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 18, 2018 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 finish festival area located at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center. 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 being a part of a relay team or competing in the half marathon?
As of right now, we are only allowing individuals to compete in teams of two in the relay distance or to compete individually in the half marathon distance.

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.

Could you please send my email confirmation again?
Click here to receive a confirmation email. Deferrals allow a participant unable to attend this year’s event to transfer their registration to the following year. The deferral is applied only to the event in question. If you would like to defer your entry to next year, please login to your Chronotrack account and select “Change Race” and follow the instructions to “Defer my entry.”

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

Can I get a refund?
There are no refunds for the First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon & Relay events.