Tip Of The Day

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.

19th Annual Scrub Jay 5K/10K

19th Annual Scrub Jay 5K & 10K
Run for their Survival!
ALL finishers get Medals, Shirts, Timing, & Photos.

The 5K and 10K are Manasota Track Club sanctioned events.

Park opens 6:30 am - main drive will be closed at 7:55 am until approximately 9 am
PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY TO AVOID TRAFFIC CONGESTION
Place: Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 S. Tamiami Trail (US41), Osprey, FL 34229
Race day registration & packet pick up: 6:45 am to 7:45 am
Start times: 10k run @ 8:00 am; 5k run @ 8:15 am

Age Based Registration Pricing until 11:59PM on 12.31.2018

5K/10K Ages 13 & under: $5 per person

5K/10K Ages 14-18: $15 per person

5K/10K Ages 19+: $35 per person (5K) $40 per person (10K)

Fees for everyone from 01.01.2019-01.11.2019

5K- $35 per person 10K $40 per person

Race Day Registration 01.12.2019

5K- $40 per person 10K- $45 per person

Course: Mostly packed sand and grass through the park’s rare, scrubby flat-woods, with a stretch on the paved Legacy Trail and a finisher's village in the park.

Water stations, Guides, Post-race refreshments, and lots of Door Prizes.
Six deep awards in all groups: Overall, Master, Grand Master, Senior Grand Master, and Veteran Grand Master.

Registration fees are non-refundable and not transferable.

Register by mail: Forms must be mailed to Friends of Oscar Scherer Park, Inc.; 1843 S. Tamiami Trail; Osprey FL 34229 and received by 12/22/2018

Sponsorship and donations: The cost of this event is covered by the support of our loyal sponsors and a generous grant from Lee Wetherington Foundation, a Supporting Organization of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc.

Benefit: 100% of entrance fees and vendor contributions benefit the Friends of Oscar Scherer Park Inc and the Florida Scrub-Jay. Friends of Oscar Scherer Park Inc: Support the park through charitable, scientific, literary and educational functions, and through programs, activities, and fundraising to foster awareness of its importance as an environmental and recreational asset and to assist in conserving its natural and cultural resources.

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