Publix Run To The Arts

Sun February 2, 2020 Fort Myers, FL US 33901 Directions
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

1375 Monroe St.
Fort Myers, FL US 33901

Date: February 2, 2020

Location: Centennial Park Downtown Fort Myers; Edwards Dr. @ Monroe St.

Registration Fee:

$30 until 12/30/19, you’re guaranteed to get your T-shirt size
$30 from 12/31/9 to 1/20/20, includes T-shirt (while supplies last)
$35 from 1/21/20 to 1/30/20, includes T-shirt (while supplies last)
January 30 — 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 2018.

Get a Refund By Referring Friends

Refer 3 friends to run or walk with you and get a refund of $7.50. More friends can get you more refund.

Artistic T-Shirt

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 a ArtFest Fort Myers artist. Your choice of styles -- standard straight-cut with crew neck OR ladies fitted cut, shaped with cap sleeves and v-neck. If selecting the ladies fitted cut please be aware that it is very fitted. Both styles are made of the same great high-performance quick-dry fabric.

Register by December 30, 2019 to make sure you get your size! 

Enjoy this great new 2020 t-shirt by artists Dale & Jeff Ocasio!

More Goodies for Runners

Morning Yoga

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.

Pre-Run warm up with KariKardio

Gather around the Start Line area at Monroe St. & Bay St. about 7:30am for morning energy.

Get Ready With KariKardio's 5K Kamp (FREE!)

Free drop-in class, open to all skill levels. You'll get expert instruction on endurance, strength and speed training PLUS hydration, pacing and equipment tips. You can even go from couch to crossing the finish line! Every Saturday from 10:30 am to 11:00 am, December 14 to January 26, at KariKardio, 12901 McGregor Blvd #10, Fort Myers, Fl 33919. More info at or email

Tasty Breakfast

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

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 Florida Road Race Management, you can have your results posted as soon as you finish the race.

Race Awards

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.

Age Groups

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.

Group Art Experience

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.

Door Prizes Galore

With your registration for the Run, you’ll be entered to win one of 50 great door 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.

Video Finish Line

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.

Art & Entertainment

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. 

Preferred Parking

Free runners-only parking will be available at West First Street and Carson Street - 200 spaces.
Look for the colorful signs. There is ample other parking along West First Street and all over downtown. Street parking is all FREE on the weekend.

Packet Pickup and Race Day Schedule

Early Packet Pick-Up

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 early registrations by December 30 — you will be notified of location and date/time by personal email message.


Fleet Feet Logo

Regular Pick-up at Fleet Feet - located in Bell Tower Shops @ corner of Daniels & US 41:

Thursday, January 30, 2020 5-7 p.m.
Friday, January 31, 2020 3-6 p.m.
Saturday, February 1, 2020, 1-4 p.m.


Race Day Schedule

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 door prizes. Be there for all the fun!


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