Be In On The "Best Kept" Secret This Winter. The 4th annual Suncoast Half Marathon features a beautiful USATF-certified, single loop course, 7 on-course aid stations, Pace Teams, lots of enthusiastic volunteers. Awards for Overall, Master, Grandmaster, Sr Grandmaster, & Veteran Grandmaster plus 6-Deep Age Groups. NEW THIS YEAR- Local Club Runner Awards for the first Local Club Member finisher in each group.
GREAT race perks. You'll get:
Short-sleeve, gender specific, tech shirt
Custom finisher's medal
Custom embroidered finisher's runner's cap
Advance Packet Pick-Up on Saturday at Gold Coast Eagle Conference Center with Free Tastings
Premium post-race celebration on Main Street
Chip timing on USAT certified course
Packet pick-up available on-site race morning (still hope you'll join us at Gold Coast Eagle on Saturday!)
Easy access and LOTS of free parking. Between Sarasota and Manatee Counties, less than 2 miles east of I-75, exit 213.
22.4 Challenge presented by Endurance House - Interested in doing Suncoast Half but want to add the Frosty 5K (Dec 19, 2015) and Shark's Tooth 10K (spring 2016) and receive a special finisher's premium when you finish all three? Check out the Active Suncoast 22.4 Challenge presented by Endurance House at http://www.activesuncoast.org/22-4-Challenge.html or register on active.com > Active Suncoast 22.4 Challenge.
Time Restrictions-You must be able to complete the 13.1 miles in 3 1/2 hours (approx 16 min/mile pace). We provide a 3 1/2 hour pacer, the "balloon lady", to help you stay ahead of the official course closure. The course will close and the finish line clock will be shut off behind the "balloon lady".
Age Restriction-Participants must be 14 years of age or older on race day to process their registration online.
Pets & Strollers-For the safety of all participants, pets and strollers are not allowed on the course. Well mannered leashed pets (and of course children, in or out of strollers!) are welcome to wait for you with your guests at the finish area on Main Street Lakewood Ranch.
I-Pods, MP3's, etc.-The use of personal audio devices is discouraged. Police and volunteers monitor the roads and intersections for your safety but roads inside the Country Club Communities of Lakewood Ranch are not closed to vehicular traffic.
Active Suncoast Foundation-REGISTRATION NUMBER: CH36140 A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE