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Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders
Since 2007, the Manasota Track Club has offered scholarships to young, deserving runners in our community. Your membership dues and participation in fundraising events, like BBR, have allowed us to provide more than $130,000 to over 150 scholars.
Strengthening Our Community
Running might be considered a solitary sport by some, but we know that it’s better when we come together. Not only because sharing the experience of running and racing is fun (although that’s true — it is!), but because participating in local races and events makes a direct and positive impact on our community. Just take a look below to see how your donations help our MTC Scholars and race entries have benefitted important local causes!
The Manasota Track Club is all about Passion, commitment, BBR, people, races and community support.
The Manasota Track Club Impacts the Community
Our goal, aside from encouraging running and walking as a form of exercise, is to raise money for charitable causes, such as the Manasota Track Club Scholar Program, which has evolved since its inception in 2007. We’re also proud to support numerous local races that benefit a variety of charities and causes. Learn more about our Scholar Program and other causes we’ve supported below!
Thousand Dollars Given to Students
Thousand MTC helped Raised in 2019
Number of Applicants
The Manasota Track Club Impact
As part of the Manasota Track Club mission, MTC Scholars are successful students and athletes with a high potential for impact as demonstrated through a proven track record of leadership, community service, the continued pursuit of education, and the committment of their resources to serve the community.
Giving to the Community 2019
The Manasota Track Club sanctions these events and helps these community non-profit organizations events raise money.
|MTC Event||Beneficiary Proceeds||# of Runners||$ Raised|
|Scrub Jay 5K ||Oscar Scheer State Park||432||$3,640|
|Achieva Run for Good 5K||Student Scholarships||345||$15,229|
|MTC Ultra 25K and 50K||Villa La Plaz||65||$3,461|
|SCAD||SCAD Research||85||$ Undisclosed|
|Mote Run for the Turtles||Mote Marine Sea Turtle Research||1259||$40,343|
|Pine View Python Run||5-2-1-0 Health Initiative||750||$27,800|
|SUP & RUN 5k||Operation Second Chance||1000||$19,979|
|Phillippi Shores 5K||Phillippi Shores IB World School||750||$27,800|
|GameDay 10K||College Scholarships for Local Alumni Associations||372||$11,000|
|Bill's Beer Run||Manasota Track CLub||750||$32,374|
|Toy/Pie Run||St. Judes Community Outreach and Dollar Dynasty||TOYS!!||100's of Toys|
|Jingle & Jog 5K||The Haven||600||$40,000|
|Sandy Claws 5K||Sarasota County Parks||385||$ Undisclosed|
|TOTAL FUNDS RAISED in 2019||$222,700+|
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Bill’s Beer Run (BBR)
‘Bill’s Beer Run 2019 sold out in record time and raised more than $32,000 to support the Manasota Track Club Scholars program.
From the first event held in 1988, BBR has grown into the Manasota Track Clubs ONLY fundraiser and is a favorite of the community. This exclusive race is only open to active Manasota Track Club Members, is limited to 750 participants and sells out in less than 24 hours.
- $1 Million+ raised since 1988
- 750 runners each year
- Participants ranging from teens to 80- and 90-year-olds
- Numerous sponsorship levels and opportunities
Giving to Local Running programs in 2019
|Girls on the Run||$1,500|
|Villa La Paz ( Proceeds from MTC Ultra)||$3,641|
|Healthy Kids Running Program||$100|
|SSAS Running Program||$500|
|SHS Cross Country - Summer Camp ||$665|
|Gocio School Running Program||$1,000|
|Phillippi Shores 7K Event - Registrations||$360|
|Gulf Gate Elementary School Runners||$1,000|
|Bradenton Runners Club-Manatee River Run||$500|
|Fruitville Elementary - PTO business partner||$1,000|
|Lakeview Elementary Running Program||$750|
|RVHS Cross Country||$650|
|Imagine School - Palmer Ranch||$1,000|
|McIntosh Run Club||$600|
|Booker High School Track - TNT Rental||$500|
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