The Sarasota Music Half Marathon and 10K will be held on Sunday, February 4, 2018 from 6:30 a.m. until 11 a.m.  The 13.1 mile race and will feature bands, cheerleaders, lawn gatherings and more along the race course.  Runners should be in the Southside neighborhoods by 8 a.m. with streets re-opened by 11 a.m.  The course can be found at

The race will begin at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, goes over the Ringling Bridge to St. Armand’s Circle and back past Marina Jack Bayfront Marina then heads into area neighborhoods.  The route goes on Orange Avenue to Osprey through Harbor Acres, Cherokee Park, the Southside and West of the Trail neighborhoods and back to finish at Van Wezel.

Sarasota Police Officers are asking drivers to avoid accessing U.S. 41 between Gulfstream Avenue and 10th Street except at specific intersections which include Fruitville Rd, Blvd of the Arts and 10th St.  Lane closures are as follows for the day of the race:

Tamiami Trail (US41):

6:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

·       S/B traffic will be merged into one lane from 10th Street to S. Orange Avenue.

·       N/B traffic will be merged into one lane from Orange Avenue to 10th St.

John Ringling Causeway and the Ringling Bridge:

6:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

·       Traffic will be down to one lane in both eastbound and westbound direction on the south side of the road from U.S. 41 to Adams Drive.

St. Armand’s Circle:

6:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.  (estimated)

·       St. Armand’s Circle – All lanes completely closed.

·       S/B lane of N. Blvd of the Presidents will be closed from Madison Dr. to St. Armand’s Circle.

·       N/B lane of S. Blvd of the Presidents will be closed from Monroe Dr. to St. Armand’s Circle.

·       All traffic will be re-routed via Washington Drive to Monroe Drive to S. Adam’s Drive for access to the John Ringling Causeway and Ringling Bridge.

South Orange Avenue:

6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (estimated)

·       All of S. Orange Avenue is completely closed from Mound Street (US41) until it becomes McClellan Drive and continues to be closed to the intersection of S. Osprey Avenue.

South Osprey Avenue:

6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (estimated)

·       South Osprey will be closed (both lanes) from McClellan Pkwy to South Drive

·       Both North and South Drives will be totally closed as well as Cherokee Terrace   (New course extends to both dead ends of North and South Dr)

Cherokee Park:

6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (estimated)

·       South Drive and North Drive will be closed

For additional race information, please contact Race Organizer John Korff at

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