MTC Founder/Club’s First President

Bill O’Brien Enters the Great Race in the Sky Our Manasota Track Club founder and first president passed away January 11, 2021 at age 96. He led a varied life as an educator, athlete, coach and soldier and was an inspiration to everyone with whom he came into...

Bills Beer Run – 2019

Bill's Beer Run – 2019 Photos by Maureen Stanton

Covid-19 Recommendations

There have been some members asking about the MTC Guidelines for COVID-19. The goal is to provide guidelines for Manasota Track Club sanctioned events, group runs and races in the coronavirus environment. The Manasota running community is made up of hundreds of micro...

2019/2020 Awards Banquet- Gallery– 01/25/20

01/25/20. The 2019/2020 Awards Banquet was a great success. Fun was had by all. Co-Chairs, Felicia Cox and Julie Petersen coordinated this event at Laurel Oaks Country Club in Sarasota. Highlights of the evening were the changing of the Presidency from Cindi Wozniak,...

Sandy Claws 5k Run-Virtual

Sandy Claws 5K – Virtual RaceThe 44th Annual Sandy Claws Beach Run is going virtual! Choose your distance and run at any location you wish or visit one of these six parks in search of a Sandy the Crab photo frame!• Nokomis Beach • Shamrock Park• Phillippi Estate Park...

New Year Run – January 1, 2020

New Year Run – Siesta Key – January 1, 2020

Buy on Amazon.com. Amazon Makes a Donation to MTC.

Amazon donates to MTC when you shop at Amazon.com! The details: You shop (as you already do). Amazon Gives. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know....

New Years 5k Run/Walk

  Celebrate the New Year MTC style at Siesta Key Beach and a great way to start 2021! Come join us for the annual MTC New Years 5k Run/walk (optional) or any distance you'd like to run/walk.Start at 9:00amSame Location as the Summer Beach Runs (Yellow Lifeguard...

The Long Haul: Movie

View the trailer: https://vimeo.com/419645227 As runners, you all know more than most about pushing your body to its limits -- and we're willing to bet that you love inspiring running stories. And do we have one for you!  The LONG HAUL 100 follows Katie Rozar through...

Achieva Run For Good – 01/25/20

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March 2, 2021 – TNT Workout

Here is the schedule for March: 3/2 TNT @ Payne3/9 TNT @ Booker3/16 TNT @ Riverview - not 100%; waiting for fee to be lessoned (if not Riverview, then Payne)3/23 TNT @ Payne3/30 TNT @ Booker The workout: Longer repeats this Tuesday:1x1600m @ 5k pace; 2min. jog...

February 23, 2021 – TNT Workout

We're at Booker High Track this coming Tuesday. 5:30 warm up. 6pm start. I'll send out the March TNT schedule in a week. We'll be at Payne Park the first Tuesday in March though.  Let's do some 400's. 12-16 x 400m ( 3-4 miles) 6 x 400m @ 5k pace; 200m recovery 6 x...

MTC Founder/Club’s First President

MTC Founder/Club’s First President

Bill O’Brien Enters the Great Race in the Sky Our Manasota Track Club founder and first president passed away January 11, 2021 at age 96. He led a varied life as an educator, athlete, coach and soldier and was an inspiration to everyone with whom he came into...

February 16, 2021– TNT Workout

Payne Park. 6pm start. Rain or shine. 🙂 Warm up around 5:30ish pm.6x 800m @ 5k pace.  200m recovery.4 x 200m @ faster than 5k pace; 200m recovery. If want to modify:Don't do the 200's at the end, BUT HAMMER #3 and #6 of the 800's. Same recovery. Cool down. Adult...

Adopt a Road Clean up – February 6, 2021

Adopt a Road Clean up – February 6, 2021

The club adopted a stretch of the road leading into Longboat Key. https://www.yourobserver.com/photo-gallery/manasota-track-club-cleans-up-gulf-of-mexico-drive#photo-25 by: Nat Kaemmerer Staff Writer (yourobserver.com) The Manasota Track Club got acquainted with their...

February 09, 2021– TNT Workout

Hi Runners, Feb. 9 @ Booker High TrackFeb. 16 @ PayneFeb. 23 @ Booker 5:30 warm up, 6pm start.  Here's the workout: How about some 500's?10 x 500m @ 5k pace. The end zone is your recovery. (basically 100m). This workout is like running a 5k; keep that in mind with...

The Long Haul: Movie

View the trailer: https://vimeo.com/419645227 As runners, you all know more than most about pushing your body to its limits -- and we're willing to bet that you love inspiring running stories. And do we have one for you!  The LONG HAUL 100 follows Katie Rozar through...

