Wading Around

By Amanda Dreyer

Merritt Island Elks Kids Fishing Tournament When & Where: Saturday, May 4th – Veterans Memorial Center

Free tournament for kids ages 3-17.Includes free hotdogs, drinks and chips along with door prizes and different tournament levels. First 100 kids to register online with get a free event T-shirt! Bait and limited tackle provided, please bring your own pole and tackle.

14th Annual Turtle Splash When & Where: Saturday, May 4th, Rotary Park

Come join The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project in their signature annual fundraising event to help support the quality-of-life programs for children with special health care needs. “Adopt” a rubber turtle and watch as they splash their way to the finish line, “parents” of the winning and placing turtles will win prizes.

Beach Running USA Champs 10k & Half Marathon When & Where: Sunday, May 12th – Alan Shepard Park

Calling all runners! Take part in joining hundreds of others in running along the flat, sandy beaches of the Florida “Space Coast”. Get your steps in while enjoying the beauty of Earth.

Thunder On The Beach When & Where: May 16th – 19th – Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier

Watch world famous teams race through the waters of the Atlantic Ocean at speeds close to 200MPH. This event is the loudest, fastest boat race in Florida and includes race parties, concerts, and chances to see awesome race boats and their teams up close.