Tip Of The Day

Build a Foundation

Add some variety to your exercise routine. Run one day and strength train the next. This will not only hold your interest in the workouts longer, but it will give your body the time it needs for recovery. Additionally, you are covering more muscle groups throughout the body and keeping the workouts motivating and different.

To build up endurance for your 5K race include some interval training as part of your regimen. Use hill sessions and up-tempo to your runs to do this. Hold a steady running pace where you do not feel like you are just about to die, but that you can keep going.

Head to the track for shorter interval runs while learning to pace yourself. Learn to conserve your energy during the first part of the race and then to let go in the second half so you can make it to the finish line of you 5K race.

7th Annual Superhero 5K and Fun Run

The 7th Annual Superhero 5K and 1 mile Fun Run will be held on February 17, 2018, 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!!

--Event Awesomeness:

Amazing venue at Nathan Benderson Park in beautiful Sarasota, FL
Chip-timed, USATF certified 5K (Certification Code: FL17013TY)
Dri-fit shirts (Male and Female Dri-fit with 5k design shown in pic below)
1 mile Fun Run and attractions for kids (Kiddie Zone)
Post-race food (Included for all runners, food available to purchase for non-runners)
DJ and Superhero Themed Music
Exciting Raffle Prizes
Many Local Vendors and Child Welfare Community Partners
Near University Town Center Mall


Fastest Male & Female Overall
Fastest Male & Female Superheroes Overall
Best Male & Female Superhero Costumes
Team Spirit -- Team With Most Runners Dressed in Superhero Costumes
Best Pet Superhero Costume

Awards for Master and Grandmaster level male and female

--Medals for 1st-3rd Male and Female in the following Age Groups                                                                                       New kids' brackets include: 9 and under, and 10-14
75 and over
--Ribbons for all 1 mile Fun Run Finishers

--5k Registration Fee Schedule:
$25 through Nov 30, 2017
$30 Dec 1 -- Dec 31, 2017
$35 Jan 1 -- Jan 31, 2018
$45 Feb 1 -- Feb 16, 2018

--PACKET PICK-UP (Two chances):
1.  Fit 2 Run, University Town Center Mall (Friday, Feb 16, 2018, 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 17th, 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
If you don't plan to pick your packet up at Fit 2 Run on Friday, Feb 16, 2018, plan to arrive early to make sure we can process you through in time to get you to the starting line!

The course is an out-and-back on the West side of the Benderson Park Lake. The 5k race will begin at the Southwest corner of the property.

Parking is South of 5k starting line on the South side of the Park. Fit 2 Run and Bridge A Life signage will be posted for clarity. See parking and course map in the image posted to our Facebook page (search for Bridge A Life).

NOTE: Registrations after 2/1/2017 are not guaranteed the Dri-fit shirt size/gender of their choice.

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