When you run a half marathon you see views you would miss in a car. That's definitely true on the Tamiami Trail🐬 in Sarasota. BTW, Tamiami stands for Tampa to Miami.
First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon runners spend the most time on the Tamiami Trail after re-crossing the Ringling Bridge. The trail is one of the main roads in Sarasota, so it’s fun to race it on foot. You’ll see a lot of businesses and condos on the Trail. The relay exchange area is at Mile 6.
The Trail is easy in the early morning darkness, but it heats up as the sun rises. Expect to be in the sun from Mile 5 to 7, and again from Mile 11 to the finish. There’s shade in the older Bayshore Neighborhoods, but more about that part of the course next time.
Keep reading for more info and a discount code for the Sarasota Half and Relay!
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There's More to See on Tamiami Trail in SRQ
Take a leisurely stroll through the Sarasota Garden Club after the race and after party. The garden is a hidden gem between Tamiami Trail and Sarasota Bay. It's open during daylight hours 7 days a week.
(Photo Credit: Sarasota Garden Club)
Lawn Bowling fan? Check out Sarasota's Lawn Bowling Club. You can't miss it on Tamiami Trail near the entrance to Van Wezel Performing Arts Center and the race start and finish. Visit their website for details on open bowling times.
(Photo Credit: Sarasota Lawn Bowling Club)
Exciting Changes Coming to Sarasota Bayfront
Check out what's happening on Sarasota's waterfront development known as The Bay Sarasota. You can watch a video about Phase One here. There's a rendering below, too. The Tamiami Trail is to the right of the rendering.
$10 Discount Code for Sarasota Half Marathon
The Sarasota Half, 10K and Relay are October 20, 2019. Save cash when you register with code "BRSARASOTA19" for $10 OFF the Half or Relay; $5 OFF the 10K.
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