The Great Gay 5K Run/Walk Sarasota – Siesta Key Beach

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Race Day – Saturday, September 23, 2017

This 5K race is at the number one beach in the world: Siesta Key Beach. Not only will you run next to pristine waters, you’ll get to experience the incredible white sands. It doesn’t get better than this!

We offer free race pictures, dry-fit shirt, amazing finisher medal, custom bib, goodie bag, awards and prizes, food and drinks, plus much more!

Registration: 7am
Race Start: 8am

Siesta Key Beach
948 Beach Rd.
Sarasota , FL 34242

Race Prices:

$35 Aug. 1 – Sept. 22, 2017 (Registration closes at 6pm on Friday, Sept 22)

$40 Race Day Registration (At Siesta Key Beach Registration Table)

**This run is 100% on the beach. We will have a starting area by one of the lifeguard stands, and run along the water to the half-way point. There will be signage to help you find your way, water, and definitely one of the best 5Ks that you will experience!

*Virtual 5K*

The Virtual 5K is for athletes around the United States who can’t make the Sarasota Great Gay 5K. You’ll register and run/walk the 5K at your favorite scenic route that you choose. You will receive an official bib, dry-fit t-shirt, medal, and custom bib. Most importantly, you’ll be able to participate in the fun where ever you are! You’ll be able to rep the Great Gay 5K in your hometown!

We’ll send out the goodie bags with all items and ship directly to you!

We’d even suggest registering your entire family and friends, no matter where they live! You can run the Virtual 5K, take pictures, and share on social media. It’ll create awesome memories that you’ll cherish forever!

General Race Information
There are over 800 spots available in the Siesta Key Beach lot. Since our race packet pick-up starts at 7a, and the race starts at 8a, you will have no problem at all finding a great spot at the beach!

Race Packet and Shirt Pick Up
We’ll have packet pick-up available Friday, 9/22 at New Balance Sarasota 1872 Stickney Point Rd Sarasota, FL 34231 from 4-7p. There will be pizza and drinks, so don’t miss it! If you can’t make it, don’t worry, you will be able to pick up your race number, goodie bag and Dry-Fit T-Shirt at the registration table on race day. There will also be an email that goes out to all registrants prior to the race with all pertinent information.

Performance T-Shirt
Great Father’s Day Race Dry-Fit T-Shirts will be given to all registrants.

Amazing Finisher Medal
You haven’t seen this before!

Snacks and Drinks
Snacks and beverages will be provided prior to the race and after the run. We’ll also have plenty of water on site as well for the thirsty participants!

Social Media

Make sure to follow The Great Gay 5K on Facebook and on Instagram! Also, use #greatgay5k when tagging and sharing your pictures and stories!

Check out the Official Race Map!

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 **Registration/Packet pick-up at the Gazebo. Race start at the RED lifeguard stand (Red Dot Zone 3 area).

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