February 2, 2021– TNT Workout

This Tuesday we're at Payne Park. 6pm start time. Warm up around 5:30pm.Still waiting to hear from the County re: which track we can use for Feb. and March. I'll send out an email once I hear. Workout: Longer intervals.  🙂 warm up 5x1k @ 5k pace or faster; 2-3 min....

Come Celebrate MTC’s Adopt-A-Road Marker

Come Celebrate MTC’s Adopt-A-Road Marker

Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Ken Thompson Park1700 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236 The MTC board of directors will host our members at the inaugural MTC Adopt-A-Road day! We willgather at Ken Thompson Park at 9AM and work together to clean up our stretch of...

January 12, 2021 – TNT Workout

Hi Runners, 1/12 We're at Brookside Middle School Track 1/19 @ Booker High School Track 1/26 @ Booker High School Track February TBD Workout:24x 200's @ 5k pace or faster, with a diagonal recovery jog across the field back to the start.  (trying to keep us on soft...

January 05, 2021– TNT Workout

Warm up. Workout:12 x 400m @ 5k pace or faster; Recovery is the short jog, across the field back to the start.(Maybe run 6 of these at 5k pace, then the last 6, drop the pace a few seconds). Dessert?  After 2-3 min. jog, run 1x 800m, first 400 @ 5k, then kick in the...

Tuesday Night Track – January 2021 Locations

Hey TNT Runners!!!! We're starting the year at wonderful Payne Park. 6pm START. Come around 5:30 ish to warm up!!! (we're sticking with 6pm, if you want to run earlier, go for it.  :)) Not 100% of the TNT locations yet, but this is what I'm hoping: JANUARY 1/5 Payne...

Register for The 2020 MTC Banquet!

Register for The 2020 MTC Banquet!

Registration opened for the 2020 MTC Banquet As with most events for 2020, this year's annual banquet will look a little different. For the health and safety of our members, we have organized an outdoor event at Turtle Beach with several options for fun in the sun. We...

New Years 5k Run/Walk

New Years 5k Run/Walk

  Celebrate the New Year MTC style at Siesta Key Beach and a great way to start 2021! Come join us for the annual MTC New Years 5k Run/walk (optional) or any distance you'd like to run/walk.Start at 9:00amSame Location as the Summer Beach Runs (Yellow Lifeguard...

December 22, 2020: TNT Workouts

2 x 1600m @ 10k pace (20 sec. slower than 5k pace)…2 min. recovery. (this pace should feel very comfortable,  but you can hold it for an hour if need to.) 2 x 800m @ 5k pace; 2min. - pace is not comfortable. :)2 min. recovery. (so recovery is same as 1600m. am pushing...

December 15, 2020: TNT Workout

Alternating 200's and 400's.200m hard/ 200m recovery; 400m 5k pace or a few sec. faster; 400m recovery and so on.8x.Take a 2-3 min. jog after 4.  so,  2 x 4x (200m / 200m recovery; 400m / 400m recovery) Pretend this 200m hard and 400m hard are hills, so work it. 5k...

SAVE THE DATE: January 23, 2021

SAVE THE DATE: January 23, 2021

2020 Manasota Track Club Banquet January 23, 2021 at 12:00pm Registration: $25 We didn't want to cancel/postpone the Annual MTC Banquet. But, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, The MTC 2020 Banquet will be Held at Turtle Beach Pavilion on January 23, 2021. Join MTC Members...

Why Volunteer

Why Volunteer

by Kristen-Green Seymour (@kgseymour)  As you make your way through the season of giving and contemplate how you can make a positive impact on your community in the coming year, consider getting involved with the Manasota Track Club as a volunteer. You might think of...

December 1, 2020 – TNT WOrkout

No lights for the month of December. So bring flash lights and or head lamps.Booker High track is a soft surface track. I get there by driving north on Orange Ave., it brings you to the school. Pull into the parking lot on the left. Bathrooms should be open.  ...

November 24, 2020 – TNT Workout

Workout: 12x 400m4 @ Threshold pace; 100m recovery4 @ 5k pace - 200m recovery4 @ faster than 5k pace; 400m recovery Finish with 4-6 strides or diagonals. If racing on Thanksgiving day, then modify to6 x 400m - 3@ threshold,3 @ 5k pace finish with a few strides.

November 17, 2020: TNT Workout

Warm up 3x 1200m @ 10k pace; 1 min. recovery2 x 800m @ 5k pace; 2 min. recovery2 x 400m @ faster than 5k pace; 200m recovery (now, if you want to add to this workout, then add 1 more 800, and 1 more 400m). That's a decent workout of changing paces, working your way...

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