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Times of the Islands Magazine

On the Run in Sanibel & Captiva: Where to Get Your Heart Rate Up

Jan 27, 2022 02:05PM ● By ANN MARIE O’PHELAN

Now is the best time of year to get outside and pound the pavement, sand, or trails. There are runs, tours, and fantastic places to enjoy aerobic exercise. Runners and walkers alike reduce stress, lose weight, improve heart health, and lift their spirits. Here is a selection of activities and places where you can go the distance. 

Sanibel and Captiva 

With 15 miles of white sandy beaches, Sanibel offers a great selection of exhilarating beaches to walk or run on. There are also 24 miles of shared-use paths for biking. Captiva has no dedicated bike paths, but cyclists can share the roads. There are beach accesses on both ends of the islands as well. 





Cape Coral 

January 22, 2022 

Packet pickup: 6:30-8 am; race: 8 am 

Fort Myers Beach 

March 12, 2022, 9-10 am 

Fort Myers 

February 19, 2022, 5 pm