Tentatively October 24, 2020 Sarasota, FL US 34232 Directions
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5K

$45 $39 7:30AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT Flamingo 5K Is Re-Rescheduled. Tentative date now October 24, 2020. Stay tuned for confirmation of the new date and re-opening of registration.
Stay Tuned for Details of the Rescheduled Flamingo 5K

Virtual 5K

$39 Flamingo 5K Is Re-Rescheduled. NEW tentative date October 24, 2020. Stay tuned for confirmation of the new date and re-opening of registration.
Flamingo 5K Will Be Rescheduled-Again!

New Date: Tentatively October 24, 2020

We will not be able to hold the Flamingo 5K as re-scheduled for June 6th due to the continued risks posed by COVID-19 and the ongoing restrictions, guidance and recommendations of local, state and federal agencies.  The health and safety of our participants, volunteers, sponsors, law enforcement and medical professionals and the community at-large is the number one priority. 

We have worked to deconflict with other running events scheduled for their traditional date in the fall and events that have rescheduled.  We are now planning on October 24th to hold the Flamingo 5K while continuing to monitor local, state and federal guidelines which would allow resumption of activities and gatherings.

Your Flamingo 5K registration will transferred to the new, new date but we understand that the rescheduled date may conflict with plans you already have so we are working on other options for our Flamingo 5K registrants including transfer to the Virtual Flamingo 5K, deferral to next year’s Flamingo 5K, or credit towards another Active Suncoast event should you not be able to join us.   

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to be able to bring you the Flamingo 5K.  We are continuing to suspend registration and, as details are finalized, we will communicate those details to you via e-mail and updates to the Flamingo 5K RunSignUp pages. 

Description

The newest addition to the Flock of Active Suncoast events. Runners and walkers of all levels are welcome!

  • The Flamingo theme throughout including the classy custom die-cast finisher's medal for ALL finishers. 
  • Prizes for the best Flamingo get-up, adult and kids' category.
  • A tech race shirt!  During registration choose between a short-sleeve tech shirt in unisex or women's sizing and ladies can choose a racer-back tank (sorry guys, women's style only in the tanks.)  Or, save $5 and select "No Shirt."
  • Post-race refreshments, of course!
  • Chip timed 5K, timed by Durti Timing, with custom age group and overall awards.
  • A great course with a start on a nice, wide 2-lane road closed to vehicles for the first and last 3/4 miles of the course and a quick jaunt through the Glen Oaks Estates neighborhood, former winter quarters of the Ringling Bros Circus.   
Place
Sahib Shrine/Sarasota Event Center
600 N Beneva Road
Sarasota, FL US 34232
Course

A 5K course starting on Circus Boulevard through the Glen Oaks Estates neighborhood and back to the Sarasota Event Center at the Sahib Shrine for post-race refreshments and awards.

NOTE:  Participants on pace to take more than an hour for the 5K will use the sidewalk along Circus Blvd to finish the last 6/10's of a mile of the race.  Volunteers will direct participants who reach the exit to Glen Oaks (about mile 2.5) later than 8:15 a.m. to the sidewalk.

Trivia:  Glen Oaks is on the land that was the Winter Home of the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus from 1927 to 1960.

More about the Glen Oaks Estates neighborhood: 

 

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Arrival & Parking

The Sarasota Event Center/Sahib Shrine is off Beneva Road between Fruitville Road and 17th Street.  From Beneva Road you will access the parking at the Event Center/Sahib Shrine  from the main entrance just north of Circus Boulevard.  Please note that Circus Boulevard will be closed to thru-traffic from 7:15 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. for Frosty's Freezer.  Please don't wait until the last minute to arrive and for your easiest arrival and to avoid delays and backups on Circus, we request you avoid Circus Boulevard for your arrival since the traffic signal for the left turn onto Beneva Road is quite lengthy.

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Race Morning Schedule

Bib pick up and shirt selection:  6:00 a.m. to 7:15 a.m.

Stage for start, announcements:  7:15 to 7:30

Start:  7:30

Awards:  Approximately 8:45

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