De Soto Grand Parade 5K - 17th Annual

Sat April 24, 2021 Bradenton, FL 34205 US Directions
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REGISTRATION OPEN for 2021 IN-PERSON DeSoto Grand Parade 5K

17th Annual De Soto Grand Parade 5K (live race)

6:00PM EDT We ARE having the Race! Both the Parade and 5K are permitted so REGISTER NOW and join us for the Run before the Parade
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Place
427 12th St W.
Bradenton, FL US 34205
Description

WE ARE HAVING THE RACE!!! (Updated 4/8/21)

 

Register by midnight April 14th to be sure to get the 2021 edition race shirt! Registrations after April 14 will receive a past event shirt.

Our race depends on the parade so if by chance the parade gets cancelled then this live event will automatically become a virtual event.

The run BEFORE the parade! 75,000+ cheering spectators along beautiful, tree-lined, Manatee Avenue make this a unique 5k experience.

Runners will race an out-and-back course along the route of the Hernando de Soto Historical Society Heritage Festival Grand Parade on Manatee Avenue down to around 37th St W and back to downtown Old Main. This is one of the most spectacular parades in the southeastern United States. The start and finish line are directly in front of O'Bricks Grille.

Register by April 14th to guarantee a shirt.

Located on Downtown Main St This Year!
-Runners & Walkers Welcome!
-Chip timed
-Water stops
-Pre-race warm-up provided by Anytime Fitness
-Port-o-lets & pre-race water available in race area prior to start
-Awards for overall finishers and all age Group Awards (available for pick-up as results post): Overall, Masters 40+, Grand Masters 50+, Senior Grand Masters 60+, Veteran Grand Masters 70+; 3 deep in age groups 9 & Under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19 & 5 year age groups 20-24 to 80+
-Premium Shirts (Unisex, Ladies)
-Lots of Parking (3rd/12th Lot, Parking Structures and More)
-Water misters on the course and at the finish line!

After party will be located again at Darwin Brewing Company and Taproom. All runners of age will receive a free craft beer with the special tear off from their bibs. They will have great food and live music so come on out and enjoy!

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Want to save $$$ and be apart of a fun club?!

Sign up for the Bradenton Runners Club and save $5 off this race (and others).
          SIGN UP FOR BRC HERE!!! (before you register for race)         
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DUE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING, WE ARE ENCOURAGING EVERYONE TO GET THEIR PACKETS/REGISTER IN ADVANCE. YOU CAN HAVE FRIENDS PICK UP PACKETS FOR YOU IF NEEDED. THANKS!

Packet Pick-Up Information
Thursday April 22nd, 5-8pm, 3 Keys Brewery
Friday April 23rd, 5-8pm, Darwin Brewing Company

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  • Volunteer Note:  We are currently seeking volunteers.  Please visit our Volunteer link for a more detailed description of where we need help and when.  Without you, there can be no race!  (Students in need of volunteer hours for scholarships are eligible and will receive a signed letter from the club verifying hours.)

So where does your money go???
Your money (after race expenses are deducted) go to support local student running athletes. The De Soto Grand Parade 5k benefits the Bradenton Runners Club student athletic program which awards scholarships to high school seniors and financial aid to students wishing to attend summer running camps.  Please visit our website www.bradentonrunnersclub.com for more information.  We are 100% non-profit and our races are supported 100% by volunteers.

Enjoy a beer for a bib, compliments of Darwin Brewing Company! 

Following the race, please join us for an additional post-race celebration at Darwin Brewing company for a refreshing craft brew.  Darwin Brewing Company is hosting a race after party following the De Soto Grand Parade 5K! Darwin will give all race runners a "Beer for a Bib," just bring your race bib tear off strip to the brewery after the race. (This offer is only applicable on race day.)

Parking

Manatee Ave. closes off for the parade at 5:30 p.m. so BRC suggests runners be prepared to arrive by 5:00 p.m.

Lots of Parking (3rd/12th Lot, Parking Structures and More)

(If planning to go to Darwins right after the race it might be good to park on the south side of Manatee and walk over, that way you can drive there easily)

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