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Manatee River Run 5 Miler and RRCA State Championship

Saturday December 28th, 2019

Palmetto, FL

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The Manatee River Run 5 Miler is open to all ages and abilities.  In addition, it has been awarded RRCA State Championship status so there will be special state championship awards for the overall, masters, grand masters, senior grand masters, and veteran grand masters winners.  Age group awards will be awarded in standard 5 year age groups.  Please see FAQ for complete details.

5 mile run at 8:00 a.m. sharp. Chip timed by Florida Road Race Management. The Manatee River Run After Party follows the run with awards, door prizes, and refreshments from area restaurants for all participants and their families.  

Online registration closes 12/25/2019 at 11:59 p.m. but you may register in person at our two registration/packet pick up parties listed below.

Race morning packet pickup and registration is 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. only so please arrive early.
Sorry, no mail-in entries accepted.  However, please join us at one of our sign-up parties if you do not wish to use the online registration process. 

Early packet pick up and in person registration: 

Thursday, December 26, 2019 at Darwin Brewing Co., 803 17th Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205 (next to McKechnie Field):  5:00-8:00 p.m.

Friday, December 27, 2019 at New Balance University Park, 8204 Tourist Center Dr, Bradenton, FL 34201 (on University Parkway by Ruby Tuesday):  4:30-7:00 p.m.

Bradenton Runners Club members save $5 on online registration (discount automatically applied using your RunSignUp account at checkout). Membership must be in good standing. 

Racing Series Reminder! This is the final race in the 2019 BRC Racing Series!  It's not over until it's over!

Directions to Snead Island. From I-75: Take exit 224 and then to US 301 south. Continue west on US 301 crossing US 41 through Palmetto. US 301 becomes 10th Street. Continue on 10th Street West to Snead Island. Just after the bridge to Snead Island (In front of the Bradenton Yacht Club) to Tarpon Road, go right (north) one block and make first left. Parking will be on your left. Packet pick up and race day registration are in the parking area.  It is a half mile walk to the start so please arrive early.


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Start Location

5801 17th Street West, Palmetto, FL

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