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Overview and History -
The Bradenton Runners Club was established in 1989 to promote a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle through the sports of running and walking. Based in Bradenton, Florida, we welcome all ages and abilities to our group walks, runs, and social activities. If you want to improve your current level of fitness and enjoy great conversation, try one of our group training runs and meet some of our members. There are certified coaches and experienced runners and walkers available to help you get started as well as competitive runners to provide a challenge to those more experienced.
Following are some highlights of our club:
Weekly Group Runs -
Several group runs are held each week, including Tuesday evenings, Thursday mornings, Saturday mornings, and Sunday mornings. Click here or on the menu item to the left for more detailed information on group runs.
Club Races -
In addition to our weekly group runs, the BRC hosts three races each year.
De Soto Grand Parade 5k - This 5k race is held just before the DeSoto Grand Parade in late April. The course starts on Old Main in downtown Bradenton before going out and back on Manatee Avenue. Because it starts ahead of the grand parade, you're running in front of thousands of people along the route.
Turkey Trot - The Turkey Trot is our 'Give to Run' race. This race asks participants for donations, which are then passed on to two local charities. This is a well-attended event and the weather is usually beautiful that time of year.
Manatee River Run RRCA-FL State Championship 5 Miler - This 5-mile race is a Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) State Championship race held in Emerson Preserve on Snead Island in Palmetto at the end of December. It's a fun and popular race that includes both trail and road running.
The Bradenton Runners Club College Scholarship and Running Camp Financial Aid Programs provide two additional ways that we invest in and give back to our local community. These programs recognize, reward, and encourage our local student runners who pursue not only athletic, but academic goals.
Social Events -
The BRC holds several social events every year. The Fall Beach Party welcomes everyone back to the area and kicks off the running season with a picnic at Coquina Beach. The Annual Awards Banquet in February wraps up the season and celebrates the achievements of our members during the previous year. Click on the club calendar for more details.
The sections below illustrate the various levels of membership that we offer as well as a list of the current club officers.
Memberships include a free BRC car magnet as part of their annual membership. You may purchase discounted club merchandise from our online Store.
NOTE: Magnets are NOT automatically shipped to you. They may be picked up once a month at the BRC monthly board meetings or at one of our runs. Please email email@example.com to arrange picking up your magnet at a monthly board meeting.
A family membership is offered to families or those living within the same household. Note that free BRC magnets only extend to the primary member and one additional. All members are entitled to membership discounts on race participation.
Family Memberships receive two (2) free BRC car magnets. Discounted club merchandise may be purchased from our online Store.
NOTE: BRC magnets are NOT automatically shipped to you. Magnets may be picked up once a month a the BRC monthly board meetings or at one of our runs. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange picking up your magnet at a monthly board meeting.
A student membership is offered to those individuals enrolled in middle school, high school, or full time college programs.
Student Memberships receive one (1) free BRC car magnet as part of their annual membership. Discounted club merchandise may be purchased from our online Store.
NOTE: Magnets are NOT automatically shipped to you. Free magnets can be picked up once a month at the BRC monthly board meetings or at one of our runs. Please email email@example.com to arrange picking up your magnet at a monthly board meeting.
|Bob Lathrop||Vice President|
|Tom Orehowsky||Board Member|
|Hans Hollinsworth||Board Member|
|Glen Muirhead||Board Member|
|Christina Conlon||Board Member|
If you have any questions about this club, click the button below.
As a member of this club, you can get discounts for the following races: