Avoid Skipping Recovery
Listening to your body is key to avoiding injury and burnout. Your body can actually grow stronger when you are at rest. The process of training includes workouts that are strategically placed along with rest days, which provides stimulation during the activity and recovery when you are at rest. If you are new to running, it is important not to push yourself to hard. Injuries can pop up when training advances too quickly. If your body is giving you warning signs, listen and take the extra time off so you can fully adjust and recover to meet your specific fitness needs.
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!!
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
--5k REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE ON SITE THE MORNING OF THE RACE $50 (Cash, check, or credit card)
--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
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.