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.

Thank you, Sponsors!

Thank you, DR Horton!

UGLY SWEATER T-Shirt Sponsor
Thank you, JRA Architects!

FUN RUN Sponsor
Thank you, Rotary Club of Panama City!

Thank you, CRA Architects!

Thank you, Hancock Whitney Bank, Future Pediatrics, and Baldwin Pediatrics!

Thank you, Prine Orthodontics!

Have Questions?

What is the schedule?

8:15 Fun Run for 11 & Under
8:30 10K
8:45 5K
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?
Packet pickup will be on the morning of the race starting at 7:15 AM.
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: 
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!

December 2023 Award Categories are:

12 & Under Male 5K
12 & Under Female 5K 
12 & Under Male 10K
12 & Under Female 10K
13-20 Male 5K
13-20 Female 5K 
13-20 Male 10K
13-20 Female 10K
21-30 Male 5K
21-30 Female 5K 
21-30 Male 10K
21-30 Female 10K 
31-40 Male 5K
31-40 Female 5K 
31-40 Male 10K
31-40 Female 10K 
41-50 Male 5K
41-50 Female 5K 
41-50 Male 10K
41-50 Female 10K 
51-60 Male 5K
51-60 Female 5K 
51-60 Male 10K
51-60 Female 10K 
61-70 Male 5K
61-70 Female 5K 
61-70 Male 10K
61-70 Female 10K 

71+ Male 5K
71+ Female 5K 
71+ Male 10K
71+ Female 10K