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Location: Sarasota, FL US 34241 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk, Virtual Race
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Additional my favorite race information can be found at http://www.myakkahalf.com.

Events
Event Date Time Price Details
2017 Myakka River Half Marathon
Date
11/11
Time
6:45AM EST - 11:15AM EST
Price
$110 $95
Registration ends November 5, 2017 at 11:59pm EST
2017 Myakka River 5K
Date
11/11
Time
7:00AM EST - 11:15AM EST
Price
$40 $35
Registration ends November 5, 2017 at 11:59pm EST
Virtual Myakka River Half Marathon
Price
$100
Registration ends September 10, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT
2018 Myakka River Half Marathon
Date
11/10
Time
6:45AM EST - 2:00PM EST
Price
$90
Registration ends November 5, 2018 at 11:59pm EST
2018 Myakka River 5K
Date
11/10
Time
6:45AM EST - 2:00PM EST
Price
$35
Registration ends November 5, 2018 at 11:59pm EST
Place
Myakka River State Park
13208 State Road 72
Sarasota, FL US 34241
Description

The First 2 runnings of the Myakka River Half Marathon/5K were a tremendous success!      The 3rd annual “Run for the Memories” will be even more amazing!  

 

Saturday November 11, 2017 at the Myakka River State Park

 

The race is on Veterans Day!

All Veterans and Active Duty Military will receive a 10% discount using the discount code, THANKYOU.

 

The race is being hosted by Tracy and Kim Hussey’s foundation, Florida Compassion Foundation and Presented by Publix.  

 

This will become your favorite race!

 

FCF helps the families of Alzheimer’s Patients  with expenses not covered by insurance.     Working closely with the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimers Association, they team up to show compassion when it seems there is no hope.      Your entry into this race will really make a difference for a family in need.

 

 Your Registration Includes:

  • Entry into your favorite race!
  • Custom 5 1/2" medal for all Half Marathon finishers
  • Custom 3" 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.  Last years overall winner, Fredison Costa ran a blistering 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 12 on the course.
  • Medical Stations and Bike Medics
  • Top 3 Overall Men and Top 3 Overall Women receive an amazing Prize Package. Over $5,400 in cash and prizes.
  • Awards for the top three in standard age groups in both the Half 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.
  • Ladies’, Men's and Youth tech shirts for both the Half and the 5K.   Your choice of a Tee or a Tank for the half.
  • 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.
  • Live entertainment featuring the R Anthony Band.  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.

 Refund Policy

There will be no cash refunds.   We will however defer your registration to next years event. Derferal fee is $15.   You must notify the Race Director by email (not FB) before October 11, 2017 to receive a deferral. 

 

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.

 Contact the Race Director by email (not FB) should you not be able to run the race and you want to officially transfer your registration to another runner.  There will be a $20.00 transfer fee.  Deadline for transfers is October 11, 2017

 

For more race information, please visit our website at: www.myakkahalf.com

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!

 Pricing  

The earlier you enter the cheaper it is!

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 9 large charter buses and a small additional bus.  Please arrive at the Suncoast Church no later than 5:30 AM to make sure you are on time for the start.    Personally I would arrive at 5:00 AM.

 

VIP parking, just a few hundred feet from the start Start/Finsh line are available in our STORE for just $75.    This will allow you drive directly to Myakka River State Park and have your vehicle with you at the race.  VIP Parking is a fundraiser for the Florida Compassion Foundation and your fee is concidered a tax deductible donation.

 

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

 

Watch for additional emails as race day approaches!

This will become your favorite race!

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We are SO excited to bring you the latest challenge to take on Southwest Florida..

the WEST COAST TRIFECTA CHALLENGE!

WCTC is a locally produced challenge bringing together three of your favorite local races:

Remember the Fallen 5k/10k September 9th 
Bocca Lupo Howl at the Moon 5k September 29th 
Myakka River Half Marathon & 5k November 11th 

 

Are you excited yet? Do you want in?!

HERE IS THE DEAL:

Step 1. Register for EACH of the three races (if the race has multiple distances, pick one!)

Step 2. Participate in each race!

Step 3. Invite your friends and family to join you! It’s more fun with friends!!

Step 4. Cross the finish line at the Myakka River Half & 5k and collect YOUR Inaugural West Coast Trifecta Challenge Medal. This HUGE medal has bling & local flair! And we take care of the rest!!

 

Each of these races is put on by a local resident, they each benefit a local charity and each race celebrates the southwest Florida road running community!! We hope that you will join us for this Inaugural challenge by getting signed up today!

 

Sincerely,

Kimmi van der Veen and the Race Directors of the West Coast Florida Challenge races

 

P.S. Have questions? We are here to help! Send us an email to kimmiruns@icloud.com.

 

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Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at the Myakka River Half Marathon / 5K - 3rd Annual "Run for the Memories"- presented by Publix.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.

Send-a-Cheer

  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

The Myakka River Half Marathon / 5K - 3rd Annual "Run for the Memories"- presented by Publix is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

Note:
- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy
West Coast Trifecta Challenge
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We are SO excited to bring you the latest challenge to take on Southwest Florida..

the WEST COAST TRIFECTA CHALLENGE!

WCTC is a locally produced challenge bringing together three of your favorite local races:

 

 

Remember the Fallen 5k/10k September 9th
Bocca Lupo Howl at the Moon 5k September 29th
Myakka River Half Marathon & 5k November 11th

 

Are you excited yet? Do you want in?!

HERE IS THE DEAL:

Step 1. Register for EACH of the three races (if the race has multiple distances, pick one!)

Step 2. Participate in each race!

Step 3. Invite your friends and family to join you! It’s more fun with friends!!

Step 4. Cross the finish line at the Myakka River Half & 5k and collect YOUR Inaugural West Coast Trifecta Challenge Medal. This HUGE medal has bling & local flair! And we take care of the rest!!

 

Each of these races is put on by a local resident, they each benefit a local charity and each race celebrates the southwest Florida road running community!! We hope that you will join us for this Inaugural challenge by getting signed up today!

 

Sincerely,

Kimmi van der Veen and the Race Directors of the West Coast Florida Challenge races

 

P.S. Have questions? We are here to help! Send us an email to kimmiruns@icloud.com.