10K / 5K / 5K Ruck / 1 Mile running

10K / 5K / 5K Ruck / 1 Mile running

10K / 5K / 5K Ruck / 1 Mile running10K / 5K / 5K Ruck / 1 Mile running10K / 5K / 5K Ruck / 1 Mile running

February 13, 2021 

7:30 AM // Walden Lake Polo Fields 

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About US



The Strawberry Distance Challenge is 5k 10k run dedicated to making a difference in people's lives. The SDC benefits organizations and places in need including The Shade Tree, a nonprofit that offers ongoing support as well as a resource for families in ministry to step away from the sacrifice of a 24/7 position and be poured into, encouraged and 

receive a time of respite. 

Youth is also a special place in our hearts and SDC 

benefits local youth organizations. 

We encourage a lifestyle of fitness, and building relationships in the process is important. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned runner, we invite you to join us and bring the family and friends along for the fun.


The Leadership Team

Mike Nelson: Logistics: Mike is a daredevil at heart. Leaps tall buildings in a single jump. Rarely sleeps because it’s overrated. He loves a challenge and will work at it until he wins. He loves all sports! He is married to Peggy, and they have two sons and three sweet grandchildren. 

Bruce Baerwalde: Race Director: Bruce is lifelong runner who has a passion for fitness and the community. Bruce is married to Sunni, and they have four children. Bruce is Senior Vice President of McKibbon Hotels.
Peggy Nelson: Registration: Peggy is an organizing machine. She enjoys spending time with her grand babies, reading, going to the beach and loves cinnamon donuts!! She works hard to keep things moving smoothly.



3035 Griffin Blvd  Plant City, FL 33566

All must be inside parking area by 7:00 AM.

The course will close at 9:00 a.m. to open local traffic for the neighborhood. Awards will begin at 9:00 a.m. Allow for an 8-10 minute walk to the start line. Jarrett Scott Ford and Plant City Police Department will lead the run. There will be a trail car and golf cart assistance as needed.



What you get…coolest shirt in town, fresh strawberries, bananas, water, medals for all finishers, 1st and 2nd placement medals and tickets to the Strawberry Festival  for 1st Place division winners. Oh, yeah, and the coolest place to be on a Saturday morning in February.


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3035 Griffin Blvd Plant City, FL 33566


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