10 Running Routes Starting at 5 Sarasota County Hotels

10 Running Routes Starting at 5 Sarasota County Hotels

Sarasota County is officially a running-friendly community, as officially awarded by Road Runners Club of America. Download a running guide.

Build up that appetite and stay fit during your visit to Sarasota County. Awarded a top runner friendly-community by Road Runners Club of America, Sarasota County is one of the is wonderful to see by foot. Whether training or sightseeing, Sarasota County offers hundreds of miles of trails and sidewalks that wrap around beaches, luxury homes and nature areas. Ask your hotel concierge about routes and trails nearby your hotel, or try one of our favorite runs from local Sarasota County Hotels:

Hyatt Regency Sarasota
Address:
1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236

Phone: 953-1234
Short route:
About 3 miles
• Start out running east toward U.S. 41
• Take a right turn on 4th street, then left, continuing on 4th street.
• Turn right at 41, and follow road down to Ringling Causeway
• Head up and over the Ringling Bridge, then return using the same route

Hyatt Regency - Short Route

Long Route: 6 miles
• Use the short route, and then continue further, toward St. Armands Circle
• Take a left right before you reach the circle, on South Washington Drive
• Follow the road, and then take a right on Boulevard of the presidents
• Continue around until you hit the circle, then follow the circle counter-clockwise, heading back toward down John Ringling Boulevard
• Cross back over Ringling Bridge, and return to your hotel

Hyatt Regency - Long Route

Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel
Address: 1540 Benjamin Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236

Phone: 388-2181
Short route:
3.3. miles
• Start out heading northwest, along Benjamin Franklin Drive
• Follow the road until St. Armands Circle
• Head counter-clockwise along the circle, and turn right on Boulevard of the Presidents, heading south
• Continue down the road, and take a right at Taft Drive, then left on Benjamin Franklin Drive
• Run past the Helmsley, to the end of Benjamin Franklin Drive. Return to the Hotel

Long route: 6 miles
• Start out heading northwest, along Benjamin Franklin Drive
• Follow the road until St. Armands Circle. Head clockwise, and turn left on Boulevard of the presidents, heading north
• The road will turn into North Washington Drive, then John Ringling Parkway
• Continue until you hit a stoplight, just before Lido Key bridges to Longboat Key
• At this point, turn right, onto Ken Thompson Parkway
• Follow the road until Ken Thompson Park
• Loop around the park and return back, following the same route

Inn at the Beach (Venice)
Address: 725 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285

Phone: 484-8471
Short Route:
2.2 Miles
• Head west out to The Esplanade South
• Head north, until road forks. Turn left, on to Tarpon Center Drive
• Follow the road north, until the road ends in a park
• Head home using the same route

Long Route: 5.7 miles
• Head west out to The Esplanade South
• Head north, until road forks. Turn right, on to La Guna Drive
• Follow road, which will turn into Bayshore Drive
• Follow road around the bend, heading south. Road will turn into Harbor Drive
• Continue south, about two miles
• Turn left on Beach Road, and then left again, heading north, up Nokomis Avenue
• Turn Left on Venice Avenue, heading through town, back to your hotel

The Inn on Siesta Key
Address: 515 Beach Rd, Sarasota, FL 34242

Phone:(941) 346-7196
Short Route:
3.5 miles
• Head northwest on Beach Road
• Turn right on Ocean Boulevard, heading into Siesta Key Village
• Turn Right on Canal Road
• Follow road southeast, then east, until road forks
• Turn right on Cape Leyte Drive, follow bend. Road will turn into Shadow Lawn Drive.
• Keep right, and turn on to Midnight Pass Road
• Head south on Midnight Pass Road
• Turn right on to Beach Road, following the road back to your hotel

Long Route: 4.9 miles
• Head northwest on Beach Road, continuing until the street ends
• Turn right on Avenida Messina
• Street ends at Columbus Boulevard, turn left
• Turn left again at Ocean Boulevard, heading north
• Follow Ocean Boulevard for about a mile, until it runs into Higel Avenue
• Turn left on Higel Avenue
• Hook a right onto Midnight Pass Road, heading southeast
• Follow Midnight Pass Road, about two miles, until Midnight Pass Road forks with Beach Road
• Turn right onto Beach Road, heading west, then northwest, until you return to your hotel

Hibiscus Suites:
Address: 1735 Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231

Phone:(941) 921-5797
Short Route:
2.7 miles
• Head southwest, down Stickney Point Road, out toward Siesta Key
• Cross over the bridge and take a left, heading south on Midnight Pass Road
• Continue down midnight pass, and take a right onto Crescent Street
• Take a right onto Point of Rocks Road, then follow the road, turning right, and back onto Midnight Pass
• Return back up Midnight Pass Road, continuing back to the hotel

Long Route: 7.4 miles
• Head southwest, down Stickney Point Road, out toward Siesta Key
• Cross over the bridge and take a left, heading north on Midnight Pass Road
• Continue about 1.5 miles on Midnight Pass
• Take a left onto Beach Road, heading west, then northwest
• Continue on Beach Road, heading into Siesta Key Village
• Turn Right on Canal Road
• Follow road southeast, then east, until road forks
• Turn right on Cape Leyte Drive, follow bend. Road will turn into Shadow Lawn Drive
• Keep right, and turn on to Midnight Pass Road
• Head south on Midnight Pass Road, and continue on Midnight Pass Road, as road forks, continuing south
• After about 1.5 miles, turn left, back onto Stickney Point Road, returning to the Hotel

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