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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!

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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

MTC Scholars

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 Park432$3,640
Achieva Run for Good 5KStudent Scholarships345$15,229
MTC Ultra 25K and 50KVilla La Plaz65$3,461
SCADSCAD Research85$ Undisclosed
SuperHero 5KBridge-A-Life825$16,923
Mote Run for the TurtlesMote Marine Sea Turtle Research1259$40,343
Pine View Python Run5-2-1-0 Health Initiative750$27,800
SUP & RUN 5kOperation Second Chance1000$19,979
Phillippi Shores 5KPhillippi Shores IB World School750$27,800
GameDay 10KCollege Scholarships for Local Alumni Associations372$11,000
Bill's Beer RunManasota Track CLub750$32,374
Care2Tri 5KCare2Tri316$7,215
Toy/Pie RunSt. Judes Community Outreach and Dollar DynastyTOYS!!100's of Toys
Jingle & Jog 5KThe Haven600$40,000
Sandy Claws 5KSarasota County Parks385$ 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
Wilkinson Elementary
$1,000
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
TOTAL DONATIONS$26,086

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