Sarasota County ran away with another national tourism distinction Monday.
The Road Runners Club of American (RRCA) announced in a news release that Sarasota made its list of four Runner Friendly Communities of 2013. Those on the list, which includes Chatanooga, Tenn., Kalamazoo, Mich. and South Lake, had municiplaities that supported runner-friendly policies, provided infrastructure to support running and built community support for the sport.
The organization listed the hundreds of miles of trails throughout Myakka River State Park, Oscar Scherer State Park and the Legacy Trail as influencing the distinction. RCAA will list Sarasota as a runner-friendly community for the next five years on its website.
"Sarasota enjoys a well-deserved reputation as being committed to developing and maintaining safe pathways for runners while respecting the integrity of environmentally sensitive areas and wildlife habitat,” said Sarasota County Commissioner Joe Barbetta in the elease.
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Sarasota resident Sol Carson celebrated his 100th birthday Aug. 15, at the Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Sarasota Inc. The birthday party included cake, singing and family. Carson, a South Philadelphia native, lives in Sarasota with his son, Charles.
The St. Boniface Youth Group held an ice cream social for families Sunday, Aug. 17, in Siesta Key Village.
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