(Apollo Beach, Florida) – This year, hundreds of runners from the SouthShore area and all around Tampa Bay will have a new race to conquer on Thanksgiving morning: the Waterset 5K Turkey Trot.
Waterset is owned in a joint venture partnership between NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH), the U.S. business unit and full subsidiary of SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD., Japan’s largest homebuilder and leading diversified developer, and Newland Real Estate Group, LLC, whose development business, Newland Communities, is the master developer of the community. Waterset is one of more than 30 communities the NASH-Newland partnership owns together in 11 states across the United States.
Proceeds from this year’s race, will benefit the Waterset community schools; Doby Elementary School, Eisenhower Middle School and East Bay High School.
The Waterset 5K will be chip timed with a flat race course. Awards will be given for the top male and female overall finishers, as well as Masters, Grand Masters, and the top three male and female finishers in each age category.
A Kid’s Fun Run will also be held, and participants will receive a medal and a kids race t-shirt.
“We’re so excited to sponsor this event for our residents,” said Lynda McMorrow, Marketing Manager for Waterset by Newland Communities. “Last year, Waterset residents organized a neighborhood Thanksgiving Day race and there was a lot of interest. This year, we’re pleased to be able to expand on that success by offering a chip-timed race, awards and medals, plus race shirts, in addition to giving the proceeds to our schools. We look forward to the Turkey Trot becoming an annual tradition.”
For this year’s Turkey Trot, Waterset will partner with the FishHawk Road Runners to oversee the event, with assistance from Waterset Fitness and the Waterset Tri and Race Club, which are run by residents. The two Waterset organizations will merge to form a 501c 3 non-profit which will host future races in the SouthShore community, including the Turkey Trot.
“The Waterset Turkey Trot fills a void in the Apollo Beach community,” added Dayna Buethe of the Waterset Tri and Race Club. “The race has the potential to draw a large number of runners and walkers from the entire SouthShore area.”
“We hope people come out to support this event and our area schools,” said Tina Mohr, of Waterset Fitness, a co-organizer of the event. “Whether they run or walk, we want to see our neighbors enjoy the Turkey Trot.”
Registration for the Waterset 5K Turkey Trot is $20 until September 30, $25 if purchased between October 1 – November 21; and $35 after November 22. The Kids Race is $15. Adult runners will receive a tech race shirt and Kid’s Race participants will receive a cotton t-shirt and medal, plus everyone is invited to the post -race awards party at the community’s Rock & Roll Bowl.
Sponsorship opportunities for the race are still available. Contact Lynda McMorrow at 813.235.0163 to learn more. For more information or to register for the race, visit www.watersetfl.com
WHAT: Waterset 5K Turkey Trot
WHEN: Thursday, November 24
Check in: 6:30am
Race Starts: 7:30am
Rain or Shine
7250 Parkshore Drive
Waterset by Newland Communities is a master-planned community located in Apollo Beach. Waterset features a variety of amenities that include a community pool, fitness center, Fit Trail and Greenway. The Waterset information center is located in The Landing Club & Café and is open daily from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m., and on Sundays from noon to 6 p.m., along with 15 model homes priced from $180,000s to over $500,000. For more information, please call (813) 235-0154 or visit our website at www.watersetfl.com.
Newland is a diversified real estate company leveraging a national platform and over 45 years of experience to perform challenging and diverse development, investment, management, and advisory services across a wide range of real estate. The company’s mixed-use development business, Newland Communities, actively owns, operates and develops premier residential master-planned, commercial, retail, and urban mixed-use real estate across the U.S. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Newland and its affiliated companies have completed, or have underway, more than 140 diverse real estate developments, more than 20 million square feet of commercial and retail space, and 175,000 residential units in 14 states. www.newlandcommunities.com.
About NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH):
NASH was established in 2010 as the U.S. business operations unit and a full subsidiary of SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD., Japan’s largest homebuilder and a leading diversified developer since 1960. SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD. has built more than two million houses to date and expanded its operations to Australia, China, Singapore, and the U.S. NASH establishes joint ventures to build innovative and sustainability conscious master planned communities across the US. NASH is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. http://nashcommunities.com/. http://www.sekisuihouse.co.jp/english/index.html.
Vice President of Marketing, Newland Communities
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