A Few of My Favorite Things About This Race
Recently, someone asked me why I like to run the First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon & Relay. I return year after year because it's a beautiful course and well-run race. BTW, there's a 10K distance, too!
Since we have plenty of time before race day (October 20, 2019) I thought I'd describe some of my favorite things about the race.
I'll start with #1 and add the rest each month until race day. Here's my list:
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1. The John Ringling Causeway Bridge
Around here, bridges are the closest thing to a mountain or hillside. Florida is flat. A lot of our bridges don't have much elevation either, but the Ringling Bridge is a respectable challenge. It's 60 feet tall and .586 miles long. The bridge connects Sarasota to St Armands Key and Lido Key.
Here are some images that show why I enjoy running the bridge not once, but twice in the first few miles of the race.
Photos: First Watch Sarasota Half & Relay; Graphics: This Old Runner
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