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Have you been dreaming of running Boston? Need to shave a few minutes off your time to qualify? Looking for the perfect course to set a PR? Regardless, if you want to run Boston or not, THIS is the event for you!
We're racing around The Meadows in Sarasota, FL, and the course is a 1-mile super flat & super fast loop! Both the Full Marathon & Half Marathon are USATF certified. The Full Marathon is a Boston Qualifier.
by design, this event will have a small field, ensuring everyone has a clear path, and personal attention.
We’ll be at Oak & Stone (it’s just down the road from the event site) from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. on Saturday
If you’re available to drop in, come on by and we’ll get you squared away, if not, no worries, we can get you in the morning.
Here’s the address:
5405 University Pkwy
University Park, FL 34201
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
Event Cap is a total of 175 participants. In an effort to give the Marathoners the best shot at obtaining a spot, Half Marathon registration will open on October 3rd.
Preview Registration (ends 7/30)
Early Registration (ends 8/29)
Regular Registration (ends 11/27)
Late Registration (Ends 12/2)
Race Day Registration (available if event cap has not been met)
Virtual Option (closes 11/17)
Virtual Race You can't qualify for Boston by doing a Virtual Race, but you can get some awesome swag! Register by November 17th to guarantee shirt & size.
You'll submit your time by end of day on December 3rd, and we'll post your results for the Virtual Race. Shirts and medals are all mailed first thing after the weekend.
New to Virtual Running? Here's how it works:
Get excited, grab some friends and buddies to join you! Sign up and register for the virtual Boston Bound Marathon or Half!
Hydrate, grab your buddy (or not) and get ready to get moving! Download your downloadable custom bib below!
Get out there and run or walk! You can run at the park, your favorite route in your neighborhood; anywhere you want. Please remember to social distance & be safe!
Share your distance, a selfie, or a picture along your race route and use the hashtag #Bostonbound2022
You can submit your race time HERE on the Virtual Results page anytime until 12/4/2022 11:59 PM.
View your Virtual Results HERE Monday after the Event Date.
In order to keep the race course thin, providing everyone with plenty of time to finish, and to allow participants to get an early start; we will have three start times available.
The official start time for the event will be 6:30 AM, with additional waves at 6:00 AM & 5:30 AM.
Because of the extended time for traffic control, there will be a $5.00 fee for each additional 30 minutes you register for before the official start at 6:30 AM.
The earlier waves will also be limited in size to 50 participants each.
Register by November 18th to guarantee your shirt & size!
All participants will receive a custom Finisher Medal!
The primary goal of this event is for everyone to GO FAST, but we'll have some great awards for everyone. Each race will have awards in the following categories:
Both the marathon and half marathon course are USATF certified, which means the Marathon will be a Boston Qualifier. The number is coming!
You will also be able to use your times for Peachtree Qualification, or almost any other race that requires a qualifying time.
Here's a link to the Boston Standards https://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/enter/qualify
Here's a link to the Peachtree Qualifying Standards https://dynamix-cdn.s3.amazonaws.com/atlantatrackcluborg/atlantatrackcluborg_547539165.pdf
1 mile FLAT & FAST loop
Both the Half & Full are USATF certified...so the Full will be a Boston Qualifier
Yes...It's a 1 mile loop.
NO...We've never had any one say it was tedious, we have had hundreds of people say it was loads of fun.
Course Cut Off
Notes when running:
1. Run the tangents...that means always run the shortest possible route.
2. If you want to walk or run slower, no problem...we just need you to run on the right so the faster participants can get through on the shortest path.
3. Remember...it's a one mile loop, with the .1 or .2 going from the lap count to the finish.
Make sure you have plenty of hydration to keep you going on your run! We will have water, a gatorade-type drink & bananas.
2 stations along the course (every 1/2 mile)
November 17th: Last Day to Guarantee shirt & Size
December 3rd: Event Day!
Our events are designed to be fun for the entire family. With that in mind; any competitor, spectator, parent, volunteer, or sponsor, exhibiting unsportsmanlike
conduct or interfering with the positive, competitive atmosphere of the event will be asked to leave the venue and course immediately with no refunds.
All registrations are final. There are no refunds, deferments, or transfers.
Event will take place rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather, we will cancel for the safety of the participants...there are no refunds in this case.
Participants that do not show up to race/event forfeit their right to any swag.
No COVID-19 Refunds. If unforeseen circumstances arise due to COVID-19, including any Federal or State Health Emergency, refunds will not be provided. The event will go 100% Virtual & shirts will be shipped to participants.