Have you been dreaming of running Boston? Need to shave a few minutes off your time to qualify? Looking for the perfect course to set a PR? Regardless, if you want to run Boston or not, THIS is the event for you!
We're racing through Sioux Park, and the course is about a 1-mile loop flat & fast loop! Both the Full Marathon & Half Marathon are USATF certified. The Full Marathon is a Boston Qualifier.
July 5th: Last Day to Guarantee shirt & Size
July 16th: Event Day!
5:30 AM - Race Day Check in Opens
5:30 AM - Wave 1 starts
6:00 AM - Wave 2 starts
6:30 AM - Races Start
10:30 AM - Course Closes
Event Cap is a total of 175 participants. In an effort to give the Marathoners the best shot at obtaining a spot, Half Marathon registration will open on October 3rd.
Early Registration (ends 3/31)
Regular Registration (ends 7/10)
Last Chance Registration (Ends 7/15)
Race Day Registration (available if event cap has not been met)
Virtual Race You can't qualify for Boston by doing a Virtual Race, but you can get some awesome swag! Register by July 5th to guarantee shirt & size.
You'll submit your time by end of day on July 16th, and we'll post your results for the Virtual Race. Shirts and medals are all mailed first thing after the weekend.
1 mile FLAT & FAST loop
Both the Half & Full are USATF certified...so the Full will be a Boston Qualifier
Sarasota Boston Bound Course Map
Yes...It's a 1 mile loop.
NO...We've never had any one say it was tedious, we have had hundreds of people say it was loads of fun.
Chip timed Start & Finish
Chip timed split every mile
Mile splits are displayed on timing clocks as you pass by the mile point...helping you keep on pace.
We realize that it might get a little repetitive running a 1 mile loop...so we'll have music & entertainment along the course to keep you going and motivated!
Course Cut Off
Because of the nature of the event, the course will close at 10:30 am (4 hour race time).
Notes when running:
1. Run the tangents...that means always run the shortest possible route.
2. If you want to walk or run slower, no problem...we just need you to run on the right so the faster participants can get through on the shortest path.
3. Remember...it's a one mile loop, with the .1 or .2 going from the lap count to the finish.
Awards and Goodies
Register by July 5th to guarantee your shirt & size!
All participants will receive a custom Finisher Medal!
The primary goal of this event is for everyone to GO FAST, but we'll have some great awards for everyone. Each race will have awards in the following categories:
Top 3 Overall M/F
Top 3 Master M/F
Overall Grand Master (50+)
Overall Sr. Grand Master (60+)
Age Groups (M/F)19 & Under through 80+
Can't make it out to the event site on race day?
Still want to participate or support the cause and have a shot at an award? or maybe you saw the shirt and said: "Sweet...I want one!"
Then the virtual race is for you.
New to Virtual Running? Here's how it works:
Get excited, grab some friends and buddies to join you! Sign up and register for the Virtual Event!
Hydrate, grab your buddy (or not) and get ready to get moving!
Get out there and run or walk! You can run at the park, your favorite route in your neighborhood; anywhere you want. Please remember to social distance & be safe!
Share your distance, a selfie, or a picture along your race route and use the race hashtag:-)
Submit your results online
View your Results Monday after the Event Date.
Event Courtesy and Weather Policy
Our events are designed to be fun for the entire family. With that in mind; any
competitor, spectator, parent, volunteer, or sponsor, exhibiting unsportsmanlike conduct or interfering with the positive, competitive atmosphere of the event will be asked to leave the venue and course immediately with no refunds and be disqualified.
All registrations are final. There are no refunds, deferments, or transfers.
Event will take place rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather, we will cancel for the safety of the participants...there are no refunds in this case.
Participants that do not show up to race/event forfeit their right to any swag.
No COVID-19 Refunds. If unforeseen circumstances arise due to COVID-19, including any Federal or State Health Emergency, refunds will not be provided. The event will go 100% Virtual & shirts will be shipped to participants.