Sat March 11, 2023 Directions


SMA Rise and Run 5K

7:30AM EST - 11:00AM EST High School students 15-18 can sign up for $20 (20th anniversary)

Family and Friends Fun 1 Mile Walk

7:30AM EST - 11:00AM EST Walking at your own pace:)
Friends, Veterans & Alumni of Sarasota Military Academy

Founders Team Virtual

In celebration of SMA's 20 Years, and to honor Mr. Kennedy who was a driving force behind the founding of the school, we hope you will join us, from wherever you are, to run 5K or walk 1 mile.


Sarasota Military Academy Rise & Run 5K (1 Mile Walk)

BEAUTIFUL Closed-Safe Course

Welcome to the Sarasota Military Academy (SMA) Rise & Run. This year SMA celebrates 20 years equipping cadets with the skills, values, and education that will enable them to lead productive and fulfilling lives.

Founded in 2002, Sarasota Military Academy is a nonprofit, tuition-free, public charter school with two unique campuses offering quality academics, character building, and leadership development to students in grades 6-12. A generation leading with integrity.

This year's Rise and Run event, will be on Saturday, March 11, at Bayside Church in Bradenton, FL at 7:30 am. (Same location as last year)
There will be several give aways, that everyone will have a chance to win.
Area Pies, Gluten Free option, Gift cards and other cool stuff 

Participants can pre-register online NO DAY OF REGISTRATION
REGISTRATION / PACKET PICK UP: Wed 3/8 at New Balance Sarasota
1872 Stickney Point Road, Sarasota * 4 pm to 7 pm
Race Day packet pickup starting 6:30am

AWARDS/Age Groups 3 deep
 Under-10, 11-13,14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49
50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85 & above
*The above are Medallions, 1st - 3rd for each Male/Female

Awards for:
First Place Female Overall Winner
First Place Male Overall Winner
First Place Female Masters Winner
First Place Male Masters Winner
First Place Female Grandmasters Winner
First Place Male Grandmasters Winner
First Place Female Senior Grandmasters Winner
First Place Male Senior Grandmasters Winner
First Place Female Veteran Grandmasters Winner
First Place Male Veteran Grandmasters Winner

If you have any questions, please contact the Race Director, Nicholas Mihailoff, at

Please visit the SMA website at for more information.  On behalf of our entire SMA family, thank you for your support and interest in joining us for this event!

SMA Parent and Race Director

Nicholas Mihailoff

Sponsor Form

Your support will go directly to enhance programs and our cadets in and outside the classrooms. If you would like to support, donate, or sponsor this event, please complete the attached form and make your check payable to: Sarasota Military Academy and please put “5k Event” in the memo portion of the check. All donations are appreciated!


Race Contact Info

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


15800 FL-64, Bradenton, FL 34212

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