Sanibel Captiva 4TH Of July Road Rally

Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club’s longest-running 4th of July event on Sanibel Island celebrates 40 years of fun for teams and families as they puzzle out clues while following a prescribed driving course around the Island. Prizes will be awarded for correct time and mileage, for the most correct answers to the quiz about things seen along the route, for the best decorated vehicle, the team coming from the farthest location, and the team finishing last. A “50/50 raffle” will also be available. Fun for everyone!

All proceeds from the rally provide funds for the local Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club’s 6 college scholarships and other programs for local youth.

HOW IT WORKS

Obtain an entry form from Bailey’s General Store, Sanibel Cafe, Sanibel-Captiva Community Bank, the newspaper, or DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THE FORM HERE. Fill-out the form and email it to info@sancapoptimist.org, or mail it together with this year’s pre-registration entry fee of $40 to:

San-Cap Optimist Club
PO Box 1370
Sanibel, FL 33957

Registration forms are also available at the starting line. Registration fee at the starting line is $45 (credit cards accepted).

Entry Fee includes: Car, Driver, Navigator, Unlimited Crew, and one Official Road Rally T-Shirt (Additional T-Shirts will be available for $15.00). The number of entries is limited to 50, so register early.

Choose your team (a driver, navigator and spotters are usual). Teams are encouraged to decorate their rally cars in any way they like and prizes will be awarded for the best decorated vehicle. Please ensure that vehicle decorations do not impair driver visibility or create unsafe conditions for your team, other vehicles, pedestrians, or local wildlife.

Participants will begin their quest at Timbers Restaurant 703 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel (one-half block north of Bailey’s General Store) and follow a prescribed route around the island. Along the route teams will find and follow clues, answer questions about things seen along the route, and try to complete the rally in a timely and efficient manner. Starting times are every two minutes beginning at 12 NOON on July 4th.

Early registrants can select their starting time by calling Randy Carson @ 239-699-8739. See the entry form for more details or call Randy Carson @ 239-699-8739, Richard McCurry @ 239-292-4631, or Dani Howard @ 239-472-0836.

Teams are awarded points for the most correct answers to the Rally questions (based on sights seen along the designated route), for a finish time closest to the committee’s calculated times, for mileage driven closest to predetermined route distance, and for correct answers to extra credit questions. (Clues to extra credit questions will be published in local newspapers in the weeks prior to the Rally. Copies of the newspapers, along with Rally rules and instructions are provided to participants at the starting line.)

Significant prizes are awarded to the winners. Each year the Rally committee selects and discloses its choice of the Best Decorated Vehicle entered in the Rally.

WANT TO SPONSOR THIS EVENT?

Sponsorships are available for tax-free donations of $100 or more. There is a tiered sponsorship consisting of four levels. Each sponsor gets publicity and a placard on one of the rally vehicles. To become a sponsor or for more information regarding sponsorships call Randy Carson @ 239-699-8739, Richard McCurry @ 239-292-4631, or Dani Howard @ 239-472-0836, or visit our sponsors page.

Conch Level

For Contributions of $100

  • Mentions In Local Newspaper
  • Your Name or Logo on One of Our Road Rally Cars

Junonia Level

For Contributions of $250

  • Mentions In Local Newspaper
  • Your Name or Logo on One of Our Road Rally Cars
  • Your Name or Logo on Our Road Rally T-shirts

Lion’s Paw Level

For Contributions of $500

  • Mentions In Local Newspaper
  • Your Name or Logo on One of Our Road Rally Cars
  • Your Name or Logo on Our Road Rally T-shirts

Event Sponsor Level

For Contributions of $1000

  • Mentions In Local Newspaper
  • Your Name or Logo on One of Our Road Rally Cars
  • Your Name or Logo on Our Road Rally T-shirts

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO SUPPORT OUR YOUTH

There are many ways that you can help support us in our efforts to promote the health, well-being and happiness of our youth. Event sponsorship, private donations, and volunteering of your time all help to create a brighter future for our youth and for the island communities as a whole.