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Type: Run Only, Run or Run/Walk
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Event Time Price Details
Conquistador Half Marathon SPECIAL PRICING
Time
6:30AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT
Price
$75
Price increases October 8, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT
Conquistador 5K SPECIAL PRICING
Time
7:00AM EDT - 8:00AM EDT
Price
$30
Price increases October 8, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT
Conquistador 1 Mile Fun Run SPECIAL PRICING
Time
8:00AM EDT - 8:30AM EDT
Price
$10
Price increases October 8, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT
Place
101 Old Main Street
Start at the Corner of 1st Avenue/Barcarrota Ave (in front of Bradenton City Hall)
Bradenton, FL US 34205
Description

SIGN UP BEFORE October 1st TO SECURE YOUR SHIRT SIZE!!!!

Bradenton Area Conquistador Half Marathon / 5K / 1 Mile FUNRUN

Prices above reflect special pricing for a limited time!  DON'T WAIT!

Register now to secure your space in Manatee County's one & only 13-miler in gorgeous Manatee County. A Hernando DeSoto Historical Society Signature Event. The fun kicks off at 6:30am in downtown Bradenton. As the course proceeds to Manatee Avenue, the Green Bridge challenge begins. Run over the mile-wide Manatee River, through historic Palmetto then back over the bridge. Continue along Bradenton's main thoroughfare before turning onto Riverview Boulevard to gape at the stately waterfront homes. A couple more turns until you finish in downtown Bradenton, just before the start of the Farmer’s Market! Post-race hospitality will be top notch, complete with beer/champagne/bloody Mary tent and recovery fuel (i.e. tasty food).

Or if 13.1 miles is not your style, try the challenging 5K bridge run!!!

This year we have added a BRAND NEW 5K race. One of the most challenging 5K’s on the Florida Gulf Coast. The race will start in scenic downtown Bradenton where you will immediately face the first of two bridge challenges, over the Green Bridge into Beautiful Palmetto, run along the Riverside to return for the 2nd bridge challenge as you head to the finish line. ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE??! Be part of the 1st Conquistador 5K! 

All Finishers will receive a Long Sleeve Tech Shirt, Finisher's Medal and entrance into the Post-Race Beer Garden where you will be able to try a custom-brewed craft beer from local favorite, Darwin Brewing Company.  In addition to Mimosas, Bloody Mary's and Budweiser sponsored by our very own Desoto GOATS!!

P.S. Don't forget the 1 mile FUN RUN. The 1 mile Fun Run will meander you along Bradenton's beautiful Riverwalk returning to the race expo area to pick up your finisher's medal.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

  • Half Marathon starts at 6:30AM 
  • 5K Starts at 7:00AM
  • 1 Mile Fun Run starts at 8:00AM

Bradenton Municipal Center / City Hall - 101 12th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205

So, START TRAINING and GET SIGNED UP ASAP!  Prices increase October 8th, 2017.

Be a part of the 2nd Annual Conquistador Half Marathon (formerly the Bradenton Area Half Marathon) or the FIRST 5K!!! We are looking forward to seeing you out here!

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The first glimpse of the 3D spinning medal for the Half Marathon Participants

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Conquistador Half Race Course 13.1 Course Map

Race starts promptly at 6:30am in DT Bradenton!  We believe in getting the dirty work out of the way early in the game which means the first mile will find you traveling over the Green Bridge into beautiful Palmetto, making a short run along the Riverside to return back over the bridge to head towards the scenic Riverview Blvd.  The race will finish in DT Bradenton where you will be treated to recovery food and Beer/Champagne/Bloody Mary Garden area. 

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Conquistador 5K Course Map

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 challenge….up over the Green Bridge into Beautiful Palmetto, run along the Riverside to immediately return for the 2nd bridge challenge to lead you to the finish line. ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE??! You will be awarded with a Tech race shirt, beautiful Medal and access to the Beer/Champagne tent.

Be part of the 1st Conquistador 5K!

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Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at the Conquistador Half Marathon / 5K / 1 mile Fun Run.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.

Send-a-Cheer

  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

The Conquistador Half Marathon / 5K / 1 mile Fun Run is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

Note:
- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy
Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Questions?
FAQ

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THE RACES?

You can register for the either the Half Marathon or 1 Mile Fun Run at select Fit2Run locations or by visiting our registration page.

HOW DO I KNOW I’M REGISTERED?

When you registered you created an account with runsignmeup.com.Once you’re logged in, it will show you the races you are registered for.Don’t remember your login? No problem, just run on over to the “Forgot Password” section to retrieve your information.

WILL I RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL?

Yes, your confirmation email will come directly from runsignmeup.com

WHAT DOES MY REGISTRATION FEE COVER?

Your registration fee covers your race entry which includes your timing bib, tech-shirt, entry to the Beer, Bloody Mary and Mimosa Garden (21 & Up) and goodie bag.Half Marathon/5K and 1 mile fun registrants that finish the race will also receive a finisher’s medal.

