Support AME, with a healthy run

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Put on your running shoes.

Together with the Bradenton Running Club, Anna Maria Elementary race organizer Kelly Gitt is looking for entries and sponsors for the Anna Maria Island Dolphin Dash and fun run.

The 5-kilometer race and 1-mile run will begin at 8 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 8.

The races kick off in at the school south parking lot, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

The 5k runners will start at 8 a.m. and the fun run begins at 9 a.m.

Race day registration begins at 7 a.m.

Awards and refreshments will follow the race.

Proceeds support AME and the goal is to raise $25,000 for new school benches.

Sponsorship tiers are available for businesses and individuals.

Race fees cost $25 per adult and $15 per child under 18.

Also, the race organizers are selling sponsorships to businesses and individuals.

Gold sponsorships are available for $500 and silver for $250.

Both sponsorships include promotional material that will be dispersed at the race also, and gold sponsors get a booth at the race site.

Limited space is available for logo placement on T-shirts, flyers and advertising.

For more information, contact Gitt at 941-357-4488 or email