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Additional race information can be found at http://RunToTheArts.com.
$30 until 12/30/17, you’re guaranteed to get your T-shirt size
$30 from 12/31/17 to 1/20/18, includes T-shirt (while supplies last)
$35 from 1/21/18 to 1/31/18, includes T-shirt (while supplies last)
January 31 — Online registration closes at mid-night. There is no day-of registration - everyone who wants to participate must register in advance on-line. Registration will close at 950 runner/walkers - there were 900 in 2017.
The Publix Run To The Arts isn't just a race, it's a full morning of fun that kicks off Sunday morning at ArtFest Fort Myers with exceptional art, entertainment, and children’s art activities. Your registration fee guarantees you a spot in the race as well as lots of runners-only goodies.
You'll get your very own Run To The Arts t-shirt with beautiful art by ArtFest Fort Myers artist Lorri Kelly. Register by December 31, 2017 to make sure you get your size!
Your choice of styles -- standard straight-cut with crew neck OR ladies fitted cut, shaped with cap sleeves and v-neck. Both styles are made of the same great high-performance quick-dry fabric.
Start your morning off with stretching yoga lead by Soni Yoga. Gather around the stage area at Run To The Arts Check-in about 7:30am for a wakeup with David.
Your race bib is your ticket to the post-race breakfast, featuring tasty Publix treats - muffins & bagels with all the trimmings; bananas; yogurt; coffee and a few surprises.
The course will begin and end on Bay Street at the corner of Monroe Street - front of Harborside Event Center. The route will be Bay St. to Lee St. over the Calossahatchee Bridge and back the same route – that’s right over the bridge both directions.
With professional CHIP TIMING services by Endurance Sports Timing, you can have your results posted as soon as you finish the race.
ALL Awards (age group and overall) will be given based on CHIP TIME. There is a starting time mat and a finish line time mat.
Medals will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each age group. Plus awards or male and female overall, masters, grand masters, and senior masters.
13 - 15
16 - 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
Print your exclusive Certificate on-line after Publix Run To The Arts.
After you've worked out your body, you'll have time to exercise your creativity. Talented artists will be on hand to involve you in a group art creation – optional of course.
You'll be entered to win one of more than 50 great prizes, including weekends for two at 'Tween Waters Inn, South Seas Resort and Key West ... theater and symphony tickets ... art classes ... gift certificates to Fort Myers River District restaurants ... and many more.
All participants can view themselves crossing the finish line - on-line with bib number access. Available in the afternoon after Publix Run To The Arts.
Enjoy live music and be the first to sneak a peek at the artist booths on Sunday morning, even before the festival opens to the public.
Relax your mind and body with a pre-race yoga session taught by our friends at Soni Yoga of Downtown Fort Myers.
Free runners-only parking will be available at West First Street and Carson Street - 200 spaces.
Look for the colorful signs. There is lots of other parking along West First Street and all over downtown. Street parking is all FREE on the weekend.
If you've registered online, you can get your packet early complete with race bib and t-shirt and be all set for race day. NO ID required — friends can pick up each others’ packets … we’ll just ask folks to sign for what they pick up, so we can keep track of who’s got what. (Packets can also be picked up on race day, but be sure to get there early!)
Special Pick-up for registrations by January 6 — you will be notified of location and date/time by personal email message.
Regular Pick-up at three convenient locations:
Thursday, February 1, 2018, 6-8 p.m. at Tidewater Building 1375 Jackson St. in covered parking area facing Bay St. (downtown Fort Myers at corner of Bay St. & Jackson)
Friday, February 2, 2018, 3-6 p.m. at Coastline Cyclery, 10676 Colonial Blvd #50 (at Treeline)
Saturday, February 2, 2018, 1-4 p.m. at Coastline Cyclery, 10676 Colonial Blvd #50 (at Treeline)
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Race day registration and packet pick-up: Edwards Drive in front of Harborside Event Center.
8:15 a.m. Race starts ... woo hoo!
9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Breakfast, awards, Group Art Experience, and raffle. Be there for all the fun!
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