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~ JANUARY ~
SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 2015
Croom Zoom 25K, 50K, 100K Trail Runs: 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., Croom Park, Withlacoochee State Forest, Brooksville, FL
SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 2015
Dolphin Dash 5K & 1 Mile: 8:00 a.m., Anna Maria Elementary, Holmes Beach, FL
SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2015
Florida Challenge Half Marathon & 5K Trail Runs: 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., Alafia River State Park, Lithia, FL
~ FEBRUARY ~
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2015
Flatwoods 10 Mile & 5K Ramble: 8:00 a.m. and 8:15 a.m., Flatwoods Wilderness Park, Tampa, FL
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2015
Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K & 5K: 7:05 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., Tampa, FL
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2015
Gasparilla Distance Classic Half Marathon & 8K: 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., Tampa, FL
~ MARCH ~
SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2015
Long Play Race - 5 Mile, Half Marathon, & 33 1/3 Miles: 7:00 a.m., Croom Park, Nobleton, FL
SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2015
First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon & Relay: 7:00 a.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, Sarasota, FL
Come enjoy tropical beauty, a moderate climate, great dining and shopping, and one of Florida's favorite races this winter. Starting from the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, you will enjoy vistas of beautiful Sarasota Bay, white sand beaches, ten parks, and some of Sarasota's most gorgeous neighborhoods.
SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015
XTERRA Trout Creek Trail Run 15K & 5K: 8:30 a.m., Trout Creek Wilderness Park, Thonotosassa, FL
~ APRIL ~
SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2015
Croom Trail 50 Mile, 50K, & 16 Mile Fool Run: 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., Croom Park, Withlacoochee State Forest, Brooksville, FL
~ MAY ~
SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015
XTERRA The CLAW 10 Mile & 5 Mile Adventure Run: 7:30 a.m., Alafia River State Park, Lithia, FL
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~ SEPTEMBER ~
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2015
23rd Annual Canes Cross Country Classic 5K & 1K: 8:00 a.m., G.T. Bray Park, Bradenton, FL
The Manatee Hurricanes Cross Country Team presents Southwest Florida's preeminent 5K Cross Country race. 5K at 8:00 a.m., 1K at 9:00 a.m. Great refreshments, awards, door prizes, and unique shirt designs. Chip timing by S2 Timing. Open to all ages and abilities. Run a fast time on a great cross country course. A great LABOR DAY tradition.
~ OCTOBER ~
~ NOVEMBER ~
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2015
XTERRA Wildhorse Half Marathon, 10 Mile, 10K, 4 Mile: 8:00 a.m. and 8:10 a.m., Keith Waller Park, Dover, FL
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2015
Monson Memorial Classic Half Marathon, 5K, & 2 Mile: 12:00 noon, Downtown Monson, MA
Certified Half Marathon & 5K courses plus half marathon prize money! The toughest and most scenic half marathon you'll find!
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2015
X-Country Marathon, 30K, Half Marathon, & 5K: 7:30 a.m., 8:00 a.m., and 8:30 a.m., Alafia River State Park, Lithia, FL
~ DECEMBER ~
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2014
Scrooge 10K at Heritage Harbour: 10K at 8:00 a.m., Beacon Lake, River Heritage Blvd, Heritage Harbour, Bradenton, FL
Long sleeve shirts, great awards, scenic course through Heritage Harbour's Stoneybrook and River Strand neighborhoods, beautiful finish around the lake, food, music, and more!
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2014
19th Annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk 5K & 1 Mile: 5K at 7:00 p.m., 1 Mile at 7:10 p.m., Downtown Bradenton on Old Main Street, 410 12th St W, Bradenton, FL
Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. Be a part of the largest run/walk in Manatee County. Commemorative long sleeve shirts and jingle bells w/laces. Music, food, vendors, Santa, plus a 5K and 1 Mile to run or walk.
Click here to register online. TEAMS ARE WELCOME!
Contact: Michelle Bass - email@example.com, 941.708.3901 Click here for directions.
Balancing Training & Racing: You like to race, but you know it can take its toll on your body. How much racing can you safely throw into your training program? It depends on what your training goals are and how you plan to use racing. If you’re training for one big, season-ending event (like a half marathon or a marathon), you generally shouldn't race more than once every two weeks. If you like to substitute a race for your regular speedwork, alternating weeks is probably still a good idea since racing too often is one of the most common causes of overtraining and staleness. No matter how you use racing in your training schedule, remember that race recovery is extremely important. Tip: Follow your races with a recovery period that totals one day for each mile you race. For example if you race a 5-K (3.1 miles), don’t do any hard training until 3 days have passed.
Know the Course, Calm Your Nerves: Before a race, get to know the course if you don't already. Run part of it as a warm-up, drive it in your car, or ask a few race veterans to describe it for you in detail. Knowing what's in store can help calm your nerves.
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