Conquistador Half Marathon/5k/1 Mile Fun Run

6am-12pm. a BRAND NEW 5K race….One of the most challenging 5K’s on the Florida Gulf Coast. Race will start in scenic downtown Bradenton where you will immediately head to the first of the two bridge challenges, up over the Green Bridge into Beautiful Palmetto, run along the Riverside to immediately return for the 2nd bridge…

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2017 Cycle of Life

6am-4pm. This year, the COL is bigger and better than ever! Our weekend of Life Celebration has a great line up of events and will commence with a Kickoff Dinner on Friday night for riders, friends, family, and community members. The two day ride will start and finish at Nathan Benderson park with an overnight…

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Quit Your Way: Tools to Quit Smoking

5:30-7:30pm. Join SMH and AHEC for an informational talk on how to successfully quit smoking. The in-person option of Tobacco Free Florida’s 3 Free & Easy Ways to Quit, the class also prepares attendees with free tools to quit smoking. Sarasota Memorial Health Care Center at Heritage Harbour, 1040 River Heritage Blvd., Bradenton. RSVP is…

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Ghost 5K Run and Poker Walk

9am. Compete alongside your dog in the fourth annual ghost 5K run, benefiting the Robinson Hearts and Minds Foundation. There will be a human-only 5K competitive run followed by a 5K chip-timed Doggie Run for you and your pet. The first dogs to finish will win an award. Fourth Avenue and 12th Street West, Old…

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Eco Fitness Scavenger Hunt

8am-10am. Grab your running and nature friends, or fly solo, and come on out to Robinson Preserve for Manatee County Parks & Natural Resources’ first Eco Fitness Scavenger Run! You’ll solve a series of ecological clues that will lead you to various locations around the preserve. Once you arrive at those locations, you’ll be expected…

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Boo Run 5k

8:30am. Part of the 2017 lwr triple challenge that includes the boo run 5k, tidewell turkey trot 5k & jingle run 5k. this is a family-oriented race with a costume contest and awards! Lakewood Ranch Main Street, 8100 Lakewood Main St, Bradenton. For more information, visit lakewoodranchrunningclub.com/boo-run-5k.

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Tampa Bay Strongman Classic

11am-7pm. The largest strongman show in the southeast is back for its 6th year. The show will be once again benefit the at-risk and foster children of tri-county area, through the Eckerd Raising Hope organization. Quaker Steak and Lube, 10400 49th St N, Clearwater. Free to attend with a donation of new socks, underwear, shoes…

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Tough Mudder

7am-11pm. Clear Springs Ranch, 40 minutes east of Tampa, is home to Tough Mudder Central Florida Presented by Merrell. It may be far from the coast, but this course is all about waves. The landscape in lush Clear Springs is a sea of green, pushing you up steep inclines one second, down into narrow trails…

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Care 2 Tri 5k

7am. Inaugural 5k, 1 mile fun run and Wheelchair push. Brought to you by Care2Tri and the Sarasota Storm Triathlon Club. Age group awards, great food and family fun are all in the store. Race day sign up at 6:30am. Crossfit Lakewood Ranch, 5261 Paylor Ln, Sarasota. Visit RunSignUp.com to register.

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The Beer Mile Relay

4pm. A slightly different version of this running and drinking phenomenon! Come see if you’ve got what it takes for your team to wear this coveted crown! There will also be a solo race for those savages trying to beat their personal best time. “For the uninitiated, an official beer mile race is four quarter-mile…

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