Oscar Scherer State Park, Osprey, Sarasota County, Florida, United States

Start Date

01/21/2023

Activity tags attached to this sportie.

Activities: Running race, Trail race, Virtual race, 5K, 10K, 3.1 Miles, 6.2 Miles

SAVE THE DATE for the 23rd Annual Scrub Jay Races on Saturday, January 21, 2023. 

The 5K and Scramble 10K will utilize different starts and courses!  Same great finish through the picnic area and post race party by the Nature Center and pavilions.

The Scrub Jay 5K is a course designed with the road-runners in mind.  There is still the beauty and nature of Oscar Scherer Park on mostly hard packed surfaces but there are still some tree roots and a section on the trails and a little bit of the dreaded "sugar sand."  You will begin near the Nature Center and travel the length of the main entrance road just about to the entrance before turning onto the Lester Finley trail and South Creek Nature Trail on mostly prepared-surface park trails including crushed shell and paver paths then onto earthen trails for the last 3/4 mile with only a very small sandy area.

Getting all "thumbs ups" and great reviews from its introduction in 2022, the Scrub Jay Scramble 10K is a course on the trails, sugar-sand included, with some ups and downs using recently created pedestrian underpasses and overpasses. Designed by trail runners for trail runners using the parks' features to challenge even experienced trail runners.  Check out the detailed description and map of the Scrub Jay Scramble 10K.

Your registration includes a custom finisher's medal for all finishers and a post-race featuring hot dogs (veggie dogs on request), bananas and other snacks.  Participants will receive a snazzy tech race shirt as long as supplies last.*

*NOTE:  Race shirts will be ordered approximately three weeks before race day to have them ready in time.  At that time all sizes will be in the online inventory and available only while supplies last.  We do this to ensure that participants who register early will be sure to get the shirt size they select during registration.  Any race shirts not picked up by the close of packet pick up race morning will be forfeited and available to swap sizes or for those who may not have had shirt inventory available at the time they registered.

5K and 10K Awards: Overall, Masters (40+), Grandmasters (50+), Senior Grandmasters (60+), Veteran Grandmasters (70+) and Youth Overall (14 & under)
5K Age Groups: 3-deep in 9 & under, 10-12, 13-14 and 5-year increments 15-19 to 90 & over
10K Age Groups: 3-deep 14 & under and 5-year increments 15-19 to 80 & over.

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. Activity Starts: - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens :
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Performance tech tee in Gender & Youth sizing
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 8/13/2022 11:12
      Registration closes : 10/13/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $35.00
      Processing fee : $3.03
    • Registration opens : 10/14/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 11/30/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $35.00
      Processing fee : $3.03
    • Registration opens : 12/1/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 1/21/2023 08:15
      Race fee : $40.00
      Processing fee : $3.32


  2. Activity Starts: - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens :
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Performance tech tee in Gender & Youth sizing
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 8/13/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 10/13/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $40.00
      Processing fee : $3.32
    • Registration opens : 10/14/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 11/30/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $40.00
      Processing fee : $3.32
    • Registration opens : 12/1/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 1/21/2023 08:15
      Race fee : $45.00
      Processing fee : $3.61


  3. Activity Starts: - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens :
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Performance tech tee in Gender & Youth sizing
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 8/13/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 1/20/2023 18:15
      Race fee : $40.00
      Processing fee : $3.32
    • Registration opens : 1/21/2023 12:00
      Registration closes : 1/21/2023 23:59
      Race fee : $40.00
      Processing fee : $3.32


  4. Activity Starts: - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens :
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Performance tech tee in Gender & Youth sizing
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 8/13/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 1/20/2023 18:15
      Race fee : $40.00
      Processing fee : $3.32
    • Registration opens : 1/21/2023 12:00
      Registration closes : 1/21/2023 23:59
      Race fee : $40.00
      Processing fee : $3.32


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