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District Announces First Annual Virtual 5K – “Lace up For Education

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January 22, 2019 – Anyone is welcome to participate in Sarasota County Schools’ first ever Virtual 5k race from March 1, 2019 to March 31, 2019! Not only is it a way for staff, students and families to stay active and healthy, it is also a great fundraising opportunity for our schools. Proceeds will go to the school of your choice that is selected during registration. All registered participants receive a medal that was designed by a student in the SunCoast Technical College Digital Design Program.

More information on how it works:

  • Anyone is welcome to participate – employees, students, families, and anyone near or far. Early registration is $29 (now until Feb. 4, 2019), then it increases to $35
  • During registration, the participant will select the school they would like their race proceeds to go to from a drop-down menu.  All Sarasota district schools are listed as a selection
  • Participants will complete a 5k any time between March 1st and March 31st.  It can be walked or run at a park, on a treadmill, at the track, etc.
  • After completing the 5k in March, the participant will record their time on the Virtual Strides website
  • Virtual Strides will mail each registered participant a finishers medal when they record their time or at the end of the race period, whichever comes first
  • Following the race period, proceeds will be distributed to the schools accordingly based on participation. The estimated amount of race proceeds is approximately $10-$12 per registered participant

For more information on the Virtual Run, to see the awesome medal you receive for participating, or to register, go to:


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