Sandy Claws Annual Beach Run
The 42nd Annual Sandy Claws Beach Run 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run takes place Saturday, Dec. 8 on beautiful Siesta Beach, #1 beach in the USA! Set a fast pace on the hard-packed world-renowned white quartz sands or enjoy a leisurely stroll along the shore. This race, co-sponsored by Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources and Dr. Heidi K. Anderson-DOCS, is sanctioned by the Manasota Track Club and chip-timed. 5K participants receive a custom finisher medal.
Enjoy the post-race party with music, holiday-themed costume contest, raffle prizes, holiday photo op and food and beverages. Early packet pickup party, hosted by New Balance Sarasota, 1872 Stickney Point Road, is Thursday, Dec. 6 from 3-6 p.m.
The proceeds of the Sandy Claws Beach Run benefits Adopt-A-Camper, providing financial assistance to qualifying county residents who attend a Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources summer adventure, day or therapeutic camp. Love kids? You can make an additional tax-deductible donation during registration.