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Kiwanis Midnight Run LIVE and Virtual 2024

Wed July 3 - Thu July 4, 2024 Dunedin, FL 34697-0041 US


Virtual 1 Mile

($20: Ages 1 - 13)
Registration ends July 3, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual 5K

($20: Ages 1 - 13)
Registration ends July 3, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual 10K

($20: Ages 1 - 13)
Registration ends July 3, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

One Mile/Run/Walk - LIVE

($20: Ages 1 - 13)
07/03 11:15PM EDT - 11:45PM EDT Price increases after July 1, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

5K Run - LIVE

($20: Ages 1 - 13)
07/03 - 07/04 11:40PM EDT - 2:00AM EDT Price increases after July 1, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

10K Run - LIVE

($20: Ages 1 - 13)
07/04 12:00AM EDT - 3:00AM EDT Price increases after July 2, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

One mile - Woof Walk

$25 07/03 10:15PM EDT - 10:45PM EDT
66 spots left. Price increases after June 30, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT






2024 Star and Stripes Sponsors:

Laura & Scott Tobe










Why do we do it?

Why do we do it?

Your support and our time are used to help children in our area.  Kiwanis is about the Kids.  We are volunteers making a difference in children's lives.

I promise you that all money we net is put into our programs and local organizations who help children that need our help.

Who we support through the Dunedin Kiwanis Foundation:

House of Mercy & Encouragement

Amputee Summer Camp scholarships

Terrific Kids Program and Adopt a Class at:

Curtis Fundamental, Dunedin, Garrison-Jones & San Jose Elementary Schools

Garrison-Jones Fall Festival

Leadership & Service Clubs at:

Dunedin High School – Key Club

Dunedin Highlander Middle School – Builders Club

Dunedin & San Jose Elementary K Kids Clubs

Builders Club Kiwanis Clothes Kloset at DHMS

Free Swim Lessons for 3- to 11-year-olds at the Dunedin Highlander Pool

VPK swim lessons at San Jose Elementary

Special Olympic Team

And other children's organizations that need our help.

Do you want to join the fun and get to know Kiwanis?

Visit an event or our meeting.

or email:

You can make a difference!        There is a Kiwanis club in your city.   Check us out! 

Current Race UPDATES

Thank you for supporting the Kiwanis Midnight Run!

New to our event is the one-mile Woof Walk (Fur Baby Dog Walk) that will start at 10:15 PM on July 3, 2024.  We are limiting registrations to 100.   Dogs will need to be on a 6-foot leash (NO retractables) emphasis on WALK.    Owner and fur baby will get matching scarves.

Welcome to our new timer, FITniche.  

Thank you!!!  The children thank you too!

Ele Fox, 2024 Race Director




2023 Kiwanis Midnight Run Photo Gallery

by: Silent J Studio - Dunedin, FL

View all photos:

OR Go to 2023 Kiwanis Midnight Run Photo Gallery - click on start line

Where to pick up your runner packet

For those of you who register for the LIVE One Mile, 5K and 10K before July 1, 2024

Pre-Packet pick up will be on Monday, July 1, 2024 

HOURS:  8:00 am to noon and 4:00 to 7:00 pm 

Troop 10 Scout Hut, 925 Louden Avenue in Dunedin

The next pick up will be on July 3rd beginning at 4:30 pm until your race starts.  (I would suggest getting there at least a 1/2 hour before your run)

501 Causeway Blvd. next to Frenchy's Market

For our VIRTUAL runners, your pick up is on July 3rd at the same location, between 4:30 and 9:30 pm.

If you have any questions, please contact / subject line: Midnight Run














Become a sponsor in 2024

By becoming a sponsor your business will be part of the LIVE run.

This section has the sponsor sign-up sheet for the LIVE run.    Deadline for Eagle and above is June 1st to be on the tee shirt.

Our event has been a consistent part of the running scene and the community for 44 years. We draw on the average of 1,000 participants annually not to mention the supporting crowds and volunteers, plus our virtual runners. 

New for 2024, we are adding the One Mile Woof Walk (affectionately known to me as the Fur Baby Dog Walk). 

The Kiwanis Foundations of Dunedin dba the Kiwanis Midnight Run for tax deductions. 

This year our LIVE run will take place in front of Frenchy's Outpost Bar and Grill.  

If for some reason the live run is cancelled for reasons beyond our control.....we will shift to the virtual run and your sponsorship will be honored in the 2025 LIVE run as well.

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.


Age Divisions for LIVE 2024

AGE DIVISIONS for our LIVE July 3, 2024 runs on Dunedin Causeway.

Join us on July 3, 2024 to compete for the top 3 awards in each age division and overall winners.

There are no age divisions for One Mile Run.- top 5 men and top 5 women will receive a commemorative certificate.

The 5K and 10K top three male and top three female times in each age division will receive a commemorative certificate.

Overall winners of the 5K and 10K male and female will receive a prize along with their framed certificate.


The 5K and 10K Run age divisions are:


   5K   and   10K

      13 & under

14-17            51-55

18-20            56-60

21-25            61-65

26-30            66-70

31-35            71-75

36-40            76-80

41-45            81-84

46-50            85-89

       90 and over


2024 Medal Sponsor Level - for LIVE runs

Picture your business name on our finish medals!  All live runners receive this finish medal.

