5K Runners: $35.00 prior to Oct 19th; $40 Day of Race. 1 Mile Walkers; $20 prior to Oct. 19th; same day sign up $25 Commemorative Tech-Tanks or T-Shirts guaranteed for all pre-registered participants. before October 13th. Categories:M/F, 19 and younger; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70 and older. There are also “Team” sign ups as well. Prizes for best team name & # in group! Power in numbers!
Trophies for Overall Male & Female, medals for 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each age group. Bib entry draws for door prizes & gift cards to Fit2Run for top place winners!
This run will be followed by the pre-eve of the Sarasota Celtic Music Festival. Your race entry gets you into Friday's night festivities & live music. If you have any one who would like to join you or enter the festival there will be discount tix link available soon. for purchase of wristband. Saturday will be full day of Celtic Traditions, Music, Merriment! There is an opportunity to purchase an upgrade to your ticket & hang out in the the Top Floor VIP Suite of the NEW Nathan Benderson Building.
ADVANCE PACKET PICK UP OCT. @ FIT2RUN UTC MALL 6-8 on Thursday 10/25/2018
Check out Festival Website at: celtoberfest.org
ACCOMMODATIONS- SPECIAL RATES FOR RACE GOERS! Homewood Suites~BRAND NEW Hotel right outside the festival. Please click on link to reserve in the block of rooms reserved.
Go back & swim, shower, cool off etc-Music Fest goes til 9:00 pm.
There are additional block of rooms on Celtoberfest.org at additional close area hotels. There is also an option to camp or stay at Sun N Fun on Fruitville not too far away also. https://www.sunrvresorts.com/resorts/south/florida/sun-n-fun/ways-to-stay/
The Braveheart Kilt Run
is a great opportunity to get together with your friends, gym buds, co-workers, vague acquaintances from Facebook – whomever!
Teams are easy to create and allow you to join and invite your friends to the most
Viking like race you’ll ever run. Like certain other physical activities, the Braveheart Kilt 5K Run is more fun when you’re not doing it alone and don’t forget your KILT! Prize for the most creative, fun team name too.
You can go to www.Sportkilt.com and use PROMO code CELT5K and get 10% off and everything in the on-line store as well!
You can also just go to amazon.com or google and search kilt or utility kilt!?
We encourage Team sign-ups! PRICELESS
HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THE RACES?
You can register for the race or walk on by going to Braveheartkiltrun.com and clicking thru to Athlinks: http://www.atlinks.com/event/braveheart-kilt-run-5k-219496 OR active.com
HOW DO I KNOW I’M REGISTERED?
Once you have created an account with athlinks or active.com and registered, you should be all set.
WILL I RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL?
Yes, your confirmation email will come directly from athlinks or active.com
WHAT DOES MY REGISTRATION FEE COVER?
Your 5K Race registration fee covers; your race entry which includes your timing bib, tech-shirt, option to purchase discount entry to the Sarasota Celtic Music Festival the following day Code TBA), 1 beer ticket (21 & Up-Friday Evening). 5K registrants that finish in the top 3 will also receive a finisher’s medal. Walkers receive a T-Shirt only and all participants & families are invited to hang out and listen to Friday night bands for a post race party & pre-festival Ceilidh.
CAN I REGISTER ON RACE DAY?
Yes – however we strongly encourage pre-race registration to ensure shirts for registrants,
HOW DO I GET A REFUND IF I CANNOT ATTEND?
Registrations will not be refunded under any circumstances. If you are unable to attend, please contact us.
HOW DO I GET MY RACE PACKET?
Packet Pick Up - TBA
CAN I PICK MY RACE PACKET UP ON RACE DAY?
Yes, there will be race day pick-up available-STARTING 4:15PM
CAN SOMEONE ELSE PICK MY RACE PACKET UP FOR ME?
Yes, you can have someone else pick up your packet.
WHERE CAN WE PARK FOR THE EVENT?
