FAQs
Answers to all of your pressing questions

What time does the First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon & Relay start?
The First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon & Relay starts at 6:45 a.m. EST on March 19, 2017. The race starts at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center.

Where can I get my results for the First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon& Relay?
Results will be posted on the First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon & Relay website during the event. The official results will be posted after the race has concluded. Results from the previous years’ events may also be obtained here.

Where are the aid stations?
The aid stations are located approximately every 1.5 miles along the route and serve both water and Gatorade Endurance Formula.

What if I can’t finish the race?
There will be a bus following the last participants of the race. Anyone who cannot finish, or cannot keep up with the 18 minute/mile minimum pace can ride the bus to the rest and recovery area.

When does the race officially end?
Approximately 11:00 a.m. local time.

Where should I meet my family after the race?
Meet your friends and family in the family reunion area located in the rest and recovery area after the First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon & Relay at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center. This area will be divided by letter of the alphabet and will feature live entertainment. Please make meeting plans prior to the start of the event.

Where can I check my gear during the race?
Gear check is provided for all participants and is located in Van Wezel Performing Arts Center. Please use the bag and label provided in your packet. NO BACKPACKS PERMITTED.

What are the different award divisions?
Open male/female; Masters male/female; Grand Masters male/female; and Local.

Multiple age group categories: 12 and under; 13-15; 16-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79 and 80+.

Can someone else pick up my packet for me?
Yes. If someone else is picking up your packet, please give the person who is picking up your packet your ID or a photocopy of the ID.

Can I run just the first leg of the relay instead of the half marathon?
As of right now, we are only allowing teams of two to compete in the relay distances.

I have a friend who cannot participate in the event, can I take his/her place?
Each participant must have his/her own registration. In the event of an emergency, race officials must have emergency contact information on hand, therefore you are NOT allowed to participate using another person’s registration. There are NO exceptions to this policy.

Can I defer until next year?
You may defer your 2018 entry to the following year’s race up until March 17, 2018 (fee associated with this option

Can I get a refund?
There are no refunds for the First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon & Relay events unless you have purchased the registration refund coverage option and have a covered reason.