Sat March 27, 2021 Directions
Chase the Raider

Rise & Run 5k

$30 7:30AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Price increases after October 31, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Sarasota Military Academy Raiders Rise & Run 5k



Hello! We are cadets at the Sarasota Military Academy. We are athletes in the JROTC sport of Raiders, also known as the SMA Raiders.  Raiders can best be described as an extreme adventurer sport made up of a team often.  The team competes in events involving running, obstacles, backpacks, and other types of competitive activities/weights.  SMA Raider has enjoyed a long history of championships.  We are currently Florida District/State Champions (and have been for the last 10 years) and National Champions (for the 3 years).

In 2017, we hosted our inaugural 5k Rise and Run event, which was orchestrated by our cadets to help us launch our middle school program, the SMA Junior Raiders. In an effort to continuously support our entire Raiders program, we are excited to announce our 3rd Annual Rise and Run 5k, which will be on 3/27, 2021, at Bayside Church in Bradenton, FL at 7:30 am.

Participants can pre-register online or on the day of the event for $35 per person
PACKET PICK UP: Wed., March 24th at New Balance Sarasota,
1872 Stickney Point Road, Sarasota * 4 pm to 7 pm
Race Day registration/packet pickup 6:30am

AWARDS/Age Groups
8 and Under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49
50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 and Over
*The above are Medallions, 1st - 3rd for each Male/Female (102 total Medallions)
Then we did Trophies for: (10 Total)
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 or concerns, please contact 941-223-4174.  Please visit our website at for more information.

On behalf of our entire SMA Raiders Team, thank you for your support, time and consideration!
SMA Raiders Team
Jacqueline Sharkey-Trecartin
MSG Johnny Browning
Susan Murphy


Sponsor Form

Your support will allow us to participate in competitions throughout the year, and help us continue the SMA Raiders legacy! 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!


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15800 FL-64, Bradenton, FL 34212

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