Mon January 17, 2022 Punta Gorda, FL 33982 US Directions



8:00AM EST - 11:00AM EST


42911 Lake Babcock Drive
Punta Gorda, FL US 33982


Babcock Ranch is excited to announce that we will be scheduling a 5K race series - 2021 - 2022. Our first race is Thanks 4 Giving 5K - Thanksgiving Day. November 25. Other races featured are  Jingle Bell 5K, December 5 | ML5K, January 17. All races will be 5Ks, and walkers are welcome too. Beach Bum Timing Company will be timing all of the races.

All races will be 5Ks, and walkers are welcome too. 

Babcock Ranch is excited to announce our first ML5K timed by Beach Bum Timing Company.

The course is a scenic 3.1 miles around Babcock Ranch, starting and finishing in Founder's Square. The course map will be available very soon, we are just tweaking a few things, once we have it we will upload it.

This race is to benefit Babcock Neighborhood School.  Any proceeds above costs will go to the school to help them with their capital campaign to build their new High School next year, as well as other school associated items. 

There will be an in-person awards ceremony  

Packet pick-up will be available 24 hours before the race from Babcock Ranch Residential Assn. 42911, Lake Babcock Drive, Punta Gorda, FL 33982, as well as on race day.   

Walk-in registrations are available the day of the race.  Race day registration is 6:45 to 7:45 a.m., cash, check or credit card is accepted. Make check payment to Babcock Ranch. 

There will be post-race food – (best COVID practices)   

All runners are encouraged to wear a mask at the registration area and at the start of the race, as well as after at the awards ceremony if they cannot socially distance themselves.

ML5K is In Support of Babcock Neighborhood School

Monday, January 17, 2022

5K start time: 8 a.m.

Packet pick-up start and finish are located at Babcock Ranch, 42850 Crescent Loop, Babcock Ranch, Punta Gorda, FL 33982


5K; $25 until  12/30 - $25  $30 until - 01/17 - $35 on race day
*The race will be chip-timed, so your individual time will not start until you cross the starting line.
We ask that all participants wear face coverings in the registration/start/finish areas and maintain a 6-foot distance from all runners not in their household. It is up to you whether you wear one along the course. 
Bathrooms and Water Stations will be located at the start and finish area
Food trucks will be in attendance too.
Questions? Call: 941.676.7191

Free ample parking is available near the starting area.

Awards for In-Person Race.

Age group awards are based off-chip time.

There will be overall awards:

Actual Awards: 1st Place Overall Awards - Male & Female

1st Place, Male & Female Awards - Masters, Grand Masters, Senior Grand Masters, Veteran Grand Masters

In-person awards to the top three M/F in the following age groups: 9 and under, 10-14,15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+. 

Q: Is this a timed race? 
A: Yes the  5K is chip-timed. 

Q: What is the course surface like?
A: The course is a mixture of asphalt, hard-packed shell, and mulch.

Q: Are dogs allowed on the course? 
A: You may run with your dog, but you assume ALL responsibility for your dog. You must maintain proper social distancing and pick up after your pooch. 

Q: Are strollers allowed on the course? 
A: Yes

Q: Is the course good for spectators? 
A: Yes


If you have any questions about this race, please contact:

Michelle Churchill - Race Director

Tel: 941.676.7191



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