Publix Family Fun Day - Crazy Hat 5K/10K

September 19th, 2020 North Port, FL US 34288 Directions
The Publix Family Fun Day is the third race in the My Favorite Race Events Publix Championship Racing Series.
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Crazy Hat 10K

$55 $40 7:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT
Increases to $45 after the first 94 people register. (2 spots left) Registration ends September 17, 2020 at 6:00pm EDT

Crazy Hat 5K

$45 $35 7:10AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT
Increases to $40 after the first 200 people register. (65 spots left) Registration ends September 17, 2020 at 6:00pm EDT

Virtual Crazy Hat 5K

$35 Registration ends September 17, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual Crazy Hat 10K

$40 Registration ends September 17, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
The Publix Family Fun Day has been rescheduled for September 19, 2020.

New Date: September 19th, 2020

We have been working diligently with City and County officials in regards to the Publix Family Fun Day 5K/10K originally scheduled to be run on May 2, 2020.  All of us at My Favorite Race Events are aware that we are all being cautious and wanting to keep our families safe during these difficult and uncertain times. However, together we will get through this COVID-19 (coronavirus) and we do not want you to miss out on running this 5th annual event.  This race will be run on September 19, 2020.  We will also have a Virtual Version available if the new date falls on a weekend you are out of town, or we will allow transfers to any of our other races with no transfer fee.   If you are already registered and you want to run it virtually, just contact us and we will give you instructions.    So, please be safe! Practice Social Distancing, and keep running and training. The summer and fall race schedule for everyone is going packed full of amazing events. It will be really good to celebrate victories, see old friends, make some new friends, and have an ice-cold beer together again! See you on Race Day!

Christian Brothers Automotive
1080 West Price Blvd.
North Port, FL US 34288



Publix Family Fun Day, Crazy Hat 5K/10K

Virtual Options Now Available


North Port, Florida  -   September 19, 2020  -  The Shoppes at Price Crossing.

My Favorite Race Events is proud to announce that Publix will be presenting the 5th annual Publix Family Fun Day 10K/5K.  


This is also the second Race in the Publix Championship Racing Series.

More details are below. 


We are also proud to announce that Christian Brothers Automotive will once again be hosting the event at their beautiful facility at The Shoppes at Price Crossing in North Port.     It's going to be a fantastic morning featuring a Crazy Hat; Derby Day themed 10K, 5K timed road course, and a 1K walkathon all to support the Florida Compassion Foundation, The Woodland Middle School Band and the Rescue Garage.    


Race Directors Tracy and Kim Hussey and everyone at "My Favorite Race Events, LLC, are making this an excellent day for the entire family.


We pay attention to every detail to make your Race Day an exceptional experience.

From Packet Pickup with an awesome high-quality shirt to your race starting exactly on time, a course that is safe and accurate, more manned water stations than you may actually need. Porta-Potties with short or no lines including a couple on the 10K course. Finish and receive a beautiful medal.  Hot Pancakes and Bacon for everyone including the last runner to finish and the volunteers coming off the course.    Great awards and music and a really good time for everyone!


Dress in your Craziest Derby Hat.  After all, it is Kentucky Derby Day! 


Fun and games for the kids of all ages, including everyone in a crazy hat, get a raffle ticket, and one of you will take home a custom Crazy Hat Day, Corn Hole game with Bags!  

We will also have the inflatables and a climbing wall, to keep the kids entertained while mom and dad eat, drink and enjoy time with friends at the After Party.

(remember you still need to be able to run in your hat)

The Woodland Middle School Jazz Band will be performing!


Age group awards go 3 deep.    First, Second and Third place medals will be awarded.

Age group, Masters and Overall Winners will each receive a

Crazy Hat!!




Register early and SAVE!

The 2019 Event SOLD OUT, so register now to lock in your spot!


Our pricing structure is simple, straightforward!


Protect Your Registration Fees

Get reimbursed up to 100% for an additional $8.99 if you can’t attend this event for several reasons, including covered injury, illness, traffic accidents, and more.

Terms, conditions, and exclusions apply. Insurance benefits are underwritten by Jefferson Insurance Company. Recommended by AGA Service Company, the licensed producer and administrator of these plans.


All runners will receive a Finishers Award and a great a Race Shirt.   


You must be registered by April 10 to get a Race Shirt.




The After Party will feature great Food and Drink!   To be announced!


