Run for your team!
Run for academic scholarships
The GD10K is a fun fitness event promoting the College Game Day ritual of "Tailgating". Participants are encouraged to come dressed in support of their favorite college team. All proceeds from this fundraising event will be gifted away in the form of academic college scholarships. This event is fully sanctioned by the Manasota Track Club and will have mandatory levels of excellence.
Game Day 10k and 5K Fun Run
October 13, 2018 – 8:00am
Congratulations to the 2017 Scholarship Award winners. They got the most votes!
2017 Scholarship Winners
The schedule for the day of the race. Arrive early for pre-race festivities and packet pick-up.
Run for your team and have fun!
Arrive at Gold Coast Eagle for Pre-Race festivities, packet pick-up and warm up.
Mia Petrov will again sing the National anthem prior to the start of the race.
10K race / 5K fun run start at 8:00am.
Enjoy the free food and beer after you finish. Award ceremony will start at 9:30am.
October 13, 2018
Download Registration form
Here are a few of your questions answered. if you have other questions, please email gameday10K@gmail.com.
All proceeds from the race will be gifted away in form of college scholarships. The 4 schools with the most number of registered runners will be proportionately awarded the scholarship revenue. Scholarship winners will be announced at the start of the awards ceremony on race day.
No, all of the scholarship money does not go to WPPCGC. The 4 schools with the most number of registered runners will receive the scholarship proceeds. Dollar amount of the 4 scholarships will be proportionately distributed based on the registrations.
There will be a line on the registration form for you to designate which school you support. You can only vote for one school per registration. In 2017, there were 48 different colleges and universities represented. The Ohio State University, West Point Parents Club, University of Florida Alumni Club, and Florida State Sarasota Seminole Club had the highest number of votes.
Yes, strollers and walkers are welcomed to register, vote and participate in the 5K fun run. However, it is highly recommended that slower participants migrate to the back of the field so as not to hinder the safety of the faster runners.
Yes, of course there will be free pizza and beer after the GD10K.
“LOVE!!! Love the success of this event and what it has done for so many in the community.
You should be SUPER proud of the efforts of the committee!.”
“I just wanted to say THANK YOU to you for today's event. In my opinion, it was an exceptional race day experience. The volunteers smiled, were helpful and encouraging, whther they were out on the course, handling registration, or during the post race feast and awards. Evert bit of the pre and post race festiviaties was outstanding. I felt privileged to be a part of it! Congratulations to everyone wo was involved.”
“I wanted to thank you again for a great race at Game Day. It almost felt like a kickoff to the holidays, with a very festive atmosphere, great food and prizes, and just an overall good feeling that was palable all morning. The gorgeous weather and fast course were the ’icing in the cake’! We sincerely hope that this race will continue to be offered each year, and we were so glad we came out to experience this great event.”
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The Gameday 10K became officially part of the Manasota Track Club/New Balance Racing Series for 2018
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The pre-race, race and post race awards will take place at Gold Coast Eagle Distributors in Lakewood Ranch.
Gold Coast Eagle Distributors
7051 Wireless Court
Sarasota FL 34240
2017 Race Results