Sat March 27, 2021 Directions

5K Run/Walk

7:30AM EDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium

Join us for the inaugural Run for the Youth 5K to benefit the Sheriff's Youth Activity League (Lee County, FL).

The Mission of SYAL is to unite the experience of Community Leaders with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office to provide safe and enriching programs for the youth in Lee County. SYAL’s vision is to connect the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in a series of supplemental programs to mentor and support local youth. The services provided by SYAL are more than just fun and games. These programs are organized, structured, and adult-supervised or coached. This provides excellent opportunities for adolescents to develop and grow to become civic-minded, productive adults and community leaders.

Race Day

Race Start: 7:30am

Packet Pick-up: 6:30am (No Race Day Registration)

Date: March 26, 2021
Time: 12-4pm
Location: United Way | 13499 S Cleveland Ave. Suite 145 | Fort Myers FL 33907 (Directions)

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Give Away

The first 300 registered participants will receive a race logo t-shirt.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will NO AWARDS CEREMONY following the event.  Awards will be available for pick-up at Run Florida on McGregor (13101 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers), following the event.
All awards are based on CHIP time due to COVID-19 restrictions at the start.
Overall (M/Female)
Masters (M/Female)
Grand Masters (M/Female)
Senior Grand Masters (M/Female)
Age Group Awards (Top 3 M/F)
9 & Under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29,
30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59,
60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & Over
Run Florid on McGregor Store Hours:
Mon-Sat: 10AM-6PM
Sun: noon-4PM
(239) 225-0234
COVID-19 Guidelines
  • All volunteers, staff, and participants will wear face coverings/masks at the race site and will comply with recommended CDC social distancing guidelines.
  • Runners and walkers will be allowed to remove their face coverings after they cross the start line and must put them back on after crossing the finish line.
  • At all times, the participants should observe social distancing as much as possible.
  • Registrants will sign the race waiver upon registering that they will comply with this Covid-19 plan. If they refuse to sign or are not following the instructions the day of the race, they will not be allowed to participate.
  • There will be NO AWARDS CEREMONY after the event. Results & Awards will be posted. Awards will be available for pick-up at the race director’s designated location.
  • Face masks must be worn for packet pick up and only one person should go into the facility to pick up the packet.
  • Portable toilets and hand-wash stations will be available pre & post-race.
  • Bottled water only will be available at the finish. On course water handlers will be wearing gloves and masks. However, participants are encouraged to bring their own means of hydration for the course.
  • Any participant experiencing Covid-19 symptoms 2-3 days prior to race are asked not to participate, EVENT FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE.
  • Race Start: The start will be a rolling or time trial start.  The start will be socially distanced (<- 6ft ->) and participants will be lined-up based on projected finish time, fastest to slowest pace.
  • Spectators/Non-Participants are required to wear masks at-all-times and follow social distancing guidelines. Spectators/Non-Participants will not be allowed to remain near and around the finish area.  All participants and non-participants must keep this area clear for finishing runners.
  • Vendor tables will be spaced at least 6-ft apart.
  • Due to COVID-19 there will be no post-race festivities.
  • Participants are encouraged to leave the premises after they have completed the race to reduce large crowds.

Lee County Protocols

  • Adults 65 years and older and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions are strongly encouraged to avoid large crowds.
  • Do not come to the event if you or any household member has been exposed to a person with COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
  • When there is a lightning delay, all players and spectators shall leave the facility and seek socially distancing safe shelter in their vehicles.
  • If event staff use any indoor areas for their event (excluding restrooms), the disinfecting and cleaning of the used indoor areas will be performed by the event/tournament staff.
Course Map
CHIP Timing
This event will be timed with the ChronoTrack Bib Tag Technology. Your Timing Strip is attached to your race number.  Do not remove this tag, fold or wrinkle your race number. Do not cover your race number (Tag) with a jacket.  Simply pin all four corners to the front of your running shirt.
Heat Warning
Temperatures/humidity can be high in South Florida. Participants should drink plenty of fluid (non-alcoholic) for 48 hours prior to, during and upon finishing the race. Beware of heat-injury symptoms (dizziness, no sweating, nausea, cramps, redness, incoherent speech and thoughts). Seek immediate assistance if symptoms occur. Wear loose, light-colored clothing.
Strictly Prohibited
Unregistered participants, unauthorized vehicles, bicycles, roller blades, skates, skateboards, strollers and pets are strictly prohibited.  Baby joggers are allowed but participants must start and remain at the back of the runners/walkers, thereby not interfering (passing, swerving between) with the other participants.
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This event will be timed with the ChronoTrack Bib Tag Technology. Your Timing Strip is attached to your race number.  Do not remove this tag, fold or wrinkle your race number. Do not cover your race number (Tag) with a jacket.  Simply pin all four corners to the front of your running shirt.  


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