Run for the Manatees 5K & Fun Run 2015

Event Date

Sat, Feb 28, 2015


Lutz, FL

About This Activity

The LME Dads Club started Run for the Manatees in 2012 as a fundraiser and fun community event for the students, parents and faculty of Lake Magdalene Elementary, "Home of the Manatees".  This event, as well as other fundraising events, has enabled the LME Dads Club to annually donate thousands of dolalrs to the school for matching fund grant programs, classroom enhancements and campus improvements.


In addition to public educations, our partenerships with Save the Manatee Club and the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission have anabled the event to grow into an opportunity to draw attention to the plight of the Florida manatee and to help raise mich needed funds for research and conservation.

Event details and schedule

Time: 5K @8AM, 1 Mile @9AM.  Park opens at 6:30AM.

Registration: Online registration closes February 25, 2015 at 11:59PM.  Day of race registration from 6:30-7:30AM.

Park Entrance Fee: Hillsborough County Parks Department charges a fee of $2 per car, paid at the park entrance.

Awards, Division & Age Groups:  5K Top Overall & Top Masters Male & Female Awards, and 5K Medals for Standard 5-Year Age Divisions (3 Deep).

Goodies: 5K Chip Timed, Commemorative T-Shirt**, Raffle, Food, Fun, Post Race Party w/DJ, Bounce Houses, and More!  (** T-shirts gauranteed only if registered and paid by February 14, 2015.)

Course Map: Course maps are available at  Portion of the course is on grass.

Packet Pickup: Day of race packet pickup begins at 6:30AM.  Advance packet pickup will be posted at

USA Track & Field Sanctioned Event: This is event is officially sanctioned by USA Track & Field.  Therefore, due to USAT&F event rules, animals or baby strollers (or other wheeled devices) are not permitted on the race course.

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