I've run the First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon 3 times, and loved it every time. Even with 100% humidity yesterday, I really enjoyed the race.
Check out my review of the First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon & Relay on BibRave.com. I do an in-depth write up here. I have lots of good things to report.
In the meantime, take a look at the super sparkly bling below. Every finisher — half, relay and 10K took one home. If you want in on the fun next year, get ready to register on Tuesday, March 20th at Noon when blitz pricing begins!
Disclaimer: I received a First Watch Sarasota Half entry as part of being a BibRave Pro.
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2019 Early Bird Pricing for #RunSarasota
Registration for the 2019 First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon Relay & 10K opens Tuesday, March 20, at Noon EDT. Sign up early for the best price!
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I Loved My Best Damn Races
The Safety Harbor edition of the #BestDamnRace was great fun! This was my second-ever attempt at running a Challenge — a 10K and 5K race one after another. The first challenge was in January, so why not try another in February?
I'll write a full review later — I have lots of good things to report about the race. (Big bling, organized, wonderful race atmosphere, support and party, etc.) Until then, take a peek at a few photos below.
I'm a BibBoards Fan
Gotta say — I am very happy with my #BibBoards. I snapped on my bib at home, and never worried about it again.
It stayed in place in the 10K and again in the 5K race. It performed on race day exactly as promised! No pinching, poking, flapping or parachuting!
I'll definitely use these from now on. Plus, I have to tell you I did catch a couple of people smiling at my smiling sunglasses emoji when they looked at my bib!
What About the Challenge?
The Best Damn Race Safety Harbor courses have some rolling hills. Hills are hard to find in Florida, so it's a good test. Plus, who doesn't love to run downhill?
This challenge was a bit harder than the super flat course I ran in January. And, I'll admit I was a bit distracted at the start of the 10K. I buckled down about 3/4 of a mile in, and stayed on pace for the rest of the race.
I finished my this 15K Challenge 3 minutes slower than the SPB Classic in January. But, I'm happy with my races. These races are part of training for a PR at the First Watch Sarasota Half on March 18th. I felt strong for all 9 miles. That makes me optimistic because I have 6 weeks to be ready to run strong for 13 miles.
Save Money with Discount Codes for Runners
Here are the codes for races/gear mentioned in this post. Find more discounts here.
—> First Watch Sarasota Half and Relay:
$10 OFF the Half or Relay with code: SARASOTABIB18. This is a goal race for me this year. It's a beautiful race that takes you up and over the Ringling Bridge (twice!) and around beautiful Sarasota, Florida.
—> Best Damn Race Orlando or New Orleans:
If you haven't ever run in a #BestDamnRace you should try one. It's super organized, and has lots of wonderful perks for racers. Check out Orlando on March 3rd and New Orleans on March 25th.
You can use my code: THISOLDRUNNER to save $5 on any race in either city. Orlando has a 5K, 10K, Challenge and Half Marathon. New Orleans has a 5K and Half. The discount codes expire 2 weeks prior to race.
—> BibBoards #SaveTheShirt Bib Holders:
You can SAVE 20% with code: #BIBCHAT at BibBoards.com. Choose from a variety of stock designs, or create your own by uploading artwork. You can preview the design before you order it.
Disclaimer: I received BibBoards to review 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!
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