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Myakka River Half Marathon Run for the Memories

Sat November 10, 2018 Sarasota, FL US 34241 Directions
2018 Myakka Half

2018 Myakka River Half Marathon

$99 $90 6:45AM EST - 11:59AM EST
165 spots left. Registration ends November 9, 2018 at 8:00pm EST

2018 Myakka River 10K

$59 $56 7:15AM EST - 11:59AM EST
45 spots left. Registration ends November 9, 2018 at 6:59pm EST

2018 Myakka River 5K

$39 $38 7:00AM EST - 11:59AM EST
49 spots left. Registration ends November 9, 2018 at 8:00pm EST
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Additional my favorite race information can be found at http://www.myakkahalf.com.

Additional Fees
Myakka River Park Entrance Fee: $2.00
Myakka River State Park
13208 State Road 72
Sarasota, FL US 34241

The First 3 runnings of the Myakka River Half Marathon/5K were a tremendous success!      The 4th annual “Run for the Memories” will be even more amazing!  


Saturday November 10, 2018 at the Myakka River State Park

The race is being produced by My Favorite Race Events and Presented by Publix

The charities for this event are the

Friends of Myakka River and the Florida Compassion Foundation.


Have race questions?    

Contact Tracy Hussey, Race Director at RaceDirectorTracy@icloud.com 


This will become your favorite race!


Pricing:   This year we are lowering our overall pricing and we will not be offering any discount codes!  

The only way to get a lower price is to register early!  

Pricing for all three races is below! 


Protect Your Registration Fees

Get reimbursed up to 100% for an additional $8.99 if you can’t attend this event for a number of reasons, including covered injury, illness, traffic accidents, and more.

Terms, conditions, and exclusions apply. Insurance benefits are underwritten by Jefferson Insurance Company. Recommended by AGA Service Company, the licensed producer and administrator of these plans.


Myakka River Half Marathon

  under $20 - SOLD OUT
            $40 - SOLD OUT
            $50 - SOLD OUT

            $60 - SOLD OUT
            $65 - SOLD OUT
            $70 - SOLD OUT
            $75 - SOLD OUT
            $80 - SOLD OUT
            $85 - SOLD OUT



Myakka Half Sell Out = 675 Runners


Myakka River 10K

under $20 - SOLD OUT
          $25 - SOLD OUT
          $30 - SOLD OUT
          $35 - SOLD OUT
          $40 - SOLD OUT
          $45 - SOLD OUT
          $50 - SOLD OUT
          $55 - SOLD OUT




10K Sell Out = 270 Runners


Myakka River 5K

under $10 - SOLD OUT
          $20 - SOLD OUT
          $25 - SOLD OUT
          $30 - SOLD OUT
          $35 - SOLD OUT

          $36 - SOLD OUT

          $37 - SOLD OUT


5K Sell Out = 315 Runners


 Your Registration Includes:

  • Entry into your favorite race!
  • Custom personalized Bibs if you Register before 10/01/2018
  • Custom medal for all Half Marathon finishers
  • Custom Medal for all 10K finishers
  • Custom medal for all 5K finishers
  • Accurately measured, USATF certified courses
  • Paved course with 65% shaded by an amazing moss filled tree canopy.
  • Extremely safe closed course with substantial traffic control including cones and experienced course Marshalls'
  • Extremely fast course.   Our course record is held by Fredison Costa at 1:10:19.7
  • Accurate mile markers; computerized timing/scoring
  • 10 Hydration stations stocked with  Hydrate, water, and friendly volunteers and a water stop just past the Energy Station.
  • Port-a-Potty at every Hydration Station and at the energy station.  You will run past 10 on the course.
  • Medical Stations and Bike Medics
  • Top 3 Overall Men and Top 3 Overall Women receive an amazing Prize Package.
  • Awards for the top three in standard age groups in the Half and the 10k and the 5K
  • Amazing Awards for Overall, Masters, and Grandmasters and Senior Grandmasters for both the Half and the 5K
  • Special awards for our Veterans.
  • Regular e-mails, providing updated information
  • Opportunity to pick-up packets on race day and at multiple locations the week before the race or by overnight mail.
  • GUARANTEED SIZE Ladies’, Men's and Youth tech shirts for the Half, the 10K and the 5K IF YOU REGISTER BEFORE 10/01/2018  Your choice of a Tee or a Tank for all three races.  Sizes not guaranteed if you register after 10/01/2018.
  • Finish-line celebration at the South Pavillon in Myakka River State Park featuring R Anthony Band
  • Ice Cold Water and Chocolate Milk as you cross the finish line.
  • Ice Cold Beer presented by Gold Coast Eagle Distributing Hot Pancakes provided by Publix!
  • Hot Bacon provided by Boars Head
  • Free Fun Zone for kids of all ages
  • Great give-a-ways and door prizes
  • a 20' HD Jumbotron in the After Party Area with a live feed from the finish line.


