Category Archives: Uncategorized

Sarasota Beach Runs


Calling all kids – from kids in strollers with parents to big kids (aka adults)


Kids & Adults Summer Beach Runs sponsored by New Balance Sarasota, Sarasota County Parks and Recreation and Manasota Track Club


Every Tuesday (Siesta Key Beach) & Wednesday (Venice Pier) evenings

June 7 – July 27, 2022


Kids’ 1-mile beach runs: registration begins at 5:30 pm, race time 6:30 pm

Adult runs (distances and courses vary each week): registration opens at 5:30; runs at 7 pm


Siesta Key Beach (Tuesdays)

Public Beach Pavilion

948 Beach Road, Siesta Key

Venice Pier (Wednesdays)

1600 Harbor Drive, Venice


$1 one-time registration fee, which allows kids and adults to compete in as many beach runs as they like. They must check-in and register for each race.


Kids who complete four runs, receive a free T-shirt, a free kid’s meal coupon at Gecko’s and a 50% off voucher for a pair of New Balance Kids shoes. The runs can be completed all at one location or mixed up between both beaches.


The Siesta Key and Venice Kids & Adults Beach Runs were started to give kids of all ages, parents and families a fun activity they can do on their own or together. These runs provide a weekly incentive to help kids of all ages get and stay in shape, with the rewarding goal of having completed one or more races. For parents, these runs help kids burn off extra steam and energy! The mile course is also an ideal distance for newcomers to start a fitness program either by walking, jogging, running or a combination thereof, with the opportunity to progress to the longer distances in the adult races as fitness and desire allow.