CAN I REGISTER ON RACE DAY?

Yes – however we strongly encourage pre-race registration to ensure shirts and medal counts.

HOW DO I GET A REFUND IF I CANNOT ATTEND?

Registrations will not be refunded under any circumstances. If you are unable to attend, please contact us.


HOW DO I GET MY RACE PACKET?

Packets will be available for pickup on Thursday, October 12th and Friday, October 13th at Fit2Run UTC from 12-1pm and 4-8pm.

Packet Pick Up Party at Darwin’s on Wednesday October 11th from 6pm-8pm!

CAN I PICK MY RACE PACKET UP ON RACE MORNING?

Yes, there will be race day pick-up available.

CAN SOMEONE ELSE PICK MY RACE PACKET UP FOR ME?

Yes, you can have someone else pick up your packet.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I LOSE MY RACE BIB/ TIMING CHIP?

The timing chip will be secured to the back of your race bib. If you lose your bib/chip, just get to the registration booth as soon as you can and we can get you another one.

DOES THE RACE HAVE CORRALS?

Yes! There will be corrals near the race start/finish line only. The course will be properly barricaded and coned but will not have corrals along the race course.

DOES THE RACE HAVE PACE GROUPS?

YES – we will have Pace groups thank to our Fit2Run Runners!

WHERE CAN WE PARK FOR THE EVENT?

Bradenton City Hall and the surrounding parking garages are great options.  There will also be parking available at the Bradenton RiverWalk.

WHERE DOES THE RACE START AND FINISH?

The Race will Start and Finish on Barcarrota Blvd. near Bradenton’s City Hall.

WHAT ARE THE EVENT START TIMES?

The Half Marathon will start at 6:30AM

The 5K will start at 7:00AM

The 1 Mile Fun Run will start at 8:00AM.

WHAT IS NOT ALLOWED ON THE COURSE?

Pets and strollers/wagons and bikes will not be allowed on the Half Marathon Course.

Pets and strollers/wagons will be allowed on the 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run Course.


IS THERE A “BAG CHECK” AVAILABLE?

Yes, we will have a bag check available at the start and finish line.

DOES THE EVENT HAVE HEADPHONE POLICY?

We will have some entertainment along the course, however you can wear headphones. 

WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE ON RACE MORNING?

Please try to arrive at the race site no later than 6:00AM for the Half and 6:30AM for the 5K (the early the better!). We encourage you to come at least an hour early to ensure you have plenty of time to get parked, checked in and lined up.

IS THERE A TIME LIMIT FOR EACH EVENT?

Half Marathon – The road needs to be opened and the finish line taken down by 10:30AM. Anyone still running after this time will not have their time recorded.

5K – The road needs to be reopened by 9:30AM.  Anyone still running after this time will not have their time recorded.

WHERE WILL THE WATER STATIONS, MEDICAL AID STATIONS AND PORT-O LETS BE LOCATED ON THE COURSE?

Water stations, port-o-lets and medical aid will be available in numerous locations throughout the course as well as at the starting and turnaround points.

HOW MANY WATER STATIONS WILL BE ON THE COURSE?

There are 7 water stations along the course providing water, gatorade and gel shots serving runners on their outgoing and incoming run. There will also be one water station at the turnaround of the 1 Mile Fun Run.

IS CHIP TIME OR GUN TIME USED TO DETERMINE AWARDS?

Chip timing will be provided by Lakeshore Athletic Services of Chicago, IL. They coordinate multiple races around the world and we are thrilled to have their expertise on site!  They will be clocking finisher’s as they cross the finish line to provide fast, accurate results.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE AN ISSUE WITH MY TIME AFTER THE RACE?

I guess you should have run faster or maybe trained harder? Just Kidding! Whether this is your 1st or 50th race, we want to ensure you have a great experience. If you feel, you have an issue with your time, please head to the registration area on site. A race coordinator and a representative from Lakeshore Athletics will look into the issue.


WHAT ARE THE AGE GROUPS FOR AWARDS?

Age groups for the Half Marathon are as follows:
10-13, 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-75, 75-79, 80+

 

WHEN AND WHERE ARE THE AWARDS CEREMONIES?

Half Marathon awards will begin at 9:00am.

5K awards will begin immediately following the Half Marathon.

ARE PETS AND KIDS STROLLERS ALLOWED ON THE COURSE?

Pets and Strollers will be allowed on the Conquistador 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run course only!


IS THIS EVENT RAISING MONEY FOR A CHARITY?

Sure is! We’re raising money for the Conquistador Historical Foundation. This Foundation supports Manatee County through various Grants and Scholarships. The Foundation has given over $750,000 away since 2000!

HOW DO I DONATE TO THIS CHARITY?

During online registrations, you will have the option to give to this wonderful charity. The suggested donation is $5, but you can certainly enter any amount you’d like. We will also be participating in the Giving Challenge in September, so please keep us in mind!

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