SPRINGFEST 2014 - 5K & 12K
Mar 1 2014
Enjoy the Springfest 5K as a walk with family or run the 12K for ‘your best time’! Spend a glorious March morning on beautiful Palmer Ranch. Come out to Sawyer Loop on Saturday, March 1, for the 7:30am start to Springfest 5K and 12K. Put your healthy New Year’s resolutions into practice! Lace up and get moving!
Last year’s 791 Springfest participants were from 20 states and 7 foreign countries. The ages ranged from 5 to 81 years young. Two hundred and eight runners made up family teams and several large companies hosted employee groups. Springfest offers discounts to local school running programs. The Springfest runs benefit the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Youth programs with 100% of the race registrations supporting local initiatives.
Springfest 5K, 3.1 miles, can be a run or a great time for a family walk together! The 5K is a perfect multi-generational activity, a great foundation for building family recreational time, and an entry into the sport of running.
Both the 5K and 12K Springfest course wind through the residential roads of Palmer Ranch, starting in Wellington Chase and flowing into The Hamptons. While the 5K course loops back, the 12K - 7.45 mile course continues south through Stonebridge, Turtle Rock, and then, back north up the beautiful Legacy Trail.
Both groups start and finish at Sawyer Loop on the Springfest site, perfect for partaking in the post-race brunch and awards ceremony. Pack a bag to stay the day, enjoying a community day filled with great food, local businesses, farmers market, egg hunts, and relaxing by listening to music of the Venturas.
Register by January 31 for the discount and receive the guarantee of a tech shirt. New Balance Sarasota on Stickney Point will be hosting the Packet Pickup Party on Friday, February 28 from 3-7pm, a super time to get your Springfest shirt and information plus any last minute run essentials.
Whether you choose to walk in the 5K with your family or run as fast as you can in the 12K, everyone places at SPRINGFEST, March 1! Lots more information on the Springfest website, go to www.SarasotaSpringfest.com.