Local Airport

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) is located at US 41 and University Parkway, just three miles north of the race start.

Distance from other major Florida cities:

  • Miami: Hola! 233 mile (4 hour drive time)
  • Orlando: 129 miles (2 hour drive with Mickey)
  • Tampa: 57 miles (1 hour drive)
  • Ft. Myers: 71 miles (1 hour 15 minute drive)
  • Nebraska: 3 days (turn on the radio)

Visit Sarasota

Best beach in America three years running. Great sun, cycling, paddling, scrumptious restaurants, wonderful music scene, fun clubs, fabulous hotels, family friendly, lots for the kids to do…your perfect destination race. For more information go to Visit Sarasota. We wouldn’t steer you wrong. We live here.

Race Day Weather

Beautiful, sunny, clear, cool, comfy – great place to run!  60’s at the start, 70’s by the finish.


Book through the reservation link below for our special negotiated rate. Special offers are not available booking directly with the hotel.

Below are the dates which each hotel will be releasing their reserved room blocks to the public. Book Now before they’re gone!

The Sarasota Half Music Marathon is proud to partner with HBC Event Travel Services, a travel/booking agency with a nationwide reputation for excellence in managing travel for sports events.  HBC Event Travel Services provides an easy way for you to book your hotel rooms with our partnered hotels at the best rates.  These rates are always the same, if not lower than, their best available rate and usually includes breakfast for your team.


Host Hotel

Embassy Suites is the host hotel for the 2018 Sarasota Music Half Marathon and Rockin 10k

Our host hotel is the brand new Embassy Suites Sarasota, opening in Winter 2017. This all-suite downtown hotel, located in Sarasota’s cultural hub, with waterfront views from many of its suites. Enjoy their free made-to-order breakfast and complimentary Evening Reception at Adrift Restaurant. The restaurant also serves lunch and dinner. The hotel also offers a shuttle from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport or, if you’re driving in, you’ll find this hotel is only minutes from I-75, US 301, I-64 and I-70. They provide covered garage parking and complimentary WiFi. Try their sauna at the fitness center or try outdoor pool and whirlpool with view of city and waterfront. The view itself is relaxing.


Please call HBC Event Travel Services at (505) 346-0522 if you have any questions and/or have any special hotel requests.