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Natural Awakenings Sarasota / Manatee / Charlotte

Kids’ Virtual Summer Beach Runs

The popular annual Kids’ Summer Beach Runs event, which combines exercise and fun for the entire family, will not be hosted on-site at Siesta Beach or Brohard Beach this summer due to COVID-19. Instead, participants can pick the dates, times and locations of their four one-mile runs. The free event, presented by Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources; New Balance of Sarasota; and Sarasota Crew, began June 2 and runs through July 29. 

Participants who run four times will earn an event t-shirt. Online preregistration is required to be eligible for the T-shirt. A drive-through t-shirt pickup will be held at two locations from 5 to 7 p.m.: Siesta Beach on June 30 or July 28 and Brohard Beach on July 1 or July 29. Since the organizers will not see the runners on the sand this year, they are asking participants to share their photos with them by using #SRQCountyParks and #KidsSummerBeachRuns in their social media posts. 
Cost: Free. Locations for t-shirt pickup: Siesta Beach: 948 Beach Rd., Sarasota, near the pavilion; Brohard Beach: 1600 Harbor Dr., Venice, near the Venice Fishing Pier. For more information or to register, call Sarasota County Central Reservations at 941-861-7275 or visit








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