SPECIAL NOTICE: All need to be in the parking lot by 7:00 a.m. due to closing road and placing of the timing devices. 10K, 5K and 5k Ruck will start at 7:30 a.m. The course will close at 9:00 a.m. to open local traffic for the neighborhood. Awards will begin for 5K at 8:15 a.m., 10K at 8:35 a.m., (immediately following 5K). Please allow 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.
The Strawberry Distance Challenge is 5 kilometers long (3.1 miles), 10 kilometers (6.2), or 1 mile fun run.
Strawberry Distance Challenge is designed for fitness awareness and fundraising for charities.
American soldiers have been doing a simple fitness activity since the American Revolution, and it’s turned our military into the fittest, most feared fighting force in the history of the world.
That activity: rucking, or walking with a weighted pack on your back.
The activity gets its name from “ruck sacks,” which is military talk for “backpack.” “Rucking” is marching or walking while wearing your ruck sack (which is always loaded down with gear). For the SDC, if you weigh 150 pounds or less, 15 pounds of weight; 151 pounds or more, 25 pounds of weight. This could be a weighted backpack or small child. You will start right behind the 10K runners and take the running 5K route. Participates get medals and shirts and awards tied into the 5K for this division.
Yes. The run will be chipped timed. Usually disposable bibs are used, but if a separate chip not attached to the bib is given, each person will be responsible to return the chip after the course is completed. Chips not returned will be charged $30.
YES! Age divisions are determined based on your age on race day. All times are based on the official net time. Awards are not shipped, so make sure you are present at the award ceremony after the run.
Overall Masters Male/Female (40 years old and up)
11 & under male/female 40-44 male/female
12-14 male/female 45-49 male/female
15-19 male/female 50-54 male/female
20-24 male/female 55-59 male/female
25-29 male/female 60-64 male/female
30-34 male/female 65-69 male/female
35-39 male/female 70+ male/female
Pre-Race pick up will take place the Thursday before race day from 4:30 PM-7:00 PM
The location is Outback Steakhouse
1203 Townsgate Ct, Plant City, FL 33563
All who pick-up at this time will receive a coupon for a blooming onion (dine-in only)
Family and friends can pick up for others as long as the person you are picking up for has a signed waiver on file and you have a photo copy of his/her ID (printed or phone picture).
All registrations are final.
Yes. Streets must be cleared by 9:00 a.m.
No. It is important to lock items in the trunk of your car. Parking and start/finish line is very close.
Yes. But prices are higher if you wait.
Yes. As long as the person you are picking up for has a signed waiver on file and you have a photo copy of his/her ID (printed or phone picture).
The top two of each category receive medals. On our awards page you can see all the medals and awards that will be given out.
Yes. And all pics will be posted on the SDC Facebook page as well as our flickr page
Unless it is lightning, we will be good to go. Obviously, there are possible cancellations such as mandatory evacuations or acts of nature which we have no control over.
Pet on leases are allowed as long as you clean up behind them. We welcome strollers but please stay behind lead runners.