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YMCA Sandbar Half Marathon
January 14, 2023
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About The YMCA Sandbar Half Marathon
The YMCA Sandbar Half Marathon in Englewood, Florida on 14 January, 2023 is a great opportunity for runners of all ages and skill levels to experience the beauty of Southwest Florida. The route takes you along the Gulf Coast from Manasota Key to Lemon Bay Park where you can take in breathtaking views of the ocean. Along the way, there are several beachside parks with plenty of trees and wildlife to keep you entertained. Plus, it’s one of the flattest courses around so it’s perfect for those looking for a fast finish time or just an enjoyable run.
The typical weather that time of year is sunny and mild with temperatures averaging around 60 degrees Fahrenheit during race day. This makes it very comfortable running conditions even if you prefer cooler temperatures as there will be ample shade along most parts of the course thanks to its coastal setting. The crowds at this event tend to be quite enthusiastic as they cheer on each runner while also enjoying some traditional Floridian food such as key lime pie!
Perhaps one unique feature about this half marathon is that participants have access to free shuttle buses before and after the race so that tired runners don’t have too far to travel back home afterwards! Plus, there are a few rest stops throughout which provide water and snacks so that everyone stays hydrated and energized throughout their journey. And once your done crossing over that finish line at Lemon Bay Park, stick around for some post-race festivities including live music performances by local bands!
Overall I would highly recommend signing up for YMCA Sandbar Half Marathon if you’re looking for an exciting challenge in beautiful surroundings – especially since this particular race offers something extra special with its free shuttle buses making transportation easy both before and after completion!