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~ JANUARY ~
SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 2020
Croom Zoom 25K, 50K, 100K Trail Runs: Croom Park, Withlacoochee State Forest, Brooksville, FL
SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2020
Florida Challenge Half Marathon & 5K Trail Runs: Alafia River State Park, Lithia, FL
~ FEBRUARY ~
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2020
Dolphin Dash 5K & 1 Mile: 8:00 a.m., Anna Maria Elementary, Holmes Beach, FL
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~ SEPTEMBER ~
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2019
27th 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 to overall, masters, GM, SGM, VGM, and then 3 deep in age groups, cool door prizes, and unique shirt designs. Chip timing by Florida Road Race Management. Open to all ages and abilities. Run a fast time on a great cross country course. A great LABOR DAY tradition. Join us for Manatee County's oldest foot race!
Results and other details: CanesClassic.com
2019 RACE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED DUE TO HURRICANE DORIAN. NEW DATE: OCTOBER 20, 2019 - SEE DETAILS UNDER OCTOBER
~ OCTOBER ~
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2019
27th Annual Canes Cross Country Classic 5K & 1K: Robinson Preserve, Bradenton, FL
The Manatee Hurricanes Cross Country Team presents Southwest Florida's preeminent 5K Cross Country race. Kids Dashes at 7:45 a.m., 5K at 8:30 a.m., 1 Mile at 8:40 a.m. Great refreshments, awards to overall, masters, GM, SGM, VGM, and then 3 deep in age groups, cool door prizes, and unique shirt designs. Open to all ages and abilities. Join us for Manatee County's oldest foot race! CanesClassic.com
Our 2019 event will be held in conjunction with the Ghost 5K at Robinson Preserve. We thank The Robinson Hearts and Minds Foundation for graciously inviting us to join their event since we were forced to reschedule due to Hurricane Dorian. Participants may register for both our Canes Classic 5K and the Ghost 5K and earn awards in both events for running one 5K. Both events will run simultaneously on the same course but be scored separately.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2019
Ghost Run 5K, 1 Mile, and Kids Dashes: Robinson Preserve, Bradenton, FL
5K run/walk, Kids Dashes, 1 Mile Fitness Walk/Run, and a 5K run with doggies - something for everyone!
~ NOVEMBER ~
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2019
Monson Memorial Classic Half Marathon and 5K: 12:00 noon, Downtown Monson, MA
Certified Half Marathon and 5K courses plus half marathon prize money! The toughest and most scenic half marathon you'll find!
~ DECEMBER ~
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2019
Dirthead Off-Road Duathlon: 7:30 a.m., Croom Park, Brooksville, FL
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2019
Tiger Trails 5K and Fun Run: 8:00 a.m., Palmetto High School, Palmetto, FL
5K cross country race plus 1 mile fun run over Palmetto High's home XC course. There will be individual awards as well as team scoring cross country style! Check it out here: https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Palmetto/Tigertrails5kRun
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2019
24th Annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk 5K & 1 Mile: 6:30 p.m., Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota, FL
You won't want to miss this...Santa will be there! This is THE original Jingle Bell Run that started on Main Street, downtown Bradenton. This race has it all - long sleeve shirts, jingle bells, costume contest, post race party, awards, kids dash, silent auction, AND benefits the Arthritis Foundation.
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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