Sarasota Running - Race Schedules, Race Reviews, and Race Rankings

Welcome to the Sarasota running home page! Road Race Place provides a detailed listing of Sarasota 5k races, 10k races, marathons and more, the links above will direct you to race calendars, rankings, and ratings for all of your local Sarasota events. You can help us out by rating your favorite (and least favorite) Sarasota races to help determine which races rank the highest in Sarasota, in the state of Florida and in the nation.

Area Stats

Total Races: 51

Scheduled Races: 24

April Races: 8

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Latest Sarasota Area Race Reviews


Florida Beach 5k
Liked the race - 2014 Race
By: E. G. - (St Pete, FL)
I loved the surroundings and amenities. Great support staff, packet pickup was convenient at Fit2run. Live music and a great assortment of food at the end. The beer was a plus. I did not like the entire course layout. We had do a U-turn at about 100 ft from the start. Plus there was some confusion close to the finish with the cones, 5Ks to one side and ...
Date Posted: 2014-03-30
First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon
Loved the race - 2014 Race
By: Tom Gallagher - (Sarasota, FL)
Had a great time, super course, great reception, terrific volunteers and lots of support along the way! Great after party too!
Date Posted: 2014-03-23
St. Pete Beach Classic 10k
Loved the race - 2014 Race
By: Angelo Palermo - (Pittsburgh, PA)
My wife and I flew in from the frigid winter in Pittsburgh and really enjoyed the long weekend in the sun! The race was very well organized and on time. The post race activities were very cool with a nice assortment of food and drink right on the beach. The course was awesome running through pass a grille, Vina Del Mar and the gulf blvd. We will be back...
Date Posted: 2014-03-23

Top Sarasota Area Races

Runner can't make it to the Boston Marathon finish line, so others carry him to the end
4/21/2014 - Washington Post
Marathons are massively difficult enterprises for the people who participate, feats of incredible endurance that are accompanied by a staggering physical toll.
American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon
4/21/2014 - Chicago Tribune
He becomes first U.S. man to win at Boston since 1983
Jogger brags of perfect conditions for running to reporter, immediately bites the dust
2/10/2014 - The Independent
Schadenfreude doesn't come much better than this, as a Portland jogging enthusiast details to a reporter how people shouldn't be afraid to jog in snowy conditions, only to take a fall moments after the interview.
Former 300-pound NFL lineman loses 100 pounds and runs a marathon
2/4/2014 - USA Today
Former offensive lineman Alan Faneca weighed over 300 pounds when he retired from the NFL in 2011.
Couple in their 60s run marathons for record 366 days in a row
1/1/2014 - The New York Daily News
The Melbourne pair has broken a record of 365 days previously held by a Belgian couple. Janette Murray-Wakelin, 64, and Alan Murray, 68, ran to raise money for charity.