Sarasota – The 2nd annual Sarasota Music Half Marathon officially sold out today with 3,000 entrants. The 2016 race also raised over $25,000 for 29 participating non-profits. The race will be held Sunday, February 7.
“We’re very excited that the race sold out again,” race organizer John Korff said. “The Music Half is the largest race in Sarasota this year. That’s a testament to the runners.”
Non-profits provide nearly 700 race day volunteers. Participating organizations raised $25,000 for local organizations.
The race features 20 bands that runners pass 42 times in their 13.1 mile journey along the Music Half Marathon course.
Highlighting the band locations is the Sarasota High School Sailor Marching Band who will play on the Ringling Bridge. Runners pass the Sailor Band twice.
Runners again run through Selby Gardens at mile 10. The Karen Nally Band will play at Selby throughout the race. Entrance to Selby is free but spectators have to have a tickets which can be reserved at www.Selby.org.
The always popular ‘Beer Mile’ will again welcome the runners to the 12.5 mile mark. The celebration starts early.
Registration for the 2017 race opens Friday, February 5 at noon. Promotional pricing is on a sliding scale from $45 – $65. People can register on line at www.sarasotahalf.com. 1232 people d up on race day last year with special pricing.