Monday, May 23, 2016

May 23rd: Upcoming running/walking/biking/tri events

Here are some exciting events coming up to finish out our last week of May, and into the rest of Summer here in SWFL. There will also be a few events going on for this upcoming memorial day weekend!

Upcoming events 

  • Monday, May 30: Memorial Day 5K. Celebrate Memorial Day with a fun 5K at North Collier Regional Park. Proceeds of the race benefit the Special Olympics. (
  • Monday, May 30: Memorial Day 5K Run on the Green, Eastwood Golf Course, Fort Myers. Benefits Fort Myers Parks and Rec. (
  • Monday, May 30: Third annual Sandoval 5K, Sandoval of Cape Coral, 7 a.m. (
  • Saturday, June 11: Inaugural Oasis HS Running with the Sharks 5K, to benefit Osais High football. Starts at 7:15 a.m. at 3519 Oasis Blvd, Cape Coral (
  • Saturday, June 18: 8th Annual Summer Sizzler 5K. Starts 7 a.m. at Jaycee Park, Cape Coral. (
  • Saturday, June 18: Sugden Stride 5K, 7 a.m. at Sugden Regional Park in Naples. (
  • Monday, July 4: USA Independence Day 5K (run and walk), Germain Arena (
  • Monday, July 4: Moe’s Firecracker 5K, Fleishmann Park, Naples (
  • Friday, May 27: Cape Coral Critical Mass ride. Gather at 7:30 p.m. for an 8 p.m. roll-out at 4706 SE 11th Place for a family-friendly ride through the Cape. Lights required, helmets recommended.
  • Saturday, May 28: SW Florida Critical Mass will offer a starter/sightseeing ride on Saturday; gather at 9 a.m., roll at 9:15 a.m. from 2160 McGregor Blvd. Distance is 6 miles, includes group ride instruction.
  • Friday, June 3: SW Florida Critical Mass ride. Join a family-friendly slow ride through Fort Myers. Front and rear bike lights required. Grab your helmet, bring all your friends and meet in the open field next to Publix (beginning at 7:15 p.m. for an 8 p.m. roll-out) at First Street Village, 2160 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers. ( or Facebook)
  • Friday, June 10: NE-Lee Critical Mass ride, gathers at 7:15 p.m. for an 8 p.m. roll out at the Winn-Dixie, 14600 Palm Beach Blvd. Lights required, helmets recommended.
  • Saturday, June 11: Sanibel Critical mass ride, gathers at 7:15 p.m. for a 7:45 p.m. roll out at Jerry’s Shopping Center, 1700 Periwinkle Way, on Sanibel. Lights required, helmets recommended.
  • Sunday, July 3: Wheels and Wings VII, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Starts and finishes at Beef O’Brady’s in Punta Gorda, with 15-, 32- and 62-mile rides, a 50-mile Gravel Grinder and the Speed Trap Alley. Peace River Riders Bicycle Club, info on
  • Saturdays, June 4-25: Triathlon Kids Camp with Coach Angie Ferguson, ages 6-13, Cypress Lake Pool, Fort Myers. (
  • Sunday, June 5: Naples Fitness Challenge Reverse Sprint. Naples Beach Club. (
  • Sunday, June 25: TRISK Tri Siesta Key, sprint and Olympic tri plus duathlon. (
  • Sunday, July 10: American Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon in Naples, sprint triathlon and duathlon (
  • Saturday, July 16: Englewood Sprint tri (, 
Plan ahead: Other upcoming area tris include:

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