Runners in the 2nd Annual Groundhog Jog will race through the beautiful grounds of Rosedale Golf & Country Club as they head towards the finish line on Saturday, February 1st. Presented by the Lakewood Ranch branch of the Manatee County YMCA, this popular event is open to racers of all skill levels. The chip-timed race will begin at 8 a.m., with the kids’ dash beginning at 7:30 a.m. Both will start from the Lakewood Ranch YMCA.
Prizes will be awarded for overall male and female winners as well as male and female master’s winners. Age-group prizes will be given three deep in male and female age groups. Race entry includes a post-race pancake breakfast for all runners. The first 300 registered participants will receive gender-specific performance shirts.
Prices to participate are $30 for the 5k and $15 for the kids’ dash until January 30th. Race day registration will be $35 for the 5k and $20 for the kids’ dash. Packets may be picked up at the Lakewood Ranch YMCA health and wellness expo on January 30th from 5-8 p.m.
For more information, call 941-782-0220 x. 103. Register online at www.raceroster.com or www.manateeymca.org. Registration is also available at the Lakewood Ranch YMCA.
About Rosedale Golf & Country Club
Located in Manatee County near Lakewood Ranch, Rosedale Golf & Country Club is known for its challenging fairways, beautiful preserves and mature trees, and gracious Florida lifestyle. It has been voted “Best Golf Course” by readers of the Bradenton Herald for three consecutive years and is the only golf course in the United States to offer two PGA Master Professionals on staff. Rosedale is an established gated community of 650 luxurious single-family and patio homes, many bordering the golf course, lakes or protected woodlands. The newly opened Rosedale Links offers the opportunity to purchase new-home construction from one of four leading homebuilders. Residents pay no CDD fees and enjoy a wide range of amenities, including five lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, a fully equipped fitness center, Junior Olympic swimming pool, and a beautiful clubhouse with pro shop, restaurant and terrace. Rosedale was developed by the distinguished Hunt Group, headed by Robert Hunt, a respected builder and developer for more than 30 years. For more information about Rosedale, call (941) 751-9070 or 1-800-881-9080. Information about the Country Club may be found at www.RosedaleGolf.com.