Scrub Jay Races

Mon November 23 - Sun January 10, 2021 Osprey, FL 34229 US Directions RaceJoy Ready
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New for 2021

Virtual Scrub Jay 5K

$35 Registration ends January 9, 2021 at 11:59pm EST

Virtual Scrub Jay 10K

$35 Registration ends January 9, 2021 at 11:59pm EST
Oscar Scherer State Park
1843 S Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL US 34229

Scrub Jay 2021 is coming to you Virtually Anywhere!  At this time Florida State Parks are not permitted to hold organized events so we invite you to pick the when and where for your Virtual Scrub Jay race.  You'll be able to post your own race results online between January 2nd and January 10th.

If you want to do your Scrub Jay on the beautiful trails of Oscar Scherer State Park on your own or just enjoy a day at the park, you can use your race bib for FREE ENTRY to Oscar Scherer Park between January 2, 2021 to January 10, 2021.  For running your "Virtually There" Scrub Jay 5K or 10K, no entry allowed after 5 p.m. PARK CLOSES at 6:00 p.m. so be sure to plan your run accordingly!

All participants will receive a custom finishers medal, custom race bib and a snazzy tech race shirt.

Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 S. Tamiami Trail (US41), Osprey, FL 34229    Park Hours: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Register by December 11th so we can mail your bib, medal and shirt so you receive everything by January 2nd!  Registering after this date your race swag will still be mailed but may not be to you in time to use your race bib for park entry.  


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: 

Registration for the VIRTUAL 5K or VIRTUAL 10K 18 & Under - Only $10  (Youth Pricing applied automatically during checkout, Club discounts do not apply to Youth Pricing)

Race Flyer

Prefer paper registration?  Download the flyer and be sure to mail it in so we get it by 12/22/19 or by December 11th so we can mail your race swag by January 2nd in time for you to have your race bib for free park entry.

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

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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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Scrub Jay Races.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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