Packet Pickup Info

Tuesday, November 6th from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM

Publix at the Shoppes at Price Crossing
1251 South Toledo Blade Blvd
North Port, Florida 34288

Wednesday, November 7th from 6:00 PM until  8:00 PM
Coastal Wealth
9530 Marketplace Rd Suite 108
Fort Myers, Florida 33912

Thursday, November 8th from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Endurance House
5434 Lockwood Ridge Road
Bradenton, Florida 34203

Friday, November 9th from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Myakka River State Park
13208 State Road 72
Sarasota Florida 34241

Saturday, November 10th from 4:30 AM until  6:30 AM Race Day
Myakka River State Park
13208 State Road 72
Sarasota Florida 34241




Free Registrations are not eligible for Deferrals or Transfers.


The deferral and Transfer deadline has now passed.   Deferrals and Transfers are no longer allowed!

 Refund Policy

There will be no cash refunds.  


THERE ARE NO UNOFFICIAL TRANSFERS OF BIBS TO OTHER ATHLETES. You may not give or sell your number to another individual. The other individual will not be covered by USATF race insurance if there should be an injury. The other individual's results may compromise scoring as they may be in a different age bracket than yourself. They will be disqualified.




We will exceed your expectations and give you an experience that makes you look forward to coming back year after year to run our race!




Parking again this year will be at the Suncoast Community Church with All Around Charters shuttling you to the Start/ Finish line.     This year we will have 6 large charter buses and a small additional bus.  Please arrive at the Suncoast Church in time to park, load the bus and take the 8-minute ride to the park.


Our Charities


Florida Compassion Foundation

A Florida 501(c)(3).   FCF helps the families of Alzheimer’s Patients with expenses not covered by insurance. They show compassion when it seems there is no hope. Your entry into this race will really make a difference for a family in need.


Friends of Myakka River

The Wild and Scenic Myakka River
The Myakka was designated as the state's only "Florida Wild and Scenic River" by the Florida State Legislature in 1985. The act provides for preservation and management of the 34-mile portion of the river within Sarasota County.
Most of the watershed lies to the north in Manatee County, but the Myakka does not become well-defined as a river until its numerous tributaries coalesce near the Sarasota County boundary where the river enters Myakka River, State Park. Prominent among the picturesque features here are two lakes and the extensive marshes between them.
These lakes and marshes form an elongated basin through which the Myakka River flows.
The park is famous for its diverse wildlife. You can see alligators and wading birds from the park drive year-round. In the winter, ducks and shorebirds feed in the shallows as bald eagles and ospreys fish from above. Sandhill cranes nest along the water's edge. Twelve miles of the Wild and Scenic River flow through the park.
To help protect the river, you can become a volunteer or join the Friends of the Myakka River. Call 941-316-8139 or email for information or request a "Friends" application.

Please donate what you can.

Monies raised will be split between 

Florida Compassion Foundation & Friends of Myakka River


Become one of our VIP Runners!   Make a $100 donation and receive as a thank you gift a 2018 VIP Runner's Package, allowing you to park only a couple hundred feet from the start finish line!   Also as a VIP, you will have a special entrance into the corals for you and 3 of your friends adjacent to the VIP Parking.   Hot Coffee, Water, and Granola Bars will be available for you at this special entrance!  There will also a special line at Bag Check just for our VIP's.   Have more than 3 friends that want to come in with you?   Additional VIP stickers are available for just $25 each.

Anyone can buy an individual VIP sticker for just $25 and receive the VIP treatment.    The individual VIP Stickers for $25 DO NOT include a Parking Pass.  You would still come in on the shuttle unless riding with a friend in possession of a Parking Pass.


 VIP Runners Package is a fundraiser for the our charities and your donation is considered a tax-deductible donation.


 Free BagCheck will also be available at the Start/Finish line


Watch for additional emails as race day approaches!

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