Publix Family Fun Day Crazy Hat 10K/5K/1K

Date:           Saturday, September 19, 2020

Times:         10k Start Time:   7:00 AM  -   5K Start Time:     7:10 AM

1K Walkathon  8:15 AM

Location:     Christian Brothers Automotive
                    1080 West Price Blvd.
                    North Port, Florida, 34286


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Parking for the event will be in front of the Publix Supermarket, 1251 South Toledo Blade Blvd.,  North Port, Florida.   Parking is free.  Walk to the sidewalk along Toledo Blade and cross Price at the crosswalk. Do not attempt to cross Price anywhere but at the light.   Please do not park anywhere around Christian Brothers, Walgreens, Advanced Auto Parts or Little Caesars Pizza or The Pink Tequila.   You could be towed.

Packet PickUp




At packet PickUp, you will be able to pick up your Race Packet and goody bag.   This will include your Shirt, Bib and a complete set of written instruction for the race day activities.


In our Race Store, you will be able to purchase additional items to make your Race Day even more memorable.


Crazy Hat 50/50 Raffle — $5.00 ea.  We have added a Crazy Hat 50/50 to this event. It is a 50/50 raffle that you enter as often as you like.   On race day we will draw a winner and the winner will receive 1/2 of whatever had been sold!

Non-Runner Food and drink wrist band — $15.00 each.  The after-party will feature amazing food for our runners.   But you do not have to eat alone.   For just $15.00 you can get as many wristbands as you need to feed your family or any other spectators that came to cheer you on.  For just $15.00 anyone can go through the food line with you after the race includes 2 drink tickets.

2 Person Kayak Raffle — $5.00 ea.  An awesome 2 person kayak raffle!    Tickets are being sold across all of our races.   The drawing will be held at the Publix Fall Championships at the Cool Today Park, in North Port, FL on November 14,  2020.



Your entry into this race is considered a Charitable Donation to the Florida Compassion Foundation.  You can cancel your registration online within 15 minutes of registering and receive a full refund.  After 15 minutes there are no refunds for any reason!   This race has a NO REFUND POLICY.  By registering, you are accepting and agreeing to this policy.


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As a Championship Competitor, you will automatically receive 10% off on all 5 of the events in your race series.   This is off the current registration fee based on when you register, so register early!
MFRE 5K Championship Racing Series

Race #1 - Rush to the Goal 5K - January 25, 2020 - North Port, FL

Race #2 - Crazy Hat 5K - May 2, 2020 - North Port, FL

Race #3 - Under the Moon 5K - June 5, 2020

Race #4 - TBA - 5K - October 2020

Race #5 - Out of the Park 5K - November 14, 2020 - North Port, FL

MFRE Distance Championship Racing Series
Race #1 - Rush to the Goal 5K - January 25, 2020 - North Port, FL

Race #2 - Crazy Hat 10K - May 2, 2020 - North Port, FL

Race #3 - Under the Moon 5K - June 5, 2020

Race #4 - TBA - 10K - October 2020

Race #5 - Grand Slam Half Marathon - November 14, 2020 - North Port, FL


The MFRE Championship Racing Series uses a points system based on results from the series race.  Runners who score in the top overall or top age group positions receive points at each of the events they participate in.    An individual can win in the overall category or age group, but not both in the following: 

Top five male and female overall
Top male and female masters (age 40+)
Top male and female grandmasters (age 50+)
Top male and female senior grandmasters (age 60+)
Top male and female veterans grandmasters (age 70+)
First place male and female in each age group


Overall Winners Series Points

1st  Place =   35 points
  2nd Place =   30 points
  3rd  Place =   25 points
  4th  Place =   20 points
  5th  Place =   15 points


Age Group Winners Series Points

  1st  Place = 10 points
  2nd Place =   8 points
  3rd  Place =   7 points
  4th  Place =   6 points
  5th  Place =   5 points
  6th  Place =   4 points
  7th  Place =   3 points
  8th  Place =   2 points
  9th  Place =   1 point
10th  Place =   1 point

Ties will be decided by:

The runner who ran the most races in the series.
If still tied, the runner that had the fastest time in the last race they both participated in will be declared the winner.


We will name the winners The MFRE 5K Series Champions and award the top male and female runner a great prize package.
The awards will be awarded at the Publix Fall Championships. November 14, 2020, as part of Publix Fall Championships at the Cool Today Park in North Port Florida.

The winners will receive:

A large Custom Trophy (larger than any individual race trophy)
Free entry into the entire 2021 race series that they won. All 5 races
A cash award (TBA)
Their pictures displayed, life-size, on our Champions Wall displayed at all five 2021 MFRE Races.
A quality Sports Bag embroidered with their name, championship win and the year.


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