Run or Walk Together on the Downtown Fort Myers Waterfront
In-person Run to the Arts: November 20, 2021.
Downtown Fort Myers; Edwards Dr. @ Hendry St.
5 kilometers. Run or walk. Race or fun.
At the one and only ArtFest Fort Myers.
So much more than any ordinary 5K, the Publix Run to the Arts brings together the best that life has to offer: health and fitness, arts and culture, friends and family, and the scenic beauty of the Fort Myers waterfront. Post-race festivities include a scrumptious breakfast, race awards, and much more. Take part in a Fort Myers tradition, register for the Publix Run to the Arts today!
THIS IS THE POSTPONED PUBLIX RUN TO THE ARTS FROM FEBRUARY TO NOVEMBER FOR EVERYONE'S SAFETY. WE WILL ALSO HAVE PUBLIX RUN TO THE ARTS WITH ARTFEST FORT MYERS ON FEBRUARY 6, 2022 - REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON.
RACE FESTIVITIES AND GOODIES
The Publix Run to the Arts kicks off Saturday morning November 20th. Your registration fee guarantees you a spot in the race as well as runners-only goodies.
You'll get your very own Run to the Arts t-shirt with beautiful art by an ArtFest Fort Myers artist. Your choice of styles -- standard straight-cut with crew neck OR ladies fitted cut, shaped with cap sleeves and v-neck. If selecting the ladies fitted cut please be aware that it is very fitted. Both styles are made of the same great high-performance quick-dry fabric.
Register by October 13, 2021, to make sure you get your size!
Beautiful new 2021 T-shirt by artist Carla Bank! She will be at ArtFest Fort Myers 2022, or visit her at CarlaBank.com.
VIDEO FINISH LINE
All participants can view themselves crossing the finish line - on-line with bib number access. Available in the afternoon after Publix Run To The Arts.
Your race bib is your ticket to the post-race breakfast, featuring tasty Publix treats - muffins & bagels with all the trimmings, fruit, & yogurt.
ALL Awards (age group and overall) will be given based on CHIP TIME. There is a starting time mat and a finish line time mat.
Medals will be given for male and female 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each age group. Plus awards for male and female overall, masters, grand masters, and senior masters.
Print your exclusive Certificate on-line after Publix Run to the Arts.
The course will begin and end on Edwards Drive at the corner of Hendry Street. The route will go east on Edwards Drive and go north over the Edison Bridge and back the same route – that’s right over the bridge both directions.
With professional CHIP TIMING services by Florida Road Race Management, you can have your results posted as soon as you finish the race.
There is ample parking all over downtown. Street parking is all FREE on the weekend. There are also parking garages nearby for a small fee.
SCHEDULE AND DEADLINES
REGISTRATION FEES AND DEADLINES
$35 until 10/13/21, you’re guaranteed to get your T-shirt size
$35 from 10/14/21 to 11/17/21, includes T-shirt (while supplies last)
November 17 — Online registration closes at midnight. There is no day-of registration - everyone who wants to participate must register in advance online. Registration will close at 1,000 in-person runner/walkers - there were 954 in 2020.
EARLY PACKET PICKUP
IMPORTANT: Everyone who registers for Run to the Art gets a T-shirt* and bib ... so be sure to pick up yours! (No T-shirts or bibs will be mailed.)
*while supplies last
Get your packet early complete with race bib and t-shirt and be all set for race day. NO ID required — friends can pick up each others’ packets … we’ll just ask folks to sign for what they pick up, so we can keep track of who’s got what. (Packets can also be picked up on race day, but be sure to get there early!)
Early Packet Pick-up at Fleet Feet - located in Bell Tower Shops @ corner of Daniels & US 41:
- November 17, 2021
November 18, 2021
November 19, 2021
Packet Pick-up Partner
RACE DAY SCHEDULE: NOVEMBER 20, 2021
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Packet pick-up: Edwards Drive @ Hendry Street - by the water feature
8:00 a.m. Race starts ... woo hoo!
9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Breakfast & awards. Be there for all the fun!
Click the button to register conveniently online for the 2021 Run to the Arts.
We love our volunteers! If you’re interesting in helping out ahead of time or on race day, please register to volunteer. All volunteers will get a cool volunteer shirt and breakfast on race day.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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SPONSORED BY PUBLIX
Run to the Arts is made possible by the generous support of Publix (long-time sponsor of ArtFest Fort Myers) — carrying on its tradition of being the kind of company a community can count on. Publix invites you to start your day with an invigorating run or walk and a healthy breakfast at Publix Run to the Arts.
AN ARTFEST FORT MYERS EVENT
Southwest Florida’s Premier Art Festival
Saturday and Sunday, February 5 & 6, 2022, 10 am – 5 pm
Opening Night: Friday, February 4, 6 – 9 pm
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