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5k RUN & Walk $35.00 For Club Members

5K RUN ONLY OR WALK

$40 8:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Every Veteran is Half-OFF at Check out! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE
$35.00 for Club Members

STAND UP PADDLE 3.1 & 5K RUN - (BOTH EVENTS)

$40 8:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT $45.00 PADDLE BOARD RENTAL FEE ADDED (If Needed) when you start the registration
$35.00 for Club Members

STAND UP PADDLE 3.1 SUP ONLY

$40 8:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT $45.00 PADDLE BOARD RENTAL FEE ADDED (If Needed) when you start the registration
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First 100

8:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Registration OPTIONS

New Date: 05/01/2021

Greetings SUP & RUN 5K Supporters and Athletes,

After thoughtful discussions with SANCA/Nathan Benderson Park and consultation with county officials, race organizers have voted unanimously to reschedule the SUP & RUN 5K 2020 . Similar to all running events, the SUP & RUN 5K requires a significant amount of advanced planning, including the issuance of permits by Sarasota County.

WHY CANCEL YOU ASK?
The health of our athletes, volunteers, vendors, and spectators is vital to race organizers. Each year SUP & RUN 5K attracts 1,000+ runners, SUP’ers, hand cyclists and differently abled athletes from more than a dozen states. With local COVID-19 cases on the rise and no relief in sight, organizers have no confidence the county will feel comfortable issuing a large-event permit in the near future.

What now you ask? There is good news!

NEW DATE, REGISTRATION AND TRANSFERS
The race has been rescheduled for May 1, 2021. For those of you going to the Kenny Chesney concert that same night in Tampa, rest Friday – Saturday is going to be a long, but FUN day.

All race registrations have been transferred to the new date and if you are currently part of the First 100 Club, your spot is reserved there too.

There are no refunds, however you are free to gift your registration to anyone of your choosing, including a sibling or best friend you might want to see suffer through the 5K SUP and the 5K RUN! Keep in mind that we have veterans and their family members who would benefit from your donated registration. To transfer your registration, respond to this email and provide the following information for the new athlete participating or state you are donating to a veteran:

• Name
• Date of Birth
• Event choice (Run only, SUP & RUN, SUP only)
• Shirt Size (long-sleeve SPF technical shirt)
• Email address

THANK YOU!
We appreciate the support you have already shown and thank you for understanding this was a difficult decision to make. We have every intention of coming back better and stronger in 2021, delivering another unforgettable SUP & RUN 5K!

We hope this gives you something to look forward to after a long hiatus from our local race season and you will invite all of your friends and family members to SOCIALLY SMOTHER on May 1, 2021. 

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for continuing to support our veterans and for 6 years running, the mission of this race. 💛

Your SUP & RUN 5K committee,

Tom Bedford, John & Felicia Cox, Christine Davis, Chris & Christine DeLeonardo, Nancy Downs, John Kurz, Jane Molaro, Mary Nessel, Julie Petersen, Wendy Rose, Dug & Marti Stetter, Scott Ventura and Paul Wilson

Here Are Your Options:

We will transfer your registration to May 1, 2021 and look forward to having you join us. 

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you next year!

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.SUPANDRUN.com.

Description

The 6th Annual SUP & RUN 5K event will be held at Nathan Benderson Park to benefit Operation Second Chance (OSC). Take a moment to learn more about OSC here: www.OperationSecondChance.org 

The SUP & RUN 5K gives athletes three great races in one to choose from

  • 5K RUN 
  • 5K Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) OR
  • 5K SUP & 5K RUN 
    (There will be a start line mat (chip) for the combination SUP & RUN this year!)
Athletes participating in the combination SUP & RUN will run the 5K first and then hop on their paddle board for a 5K paddle around Nathan Benderson Park.  The SUP & RUN 5K draws top runners and SUP'ers who compete for cash prizes but it's our not-so-serious athletes who have the most prominent place in the event. 
 
The SUP & RUN 5K is a family style event.
 
WALKERS ARE WELCOME and encouraged to attend.
 
Why choose the SUP & RUN 5K? 
  1. Every finisher receives a custom finisher medal.
  2. The race shirts are AMAZING!
  3. AWARDS GO 6 DEEP IN EACH 5 YEAR AGE GROUP!
  4. SWAG, to quote a participant, "this race SWAG is truly head and shoulders above most races"
  5. The food & post-race celebration party is FUN! FUN! 
  6. Whoa! There is a beer garden, a SIP & RUM station and AMAZING VENDORS where you can buy really cool stuff AND... 
  7. The Athletes, Vendors, Sponsors, and Spectators: ALL CELEBRATING OUR VETERANS!

RACE DAY/TIME
Saturday, May 1, 2021

All Races Start at 8 AM sharp!

If renting a paddleboard, please arrive by 7 AM to secure your board & paddle.

2021 Packet Pick-Up Times, Dates and Locations

Thursday, April 29th | 4PM – 8PM | New Balance Stickney Point | 1872 Stickney Point Road, SARASOTA

Friday, April 30th | 4PM – 6PM | Nathan Benderson Park | 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle

Need more reasons?  Visit our Facebook page for regular updates: SUP & RUN 5K or our website: SUPandRUN.com

 

Check out this 2018 Race Day Video!

Race Contact Info

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Questions?

Enjoy these 2019 Race Photos!

Directions

5851 Nathan Benderson Circle
Nathan Benderson Park
Sarasota, FL US 34235

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