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Myakka River Half Marathon/5K

Myakka River State Park

The First 2 runnings of the Myakka River Half Marathon/5K were a tremendous success!      The 3rd annual “Run for the Memories” will be even more amazing!   Saturday November 11, 2017 at the Myakka River State Park


The race is on Veterans Day!All Veterans and Active Duty Military will receive a 10% discount using the discount code, THANKYOU.


The race is being hosted by Tracy and Kim Hussey’s foundation, Florida Compassion Foundation and Presented by Publix.  


This will become your favorite race! FCF helps the families of Alzheimer’s Patients  with expenses not covered by insurance.     Working closely with the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimers Association, they team up to show compassion when it seems there is no hope.      Your entry into this race will really make a difference for a family in need.


 Your Registration Includes:Entry into your favorite race!Custom 5 1/2" medal for all Half Marathon finishersCustom 3" medal for all 5K finishersAccurately measured, USATF certified coursesPaved course with 65% shaded by an amazing moss filled tree canopy.Extremely safe Closed course with substantial traffic control including cones and experienced course Marshalls'Extremely fast course.  Last years overall winner, Fredison Costa ran a blistering 1:10:19.7Accurate mile markers; computerized timing/scoring10 Hydration stations stocked with  Hydrate, water, and friendly volunteers and a water stop just past the Energy Station.Port-a-Potty at every Hydration Station and at the energy station.  You will run past 12 on the course.Medical Stations and Bike MedicsTop 3 Overall Men and Top 3 Overall Women receive an amazing Prize Package.Awards for the top three in standard age groups in both the Half and the 5KAmazing Awards for Overall, Masters, and Grandmasters and Senior Grandmasters for both the Half and the 5KSpecial awards for our Veterans.Regular e-mails, providing updated informationOpportunity to pick-up packets on race day and at multiple locations the week before the race or by overnight mail.Ladies’, Men's and Youth tech shirts for both the Half and the 5K.   Your choice of a Tee or a Tank for the half.Finish-line celebration at the South Pavillon in Myakka River State Park featuring R Anthony BandIce Cold Water and Chocolate Milk as you cross the finish line.Live entertainment featuring the R Anthony Band.  Ice Cold Beer presented by Gold Coast Eagle Distributing Hot Pancakes provided by Publix!Hot Bacon provided by Boars HeadFree Fun Zone for kids of all agesGreat give-a-ways and door prizesa 20' HD Jumbotron in the After Party Area with a live feed from the finish line.


  • Starting Saturday, November 11th, 2017, repeats every year on the 2nd Saturday of November until Saturday, November 14, 2020 — all day


Myakka River State Park

13208 State Road 72
Sarasota, FL 34241