Sunday, February 15, 2015

Feb. 16th: Upcoming running/walking/biking/tri events

Upcoming events
·         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. (

SWFL Critical Mass is going to have a float in the Edison Festival of Lights

·         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. (

·         Sunday, March 8: Second annual 5K Run/Walk and Health Fair, to raise funds for Golisano Children's Hospital’s ”Mission Nutrition” program. Race starts at 9 a.m., health fair runs 9 a.m.-1 p.m.(

·         Saturday, March 14: 5th annual Scope for Hope 5K run, 2-mile walk and kid's fun run. Century Link Sports Complex at Hammond Stadium, Fort Myers. Registration opens 7 a.m. (

·         Saturday, March 21: Lehigh Spring Festival Race in the Park 5K. Veteran’s Park, 55 Homestead Road South, Lehigh Acres. (

·         Saturday, March 28: Lipman’s Run for Backpacks, 5K and Junior Fun Run. Kickoff for the Celebrate Immokalee festivities, starts at 165 Airpark Blvd., Immokalee. Registration opens 6:30 a.m., 5K starts at 8 a.m. (

·         Saturday, April 18: Verot Viking 5K paint run/walk. Bishop Verot Catholic High School. Registration 6:30 a.m., run 7:30 a.m. (

Cycling and other events:
·         Saturday, Feb. 28: Fourth annual Cycling for Fallen Heroes. 10-. 28-, 42- and 62-mile rides, staggered starts at 7:30 a.m. from the Estero Trek store. Benefits the Brotherhood Ride, to honor first-responders killed in the line of duty. (

·         Saturday, March 21: 7th annual Miracle Limbs ride, to benefit Miracle Limbs- Courage in Motion. 10-, 28-, 42- and 62-mile rides starting from north Collier Regional Park, Naples. Includes breakfast and lunch, registration opens at 6:30 a.m. and first ride starts at 7:30 a.m. (

·         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. ( 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
·         Sunday, April 19: Immokalee Ride for Literacy, details soon. (

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