Strides for Scholars

Strides for Scholars is a timed 5K Run, Walk, and Youth Fun Run designed to promote fitness and fellowship among supporters of education and to raise funds to benefit the programs of the Bay Education Foundation. Proceeds benefit Take Stock In Children scholarship and mentoring program for local kids, Grants for Great Ideas (a grant program for classroom teachers), and the Greener Grass Employee Tuition Assistance. Everyone from rocking chair champions to serious competitors are invited to join us on at the corner of 10th Court and Balboa Avenue for the 5K. Pre-registration and on-site registration will be available. A grab & go breakfast and awards ceremony will follow.

Have Questions?

What is the schedule?

The Fun Run race for 11 & under begins at 9 AM. Immediately following that race (around 9:15 AM) we will begin the 5K.

9:00 AM Fun Run  /  9:15 AM 5K Race

Awards immediately following the race. Grab & Go breakfast available all morning!

Where do I park?

Nelson Administration Building
1311 Balboa Ave., Panama City, FL

Palm Bay Elementary
1104 Balboa Ave., Panama City, FL

Trinity Lutheran Church
1001 W. 11th Street, Panama City, FL

When can I get my t-shirt and my bib?
We have packet pickup on Friday, Feb. 17 from 1-5 PM at the Nelson Building.
You can otherwise get your bib & t-shirt in the morning before the race begins in the parking lot of Trinity Lutheran Church.
What is the race route?
The START/FINISH line is at the intersection of 11th Street & Balboa Avenue.
The race route will be posted the week prior to the race on our Facebook page or you can view it here: Course Map
What awards are offered and in what categories?

Strider Award: This award is given to the school with the most bibbed participants. First and Second place schools will be awarded!

Award Categories:

12-18 Third Place Male

12-18 Second Place Male
12-18 First Place Male
12-18 Third Place Female
12-18 Second Place Female
12-18 First Place Female

 19-54 Third Place Male

19-54 Second Place Male
19-54 First Place Male
19-54 Third Place Female
19-54 Second Place Female
19-54 First Place Female

55+ Third Place Male

55+ Second Place Male
55+ First Place Male
55+ Third Place Female
55+ Second Place Female
55+ First Place Female