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Join us for our 31st Annual Say No To Drugs Holiday Classic!
This is an awesome local race with a certified out & back 5K & 10K course taking you over Clearwater's beautiful Memorial Causeway Bridge and back to Coachman Park. Low entry fees but lots of perks and fun!
Most everyone knows someone who has had their lives affected or even devastated because of drugs or alcohol abuse. More specifically, due to the use of illegal drugs or the abuse or misuse of prescription drugs. The mission of the Say No To Drugs is to raise awareness and education about this to as many people as possible, while offering an alternative which is to go for a run, get in shape, run a race and connect with positive, like-minded people.
Many times the reason people resort to drugs is because of an emotional problem, upset or situation in their life. As runners and athletes, we know that going for a run, being active and eating healthy can be very beneficial and are a much better solution than drugs. So let's spread that message, while educating people about the true, harmful effects that drugs can have on a person's life.
Financial support for the race comes only from local businesses as well as from race entry fees. After race expenses are paid, available proceeds go to local charities and children’s organizations. No monies related to the Say No To Drugs race go to or from any political or religious organizations.
Charitable donations are given annually to organizations such as the Boy Scouts (Council & Troops), Girl Scouts (Council & Troops), Challenged Athletes Foundation, Police Athletic League and others. Our hope is that with the help of our financial contribution, that these groups and others, can help further their goals to help as many people as they can.
History: 31 years ago, this race was started by local resident and elite runner Sandra Johnson. She wanted to follow along with Nancy Reagan’s slogan of “Just Say No”. A few years later, some local Clearwater residents (all non-paid volunteers) took over the organizing of the 501(c)3 charity race and continues to this day with the help of hundreds of volunteers and wonderful people
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
All Virtual Race participants will receive a race shirt, medal and bib and will be available at packet-pick up locations.
If you are unable to pick-up your packets, we will send them to you within no more than 6-8 weeks after the race (probably sooner) via the US Post Office.
Proof of running your distance is not mandatory.
Pick-up locations Dates & Times TBD
Here is the route map for the 5k 2019 Race
Here is the route map for the 10k 2019 Race
Here is the route map for the 1 Mile Kids Race 2019