Charter School Invites Public to Participate in ‘Raiders Rise & Run’ 5k

Sarasota Military Academy (SMA), a local public charter school, invites the public to attend and participate in the 3rd annual SMA Raiders Rise and Run 5k event scheduled for Saturday, February 22, 2020 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. 

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 3rd annual Raiders Rise and Run 5k will continue to support the SMA high school Raider team in addition to supporting the Junior Raiders team at the SMA Prep middle school campus.

Participants can sign up online for $30 or on the day of the event for $35 per person; packets can be picked up at the New Balance Sarasota store located at 1872 Stickney Point Road from 4 – 7pm on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. There will be a kick-off informational session with snacks and refreshments, at Fleet Feet Sports Sarasota, located at 711 S Osprey Avenue in Sarasota, on February 13, 2020 from 5:30pm – 7:15pm. 

Sponsors include Wilde Automotive, Fleet Feet Sports Sarasota, Meyer Pediatrics, Freeman Orthodontics, Strata Professional Services, Purmort & Martin Insurance, ATN Associates, West Point Parent Club, Suncoast TaeKwonDo, Diamond Travel, Publix, Starbucks, Tropicana and more.

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, college preparatory academy and an accredited IB Diploma and Middle Years Programme (MYP) School 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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