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Sommer Sports volunteers are the best!  Volunteer opportunities are available for all of our events with positions that match all skill levels and schedules.  Please complete our Online Volunteer Form if interested and Lisa will get back in touch with you as quickly as possible!

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We are always looking for new event venues and race concepts!

Help us create new events!

Do you know of an ideal venue that would be perfect to host a new 5K/10K or Half Marathon?  Do you have an idea for a new concept or themed race you think would be a hit with the local athletes?  Do you have an inside connection at a high profile venue that you feel may entertain hosting an event?  If so, we want to hear from you!  Please visit our new Suggest an Event Page for more details.

Earn free race credits for select opportunities.

Race for Free!

Earn free race credits by helping out at our events, or by helping in our office.  Positions are available to meet almost any schedule.  Just like when you race, the positions might require physical strength as well as the ability to work in a hot and humid environment.
Florida Fort 2 Fort 875 mile Virtual Challenge
SS Owned Events

Cycle/Run the entire length of Florida Virtually

Florida Fort 2 Fort 875 mile Virtual Challenge

6/15/2020 12:00 AM - 12/31/2020 12:00 AM

A virtual bike tour along the entire length of Florida, 875 miles! Start at Fort Pickens in the westernmost corner of Florida, and cycle to the southernmost tip of Florida, Fort Zachary Taylor in Key West!

Bike indoors or outdoors, on a real bike or trainer, whenever you want during the June 15 - December 31 time period, and log your miles! If you are already logging miles for another virtual event, you can share those miles with the Fort 2 Fort Challenge as well!

Hurricane Half & Storm Chaser 5K
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A virtual event benefitting hurricane relief.

Hurricane Half & Storm Chaser 5K

9/15/2020 - 11/30/2020

It's that time of year and the storms are brewing! Choose your evacuation route and start running/walking in the Inaugural Hurricane Half Marathon & Storm Chaser 5K virtual race. Race anywhere, anytime, at your own pace. A portion of each entry fee benefits the American Red Cross.
 

Florida C2C Fall Challenge - 175 Miles
Virtual Challenges

Run and/or bike across Florida in this Virtual Challenge

Florida C2C Fall Challenge - 175 Miles

9/15/2020 12:00 AM - 11/30/2020 11:30 PM

Run, bike or duathlon your way across Florida in this exciting 175 mile virtual event.  Participants will start on Florida's east coast in Palm Coast, and finish on the Gulf Coast at Fort Island Beach in Crystal River.
Bike or run anywhere, anytime, and log your miles online beginning Sept. 15.

When you finish the challenge you'll receive a super cool C2C manatee medal with a translucent background, and awesome T-shirt, C2C decal, digital badges, and more!

Register Now!

SOMMER SPORTS RETURN TO RACING

The journey continues as we, and other events in Florida, begin to take place. As we move forward during these unprecedented times, the same creativity, ingenuity, and passion that has shaped Sommer Sports events in the past, will help shape our events in the future. Because the health, safety and well-being of the community, athletes, staff, and volunteers, is central to everything we stand for, we take racing during COVID-19 very seriously. We are taking every precaution we can to provide a safe environment for you to race in. We would not do it if we did not think we could pull it off effectively.

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LSSC Shamrock Shuffle 5K & 10K

The race course begins on the Lake-Sumter State College South Lake campus, includes the challenge of the South Lake Trail via the Hancock Extension, and ends back on the Lake-Sumter campus with green beer to celebrate your victory. This will be a fun event for the entire family.  All registered participants will receive a t-shirt and medal.* Runners will be timed with prizes awarded to the top three finishers in each race by gender. All proceeds from the Shamrock Shuffle benefit the LSSC Foundation, which supports scholarships and education at Lake-Sumter State College.

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