There are several big half marathons to choose from in Sarasota. If you’re looking for a very unique experience, you will want to check out the Florida West Coast Half Marathon and 5K presented by Elite Events. Elite Events is Florida’s most recommended event company. With over 28,000 Facebook fans and 18,000 Instagram followers, it is one of the most liked event management companies in all of America. One of the reasons for this is the quality of events that they put on. One of those such events is the Florida West Coast Half Marathon and 5K in Sarasota, Florida.
The half marathon and 5K takes place at the beautiful new Nathan Benderson Park. The park is home to the World Championships of Rowing and many other world class events.
The Florida West Coast Half Marathon and 5K is another one of those premier events. This event has doubled in size from the first year alone. The rapid growth is due to the professionalism of the event, the unique course, and the overall great atmosphere. It is definitely a race people run and then come back to year after year. Some of the great event features are the unique finish.
You will get to experience the “Floating Final Mile.” This unique finish is something that you will not be able to experience anywhere else. The entire last mile you will be surrounded by water on both sides. You will be running across what is called a wave attenuator. It is used to keep waves down during rowing competitions. It is also used as a way for TV production crews to film rowing competitions. For the Florida West Coast half marathon and 5K, runners get to run right down it!
The course is also very spectator friendly. Family and friends watching the event will be able to see more than half of the race stationed comfortably under the several story scoring tower.
Other features that may not seem like a big deal now but will be on race day is the ample parking at Nathan Benderson Park. Many other half marathons in the area do not have sufficient parking near the start and finish lines. The last thing you want to worry about when arriving to a race at 6 AM is where are you going to park.
The event also features five deep age group awards which is something that is appreciated by runners. Most races on the go only top three in each age group so by going top five, there is a much greater chance that you can take him a nice award.
Big beautiful finisher medals, free race photos, free finisher video, and a wide variety of post race snacks and refreshments are all included with registration to the event.
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