BRADENTON, Fla. — Neal Communities, southwest Florida’s premier, private homebuilder, recently made a $5,000 donation for the 10th annual Robinson Preserve 5K/10K as part of its dedication to investing in the future of the communities it builds.
The March 23 race was held at the conservation property, located at 840 99th St. W. in Bradenton. Onsite registration began at 3 p.m. followed by kid’s races for children 12 and under at 5:30 p.m. and the 5K and 10K runs at 6:30 p.m.
With five race corals based on estimated finish time, participants ran the course, which offered an authentic coastal Florida experience, at their own pace without interruption. This year, racers ran through Robinson Preserve’s new expansion — an additional 150 acres obtained through The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast — that was not yet open to visitors.
Following the race, runners attended the Fit2Run after party, featuring food, refreshments and music. Medals were awarded to all finishers, including children, with the top finishers receiving Fit2Run gift cards and other awards.
Proceeds from the 10th annual Robinson Preserve 5K/10K benefited the continuing management and improvement at Robinson Preserve and PACE Center for Girls of Manatee.
The Robinson Preserve serves as a border for The Estuary, a neighborhood by Neal Communities. With more than 700 acres, it is northwest Bradenton’s largest conservation property, featuring six miles of kayak and canoeing trails, 10 miles of walking and jogging trails, two miles of paved trails, fishing piers, a 500-foot long boardwalk and a 56-foot observation tower, among other amenities.
About Neal Communities
With over 40 years of building award-winning homes, Neal Communities has over 70 successful communities throughout southwest Florida. The Lakewood Ranch-based builder was named the Professional Builder 2015 “Builder of the Year” and was named one of 2012’s “America’s Best Builders” by BUILDER Magazine and voted the “2013 Best Residential Builder in Southwest Florida” in a readers’ poll sponsored by Gulfshore Business Magazine. The company is ranked No. 1 locally by Metrostudy and by Hanley Wood Market Intelligence based on number of home sales and ranked nationally among the top 50 builders by BUILDER Magazine.
To date, Neal has built over 13,000 homes in southwest Florida. As the area’s largest and most established, locally owned and operated private builder, Neal Communities is continually striving for excellence in every aspect of the home building and development business. Neal Signature Homes, Neal Land Ventures, Charlene Neal PureStyle, Waterscapes Pools & Spas, Neal Communities Funding, Fiducia Insurance and Allegiant Title Professionals all contribute to the firm’s continued, record-setting local success. The company’s honors and accolades include numerous Parade of Homes awards, 50 Aurora Awards, 5 Best in American Living Awards and hundreds of local and regional industry awards. For more information, please visit www.NealCommunities.com.