Disclaimer: I received a free entry to the 2018 First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon as a BibRavePro.
Register Early for 2019, Save Big Bucks
Today, you can register for the Half Marathon for $50, 10K for $50, and 2-person Relay for $80. But, these prices won't be around for long. When the early entry blitz is over, they're gone. Regular prices are higher. The race is worth every penny, but why not save some?
The pricing structure for 2019 Blitz is based on the number of entrants, rather than the date. Look at the price chart below to see what I mean.
Take advantage of 2019 Blitz Pricing and register now at http://SarasotaHalf.com
Read my This Old Runner Review of the First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon to learn more about the race course and amenities. It was lots of good food, views, free photos, and bling.
Race date is scheduled for March 24, 2019. Hurry to take advantage of 2019 Blitz Pricing on now at http://SarasotaHalf.com
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If you find yourself near Lake Geneva, Wisconsin on June 23 and 24, try the BigFoot Tri or Trail Races. Even if you don't spot the big guy, it's a great event. Details below.
Disclaimer: I’m promoting Big Foot Tri & Trail Run as part of being a BibRave Pro.
Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and
check out BibRave.com to review, find and write race reviews!
BigFoot Size Swag!
First things first! Use my Discount Code "BRBigFoot" to score bonus RAM Racing sunglasses! The code expires two days before race day.
Okay, now that you have your bonus shades, what else do you get?
Every participant in the Big Foot Tri and Trail Races receives a branded hydration vest. How cool is that?!?
Keep reading for the rest of the race day details.
BigFoot 10K & 5K Trail
Almost every race makes a course map available before the event. Take some time to get familiar with the race route.
Note the aid stations. Are they every mile or every other mile? Will they serve water and sports drink at some or all of the stations? What about gels?
Where are the restrooms? If it's a big race, be aware of the distance from porta pottys to the starting line. Make a mental note about on course restrooms. It's good to know just in case you need one during the race. Generally there are portables near every aid station.
The more you know, the more comfortable you'll be on the course.
Try to eat an hour or more before your race so you can digest your food.
Don't eat anything new on race day. Eat a reliable meal you've had plenty of times before. A combination of carbs and protein are best.
If you normally drink coffee, then drink coffee. If you don't, today is not the day to start. You don't want any surprises during your half.
On Course Hydration
Almost every race offers water and/or sports drink every 1.5 miles. Bigger races may have aid stations at every mile.
If you carry water, use the aid stations as a reminder to drink. You may not want or need a drink at every station, but aim for every other at least.
If temperatures are warm, hydrate at every station. Stay ahead of your thirst by having a plan. You'll feel and perform better if you're properly hydrated.
If it's hot and you're sweating a lot you'll need electrolytes. Choose sports drink at every other stop or add some sports drink into your plain water each time.
It's okay to stop to drink your water at an aid station, but you MUST, MUST, MUST get out of the way of the other runners!
Grab your cup, move off the course, and sip away. That way you won't impede traffic or cause an accident.
I've seen some ugly things at water stations when inexperienced runners come to a sudden complete stop. (That goes for on course, too. If you're going to stop, raise your hand to alert other runners, then move off the course.)
This is where you'll find me writing instead of running. (But, you know I'll be writing about running, right?)
2018 Race Plans
305 Half Marathon
Best Damn Leftover 5k
Best Damn Race
Bib Rave Bundle
Bib Rave Pro
BigFoot Tri & Trail
Boley Jingle Bell Run
Bolt Run 5K-5Miler
Chick-fil-A 5K Tampa
Clearwater Fit Foodie 5k
Cocoa Beach Half
Conquistador Half & 5K
Cupid's Undie Run
Discover Caladesi Island
First Watch Sarasota Half
FL Beachathon Half
FL West Coast Half
Food Themed Races
Fort DeSoto 15K
Frugal Fitness Hacks
Gasparilla Distance Classic Expo
Getaway 10K St Pete
Half Marathon Tips
Heroes Memorial Run
Honeymoon Island Half
Hooters 10K 5K Clearwater
Hot Chocolate 15K Tampa
Hot Weather Hacks
How To Run In Hot Weather
Kettle Krush 5K
Madeira Beach 5K Series
May Day Races 10K
Miami Beach Half
NuGo Protein Bars
One Step Closer 10K
Par 4 Miler
PB & J 10K Run
Pumpkins In The Park 5K
Quack Attack 5K
Race Day Photos
Race Day Tips
Race For The Cupcake 5K
Race The Bay
Race The Bay Half
Robinson Presv 10K-5K
Ronnie's Run 10 Miler
Run For All Children 10k
Running In The Rain
Run Run Santa Races
Sarasota Music Half
Skyway Bridge 10K
Spring Break Races
St Pete Beach Classic
St Pete Grand Prix 5K
St Pete Rocks
St Pete Run Fest
Sunset 5K Series
Tampa Bay Parks
Tampa Flavor Run
Thin Mint Sprint 5K
TIA 5K On The Runway
Tips For Older Rookie Runners
TPA5K On The Runway
UA HOVR Sonic
Was Your Race Cancelled?
Weedon Island Trail Run
Weedon Trail 8K
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