39th Annual Sandy Claws Beach Run 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run

5K, 1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, Dec 12, 2015


Sarasota, FL


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Running-5K - Individual Age group/Adult, ages 18 and up

$25 $25 Closed

Running-5K - Individual Age group/Youth, ages 17 and under

$20 $25 Closed

Running-1 Mile - Individual Age group/open

$20 $20 Closed

Family-5K or 1-Mile - Family (2 adults, 2 youth in same household)

$70 $70 Closed

About This Activity

The 39th Annual Sandy Claws Beach Run 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run returns to beautiful Siesta Beach, Best Beach in the USA! The brilliant white, pure quartz sand is hard-packed allowing for a fast pace or enjoy a leisurely pace and enjoy a tranquil morning along the shore with perhaps, dolphins playing in the gulf. This race, sponsored by Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources and Drs. Anderson and Brannan-DOCs, is sanctioned by the Manasota Track Club and chip-timed. Pre-registered runners have their choice of a wicking or 100% cotton long-sleeve highly-collectible event t-shirt.Take advantage of pre- and post-race kinesiology taping then enjoy the post-race party with music, holiday-themed costume contest, raffle prizes, holiday photo op, food and beverages. Custom awards to overall categories and age group winners. Impressive trophies to 1st-3rd place and fabulous ribbons to 4th-6th place. Proceeds benefit Summer in the Parks’ Adopt-A-Camper scholarship program. Join us for early packet pickup on Thursday, Dec. 10, 3-6 p.m. at New Balance Sarasota, 1872 Stickney Point Road. See you at the beach!

Event details and schedule

Get your Sandy Claws on:

  • Pre-registered runners receive the highly collectible long-sleeve event shirt in your choice of wicking or 100% cotton and goody bag. Race day registrants receive event shirts while supplies last.
  • Custom trophies are awarded to male and female overall, master, grandmaster, senior grandmaster, veteran.
  • Age group winners 1st-3rd place receive custom trophies and 4th-6th place receive custom ribbons.
  • All Fun Run participants receive ribbons.
  • Kinesiology taping pre and post race.
  • Holiday-themed costume contest.
  • Holiday photo op - remember your camera!
  • Raffle prizes.


Thursday, Dec. 10

  • Early packet pick-up 4-7 p.m. at New Balance Sarasota, 1872 Stickney Point Road 

 Saturday, Dec. 12

  • Race day registration: 7-8:15 a.m.
  • Packet pick-up: 7-8:20 a.m.
  • Kinesiology taping: 7-9:30 a.m. by Siesta Key Sports & Sports Physical Therapy
  • One-mile Fun Run start: 8 a.m.
  • 5K start: 8:20 a.m.
  • Holiday-themed costume contest: 9:35 a.m.

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