If you’re looking for a half marathon or 5K run to train for, one of the coolest races you will be able to find in Florida is the Florida West Coast half marathon and 5K in Sarasota. Sarasota has so many activities to choose from so it is also a great place to plan a vacation.
The Florida West Coast half marathon and 5K is one of the most talked about events in all of Florida. Runners absolutely love the finish line. It is an experience like nothing else. The “Floating Final Mile” is something that you are just not able to experience anywhere else.
The entire last mile of both the half marathon and 5K run finish on what is called a wave attenuator. The wave attenuator is a solid path that goes directly across the lake at Nathan Benderson park. It is used primarily to reduce waves during rowing competition is. It is also used by TV production crews. For the Florida West Coast half marathon and 5K run, it is used as the last mile of the event! There really is nothing else like it. You have a great view of the finish line also.
The Florida West Coast half marathon and 5K is also a very spectator friendly event. Family and friends can hang out under the beautiful several story scoring tower and see more than half of the course. The race course features miles of scenic water views. Almost all of the course is also inside of Nathan Benderson Park. This provides a safe run and also you will not have to worry about any traffic passing you.
The University Town Center Mall right across from Nathan Benderson park in the Florida West Coast half marathon also has a lot of things to do for the family. There are many great restaurants in the area, a lot of entertainment options, and everything is conveniently located right near the start and finish line of the event.
The Florida West Coast half marathon and 5K also has a great finisher medals for both the half marathon and 5K runs. Athletes also get their free finish video, free photos, and a wide variety of post race next and refreshments. The overall atmosphere is fun and friendly. The event is something you want to put on your schedule year after year. If you have not experienced the Florida West Coast Half Marathon and the floating final mile yet, you definitely want to take a closer look. Put this race on your schedule, it surely is something that you will enjoy.
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