For the 2016 event, parking for all runners and spectators, not in possession of a valid VIP Parking Pass, will once again be at the Suncoast Community Church located at 8000 Hawkins Road, Sarasota, FL. This year we have doubled the number of shuttle buses we will be using to shuttle people back and forth between the Myakka State Park and the parking area. This is only an 8 minute bus ride each way but please leave enough time to park, walk to the bus and load. Please arrive as early as possible to assure you are at the starting line by at least 6:15 AM The Half Marathon will start at 6:45 AM. The 16 and older 5K will start at 6:50 AM and the Zoomers Kid’s Race Series 5K will start at 6:55 AM.
This next point is a change from last year! Please make note!
This year you will need either a 2016 Myakka River Half Marathon/5k Race Rib or a Bus Ticket in order to ride bus into the park. Bus tickets can be purchased at any packet pick-up or at the parking facility (Suncoast Church) on the morning of the race for $2.00 dollar per person. This is to cover the gate fee that the Park Charges for anyone entering the park. Registered runners are NOT required to pay this fee. It was part of your registration fee. This applies to spectators only!
After 8:00 AM you may drive into the park. The park will require you to pay at the gate as you enter. Park fees are as follows:
- $6.00 per vehicle, limit 2 to 8 people per vehicle.
- $4.00 for single occupant vehicle.