Sarasota Military Academy Plans 2nd Annual 5k Event

Sarasota Military Academy (SMA), a local public charter school, invites the public to attend the 2nd annual SMA Raiders Rise and Run 5k event scheduled for Saturday, February 16, 2019. The event, held at Payne Park, located at 2050 Adams Lane in Sarasota, will begin at 7:30am.

The SMA Raiders Rise and Run event will feature awards, raffles, food and music in support of the Sarasota Military Academy High School Raiders and the Sarasota Military Academy Prep Middle School Junior Raiders programs. Sponsors include Bayside Community Church, Bayside Pet Resort, Wilde Automotive and Fleet Feet.

“Raiders are typically made of teams of ten cadets that are involved in extreme adventure sports and events that feature running, weights, obstacle courses and backpacks, and other types of competitive activities. Our cadets work incredibly hard to train for the raider competitions and showcase their sportsmanship, athleticism and teamwork through their involvement,” said SMA Master Sergeant (USA Ret) Johnny Browning. “We are proud to host this annual event and would like to thank our sponsors and event participants for their support which makes a difference for this fantastic group of dedicated cadets.”

The inaugural event was orchestrated in 2017 by SMA seniors Brianna Trecartin and Erick Barnard to support the IB and Raider programs at SMA. The 2nd annual Raiders Rise and Run 5k will continue to support the SMA high school Raider team in addition to supporting the newly-formed Junior Raiders team at the SMA Prep middle school campus.

Participants can pre-register online or on the day of the event for $35 per person and a kick-off event and informational session will be held from 4 – 7pm on Wednesday, February 13 at the New Balance Sarasota store located at 1872 Stickney Point Road.

For event questions or details, please contact the race director, SMA-CPT Jackie Sharkey-Trecartin at To register as a Raiders Rise and Run participant or view sponsorship opportunities, visit

About Sarasota Military Academy
Founded in 2002, Sarasota Military Academy (SMA) is a public charter school and college preparatory academy with two campuses located in Sarasota, Florida. Combining extraordinary academics with the highest military principles of camaraderie, focus, leadership, integrity, compassion, poise, honor and respect, SMA’s mission is to graduate young men and women who will confidently define their personal and unique goals for success in a multi-cultural and globalized world. Sarasota Military Academy High School is located at 801 N. Orange Avenue and Sarasota Military Academy Prep Middle School, is located at 3101 Bethel Lane. To learn more about SMA, visit

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