Scrub Jay Races

Sat January 9, 2021 Osprey, FL US 34229 Directions
Run for Their Survival, Stay for Their Revival!
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Save the Date 1.9.2021


$5,000 8:10AM EST - 10:00AM EST Thanks for checking us out. The "real" price and details coming in April Registration for 2021 opening late spring
Registration Opening Late Spring


$10,000 8:00AM EST - 10:00AM EST Online Registration opening Late Spring. The "Real" price and detail coming in April.
New for 2021

Virtual Scrub Jay

$5,000 Can't join us in person? You can register and do the Scrub Jay Races virtually. One registration-you decide the distance!
Oscar Scherer State Park
1843 S Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL US 34229

New courses for the 5K and 10K.  Enjoy the scenic trails of mostly packed sand and grass.   Course guides and water stations  along well-marked courses through the park’s rare, scrubby flat-woods.  Finish in the park at the Finisher's Village and great post-race with grilled hot dogs and yummy snacks.

All finishers receive a custom finishers medal.

Your registration also includes a locally printed participant shirt, professional chip timing, and a great post-race party with race awards.  PLUS free admission to Oscar Scherer State Park...come for the race, plan for a day at the park!  


Race Morning Schedule
  • Main drive will be closed from 7:55 a.m. until approximately 9 a.m.
  • Race day registration & packet pick up: 6:45 am to 7:45 am
  • Race starts:  10K @ 8:00 a.m.    5K @ 8:10 a.m.
  • 10th Annual Scrub Jay Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
5K Course Map

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10K Course Map

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Special Youth Pricing

Family friendly pricing for the Scrub Jay Races for young runners is made possible with the generous grant from Lee Wetherington Foundation: 

Pre-Registration for the 5K or 10K:  Under 5 - Free; Ages 6 to 13 only $5; Ages 14 to 18 only $15  (Youth Pricing applied automatically during checkout, Club discounts do not apply to Youth Pricing)

Race morning Registration for the 5K or 10K:  Under 5 - $5; Ages 6 to 13 - $10; Ages 14 to 18 - $20

Florida Scrub Jay Festival 2020

Coming to Oscar Scherer Park this year, Run for their Suvival, Stay for their Revival.  The 10th Annual Scrub-Jay Festival is after the Scrub Jay Race from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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About Your Fees & Benefits

Registration fees are non-refundable and not transferable.  100% of your entrance fees benefit the Friends of Oscar Scherer Park,  Inc. a 501 (c)3 and the threatened Florida scrub-jay. Friends of Oscar Scherer Park supports the park through charitable, scientific, literary and educational functions, and through programs, activities, and fundraising to foster awareness of its importance as an environmental and recreational asset and to assist in conserving its natural and cultural resources.

The cost of this event is covered by the support of our loyal sponsors and a generous grant from Lee Wetherington Foundation, a Supporting Organization of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc. 

If you would like to become a sponsor, please contact us.

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