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Southwest Florida race planner: late October 2011

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October 2011 has a number of races to choose from. This listing is for late October. Races up to October 15, 2011 are contained in a different listing. Click here for races up to October 15.

October 22: Bulldog Dash 5K- This race is a benefit for American Cancer Society - Relay for Life. It will start at the Oakridge Middle School, located at 14975 Collier Blvd in Naples. (Click here for a map) The race is scheduled for a 7:30 am start. Click here to register online.

October 23: Club at Renaissance 5K- This 5k is a fundraiser for the Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. It is scheduled for a 7:30 am start from the Club, located at 12801 Renaissance Way, Fort Myers. (Click here for a map). To register online, click here.

October 29: Race the Roof 8K- No, that’s not a typo, the race is 8k, just under 5 miles. The event is to help build a Habitat for Humanity home. This race, starting at 7:30 am, will be run through the Verandah community in east Fort Myers. It is a flat course through the residential streets of the Verandah. The community is on State Road 80, 2.25 miles east of I-75, exit 141. Click here to register online.

October 29: Knights of Fright Halloween 5k- The race is a fundraiser for the Knights of Columbus. It starts at Our Lady of Light Catholic Church, located at 19680 Cypress View Dr. in Estero. (Click here for a map) The event is scheduled to start at 7:30 am. Click here to register online.

October 30: Halloween Crazy 8K run- This event starts from the Vineyard Park Community Center, located at 6231 Arbor Blvd in Naples. (Click here for a map) The race, which is scheduled to begin at 7:30 am, is a benefit for the Lighthouse of Collier, a non-profit rehabilitation center for the blind and visually impaired. The course is a flat, fast one that goes through the nearby residential streets. Click here to register online.

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