Visit www.SharksTooth10K.com for more information. Chip timed Shark's Tooth 10K is a USATF certified single-loop course from the Venice Airport Festival Grounds, through neighborhoods, along the beach-front road, into Caspersen Beach Park, and returning along the Venetian Waterway Trail to the Festival Grounds.
Plenty of parking is available on-site; however, vehicular traffic outbound from the Festival Grounds (Shark's Tooth 10K site) will be suspended once the race begins and will remain closed until the last runner crosses the finish line. We anticipate outbound traffic will resume by 9:15 a.m. If you wish to leave prior to 9:15 a.m., please utilize off-site parking at Grace United Methodist Church at the corner of Field Avenue and Avenida del Circo less than 1 mile from the start.
Technical t-shirts for participants registered by 03/18/2013. After 3/18, unisex sizing only and shirts available while supplies last.
Walker Category is for participants who will COMPETE as a Walker. If you will mostly walk but intend to run or jog some, please register in the open field, not as a Walker. Walker participants will be issued a distinct race bib & start 5 minutes after the open field. Although not a judged racewalk competition, one foot must be in contact with the ground at all times & there will be monitors on the course. Running or jogging will be basis for disqualification. Visit Website for details.
Runners, joggers and walkers are welcome. You must be able to complete the 6.2 course maintaining just under 17 minutes per mile. The finish line will close at 9:05 a.m.
Please NO PETS. Pets are not permitted on the festival grounds.
I-pods, MP3, etc
For the safety of all participants, volunteers and spectators, please refrain from using any in-ear music players. Police and volunteers monitor the roads and intersections for your safety but roads are not closed to vehicular traffic.
The course is predominantly on prepared surfaces, asphalt and concrete. A small portion to and from the festival grounds and in Caspersen Beach Park is on grated, crushed shell drives and packed trails. Please be aware and considerate of other runners and walkers if chosing to use a stroller or jogger for the safety of other participants, you and your children.
Expecting almost 1,000 runners this year, the Shark's Tooth 10K has grown to be a premier running event of the Suncoast. Honored to be selected as the RRCA Florida State 10KL Championship. Each registrant will receive a tech participant shirt, goody bag, post-race party featuring First Watch, and complimentary entry on race day with race bib into the 21st Annual BB&T Shark's Tooth Festival. Shark's Tooth Awards: Male and Female Overall, Youth (14 and under), Masters, Grandmasters, Senior Grand-masters, and Veteran Grandmasters (70+). RRCA 10K Championship Awards for Male and Female winners in Overall, Masters, Grandmasters, Sr. Grandmasters and Veteran Grandmasters. and 5 year age-group awards 3 deep from 12 & under, 13-14, then 5 year groups 15-19, etc. to 80 & over NEW Walker Category Awards male/female 39 & under and male/female 40 & over