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Location: Bradenton, FL US 34206-1606
Group Runs

TUESDAY NIGHT RUN

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Meet in front of the downtown Bradenton branch of Manatee Country Library. Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. West (1st Ave. W), Bradenton, FL

Route: The run travels over the green bridge, down the pier and through Palmetto then back over the bridge.

Routes up to 6 miles are available. All paces welcome, from walking to very fast.

This is the club’s largest training run and your best bet to find someone who runs your pace. Running and walking coaches as well as experienced runners are almost always in attendance to answer training and racing questions. Restrooms and water fountains are available in the library. Many go out for refreshments after the run at one of the downtown Bradenton establishments.

Contact: events@bradentonrunnersclub.com

 

THURSDAY NIGHT TRACK

Time:  6:00 p.m. (group dynamic warm up at 6:00 p.m., arrive earlier to run/walk some warm up laps)

Location:  Manatee High School track.  Use this address for directional/GPS purposes only (this is NOT the school's main address): 1113 32nd St W, Bradenton, FL 34205.  Enter track parking lot from 32nd St W between 11th Ave W and 13th Ave W. 

Coach Rae Ann will be there early so you may arrive as early as 5:45 p.m. to warm up, change, use restroom, etc. We start dynamic warm up as a group at 6:00 p.m.  All paces and abilities are welcome.  You may do the workout provided or do your own thing.  You must be a current BRC member to participate in this group run due to insurance.  Everyone must sign a waiver one time at the track in order to use the track.

REMINDER: There are no outside water fountains at MHS so please bring plenty of your own water.

Track etiquette includes:

  • Warm up, cool down, and do all recovery jogs in outer lanes. 
  • Save lane 1 for fast running only.
  • If you hear someone yell “TRACK!” that means they are alerting you to please move from that lane so you don’t get run over and/or cause injury to others. 
  • No headphones in lanes 1 or 2 since you cannot hear what is going on around you.
  • No strollers, bikes, or wheels of any kind.
  • No pets.

Road Runners Club of America has a great article on etiquette: https://www.rrca.org/education/etiquette-for-runners

Contact:  Coach Rae Ann - coach@runnergirl.com


SATURDAY MORNING RUN

Time: 8:00 a.m.

Location: Coquina Gulfside Park South

Route: Run around Coquina Beach area. Routes up to 6 miles are available.

The Saturday morning location is an out-and-back route ideal for all levels of runners and walkers. The course runs on the asphalt path of the Coquina Gulfside Trail which parallels the beach, winds through the roads of the Cortez Fishing Village, across the Cortez Bridge and through local neighborhoods.

Directions: Come to Coquina Gulfside Park South on the west side of Gulf Dr. South, located at the Coquina Beach stop of the Longboat Key Trolley. This is the same entrance for the Coquina Beach Cafe. Meet in the parking lot. Restrooms, water fountains and beach showers are available.

There is usually a group that goes to breakfast after the run, so bring a change of clothes.

Contact: events@bradentonrunnersclub.com

 

SUNDAY MORNING RUN

Time: 7:00 a.m.

Location: Manatee County Beach Park – Holmes Beach

Route: The whole route is on Anna Maria Island with beautiful beach and Gulf views and a BRC-provided water/sports drink stop. Routes up to 11 miles are available. All paces welcome, from walking to very fast.

This is one of the club’s larger training groups and a good opportunity to find a running partner for a longer run. Coaches and experienced runners are almost always in attendance to answer training and racing questions.

Restrooms, water fountains and beach showers are available.

There is usually a group that goes to breakfast after the run so bring a change of clothes.

Directions: Head West on SR 64 [Manatee Ave W] and park in the parking lot when you come to a dead end. Meet in the middle of the parking lot behind the Anna Maria Island Beach Café.

Contact: events@bradentonrunnersclub.com

 

OTHER RUNS

In addition to the Coquina Beach and AMI runs, you will often find a number of BRC runners in Robinson Preserve on both weekend days, some starting at the main (north) entrance at the end of 17th Ave, others starting at the parking lot at the south end of Robinson Preserve where it meets Manatee Avenue. Start times vary depending on the season.  If you have questions, visit our Facebook page or email us at events@bradentonrunnersclub.com

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