Registration open for May 9 Manatee Miles Sea Turtle Stroll to benefit United Way

  • Mar 27, 2015

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (March 27, 2015) – Registration is open for the fifth annual Manatee Miles fundraiser for United Way. This year the May 9 event moves to Coquina Beach and updates its name to the Manatee Miles Sea Turtle Stroll.

 All proceeds benefit United Way of Manatee County. Participants may walk or run though a 5K or 1-mile course along the beach. Registration, available online, is $25 for adults or $35 for one adult and up to four children. Two adults and up to four children is $50. Those who register before April 24 will receive an event T-shirt.


Registration on the day of the event will begin at 8 a.m., and the walk/run will begin at 9 a.m. After the walk, there will be children’s games and activities.


“The Manatee Miles Sea Turtle Stoll is an excellent example of the community coming together to help our community help itself,” said Philip Brown, President of United Way of Manatee. “Volunteers from Manatee County Government have given their time and efforts to raise funds and awareness for United Way and in doing so are helping to create more opportunities for all of our neighbors to succeed.”


United Way addresses our community’s most challenging issues by focusing on the building blocks of a good life; Education, Financial Stability and Health. By participating in the Manatee Miles Sea Turtle Stroll, participants help give Manatee County children the opportunity graduate from high school on time, help residents have access to opportunities to create financial stability for themselves and their families, and help community members  make healthy choices, be safe from violence, and have access to healthcare and healthcare supports. 


Online registration and additional information available at:   Contact Katie Becker at or (941) 748-1313 for more information.


For more information on Manatee County Government, visit online at or call (941) 748-4501. You can also follow us on Facebook and on Twitter, @ManateeGov.