Bradenton Runners Club

******Welcome Runners****** Scroll down for more info on what's happening with BRC

2016 – 16th Annual Manatee River Run – 5-Mile Championship Race

Posted by in |

  • Date: Sat, Dec 31, 2016
  • Time: 8:00 am - 9:30 am
  • Venue: Emerson Point Preserve
  • Location: 5801 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221

2016 MRRbrc_4635x3265

Join us Saturday, December 31, 2016 for the Bradenton Runners Club’s 16th Annual Manatee River 5 Mile Run – RRCA Florida State Championship Race at Emerson Point Preserve in Palmetto, Fl. This race is a Road Runners Club of America Florida Staterrca champ logo Championship Race, and the last race of the year on the 2016 BRC Racing Series. Proceeds from the race help BRC raise scholarship funds for local student runners.

Click here to register. Online registration is available until midnight on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. Race-morning registration will be available from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. or runners can register at race packet pickup opportunities.

Packet Pickups:

— Thursday, Dec. 29th from 4 – 8:00 p.m. at Darwin Brewing Co. and Taproom

–Friday, Dec. 30th from 4 – 8: 00 p.m. at Fit2Run – University Town Center

Race Morning Schedule:

Runner will need to walk 1/2 mile from the parking lot and registration area to the starting line, so please plan your time accordingly. (BRC recommends arriving no later than 7:15 a.m. See our Run Sign Up FAQ page for more details:

6:30 – 7:30 a.m. – Race morning registration

6:30 – 7:45 a.m. – Race morning packet pickup

7:30 a.m. – Warmup exercises with Anytime Fitness Bradenton West trainer Megan Hackett.

7:40 a.m. – Runners move to start area and line up according to their times.

7:50 a.m – National Anthem

8:00 a.m. – Race Start

9:30 a.m. – Race timing ends

9:45 a.m. – Door prizes and Awards

MRR is scenic adventure on hard, shell-packed winding trails through a variety of native ecosystems including beaches, lagoons, salt marshes, mangrove swamps, tropical hardwood hammocks, coastal strands and finished on a paved 1.5-mile roadway to the finish and great post-race party.

Register here.

Interested in helping sponsor the race? BRC is in need of cash sponsors as well as in-kind donations of door prizes, food and water. Find out how to help by contacting!

Race Details:

****New earlier start time!*****
5-mile run at 8:00 a.m. sharp. Chip timed.

Awards for top Male & Female Finishers.  Awards for top 3 in age group from 14-19 to 80+. Divisions are standard 5-year age group. Masters age group awards for 40+.

A Manatee River Run Party follows after the run with raffles and refreshments from area restaurants for all participants and their families.

Race morning packet pickup and registration 6:30 – 7:30 a.m.

Click here to register.

Sorry, no mail-in entries accepted.  Please join us at one of our sign-up parties (dates and locations to be announced!) if you do not wish to use the online registration process.

Bradenton Runners Club members save $5.00 on registration (discount is automatically applied using your RunSignUp account at checkout) through November 1st!  (Membership must be in good standing.)

Racing Series Reminder! This is the final race in the 2016 BRC Racing Series!  It’s not over until it’s over! 

Register here.

Directions to Snead Island: From I-75: Take exit 224 and then to US 301 south. Continue west on US 301 crossing both US41 through Palmetto. US 301 becomes 10th Street. Continue on 10th Street west to Snead Island. Just after the bridge to Snead Island (in front of the Bradenton Yacht Club) to Tarpon Road, go right heading north one block and turn left. Parking will be on your left. Packet pick up and race-day registration are in the parking area.

Race for Free Volunteer Program:

Would you like to race for free?  Do you know someone who can volunteer at this race?  Races don’t happen without the contribution and generosity of our volunteers.  BRC is a nonprofit organization and all of the work for each race is 100% by volunteer support.  We are fortunate to have some great volunteers helping us with our races.  This year we would like to reward those who are interested in volunteering by offering a free race bib. Please visit the Manatee River Run website for more details on the this program and how to register to volunteer.


Thanks to our Sponsors





Cody s logo

5434 Lockwood Ridge Road

1-DBC-Logo april version

Photo Aug 14, 3 57 14 PM






popis-placeBeach House logo waterfrontFirstWatchLogo-tag_VertBlack-TM-1 (2)





Hickory Hollow


Poppo's Taqueria