Monday, November 19, 2018

November 19: Upcoming running/walking/bicycling/tri events

Upcoming events


  • Thursday, Nov. 22: 39th annual Turkey Trot 5K. Proceeds for the 39th Annual Turkey Trot benefit two Lee County programs that promote and reward healthy living and awareness in the community. 7:30 a.m., Cape Coral Wellness Center, Cape Coral (
  • Thursday, Nov. 22: Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk. The central location of Germain Arena creates the perfect location for Southwest Florida residents and vacationers to meet up for a Thanksgiving morning 5k run and walk. 7 a.m., Germain Arena, Estero (
  • Thursday, Nov. 22: FGCU Gobbler 5K, Alico Arena, Fort Myers (
  • Thursday, Nov. 22: GCR Thanksgiving 5K, 7:30 a.m., Cambier Park, Naples (
  • Saturday, Dec. 1: 40th Annual River Run 10K, downtown Fort Myers (
  • Saturday, Dec. 1: CCSP 5K. Run or walk to benefit Collier County Public Schools. Barron Collier High School (
  • Saturday, Dec. 8: Christmas Glow Run 5K, 6 p.m. Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota (
  • Sunday, Dec. 9: Florida West Coast Half Marathon and 5K, 7 a.m., Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota (
  • Saturday, Dec. 15: Naples Christmas Glow Run 5K, 6 p.m., sugden Regional Park, Naples (
  • Saturday, Dec. 22: Marco 5 Mile Hill Run, Marco island (
  • For more running events visit;; and


  • Saturday, Nov. 24: Saturday Slow Roll 8 a.m. meet-up at 2160 McGregor Blvd. Recommended for inexperienced/young riders. Distance is 6 miles, includes group ride instruction.  (
  • Sunday, Nov. 25: Iron Joe Turkey Ride. Begins and ends at Fit & Fuel Bicycle CafĂ© in the Pavilion Shipping Center, Naples. Fully supported ride of 62, 40, 20 and 5 miles (
  • Sunday, Nov. 25: Wakey, Wakey! Weekly Sunday Morning Ride. All levels, all bikes, leaves from Fort Myers Trek store at 7:30 a.m. on a different route each week (mostly on bike paths). The ride is sanctioned by the Caloosa Riders Bicycle Club, so helmets are required, no ear buds, and no aero bar use while in the group. (
  • Friday, Nov. 30: Cape Coral Critical Mass ride. Gather at 7:30 p.m. at the Southwest Florida Military Museum parking lot at 4820 Leonard Street for a family-friendly ride through the Cape. Lights required, helmets recommended  (
  • Friday, Dec 7: SW Florida Critical Mass ride. A family-friendly slow ride through Fort Myers starting at a special time: 7:15 p.m. Front and rear bike lights required. Grab your helmet, bring all your friends and meet in the open field next to Publix at First Street Village, 2160 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers. (
  • Ongoing: Join the Caloosa Riders Bicycle Club on one of their many weekly rides for members and potential members, with an array of paces and routes to choose from. Check them out online at
  • For more Lee County cycling and tri events, visit Caloosa Riders Bicycle Club (; Florida Mudcutters (; and SW Florida Biking Meetup Group (

  • Sunday, Dec. 16: Christmas Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon, Sugden Regional Park, Naples (
  • Jan. 6, 2019: HITS Triathlon Series, with sprint, Olympic and half-Ironman distances. Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota (
  • Check to find regional and state tris.

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