Sunday, January 11, 2015

Jan. 12th: Upcoming running/walking/biking/tri events

Excitement is building for this weekend's Tour de Cape (1/17-18).  Time to sign-up.
Upcoming events
CCBP's Mike Swanson leading the Tour de Cape pack


•Saturday, Jan. 10: Seahawk Sprint for Music 5K (, Jim Jeffers Park in Cape Coral. Registration 7 a.m., race 8 a.m.

•Sunday, Jan. 11: 12th annual River, Roots and Ruts Trail Run, Caloosahatchee Regional Park, Alva. Half marathon and relay 8 a.m., 5K fun run 8:15 a.m. (

•Saturday, Jan. 17: Tour De Cape 5K Run/walk, is designed for advanced and novice runners. Check in begins at 6:30 a.m. Race time is 8 a.m. Starts at Cape Harbour in Cape Coral. (

•Saturday, Jan. 24: Cypress Sprint for Music 5K, Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers. Registration 7:30 a.m., race 8:30 a.m. (

•Sunday, Jan. 25: The 9th annual Naples Bike (Walk and Run) Brunch for cyclists, walkers and runners at Lowdermilk Park in Naples. Rides of 62, 31, 20 and 10 miles; 5k beach run and four walks. Proceeds help support Naples Pathway Coalition. (

•Saturday, Jan. 31: Calusa BUG Chase, to help Lee County students Bring Up Grades. 5K run through the grounds of the Calusa Nature Center, 3450 Ortiz Ave. Fort Myers. Registration 6:30 a.m., race 7:30 a.m. (

•Sunday, Feb. 8: Publix Run to the Arts 5K, at ArtFest Fort Myers. Run or walk, race or fun. Registration 7 a.m., race starts 8:15 a.m. at Edwards Drive in front of Harborside (

•Saturday, Feb. 21: Swamp Stomp 5K, Grandeur Oaks Town Center on State Road 80 just north of Cowboy Way. Benefits the Caloosa Humane Society. Registration 6:30 a.m., race 7:30 a.m. (

•Saturday, Feb. 21: Edison Festival of Light 5K, downtown Fort Myers. Race at 5:45 p.m. (

•Sunday, March 1: Hooters Half Marathon. 7 a.m. start, course starts/ends at Hooters (Edison Mall), winds through McGregor neighborhoods to downtown then south on U.S. 41. (
Harry Chapin Run

Cycling and other events:

•Sunday, Jan. 18: Tour De Cape. Routes from 15, 30, 60, and 100 mile courses in the west and north sections of Cape Coral. The event provides a continental breakfast, lunch, on route rest stations with snacks and beverages, SAG vehicles, Police support, and route maps. All rides start from Cape Harbour in Cape Coral. (

•Feb. 11, 2015. "Stayin' Alive," a benefit for the cycling safety program of Naples Pathways Coalition. 5-7 p.m., Hamilton Harbor Beach Club, Naples. Cocktails, heavy hors d'oeuvres and raffle ticket. $100 donation per person, limited space. RSVP at

•Sunday, March 22: 17th annual Royal Palm Classic. Starts/ends at Fort Myers Brewing Company, 12811 Commerce Lakes Dr, Suite 27-28, Fort Myers. Race starts at 8 a.m., 62-, 30- and 15-mile distances. Registration opens in January. ( or

•Saturday, March 28: Pedal and Play, Punta Gorda. 62-, 30-, 15- and 10-mile rides, plus a City Manager's History Tour. Includes breakfast and lunch, rest stops for the longer rides. Register and info online at or


•Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 10-11: HITS Triathlon Series, Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples. Open, sprint Olympic half and full. (

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