If you decide to be our Title sponsor, your business name will be on the ribbon and part of our Kiwanis - (your name) Midnight Run logo.

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.



Sponsors will be part of our LIVE run advertising.

All logos for the tee shirt sponsors need to be in vector format and jpg for the website.  Deadline is June 3, 2024.

There is a new sponsor level for our Woof Walker friends.  If you would like to be on the bandanas that are being given to fur babies and their owners,                 please contact




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Would you like to be a Vendor in 2024?

Our race has been a steady presence on the local run circuit for over 40 years and draws more than a thousand participants and spectators a year.

If you will be providing a service or product to our runners, your space is free.

If you are selling a product, there is a $100 vendor fee.



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We hope that you will continue to join us in the spirit of supporting the children in our local communities. We will have the LIVE or VIRTUAL choice in 1 Mile, 5K and 10K options.   Register before June 1, 2024 to be guaranteed a commemorative tee shirt.

We have added a new fun event for our fur dog babies and their owners.  The Woof Walk will start at 10:15 pm on July 3, 2024.  

The live races will start and finish in front of Frenchy's Outpost Bar and Grill, 466 Causeway Blvd.  Pre-registration and Race night registration will begin at 9:30 pm.

The live runs are on Dunedin Causeway.  The 10K run turns around in Honeymoon Island.  The course will have lanterns and directional signs, but we recommend that you bring a head light to improve your visibility for the bridges.  Bug spray is also suggested.  Honeymoon Island is a beautiful natural park. 

In case of another pandemic situation, you will have the option of going virtual OR defer your registration to July 3, 2025.  Sorry no refunds.

For our virtual runners, the date for the virtual runs is Wednesday, July 3 for the entire day.  You can run any day before July 3rd, but it confuses the live runners to see an earlier date.  We are not using Race Joy this year.  If you want your time recorded on the site, you will be able to manually submit your time under participant registration.;perpage:10

You will still be able to pick up your packet.  See Packet Pick up information.  





Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Parking Map and site plan for LIVE runs on July 3, 2024

Public parking in surrounding areas.  


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2023 Kiwanis Midnight Run Winners

Both 5K and 10K runs were certified through Endurance Sports Management.

Female 5K Overall Winner - Nella Petersen  -  20:43.5                         Female 10K Overall Winner  -  Abigail Williams  -  41:45.1       

Male 5K Overall Winner  -  Chris Toomey - 16:58.2                                   Male 10K Overall Winner  -  Benjamin Goldberg - 36:03.2

For more race results, click the "Results" link here or in the heading of the main page. 



Kiwanis Midnight Run Time Records

Female 5K  -  2021  -  Haley Thornton  -  17:23                        Female 10K  -  1990  -  Judy Mercon  -  36:23

    Male 5K  -  2005  -  Kevin Lyon  -  15:41                               Male 10K  -  1985  -  Irwin Batten, Jr.  -  31:01

For more race results, click the "Results" link here or in the heading of the main page. 

Registration Paper Application for LIVE run

Paper/mail in registrations need to be received by Monday, July 1, 2024.

Kiwanis Midnight Run, P.O. Box 41, Dunedin, FL 34697-0041

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Join Kiwanis and make a difference for children in your community.

Kiwanis is a worldwide organization that has one purpose.....changing the world one child and one community at a time.

Each city has a Kiwanis Club full of caring volunteers who make a difference.  Our division has a club in Largo, Clearwater, Countryside/Oldsmar, Dunedin, Palm Harbor, Safety Harbor, and in New Port Richey, Pasco County.  

For more information contact: Ele Fox, the Midnight Run race director - of call/text me at 727-647-3365.

The Dunedin club meets on Wednesday mornings at 7:30 - Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Rd. and on the 2nd Thursday at 6:00 pm at different locations in Dunedin for social get togethers.

Make a difference in a child's life and have fun making new friends!

Thank you


PO Box 41
Dunedin, FL US 34697-0041


In 2024 the Midnight Run in partnership with Dunedin Cares Food Pantry will continue the tradition of having a raffle.  When you make a donation of food or money, you will receive a raffle ticket.  The winner will be announced at 11:30 pm.  Must be present to win.

Dunedin Cares wish list:
Pasta Sause!!!, Canned Chicken!!!, Canned Fruit!!!, Dry Pasta-rotini (shells, lasagna, penne) Stove Top Stuffing, Instant Oatmeal Packets, jelly, instant mashed potatoes, Tomato soup, baked beans, white/brown rice, Vienna sausages, Mayo/Salad Dressings, Ground coffee (regular & decaf), Cooking oil, Paper towels, Ramen noodles, cake brownie, cookie mixes, canned chili & stews, Toilet Paper, and Gravy (jars or packets)
Thank you for supporting our community!

If you forget to donate at the run, you can also drop your donation to their facility, 1630 Pinehurst Rd in Dunedin.

Sunday - Closed
Monday - 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Tuesday - 10 AM - noon
Wednesday - Closed
Thursday - 10 AM - noon
Friday - Closed
Saturday - 10 AM - noon

Most Needed Items Currently:
Peanut Butter
Canned Fruit
Canned Meat

If you don't live nearby, check out the food pantry in your community.

Thank you !!!!!!!

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