Monday, January 26, 2015

Jan. 26th: Upcoming walking/running/biking/tri events

 It's Monday and time to make a plan!

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. (

 Saturday, Feb. 7: Strides for Education 5K and Kids’ Dash. Florida SouthWestern State College. Registration 7 a.m., run starts at 8 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 (

·        Sunday, Feb. 15: Edison Kid’s Run, downtown Fort Myers. (

·        Sunday, Feb. 15: Paradise Coast Marathon, Half and 5K. Florida Sports Park, 8250 Collier Boulevard, Naples. Race at 6:45 a.m.; 5K starts five minutes later. Boston Marathon qualifier race. (
·        Saturday, Feb. 21: Swamp Stomp 5K, Grandeur Oaks Town Center located 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. (

Cycling and other events:

 Sunday, Feb 1: Scott Johnsen Memorial Ride
Caloosa Riders Bicycle Club is having a memorial ride for Scott, who was killed when hit by a car on September 28, 2014.  Their regular Sunday ride from Bell Tower (7:30 a.m.) and Pelican (8:00 a.m.) will start at their usual time and locations. They will proceed to the Coral Oaks Golf Course (at 9:30 a.m.) in Cape Coral, and ride 6 miles to the accident site in a 12 mph procession. (
Scott Johnsen

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. Ride 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

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