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Old Naples 10k: Everything You Need to Know

Tips and information about the exciting run through the heart of Naples this November

Next month, energized and determined runners will be taking over Third Street in Naples, Florida—and for a great cause. Hosted by nonprofits Gulf Coast Runners and Cancer Alliance of Naples, the annual race and KIDSCAN 2K Fun Run/Walk will take place Saturday, November 9th. The races will benefit the Cancer Alliance of Naples and the Garden of Hope and Courage. Here’s everything you need to know.

Event Information

  • Date: Saturday, November 9th, 2019
  • Time: 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
  • Location: 1161 3rd St S, Naples, FL, 34102
  • Directions and course map can be found here.

The Old Naples 10K

  • The race will begin at 7:30 a.m. 
  • Pricing:
        -  Students (21 And Under) — $15
        -  Through October 15th — Non-members $30, Gulf Coast Runners Members $25
        -  Through November 8th — Non-members $35, Gulf Coast Runners Members $30 
        -  Race Day — $40

  • If you’re interested in becoming a Gulf Coast Runners member and receiving a list of perks, click here.

The KIDSCAN 2K Fun Run/Walk

  • The Fun Run/Walk will begin at 8 a.m.
  • Pricing
        -  Students (21 And Under) — $10
        -  Through November 9th — Non-members $20, Gulf Coast Runners Members $15
        -  Race Day — $25

  • If you’re interested in becoming a Gulf Coast Runners member and receiving a list of perks, click here.

Registration

  • Online Registration: You can register online here
  • In-person Registration: Registration for both races will take place at the Gazebo on Third Street South and Broad Avenue in downtown Naples.

Food and Beverage

  • Food and beverages are available beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Gazebo. 
  • Restaurant promotions and activities will also follow the run on Third Street South.

Awards

  • Age Group (three deep)
  • Overall Male/Female 
  • Overall Masters Male/Female
  • Overall Grand Masters Male/Female
  • Finisher Medals (for completing the entirety of the race)

Why is this race so important?

This race is benefitting…
  • Cancer Alliance of Naples provides financial assistance for cancer patients, helping cover things such as rent, car payments, and groceries. This nonprofit also offers free group counseling, free nutrition programs, and college scholarships for graduating seniors who are cancer survivors.
  • Garden of Hope and Courage is a beautiful downtown garden spanning 2.5 acres that allows patients, families, and nursing staff to feel comforted and supported by nature when needed. 
  • Gulf Coast Runners awards annual scholarships to high school seniors through their Youth Development Fund and helps out other local nonprofit organizations through their races, runs, and social events. 

Tips for runners:

  • Make a training plan!
  • First-timers should work on building mileage slowly, adding a little bit more mileage to one to three runs each week, according to running coach Pete Rea.
  • Remember that any extra time on your feet, even walking, helps you become stronger.
  • Vary your workouts leading up to the race.
  • Find buddies with which to train and run.
  • Don’t forget to train your mind as well as your body.
  • During the race, don’t be afraid to change your pacing.
  • Build backward: run more slowly at the beginning of the race, then increasingly amp up your speed.

Tips for supporters:

  • Have fun with it! Dress up, make a sign, create t-shirts—you name it!
  • If you can’t make the race, you can donate a custom amount here


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