Day of registration commences at Lakewood Ranch Hospice House at 11535 Rangeland Parkway, Lakewood Ranch (Bradenton). Schedule as follows:
6:30 am Registration
7:15 am Dr. Mac's Kids Turkey Dashes
8:00 am 5K
8:05 am One Mile Walk/Run
After a brief warm-up for children the Dr. Mac's Kid's Turkey Dashes start at 7:15 am. Kids ages 3-4 run 100 meters; kids ages 5 to 6 run 200 meters; kids ages 7 to 9 run 400 meters; and kids ages 10 to 12 run 800 meters. All children finishers receive an engraved medal; and top boy/girl 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each age group receive an engraved trophy. Children 12 and under registered for the 5K can run in the Dr. Mac's Turkey Dashes for free!
The 5K is pet friendly and all doggies should have their owners on a non-retractable leash. Also there will be a doggie watering hole at the halfway mark and the finish.
All participants will finish to a great after party with food and beverages supplied from local restaurants.
All participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to the Food Bank of Manatee County.
Early packet pick-up and registration at Fit2Run UTC next to Dillard's Wednesday and Thursday, November 15, and 16 store hours and Friday, November 17, till 5:00 pm.
Plenty of parking in the adjacent facilities. Take SR-70 east from I-75 two miles to Lakewood Ranch Blvd. then left (north) to one light and right on Rangeland.