medal-with-ribbonThe Inaugural Myakka River Half Marathon will be run in the Myakka River State Park on November 21, 2015.

At BlingRunners we are very passionate about helping to find a cure for this disease. On April 1, 2015, Kimberly Hussey, co-owner of BlingRunners LLC, lost her mother to Alzheimer’s. She was only 68 years old. With your entry fee or donation you will be helping fund the research to find a cure. The Alzheimer’s Association truly feels that they are within 10 years of finding a cure. Run this race in memory of someone you love that is fighting this disease now or a loved one who lost their battle to this disease. We are hosting the event in loving memory of Kim’s mom, Charlene Corniel.

This Virtual race is being held to give everyone that can’t make it to the race in November but still wants to help fund the research to find a cure for Alzheimer’s.

We are raising money for the Alzheimer’s Association of Sarasota. Every virtual runner will receive the same finishers medal and the same New Balance running shirt as the live race participants. You can run your Half Marathon anywhere at anytime. Post your time on the Myakka River Half Marathon page on Facebook.  You are helping find a cure for this terrible disease! Help us spread the word.  #runMyakka

This race is not about a shirt and a medal. It’s about funding research to find a cure for Alzheimers.

Registration ends September 1, 2015 @ 11:59pm EDT. Medals and New Balance running shirt will be distributed to virtual race participants after the live race, November 21, 2015.