RACE Help us celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday & National Read Across America Day by donating a new or gently-used book to benefit school libraries in need. Donations can be dropped off anytime at Manatee's Media Center or morning of race.
COURSE 5K starting at Manatee Elementary School on Viera Blvd in Viera. This flat scenic course runs along Tavistock Rd to Fran Jamieson Blvd and returns to Manatee Elementary School via the sufficiently wide sidewalk.
LOCATION Manatee Elementary School 3425 Viera Blvd Viera, FL 32940
PACKET PICK UP Manatee Elementary School Friday, March 3rd 5:30PM-6:30PM in the Manatee Elementary front lobby and beginning at 6:30 am on race day.
DAY OF EVENT SCHEDULE 6:30 am – Registration Opens 7:30 am – Race Start 9:00 am Free Kid’s Fun Run - ages 6 & under
Early Registration: Through Feb. 21 Children under 18 $15/Adults $23 Timely Registration: Feb 22-March 3 Children under 18 $20/Adults $27 Day of Race Children under 18 $25/Adults $30
SHIRTS Only pre-registered runners that successfully complete the registration and payment process are guaranteed a free race shirt.
AWARDS Overall Male & Female Top Female and Male Masters (40+) Top 3 male and female age groups will receive awards. Age groups include 7 & under, 8-9, 10-11, 12-14, 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+
An award will be given to the mid pack runner.
PROCEEDS Proceeds and donations go directly to Manatee Elementary School PTO for capital improvements. Proceeds for the 2017 race will go towards shading for the playground.
TIMING & SCORING This is a chip timed event where all participants receive a chip that is attached to the back of the bib. It's very important that you wear your bib.
How long is the course? 5K is 3.1 miles
How will I be timed? There will be a clock and all participants will have a chip attached to the back of the bib number. There will also be a clock at the finish line to view your time.
May I particpate in a Seuss Costume? Yes, we would love for our participants to enjoy showing off their Seuss Spirit on the race course.
Can I participate in the event with my dog? Sorry, as much as we love our pets too, the safety of participants is our main concern. Therefore, we do not allow pets on the course.
I will be out of town on race day and not able to participate. Can I get my money returned? We appreciate your race registration. As the race brochure states, we are unable to issue refunds. We are not in a position to credit your credit card or issue checks.
Will the race be held if it's raining? The race is a "rain or shine" event. All participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather, such as in a rain coat or hat. Umbrellas can pose a safety hazard to others, so please do not bring them.
Can I get a refund? We have a strict NO REFUND policy.