Pinwheel 5K Run

5K, 1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, Apr 4, 2015


Sarasota, FL


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5K Run - Adult and Youth - Individual Age group/open

$30 $30 Closed

1 Mile Run/Walk - Individual Age group/open

$25 $25 Closed

Kid's Dashes - Children Under 12 years - Kids 3 - 4 years run 100 meters

$10 $15 Closed

Kid's Dashes - Children Under 12 years - Kids 5 - 6 years run 200 meters

$10 $15 Closed

Kid's Dashes - Children Under 12 years - Kids 7 - 9 years run 400 meters

$10 $15 Closed

Kid's Dashes - Children Under 12 years - Kids 10 - 12 run 800 meters

$10 $10 Closed

About This Activity

The Second Annual PINWHEEL 5K RUN/WALK is taking place at NATHAN BENDERSON PARK on Saturday, April 4, 2014, registration starts at 7:00 a.m., at the National Rowing Center, Nathan Benderson Park off of University Parkway and Cattlemen Road, Sarasota, Florida. This is a family oriented athletic event including 5K Run/Walk, One Mile Walk and Kid’s Races.

The 5K Chip Timed PINWHEEL Run/Walk route takes in the perimeter of the scenic rowing left lake at Nathan Benderson Park as does the one mile walk/run.  Kid’s races are for those children ages 3 to 12 years.  Strollers and Runners with dogs are welcome (pursuant to County ordinance - dogs should be on non-retractable leashes no longer than 6' in length).

April is designated as Child Abuse Prevention month and this event features “Pinwheels for Prevention,” part of national campaign to draw attention to and promote individual action to make children a priority. Family Partnership Center (FPC), the benefiting organization, was founded in 1994 with an unchanged mission to provide quality parenting education programs to strengthen families and prevent child abuse. FPC supports families and protects children by providing in home and group parenting education programs to address the unique needs of each family. FPC strives to provide parenting resources and tools to help children reach their full potential, safe from abuse and neglect. More information at

Event details and schedule

Registration starts at 7:00 a.m. for all events.

8:00 a.m. Kid's Dashes inlcude 3- 4 year olds run 100 meters; 5 - 6 year olds run 200 meters; 7 - 9 year olds run 400 meters; and 10 - 12 year olds run 800 meters. All children receive a crafted finisher's medal, goodie bag, shirt and their own numbered bib. Top three M/F finisher's in each heat receive a custom trophy.

9:00 a.m.  Pinwheel 5K is a chip timed 3.1 mile run up and around the Nathan Benderson Park/Rowing Center Lake with scenic views and water stops.  Strollers are ok and if running with a dog, dog must be on a non retractable 6' leash - both must start at the back of the pack, are chip timed and dogs can wear the chip.

9:30 a.m.  One-Mile Fitness Run/Walk takes place up and back along the scenic shore line of the rowing left lake.

After party with music, food and beverages and an egg/treasure hunt for kids young and old.

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