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Bradenton Runners Club promotes a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle through the sports of running and walking. We welcome all ages and abilities to our group walks, runs and social activities. All of our group runs and activities are open, and club membership is not a requirement. If you want to improve your current level of fitness and enjoy great conversation, try one of our group training runs and meet some of our members. Certified coaches and experienced runners and walkers are available to help you get started, as well as competitive runners to provide a challenge to those more experienced.

Check out our Group Runs tab for our weekly run schedule and the Events tab for upcoming events and races.  For membership information, please see Membership Information.  We can’t wait to meet you!

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News & Upcoming Events

In Memory of Mike Denham

Mike, you will be greatly missed by the Bradenton Runners Club

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we say goodbye to an outstanding member of our running family. His Mike Denhamdedication to our Board, his energizing creativity in collaborations, and his competitive spirit were always balanced with a gentle sense of humor and a team-oriented focus.

Website improvements, platform developments making our scholarship applications digital, marketing strategies presented for club branding, images and logos, participation in group training runs and club-sponsored races are some examples of Mike’s range of participation and influence with his “can do” attitude. A recent tribute from a BRC Board member described Mike as the “ideas man on technology improvements.” Another member said “Mike was such a big help to us, and he really enjoyed being part of the club.”

Mike’s BRC Board profile page portrayed his wonderful sense of humor: “My favorite race is one I win. Consequently, I haven’t been to any of my favorite races recently.” Despite Mike’s valuable input and astute changes introduced in such a short time, he still described himself as “the baby on the Board.” Perhaps Mike’s greatest attribute was his inexhaustible desire to Pay It Forward. He made note in his profile about how thankful he was to have a running role model growing up, stating “Hopefully I can inspire a few people and pass on what he gave me to others.”

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Mike’s family. We will keep them in our prayers. The Bradenton Runners Club hopes Mike’s loved ones take some measure of comfort in knowing that his ideas for improving our Club are being used. His ideas, through doing what he loved, will keep his memory alive.

Rest in peace, Mike,

Bradenton Runners Club Board of Directors

Monthly BRC Pizza Social at Danny’s Pizzeria

Join us on the third Monday of each month at Danny’s Pizzeria. Friends, fun and great pizza!Photo Aug 14, 3 57 14 PM

6:30 p.m. @Danny’s Pizzeria, 7220 Manatee Avenue W., Bradenton, FL.

Thanks to Danny’s for giving BRC members a 10% discount off the price of their meals.

(Note: This is not a sponsored event, and all guests are responsible for their own meals.)

1st Annual Bradenton Area Half Marathon

Saturday, Oct. 15th

Half-Marathon-Logo-HDHSTagBradenton Runners Club is proud to partner with the Hernando do soto Historical Society for the 1st Annual Bradenton Area Half Marathon, taking place at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15th, 2016. You don’t want to miss this race – not only is this race the only half marathon in Bradenton, but it’s also part of the 2016 BRC Racing Series! Click here for more details and click here for registration.

Register now to secure your space in Bradenton’s one and only Half Marathon.


Thanks, Bradenton, for another great De Soto Grand Parade 5K!

DeSoto5K 2016Bradenton Runners Club would like to thank all the runners, volunteers and sponsors who joined us on Saturday, April 30th, for the new and improved De Soto Grand Parade 5K – the race to kick of the De Soto Heritage Festival Grand Parade.  We hope you enjoyed the race and will come back next year! We are always working to improve our races and BRC has bigger and better plans for the 2017 De Soto Grand Parade 5K!

Click here for race results from the 2016 De Soto Grand Parade 5K. Take a look at 2016 De Soto 5K race photos on BRC’s Facebook page.

The 2017 race will include a full start-to-finish, chip-timed course but will extend further down Manatee Ave W. so you’ll be able to see even more of the Hernando de Soto Historical Society‘s Heritage Festival Grand Parade.  Additionally, in 2017, the race after party will be even better and you’ll be able to watch the parade from the starting area! More surprises to come, so stay tuned.

Check out information on the upcoming races in the 2016 BRC Racing Series:

Saturday, Oct. 15th, 2016Bradenton Area Half Marathon, benefiting the Hernando de soto Historical Society

Saturday, Dec. 17th, 2016Frosty 5K, benefiting the Active Suncoast Foundation

Saturday, Dec. 31st, 201616th Annual Manatee River Run – 5 Mile Championship Race, benefiting the Bradenton Runners Club

2016 Racing Series

Check out the 2016 Race Series & Results tab for more details.

 2016 Race Series Lineup