Shark's Tooth 10K 2016

Saturday, March 5, 2016
Venice Municipal Airport Festival Grounds 120 E. Airport Avenue VeniceFL  34285
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Venice Municipal Airport Festival Grounds 120 E. Airport Avenue VeniceFL  34285

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Online Registration is closed but you can still register for the Shark's Tooth 10K.  Race morning from 5:30-7:15 a.m. or IN ADVANCE at one of the three packet pick up events:  Wed. Mar. 2 Fit2Run UTC 10-2 or Fit2Run Downtown Sarasota 4-8 p.m. or Thurs, Mar. 3 at Special Olympics Sarasota County Gene Whipp Sports Complex in Venice from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.   Visit the Shark's Tooth 10K Race Info Web page http://www.activesuncoast.org/10K-Race-Info.html

Join us for one of the premier running events of the Suncoast. on its new weekend, Saturday, March 5, 2016, 7:30 a.m. start time for the open division.  It is the same great single-loop, scenic course with an improved straight, wide open start and finish. 

Professionally chip timed, the 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.

 Each participant will receive a custom Shark’s Tooth 10K Finisher’s Medal (preview it on the Shark's Tooth 10K facebook page) and join us for the premium post-race celebration featuring First Watch and Norma Jean's Sports Bar & Grill.     

Event details and schedule

Shark's Tooth 10K Bling:  ALL finishers will receive the custom Shark’s Tooth 10K Finisher's Medal

Custom Embroidered Running Hat Option:  You can choose-with your registration you can choose to receive a Shark's Tooth 10K New Balance, short-sleeve, tech shirt or the Shark's Tooth 10K custom embroidered running hat (sample pictured below) with your registration.  Or, for only $10 more, you can choose the "Premium" registration and receive BOTH the shirt and hat.

Shirt Deadline:  Register by 2/6/16 to have the great fitting New Balance tech shirt in the style and size you selected available at packet pick up. After this date, we will try our best to provide the shirt size you select but sizes will be limited to the supply on hand.

Packet Pick Up:  Advance packet pick up details will be announced.  Race morning packet pick up is from 5:30 to 7:15 a.m. at the Venice Airport Festival Grounds.  Shark's Tooth 10K starts at 7:30 a.m. and the Walker Category starts approximately 5 minutes later.

Walker Category: For participants who will COMPLETE and COMPETE as a Walker. If you will mostly walk but intend to run or jog some, please do NOT register 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.

Parking:  Plenty of parking is available on-site;. 

The Course:  Predominantly on prepared surfaces: asphalt and concrete.  A small portion to and from the festival grounds and in Caspersen Beach Park is on graded, crushed shell drives and packed trails. Please be aware and considerate of other runners and walkers for the safety of other participants, you, and your children if choosing to use a jogging stroller.

Course Time Restrictions:  Runners, joggers and walkers are welcome. You must be able to complete the 6.2 course maintaining just under17 minutes per mile. The finish line will close at 9:20 a.m.

Please, NO PETS: Pets are not permitted on the festival grounds.

I-Pods, MP3's, etc.:  For the safety of all participants, volunteers and spectators, the use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this race. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, the Shark’s Tooth 10K encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of the Shark’s Tooth 10K. Police and volunteers monitor the roads and intersections for your safety but roads are not closed to vehicular traffic.


Male and Female Overall, Youth (14 and under), Masters, Grandmasters, Senior Grand-masters,  and Veteran Grandmasters (70+) (based on gun time)   

Age Groups: year age-group awards 3 deep from 12 & under, 13-14, then 5 year groups 15-19, etc. to 80 & over (based on chip/net time)

 Walker Category Awards  Male and Female 39 & under and Male and Female 40 & over (gun time from the Walker start time)


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Venice Municipal Airport Festival Grounds 120 E. Airport Avenue VeniceFL  34285
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