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|15th Annual De Soto Grand Parade 5k||
|Price increases March 30, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT|
Attention sponsors! Please contact us if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities! The title sponsor position is open at this time. Please contact a member of the Bradenton Runners Club board for more information or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The run BEFORE the parade! 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. The start and finish line are directly in front of O'Bricks Grille.
Located on Downtown Main St This Year!
-Runners & Walkers Welcome!
-Prerace warm-up provided by Anytime Fitness
-Port-o-lets & prerace water available in race area prior to start
-Awards 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 Shirts (Unisex, Ladies)
-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)
-Water misters on the course and at the finish line!
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!
Shirts and sizes guaranteed to runners preregistering on/before April 20th (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.
So where does your money go???
100% of your money (after race expenses are deducted) go to support local student running athletes. 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 www.bradentonrunnersclub.com for more information. We are 100% non-profit and our races are supported 100% by volunteers.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
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.