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47th Annual Sandy Claws Beach Run

Sat December 9, 2023 Sarasota, FL 34242 US Directions


5K - Youth (17 and under)

8:20AM EST
Open to ages 17 and under.


Siesta Beach Park
948 Beach Road
Sarasota, FL US 34242


Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources and Friends of Sarasota County Parks hosts the Sandy Claws Beach Run.  Now in its 47th year, the run is a fixture in the running community of Sarasota. Set a fast pace on the hard-packed, world-renowned Siesta Beach sand in the 5K run, sanctioned by the Manasota Track Club.  Or, enjoy a leisurely morning stroll along the shore in the 1-mile fun run.    

Proceeds benefit “Summer in the Parks” Adopt-A-Camper scholarship fund.

For more information, including discount codes for youth groups of ten or more, call 311 or 941-861-5000.

Early packet pickup at New Balance Sarasota, 1872 Stickney Point Road, Thursday, Dec. 7, 3-6 p.m. or you may pick up your packet on race day before 8:15 am.  

• 5K Race is chip-timed and sanctioned by the Manasota Track Club.
• Finisher medals for all participants.
• Custom awards to first through sixth place finishers in all age categories.
• Music, food and raffle prizes!
• Holiday-themed costume contest!• By Nov. 17 register for best price and to receive long-sleeve performance event shirt and runner goodies (no-shows forfeit these items).
• Nov. 18 or after and day-of registrants receive event shirt and runner goodies while supplies last.
• 5K family rate discount only applies to up to four people.  Use multi-person pricing when registering for discount to apply.                                                         

Registration will be open until 7:45 am, the morning of the race. 



Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at


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