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Free Kids' Summer Beach Runs return to Sarasota County beaches June 4

Post Date:05/20/2024 1:43 PM

SARASOTA COUNTY - The annual Kids' Summer Beach Runs are returning to Siesta and North Brohard beaches throughout June and July. One-mile fun runs will be offered, encouraging children and their families to participate in healthy activities together throughout the summer.

The free Kids' Summer Beach Runs are scheduled as follows:

  • Tuesdays, June 4 through July 30, at Siesta Beach, 948 Beach Road, Sarasota.
  • Wednesdays, June 5 through July 31, at North Brohard Beach, 1400 S. Harbor Drive, Venice.
  • No runs are scheduled for Tuesday, July 2, at Siesta Beach or Wednesday, July 3, at North Brohard Beach.

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. near the playground at Siesta Beach and the Venice Fishing Pier at North Brohard Beach. Runs start at 6:30 p.m. for both locations.

Participants will receive a finisher ribbon, and kids who complete four runs receive a free T-shirt, a free kid's meal coupon for Gecko's Grill & Pub and a coupon for kid's New Balance shoes. The runs can be completed at either location.

Kids' Summer Beach Runs are presented by Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources, New Balance of Sarasota and Sarasota Crew. Additional sponsors include the Florida Department of Health-Sarasota, Friends of Sarasota County Parks, Gecko's Grill & Pub, Manasota Track Club, Sharky's on the Pier and Siesta Beach Eats.

To learn more, visit or call 311.

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