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Florida > FCA Half Marathon & 10K
Sarasota, FL



Saturday, October 11, 2008

Event Details

Organized by the Sarasota chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and run along a scenic, rural course past a number of lakes just west of the city, the FCA Half Marathon & 10K offers runners the chance to run a race that's off the beaten path as well as a chance to give back to the local community of Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties. With course that's neither an out-and-back nor a loop course, the course features three turnaround points and is designed so that runners of different speed will encounter one another at several points during the race.

The race starts at Sarasota's Church of Hope on Wendell Kent Road, and takes runners from the 7:45 AM start along Wendell Kent and Lakewood Ranch Boulevard before turning onto Deer Drive for the first short out-and-back stretch of the race. Runners follow Deer Drive all the way to the intersection with Polo Club Lane, where they turn around and head back down Deer Drive and turn right (north) on Lakewood Ranch and then right again Communications Parkway, following the road as it turns into Professional Parkway.

Runners next follow a brief out-and-back stretch along Lake Osprey Drive and then return to Professional Parkway, following the road through the Lakewood Ranch Corporate Park area back to Lakewood Ranch Boulevard to Wendell Kent Road, and finally to the finish line back at the Church of Hope. Mostly fast and flat through the entire race course, the event experiences only a few gently rolling hills and is run on paved surfaces throughout the race, with the exception of a couple of brief stretches of dirt road.

Race Weather & Climate

Located just off Florida's Gulf coast, about an hour's drive south of Tampa, the city of Sarasota typically experiences warm to occasionally mild weather conditions in the early fall, with much lower rainfall on average than the preceding summer months. In October, average monthly temperatures range between 85°F and 65°F, while rainfall totals average about 2.88 inches for the month.


$45 for runners in the half marathon
$35 for runners in the 10K


To reserve your spot in the fall 2008 running of Sarasota's FCA Half Marathon or 10K, register online at Active.com.



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