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Location: Bradenton, FL US 34205 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
Event Time Price Details
14th Annual De Soto Grand Parade 5k
6:00PM EDT
$40 $35
Registration ends April 27, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT
427 12th St W.
Bradenton, FL US 34205

175,000+ cheering spectators along beautiful, tree-lined, Manatee Avenue make this a unique 5k experience.

Runners will race an out-and-back course along the route of the Hernando de Soto Historical Society Heritage Festival Grand Parade on Manatee Avenue down to around 37th St W and back to downtown Old Main. This is one of the most spectacular parades in the southeastern United States.

Located on Downtown Main St This Year!
-Runners & Walkers Welcome!
-Chip timed
-Water stops
-Prerace warm-up provided by Anytime Fitness
-Port-o-lets & prerace water available in race area prior to start
-Yeti-inspired tumblers for overall finishers and all age Group Awards (available for pick-up as results post): Overall, Masters 40+, Grand Masters 50+, Senior Grand Masters 60+, Veteran Grand Masters 70+; 3 deep in age groups 9 & Under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19 & 5 year age groups 20-24 to 80+
-Premium Soft Tri-Blend Shirts (Unisex Crew, Ladies V-neck)
-Great post-race food, Water, SHAVED ICE!
-DJ to pump you up, play great music and annouce winners
-Very Good Door Prizes!
-Lots of Parking (3rd/12th Lot, Parking Structures and More)

After party will be located again at Darwin Brewing Company and Taproom. All runners of age will recieve a free craft beer with the special tear off from their bibs. They will have great food and live music so come on out and enjoy!

  • ***********Packet Pick-Up***********
  • Thursday April 27th, 4-8pm, Fit2Run UTC Mall
  • Friday April 28th, 4-8pm, Darwin's Brewery

Shirts and sizes guaranteed to runners preregistering on/before April 18th (those after or on day of race receive shirts & sizes as available) Registration will be open during packet pick up and race day. However, shirts are only guaranteed to those who register prior to the deadline.

  • Volunteer Note:  We are currently seeking volunteers.  Please visit our Volunteer link for a more detailed description of where we need help and when.  Without you, there can be no race!  (Students in need of volunteer hours for scholarships are eligible and will receive a signed letter from the club verifying hours.)

The De Soto Grand Parade 5k benefits the Bradenton Runners Club student athletic program which awards scholarships to high school seniors and financial aid to students wishing to attend summer running camps.  Please visit our website for more information.

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Enjoy a beer for a bib, compliments of Darwin Brewing Company! 

Following the race, please join us for an additional post-race celebration at Darwin Brewing company for a refreshing craft brew.  Darwin Brewing Company is hosting a race afterparty following the De Soto Grand Parade 5K! Darwin will give all race runners a "Beer for a Bib," just bring your race bib tear off strip to the brewery on Saturday 4/29 after the race. (This offer is only applicable on race day.)


Manatee Ave. closes off for the parade at 5:30 p.m. so BRC suggests runners be prepared to arrive by 5:00 p.m.

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