Final Tampa Bay Bolt Run Course Map

Drawing maps for sporting events can be tricky and  time-consuming. Simple running maps are easier than drawing maps for say, triathlons. This particular event features three different running distances. I had to determine which elements and visuals were important to highlight, eliminating anything unnecessary or distracting, so that participants would quickly understand the routes and know where to turnaround. I drew this   final version for the 2014 Tampa Bay Lightning Bolt Run using Adobe Illustrator CC, but you can use most drawing programs to accomplish the same goal. I started with a vector graphic so that we would be able create multiple sizes or file types for any purpose. You might find it interesting to compare this drawing to the Google Map version to see what I left out. 🙂  Here’s the link:

Tampa Bay Bolt Run 2014 Course Map

Tampa Bay Bolt Run 2014 Course Map

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February 26, 2014 · 12:39 pm

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