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Fall is around the corner and that means the season of 5Ks and fun runs is almost here! Check out our roundup of races from September to December, happening throughout Seminole County.

Break out your running shoes! The weather is going to start cooling down and there are plenty of exciting races coming up in our area. See below for details, and happy running!

September 2

Front Running Sports Anniversary 2 miler

Front Running Sports 1061 South Sun Drive Unit 1097 | Lake Mary, FL 32746

Race Starts at 8:00 a.m.

September 9

Tunnel to Towers 5K

Cranes Roost Park: 274 Cranes Roost Blvd. | Altamonte Springs

Race Starts at 7:30 a.m.

The Tunnel to Towers Run & Walk Series was created to honor the heroic life and death of Stephen Siller, a New York City firefighter (FDNY) who lost his life on September 11, 2001 after strapping on his gear and running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers. Honor all of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and support our first responders and military who make extraordinary sacrifices in the line of duty!

September 16

Florida Hospital Battle of the Bands 5K

Lake Concord Park | 95 Triplet Lake Dr., Casselberry

Race Starts at 7:30 am: 5k (3.1 mi.) | 8:45 am: Kids' Run | 9:00 am: Awards Ceremony

Music reigns supreme at the 2nd race of the Track Shack Running Series featuring local bands dueling it out at every mile! The Florida Hospital Battle of the Banks 5k features the high energy, live music runners and walkers love from the course to the post race party.

September 23

9th Annual Walk On Water Friend's Helping Friends 5k Fun Run/Walk Health Expo

Colonial Town Park 1140 TownPark Ave. | Lake Mary

Race Starts at 7:30AM

100% of the proceeds will benefit SafeHouse to support women and children who are victims of domestic abuse.

October 7

6th Annual Sanford Riverwalk 5K

600 E 1st Street, Sanford

Race Starts at 7:30 AM

Celebrate fall with an early morning run/walk along the shore of Lake Monroe and through the historic streets of downtown Sanford. Proceeds help fund Crooms Academy of Information Technology's athletic programs and scholarships for student athletes.

October 8

Masters of All Terrain RACE 3 2017: Off Road Half Marathon and 5 Miler

Little Big Econ State Forest

1350 Snow Hill Rd | Geneva

Race Starts at 6:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT

13.1 Miles in the Florida Wild! As race 3 of our four race series you’ll be Running In The Wild through the Little Big Econ State Forest; possibly the most scenic in our race calendar.

Travel in the open planes, dip and climb alongside the Econlockhatchee River for miles before taking on the Snow Hill mountain bike trails and finally head back into the forest to the finish of these Half Marathon and 5 mile distances.

October 14

THE MUDWALK SPOOKY 5K RUN/WALK: Benefiting the SCPS Environmental Studies Center

Environmental Studies Center, 2985 Osprey Trail, Longwood

Race Starts at 8:00 a.m. | 8:30 a.m.  Pancake Breakfast | 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Open House & Nature Store

The 5K starts at the Environmental Studies Center, runs along the Cross-Seminole Trail for 1.5K and back, then participants go “off road” for 1K and back on the scenic Osprey Trail. The run/walk finishes at the Environmental Studies Center with the traditional awards presentation during a pancake breakfast (free for participants, spectators for a donation).

October 28

Glow The Mall Pink Midnight Madness 5K Orlando

Seminole Towne Center Mall | 200 Towne Center Circle, Sanford

Race Starts at 11:55 p.m.

Come Glow the Night Pink! We will have a virtual "pink out" with pink lights and effects, a pink carpet, and much, much more! There will be non-stop entertainment on the course and a huge post party with great music, dancing, food and more! Support the fight against Breast Cancer and run with us!

The Rising 5K

263 King Street, First United Methodist Church of Oviedo | Oviedo

Race Starts at 7:35 (this is the official posted time of sunRISE on Oct. 29)

The Rising - Run through History

November 4

The Fast and The Furriest 5K

Race Starts at 8:00 a.m.

Sanford Brewing Company

400 Sanford Ave | Sanford

SEA Fit & Fun 5K Run

Race Starts at 7:30 a.m.

Sweetwater Episcopal Academy

251 E Lake Brantley Drive | Longwood

November 11

Peace Love Cure 5K
Race Starts at 7:00 am
Tru-Valu Drugs, 503 East First Street  | Sanford

100% of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the American Diabetes Association to support their research to find a cure for diabetes.

November 12

The Paws to Run 5K for Veteran Rescue

Front Running Sports  | 1061 South Sun Drive Unit 1097 | Lake Mary

Race Starts at 8:00 a.m.

Come out and help us support a wonderful cause! Paws to Run supports Veteran Rescue, a local 501c3 that rescues pets to be companion pets for Veterans, provides business guidance for vets, conducts retreats for vets, and provides home repairs for vets.

November 18

Dolphin Dash 5K

600 Sandspur Rd. | Maitland

Race Starts at 8:00 am: Kid’s Mile Dash (K-5th Grades, Not Timed) - 4 times around the track
8:30 am: 5K Run/Walk

You may think taking on a 5K in elementary school is a big undertaking - and for most schools it is! But at Lake Sybelia, it's a tradition. We're an active school that likes to look a challenge in the face, then conquer it. For the past three years, we've taken on the Dolphin Dash 5K and have achieved our goals - not only in fundraising for much needed school improvements, but to finish the race! Many of our students join the bi-weekly Dolphin Dashers running club to help prepare for DD5K and to improve their fitness.

November 23

8th Annual Turkey Day 5K

901 E. Seminole Blvd | Sanford

Race Starts at 8:00 a.m.

This is a holiday fun run for the entire family to come run or walk and have a great time!

December 9

11th Annual Candy Cane 5K to Benefit Boys Town Central Florida

1100 E. State Road 434| Winter Springs

Race Starts at 8:00 a.m.

December 16

Naughty or Nice 5K Run/Walk

Front Running Sports 1061 S Sun Dr, Unit 1097 | Lake Mary

Race Starts at 8:00 a.m.
Have you been naughty or nice this year? Santa knows! Join us in a fun filled Christmas costume themed 5K run/walk presented by Front Running Sports. The first 100 participants will receive a special gift. FREE PICTURES WITH SANTA

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