The Course

The only Half Marathon in western Florida with 20 Live Bands!

The Sarasota Music Half Marathon is a walker friendly course and ideal for fast runners who love a crowd. We start at 6:30am Cut-off time is 4 hours. No excuses.

In 2018, runners will pass entertainment locations 42 times – that’s 42 times more music than any other race in town.


Your rockin’ fun experience begins at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, goes over the scenic Ringling Bridge to fashionable St. Armand’s Circle and back, past Marina Jack Bayfront Marina then heads into “old Sarasota” neighborhoods.

The route goes up Orange Avenue to Osprey through Harbor Acres, Cherokee Park, the Southside and West of the Trail neighborhoods and back to finish at Van Wezel. So much fun you’ll want to do it twice!  Dance your way from start to finish.

  • Start & Finish: Van Wezel Performing Arts Center hosts the start/finish where the spectacular after party takes place right on Sarasota Bay, featuring yet another high energy band and the glorious Mattison’s breakfast.

Road Closings:

The Sarasota Music Half Marathon is held on a partially closed course. You must maintain a 18:19 pace. Please stay inside the cones and follow directions.