Get more involved and be a part of United Way Suncoast by attending one of our upcoming events.

Next Upcoming Event:

United Way Suncoast Obstacle Course Race

February 3, 2018
7:30 AM – 11 AM

Celery Fields
6893 Palmer Blvd
Sarasota, Florida 34240

JOIN US for our second annual United Way Obstacle Course Race.

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Participants will enjoy more than a dozen challenging obstacles including a 6-foot wall climb, high wall scale, low crawl and much more. Total distance for the race is ~3 miles.

The race is not only a fun and engaging event for our community, but it’s also a metaphor for the obstacles so many people in our community face and how, with your help, United Way Suncoast is providing tools and support to help them achieve and overcome.

Proceeds will fund programs and services right here in the Sarasota/Manatee area to continue to fight for the education and financial stability of every person in our community. Programs like a new career training program at the United Way Suncoast Booker Middle School Resource Center where we have, in partnership with CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, successfully launched tuition-free Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) classes. The class and certification earned help motivate participants to increase their lifetime earning potential by building their job skills in careers desperately needed in our community.

Sound fun, but a little too challenging? Join the fun as a volunteer!

We’re looking for fun, energetic individuals to help make this race a success with a variety of opportunities available throughout the day. Email for more information.

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Event details and schedule

4-person teams and individuals are invited to participate

Adults and children over 14 (with parent/guardian) are welcome

Individual tickets $70

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Packet Pickup:
Friday, Feb. 2 from 4-7pm

Fleet Feet Sports Sarasota
711 S. Osprey Ave. #1
Sarasota, FL 34236

Obstacle Course Race Event Schedule
Saturday, February 3, 2018 Race Day Information

Celery Fields
6893 Palmer Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34240

Waves of 30-40 participants every 15 minutes beginning at 7:30 am and ending at noon.

Wave 1 and 2 are competitive wave for experienced athletes only.
5K (3 miles) of 18 various obstacles including wall climbs, mud crawls, hurdles and much more.


Arrival Information

Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your wave start time.

Parking Information

Event parking will be provided.
Turn onto Center Road to be directed to the event parking and for directions to the start of the race.

NO parking is allowed:
• in the public parking lots located on Palmer Road,
• along the side of Palmer Road
• along the side of Center Road

Waivers and ID
Participants age 14 – 17 must have a waiver signed by their parent/guardian.

What to bring
The desire to have a great time!

What to Wear
OCR T-Shirt

All participants will receive a t-shirt, race bag, and finisher medals. Awards and prizes will be presented to the following:

Overall Male
Overall Female
Masters 40+ Male
Masters 40+ Female

Presenting Sponsor




Media Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Camp Gladiator
Life Time, Inc.
Safran Electrical and Power



May 2018

2018 Art of Giving


Friday, May 4th
6:00 – 11:30 PM
Armature Works
1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa

Grab your dancing shoes and join us for an amazing night!
Ticket Sales Coming Soon.

John Quinones, Host and Creator of “What Would You Do?”

For individual tickets click here.


Become an Event Sponsor

Save the date as special guest star John Quiñones, host and creator of  What Would You Do?

shares a moving presentation focused on his odds-defying journey, celebrate the life-changing power of education, champion the Latino American Dream, and provide thought-provoking insights into human nature and ethical behavior.  AND Blonde Ambition, America’s premier special event dance band, help us celebrate  Journeys—Setting children and youth on a path to achievement

Art of Giving raises funds and awareness for United Way Suncoast Youth Education Initiatives.
Over the past five years, United Way Suncoast has invested more than $30 million in youth education.

Now in its 14th year, it’s attended by more than 500 of the area’s leading corporate and individual philanthropists who come together for an engaging and exciting evening featuring live and silent auctions,  delicious food and drinks, live music and an inspiring speaker.

Blonde Ambition, America’s premier special event dance band