Professionally chip timed, the Shark's Tooth 10K is a USATF certified single-loop course from the Venice Airport Festival Grounds, through neighborhoods, along the beach-front road, into Caspersen Beach Park, and returning along the Venetian Waterway Trail to the Festival Grounds.
The Shark's Tooth 10K has grown to be one of the premier running events of the Suncoast and will be limited to 800 registrants. Register early as the event sold out in 2014.
Each participant will receive a custom Shark’s Tooth 10K Finisher’s Medal, premium post-race party, and complimentary entry on race day with race bib into the 23rd Annual Shark's Tooth Festival.
Visit www.SharksTooth10K.com for more information.
Event details and schedule
Shark's Tooth 10K Bling: ALL finishers will receive the custom Shark’s Tooth 10K Finisher's Medal
New-Custom Embroidered Running Hat Option: New this year you can choose to receive a Shark's Tooth 10K New Balance, short-sleeve, tech shirt or the new Shark's Tooth 10K custom embroidered running hat (sample pictured below) with your registration. Or, for only $10 more, you can choose the "Premium" registration and receive BOTH the shirt and hat.
Shirt Deadline: Register by 3/17/2015 to have the great fitting New Balance tech shirt in the style and size you selected available at packet pick up. After this date, we will try our best to provide the shirt size you select but sizes will be limited to the supply on hand.
Packet Pick Up: Advance packet pick up details will be announced. Race morning packet pick up is from 5:30 to 7:00 a.m. at the Venice Airport Festival Grounds. Shark's Tooth 10K starts at 7:15 a.m. and the Walker Category starts approximately 5 minutes later.
Walker Category: For participants who will COMPLETE and COMPETE as a Walker. If you will mostly walk but intend to run or jog some, please do NOT register as a Walker. Walker participants will be issued a distinct race bib & start 5 minutes after the open field. Although not a judged racewalk competition, one foot must be in contact with the ground at all times & there will be monitors on the course. Running or jogging will be basis for disqualification. Visit Website for details.
Parking: Plenty of parking is available on-site; however, vehicular traffic outbound from the Festival Grounds (Shark's Tooth 10K site) may be delayed once the race begins until the last runner crosses the finish line. We anticipate normal outbound traffic will resume by 9:15 a.m. If you plan on leaving prior to 9:15 a.m., to avoid possible delays please utilize off-site parking at Grace United Methodist Church at the corner of Field Avenue and Avenida del Circo less than 1 mile from the start.
The Course:Predominantly on prepared surfaces: asphalt and concrete. A small portion to and from the festival grounds and in Caspersen Beach Park is on graded, crushed shell drives and packed trails. Please be aware and considerate of other runners and walkers for the safety of other participants, you, and your children if choosing to use a jogging stroller.
Course Time Restrictions: Runners, joggers and walkers are welcome. You must be able to complete the 6.2 course maintaining just under17 minutes per mile. The finish line will close at 9:05 a.m.
Please, NO PETS: Pets are not permitted on the festival grounds.
I-Pods, MP3's, etc.: For the safety of all participants, volunteers and spectators, the use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this race. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, the Shark’s Tooth 10K encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of the Shark’s Tooth 10K. Police and volunteers monitor the roads and intersections for your safety but roads are not closed to vehicular traffic.
Male and Female Overall, Youth (14 and under), Masters, Grandmasters, Senior Grand-masters, and Veteran Grandmasters (70+) (based on gun time)
Age Groups: year age-group awards 3 deep from 12 & under, 13-14, then 5 year groups 15-19, etc. to 80 & over (based on chip/net time)
Walker Category Awards Male and Female 39 & under and Male and Female 40 & over (gun time from the Walker start time)