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Description

NEW LOCATION - Lakes Regional Park

Join us for the 4th Annual - Run for the Youth 5K to benefit the Sheriff's Youth Activities League (Lee County, FL).  We'll be running through the beautiful Lakes Park, conveniently located in the center of Lee County.

The Mission of SYAL is to unite the experience of Community Leaders with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office to provide safe and enriching programs for the youth in Lee County. SYAL’s vision is to connect the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in a series of supplemental programs to mentor and support local youth. The services provided by SYAL are more than just fun and games. These programs are organized, structured, and adult-supervised or coached. This provides excellent opportunities for adolescents to develop and grow to become civic-minded, productive adults and community leaders.

Race Day

Race Start: 8:00am

Packet Pick-up & Registration: 7:00am (QR codes will be provide for Race Day registration. You must bring a phone to register.)

Place

7330 Gladiolus Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33908
Lakes Regional Park is a 279-acre public park located along Gladiolus Drive just south of Fort Myers, Florida. It opened on April 21, 1984, and is operated by the Lee County Department of Parks and Recreation. The park was named after its main feature: 158 acres of man-made freshwater lakes.

Packet Pick-up & Pre-Race Registration

Date: January 26, 2024
Time: 12-4pm
Location: Fleet Feet - Bell Tower | 13499 S Cleveland Ave. Suite 209 | Fort Myers FL 33907 (Directions)

QR codes will be provide for race registration. You must bring a phone to register at packet pick-up.

 

Give Away

The first 250 registered participants will receive a race logo t-shirt.

Awards

Overall awards are based on Gun time.
Overall (M/Female)
Masters (M/Female)
Grand Masters (M/Female)
Senior Grand Masters (M/Female)
 
Age group awards are based on CHIP time.
Age Group Awards (Top 3 M/F)
9 & Under, 10-12, 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 & Over
 
Elementary or Middle school with the largest participating team will receive a traveling perennial belt to be held for one year at their school. The belt will be held until a new champion is crowned the following year.

CHIP TIMING

This event will be timed with the Bib Tag Technology. Your Timing Strip is attached to your race bib/number.  Do not remove this tag, fold or wrinkle your race number. Do not cover your race number (Tag) with a jacket and Simply pin all four corners to the front of your bib/number below your waist in the front of your body.

Click here for interactive MAP OF COURSE

Heat Warning

Temperatures/humidity can be high in South Florida. Participants should drink plenty of fluid (non-alcoholic) for 48 hours prior to, during and upon finishing the race. Beware of heat-injury symptoms (dizziness, no sweating, nausea, cramps, redness, incoherent speech and thoughts). Seek immediate assistance if symptoms occur. Wear loose, light-colored clothing.

Strictly Prohibited

Unregistered participants, unauthorized vehicles, bicycles, roller blades, skates, skateboards, strollers and pets are strictly prohibited.  Baby joggers are allowed but participants must start and remain at the back of the runners/walkers, thereby not interfering (passing, swerving between) with the other participants.

Race Contact Info

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

DiamondHead Beach Resort Gift Certificate Raffle

Lee County Sheriff's Youth Activities League is raffling off TWO gift certificates for a stay at DiamondHead Beach Resort on beautiful Fort Myers Beach!

Each gift certificate is good for a 2 night stay in a 1 bedroom gulf view suite. Blackout dates apply, booking based on availability, not valid on holidays or special event dates.

Tickets can be purchased for 10.00 each or 3 for 25.00. Drawing will be held on March 1st, 2024. 2 winners will be determined using zeffy.com raffle website.

Gift certificates were generously donated which allows all proceeds from the raffle to go directly towards helping us to continue to fund outreach programs and assistance for children and families in Lee County!

Sheriff Level Sponsors

Lieutenant Level Sponsors

Sergeant Level Sponsors

Deputy Level Sponsors

In-Kind Sponsors

Directions

7330 Gladiolus Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33908
Lakes Regional Park is a 279-acre public park located along Gladiolus Drive just south of Fort Myers, Florida. It opened on April 21, 1984, and is operated by the Lee County Department of Parks and Recreation. The park was named after its main feature: 158 acres of man-made freshwater lakes.

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