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Florida is for Runners & Walkers too!! March Marathons, 5k, 10k and Walks

March is a Beautiful time of year in Florida, the weather is usually mild and it is just a great time to be outdoors. What better way to enjoy Florida’s great March weather then to get out and run/walk!! Do it for your health, Do it for a good cause or just Do it to get out and make new friends!! The view from Florida proudly recognizes all who get up, get out and get moving!!!


  • 1stMarathon of the Treasure Coast – Stuart – Martin County A Boston Marathon qualifier
  • 1stWalk Run for Research – Boca Raton – Florida Atlantic University Palm Beach County- Benefiting Cancer Research
  • 7th Brianna Marie Foundation 5K – Melbourne – Brevard County – to support the advancement of fetal lung therapies
  • 7th The Halo 5k Tampa – Hillsborough County – To Support Angels Unaware, a non profit group dedicated to providing services to the developmentally disabled in Tampa Bay Area
  • 7th McGuire’s St. Patrick’s Day Prediction 5K Run  – Pensacola – Escambia County
  • 7thOrange Blossom 1/2 Marathon,10 & 5k – Haines City – Polk County – colorful event shirt, accurately measured and well monitored course. Post race food features Sonny’s BBQ, fresh fruit and Orange Blossom Brewing Company Beer for adults. 
  • 7thPatches 5k = Miami at Zoo Miami- a family fun event. Zoo Miami will provide each participant with an arm band that you will receive at packet pickup.  The arm band will provide you full access to the Zoo Miami
  • 7th Race for the Tortoise – O’Leno State Park in High Springs – Alachua County – Includes state park admission for the day, excellent post-race food including a hot breakfast, and unique awards. All proceeds will be used to support projects and interpretive programs at O’Leno and River Rise Preserve State Parks.
  • 7thShark’s Tooth 10k – Venice – Sarasota County –  professionally chip-timed on a scenic and unique single-loop course from the Venice Airport Festival Grounds, along the beach-front road, through Caspersen Beach Park, and returning along the Venetian Waterway Trail to the Festival Grounds.   
  • 7thTrailblazer Trot – Ponce de Leon Springs State Park Wildlife Refuge. Holmes County
  • 7thSombrero Beach Run –  Sombrero Beach, Marathon – Florida Keys
  • 14thDelray Beach St. Patrick’s Day Run – 5K & 10K Delray Beach Benefiting Habitat For Humanity of Palm Beach County

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  • 14th Fred Howard Park 5k & 10K – Tarpon Springs – Pinellas County
  • 14thChase the Leprechaun 5K , 10K and kids run – Tampa – Hillsbourough County
  • 15th3K Raptor Run – Saint Augustine – ST. Johns Cotnty event will benefit the Avian Research Conservation Institute
  • 15th Florida Shamrock Distance Classic – Halfathon, 10K Race, and 5K Fort Desoto Park – Pinellas County -Finish line treats will include fresh fruit, hot pasta, cold Coronas, and live entertainment.
  • 15thLucky Charm 5K – presented by Orlando Health – Winter Garden – Orange County
  • 15th Doggy Dash 5K – Okeechobee – Okeechobee County – Every penny raised will go towards constructing Okeechobee’s first public dog park
  • 15thBridge Run Half Marathon & 5K – Marco Island – Collier County
  • 20thHeroes Run 5K 10K and 1 Mile – Honoring Law Enforcement & Fire Rescue – St. Petersburg – Pinellas County

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  • 21stBlue Angels Rock N Fly 1/2 Marathon & 5K – Naval Air Station Pensacola – Escambia County  Both gates to NAS Pensacola will be open on March 21st beginning at 0600. Please have a valid driver’s license or military ID out and ready for the gate guards. Party, contests, show and Fly Over!!
  • 21st Citrus Classic 5k – Vero Beach – Indian River County – Celebrating the rich  history of the Citrus Industry in Vero Beach
  • 21st – Race for Faith – 5K & 10K – Lake Worth – Palm Beach County Non profit – All proceeds for charity.
  • 21st Cape Coral Animal Shelter Rescue Run 5k – Cape Coral – Lee County, Bringing new hope to homeless pets DOGS WELCOME
  • 21stTomoka Marathon. 1/2 & 5K – Ormand Beach – Volusia County The full marathon is a certified as a Boston Qualifier.  
  • 22nd Gump Run 5K – Orlando- Orange County – Running is like a box of chocolates… The Gump Run 5k is a family friendly, chip-timed race accessible to all!  
  • 28thLake Minneola Half Marathon, 10 & 5K – Clermont – Lake County
  • 28thMarch for Autism 5K – Orlando – Orange County – Proceeds of this event will go to Princeton House Charter School, a charter school devoted to serving children with autism in PreK through 5th grade.
  • 28thArmadillo Run – 10k & 5K Oldsmar – Pinellas County
  • 28th Beer Belly 5K – Lakewood Ranch – Manatee County – Benefiting Meals on Wheels of Manatee
  • 28th – Crosstown 5K – Port St. Lucie – Participants will run or walk over the newly, beautiful Crosstown Bridge. Proceeds of this event will benefit the HANDS of St. Lucie County.


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