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Overview and History -
The Bradenton Runners Club was established in 1989 to promote a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle through the sports of running and walking. Based in Bradenton, Florida, we welcome all ages and abilities to our group walks, runs, and social activities. If you want to improve your current level of fitness and enjoy great conversation, try one of our group training runs and meet some of our members. There are certified coaches and experienced runners and walkers available to help you get started as well as competitive runners to provide a challenge to those more experienced.
Following are some highlights of what we're all about:
Weekly Group Runs -
There are several group runs held each week, including Tuesday evening runs that start at the Central Library at 6:00 pm; Track nights most Thursday evenings held at the Manatee High School; Saturday morning runs of about six miles starting at Coquina Beach on Anna Maria Island; and Sunday morning runs up to 11 miles starting at Manatee Beach on AMI. Click here or on the menu item to the left for more detailed information on group runs.
Club Races -
In addition to our weekly group runs, the BRC hosts three races each year.
DeSoto Grand Parade 5k - This 5k race is held just before the DeSoto Grand Parade in late April. The course starts on Old Main in downtown Bradenton before going out and back on Manatee Avenue. Because it starts ahead of the grand parade, you're running in front of thousands of people along the route.
Turkey Trot - The Turkey Trot is our 'Give to Run' race. Rather than race fees, this race asks for donations, which are then passed on to two local charities. This is a well-attended event and the weather is usually beautiful that time of year.
Manatee River Run State Championship 5-Miler - This 5-mile race is a State Championship race held in Emerson Preserve on Snead Island in Palmetto at the end of December. It's a fun and popular race that includes both trail and road running.
Racing Series -
The BRC Racing Series was created to provide a fun and friendly way to compete with fellow members for points over the course of the year. The series consists of local 5k and 10k races, and awards are given to those who accumulate the most points for a given year. Click here or on the menu bar on the left for more details.
Scholarships & Camps -
The Bradenton Runners Club College Scholarship and Running Camp Aid Programs provide two additional ways that we invest in and give back to our local community. These programs recognize, reward, and encourage our local student runners who pursue not only athletic, but academic goals.
Social Events -
The BRC holds several social events every year. The Annual Awards Banquet is held in mid-February and celebrates the achievements of our members; the Spring Beach Party brings members together at Coquina Beach for good food and good times; and the Fall Pasta Party, held in mid-November, kicks off the running season and return to the south of our northern friends. Click on the club calendar for more details.
The sections below illustrate the various levels of membership that we offer as well as a list of the current club officers.
Memberships include a free BRC car magnet as part of their annual membership. You may purchase short sleeve club shirts for only $10 each. Please contact a board member for shirt information.
NOTE: Magnets are NOT automatically shipped to you. They may be picked up once a month a the BRC monthly board meetings or at one of our runs. Please email email@example.com to arrange picking up your magnet at a monthly board meeting.
A family membership is offered to families or those living within the same household. Note that free BRC magnets only extend to the primary member and one additional. All members are entitled to membership discounts on race participation.
Family Memberships receive two (2) free BRC car magnets. Short sleeve club shirts may be purchased for only $10 each. Please contact a board member for shirt inventory. NOTE: BRC magnets are NOT automatically shipped to you. Magnets may be picked up once a month a the BRC monthly board meetings or at one of our runs. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange picking up your magnet at a monthly board meeting.
A student membership is offered to those individuals enrolled in middle school, high school, or full time college programs.
Student Memberships receive one (1) free BRC car magnet as part of their annual membership. NOTE: Magnets are NOT automatically shipped to you. Free magnets can be picked up once a month a the BRC monthly board meetings or at one of our runs. Please email email@example.com to arrange picking up your magnet at a monthly board meeting.
Get five years for the price of four! Your membership will automatically expire at the end of the 60-month period. Please note that his may affect your racing series qualification so be sure to renew on time or you may not accumulate points in the racing series.
Get five years for the price of four! Your family membership will automatically expire at the end of the 60-month period. Please note that his may affect your racing series qualification so be sure to renew on time or you may not accumulate points in the racing series.
|Peter Ribotto||VP & Treasurer||612-718-7733|
|Rae Ann Darling Reed||Secretary||941-586-9375|
|Tom Orehowsky||Board Member||941-720-1874|
|Hans Hollinsworth||Board Member||941-720-0435|
|Theresa Woods||Board Member||941-538-2090|
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As a member of this club, you can get discounts for the following races: