Kick off the holiday season by participating in the 46th annual Sandy Claws Beach Run on Siesta Beach, Saturday, Dec. 10.
Register by Nov. 16 to guarantee the best price, along with receiving a long-sleeve performance event T-shirt and runner bag.
With many participants wearing fun holiday costumes, this annual event presented by Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources, Friends of Sarasota County Parks, and Dr. Heidi K. Anderson-DOCS, draws hundreds of runners, walkers and joggers for the 5K race and one-mile fun run.
The 5K race is chip-timed and there will be finisher medals for 5K participants and ribbons for 1-mile participants. Custom awards will be distributed to first through sixth place finishers in all age categories. Following the races, runners are invited to stay for music, food and raffle prizes. All runners are also welcomed to participate in a holiday-themed costume contest.
The 5K run is sanctioned by the Manasota Track Club and proceeds benefit the “Summer in the Parks” Adopt-A-Camper scholarship program.
To register, visit www.runsignup.com (keywords Sandy Claws). Registration will closed at 7:45 a.m. on the day of the event.
Early packet pickup will be from 3-6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8 at the New Balance Sarasota store,1872 Stickney Point Road. The one-mile fun run will start at 8 a.m., followed by the 5K run at 8:20 a.m. The holiday-themed costume contest winners and race awards will be announced starting at 9:15 a.m.
Siesta Beach is located at 948 Beach Road, Sarasota.
For more information, please call 311 or visit scgov.net.