Sanibel Spoonbills Supports FISH Race, Music Festival

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Nancy Craig, left, Nik Khakee, Bob Miller, Paul Burke, Sue McCabe, Hope Slaviski, Roger Timm

The FISH OF SANCAP Race Committee announces Sanibel Spoonbills Run/Bike Crew as a sponsor of their annual road race in support of the nonprofit organization.

The Spoonbills train and participate together at various athletic events. The crew’s multi-sport swim, bike and run experience varies from very accomplished athletes to those relatively new to these sports and supports all ages. Says Roger Timm, “The Sanibel Spoonbills Run Crew is very proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of this year’s expanded race, the F.I.S.H. 10K/5K. For many years, F.I.S.H. has been very responsive to the needs of the Sanibel and Captiva communities – including adding and broadening much needed services post-Ian.”

The Sanibel Spoonbills Run/Bike Crew started with several triathletes from Sanibel swim training at the Sanibel Rec Center in 2014 and they continued the run, bike and open water swim training separately as a small group for a few years. In 2018, the Sanibel Spoonbills Run/Bike Crew was formed, and the informal group has continued multi-sport training and has participated in local area 5K and longer distance marathon races, and triathlons, including the FISH race as well as events outside the region.

The 2023 10K/5K is scheduled for Sat., Dec. 2, 2023 beginning at 7:30 am at the Sanibel Community House. Register online here.

The new Sound+Waves Music Festival, hosted by partner ‘Tween Waters, is scheduled for Sat., Dec. 2, 2023 beginning at 5:00pm. Tickets for the music festival tickets are on sale now. The concert will be performed on the beach, followed by fireworks. Food and beverage will be available for purchase.

In addition to their traditional four pillar programs – Food, Island Based Education, Social and Senior Services, and Helping Hands — the FISH is focusing on their long-term recovery program including mental health counseling and resources for Hurricane Ian survivors. For more information about FISH, please contact Maria Espinoza, Executive Director at 239-472-4775 or visit their website.

Sponsorship opportunities can be found on the organization’s website For additional information on sponsorship, please contact Diane Cortese at or Leah Winkler at

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