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For the 2018 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 6 large charter buses 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 6:00 AM The Half Marathon will start at 6:45 AM.  The 5K will start at 6:55 AM.  The buses will start running at 4:00 AM.   All runners must be at Suncoast Church no later than 5:30 AM to be guaranteed to be at the start line by the starting time.

After 8:30 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.