Sunday, February 8, 2015

Feb. 9th: Upcoming running/walking/biking events

Upcoming events

·        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. (

·         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.(

Cycling and other events:

·         Wednesday, Feb. 11: “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
·         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. (

·         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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