Sunday, December 17, 2023 • Sarasota, FL
Welcome to the Sarasota West Coast Half Marathon & 5k, a destination race known for its scenery, its weather, and of course, its PR chasing flat nature!
Scenic Views. Taking runners through an award-winning State Park in that of Nathan Benderson Park, the Sarasota West Coast Half Marathon is amongst the most scenic, picturesque, yet challenging courses in the state.
Featuring a 400-acre lake (yes, you read that right), the course offers runners sights not only of beautiful bodies of water but also of state-of-the-art rowing facilities and, of course, the iconic “Floating Final Mile”.
Known for its white sandy beaches and vibrant downtown scene, Sarasota, Florida is the perfect destination for runners alike to make the most of their race weekend, with tons to do after the race itself is finished.
Starting in Nathan Benderson Park at 7:00 a.m, the Sarasota West Coast Half Marathon takes runners alongside the accompanying lake, throughout Sarasota, and back in Nathan Benderson Park to finish.
Included with entry for every participant is a tanktop or a tech t-shirt, a finisher’s medal, free raceday photos, official chip times, in-race and post-race snacks, and live reports for spectators and supporters to follow along.
The half marathon course has a time limit of 3.5 hours to finish.
Race Weather & Climate
Situated in Sarasota County, Sarasota, Florida, graces the southwestern region of the state, providing residents with a vibrant urban atmosphere and access to stunning beaches and a flourishing arts and culture scene.
In Sarasota, Florida, on the same date, the average high temperature is about 73°F, and the low is around 55°F. December in Sarasota also marks a mild and comfortable winter season, typically with lower rainfall amounts.
Sarasota West Coast Half Marathon Race Results
- 2022 Sarasota West Coast Half Marathon Race Results
- 2020 Sarasota West Coast Half Marathon Race Results
- 2019 Sarasota West Coast Half Marathon Race Results
- 2018 Sarasota West Coast Half Marathon Race Results
- 2017 Sarasota West Coast Half Marathon Race Results
- 2016 Sarasota West Coast Half Marathon Race Results
Sarasota West Coast Half Marathon Course Map
See the race route map for the Sarasota West Coast Half Marathon Marathon course map here.
The half marathon start time is 7:00 AM.
There is a 3.5 hour time limit on the course.
To reserve your spot in the 2024 Sarasota West Coast Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.
- There is a $99.00 and up fee for the half marathon.
- There is a $45.00 fee for the marathon.