This is last years event. Go www.myakkahalf.com to register for the 2016 Myakka Half

Tue August 23 - Thu November 10 Sarasota, FL US 34241 Directions
Events

Half Marathon

08/23 - 11/10 3:35AM EDT - 11:00AM EST

Myakka River 5K

11/10 6:50AM EST - 8:00AM EST

PARALYMPIAN

11/10 6:50AM EST - 8:00AM EST
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.myakkahalf.com.

Place
13208 State Road 72
Sarasota, FL US 34241
Description

Blingrunners, LLC is pleased to announce the Inaugural Myakka River Half Marathon / 5K, to be held in the beautiful Myakka River State Park in Sarasota, Florida on November 21, 2015.

This beautiful course runs through the park all on paved roads under tree canopies, along the shores of Myakka Lake. This is Real Florida. This course will be USATF Certified. There will be a great after party and lots of perks! This race will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association – Florida Gulf Coast.

At BlingRunners we are very passionate about helping to find a cure for this atrocious disease. On April 1, 2015 Kimberly Hussey, co-owner of BlingRunners LLC, lost her mother to Alzheimer’s. She was only 68 years old.

With your entry fee or donation you will be helping fund the research to find a cure. The Alzheimer’s Association truly feels that they are within 10 years of finding a cure. Run this race in memory of someone you love that is fighting this disease now or a loved one who lost their battle to this disease. We are hosting the event in loving memory of Kim’s mom, Charlene Corniel.

Early registration will be open June 7, 2015 @ 1:00pm through June 14, 2015 @ 12:59pm. Early registration fee is $75. On June 14, 2015 @ 1:00pm, the registration fee increases to $85. On November 1, 2015 at 1:00pm the registration fee increases to $95.

Packet Pick Up

All participants must pick up their race packet. There will be race morning packet pickup open until 6:15 a.m, however we encourage participants to pick up their packets in advance at Fit2Run. Please bring a photo ID to the pickup location in order to retrieve your race packet. You may pick up on behalf of other participants with a copy of the participant’s photo ID.

If you are picking up your race packets for the Myakka River Half Marathon, Run for the Memories at Fit2Run make sure you pick up your favorite running merchandise.

Tuesday, November 17th from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

  • Fit2Run Downtown Sarasota
  • 1400 Main St.
  • Sarasota, FL 34236

Wednesday, November 18th from 5:00 p.m. until 8:p.m.

  • Fit2Run Estero
  • 23190 Fashion Drive Suite 109
  • Estero Florida, FL 33928

Thursday, November 19th from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

  • Fit2Run UTC
  • 140 University Town Center Drive
  • Sarasota, FL 34243

Friday, November 20th from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 pm

  • Fit2Run Downtown Sarasota
  • 1400 Main St.
  • Sarasota, FL 34236 

 

Event Schedule
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2015

 

TIME EVENT LOCATION

4:00 a.m. Gear check opens South Pavillon Myakka River State Park

4:00 a.m. Race-day packet pickup Suncoast Community Church

4:00 a.m. Shuttle Buses Start Running Suncoast Community Church

6:00 a.m. Packet Pick-Up Closes Suncoast Community Church

6:15 a.m. Pre-Race Meeting Start/Finish Line

6:35 a.m. Invocation & National Anthem Start/Finish Line

6:45 a.m. Half Marathon Starts Start/Finish Line

6:55 a.m. 5K Starts Start/Finish Line

8:00 a.m. 5K Awards Ceremony South Pavillon Stage

9:30 a.m. Half Marathon Awards Ceremony South Pavillon Stage

11:15 a.m. Half Marathon Officially Ends

11:45 a.m. Gear Check Closes

11:45 a.m. After Party Ends

12:15 p.m.Last Shuttle Bus Leaves the Park

 Please arrive early to allow plenty of time for traffic, parking, gear check in and prompt arrival at the start.

All runners need to be at the Start/Finish Line at Myakka River State Park’s South Pavillon no later than 6:15 a.m. for the pre-race meeting.

Race Contact Info

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Run for the Memories!

At BlingRunners we are very passionate about helping to find a cure for this atrocious disease. On April 1, 2015 Kimberly Hussey, the Co-Owner of BlingRunners LLC, lost her mother to Alzheimer's. She was only 68 years old. With your entry fee or donation you will be helping fund the research to find a cure. The Alzheimer's Association truly feels that they are within 10 years of finding a cure. Run this race in memory of someone you love that is fighting this disease now or a loved one who lost their battle to this disease. We are hosting the event in loving memory of Kim's mom, Charlene Corniel.

Thank You!

 

Myakka Half Course!

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