Yes, Nathan Benderson Park will have designated area for Braveheart Kilt participants-you will be guided by NBP to park on the island in the large grass field. You will be arriving before regular festival goers, thus parking included.
WHERE DOES THE RACE START AND FINISH?
Race will start right outside festival and will end inside the festival behind stage. You will be piped in & out by bagpiper, Jersey Rob!
WHAT ARE THE EVENT START TIMES?
The 5K will start at 5:30PM
The 1 Mile Fun Run will start immediately following the start of the 5K.
WHAT IS NOT ALLOWED ON THE COURSE?
Pets and strollers/wagons will be allowed on the 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run Course-on the right hand side only.
IS THERE A “BAG CHECK” AVAILABLE?
We suggest just leaving personal items in your car or having a family member hold that is not participating in Braveheart Festivities.
DOES THE EVENT HAVE HEADPHONE POLICY?
You can wear headphones but be aware of your surroundings and safety first.
WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE ON RACE EVENING?
Please try to arrive at the race site no later than 5:00-5:15pm for the 5K (the early the better!). We encourage you to come at least an 30 minutes early to ensure you have plenty of time to park, stretch & hydrate. There will be bib assignments at registration table.
IS THERE A TIME LIMIT FOR EACH EVENT?
Awards will begin at 6:45pm after race.
5K – The road needs to be reopened by 10:30AM. Anyone still running after this time will not have their time recorded.
WHERE WILL THE WATER STATIONS, MEDICAL AID STATIONS AND PORT-O LETS BE LOCATED ON THE COURSE?
Water available at turn around & finish line.
There are pot-o-potties & bathrooms on the first floor of the Nathan Benderson Tower. There will be EMT's on site to address medical emergency issues.
HOW MANY WATER STATIONS WILL BE ON THE COURSE?
There is one water stations along the course providing water at the turnaround of the 1 Mile Fun Run. Feel free to grab a water at the start or finish.
IS CHIP TIME OR GUN TIME USED TO DETERMINE AWARDS?
Chip timing will be provided by Fitniche, Inc. They coordinate multiple races around Florida and we are thrilled to have their expertise on site! They will be clocking finisher’s as they cross the finish line to provide fast, accurate results.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE AN ISSUE WITH MY TIME AFTER THE RACE?
This will be a fun & still a competitive run- we want to ensure you have a great experience. If you feel, you have an issue with your time, please head to the registration area on site. A race coordinator and a representative from Fitniche Inc., will look into the issue.
WHAT ARE THE AGE GROUPS FOR AWARDS?
Age groups for the Half Marathon are as follows:
M/F, 19 and younger; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70 and older
WHEN AND WHERE ARE THE AWARDS CEREMONIES?
5K awards will begin at 10:30am or between 10:15-10:30 on the main stage behind the finish line.
ARE PETS AND KIDS STROLLERS ALLOWED ON THE COURSE?
Pets and Strollers will be allowed on the Braveheart 5K Kilt Run and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk right hand side of the course only!
IS THIS EVENT RAISING MONEY FOR A CHARITY?
Sure is! We’re raising money for the New World Celts Society. New World Celts, Sarasota provides a forum for the exchange and promotion of cultural information between the Celtic Associations of the New World; To act as liaison for coordination of and assistance to these Organizations.
You need your Kilt wearing, Highland Ale drinking, Meat Pie nibbling, must have a new trinket, bagpipe rock fix of course! Come join us at Nathan Benderson Park. Rest assured however, that all proceeds fund grants for area Celtic non-profit organizations, college scholarships open to Celtic descendants, and education scholarships for students of Celtic Arts.
HOW DO I DONATE TO THIS CHARITY?
During online registrations, you will have the option to give to this celtic cultural charity. You can certainly enter any amount you’d like and or as you finish into the festival-just go spend money with the vendors and take in some great music.
You may also go to: www.celtoberfest.org
We will be having sign up parties all over, go to our FB page to find out where the the next group run will be and SAVE!
5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL 34235
Monday - Sunday: 9am - 5pm