Get your beach on

Looking for a nice beach spot? Voted the #1 beach in the U.S. by Doctor Beach, Sarasota is the perfect vacation destination during Spring Break!

Make sure to check out our discounted hotels, car rentals and see what Sarasota offers during your visit.


The First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon & Relay partners with local hotels as our Official Hotel Partners. Our goal is to enhance the overall experience for you, the participant, by offering a variety of hotel options to choose from in order to best meet your personal needs. We are currently in negotiations to bring you the best options at the best rate.

2018 Hotels Coming Soon!

Email to be placed on the hotel notification list and we’ll email you when hotels have been finalized and the booking portal is ready.

Air Travel

Sarasota is serviced by 2 convenient airports offering service from all major airlines.

Visit Sarasota

Arts & Cultural Community
Sarasota is recognized as Florida’s Cultural Coast and is home to a professional symphony, ballet and opera. In addition, more than 10 theaters and 30 art galleries are located in Sarasota.

Visitors to the area can visit the Mote Marine Laboratory, G-WIZ (Gulf Wonder & Imagination Zone), Historic Spanish Point, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Ringling Museum of Art and Circus Museum, Sarasota Jungle Gardens, Warm Mineral Springs, Pelican Man’s Bid Sanctuary and more! Myakka River State Park, with 28,875 acres of land, and Oscar Scherer State Park are Sarasota’s destinations for bird watching, biking, walking and camping.

Best Beaches in the World
Visitors come to Sarasota for the sun, turquoise-colored water and white sand, but one thing they won’t find, even beneath these bluebird skies, is a crowd. From Longboat Key in the north to Blind Pass Beach in the south, Sarasota beaches are famously kid-friendly.

Is the Musuem of Symphony More Your Cup of Tea?
Sarasota is well-known for catering to the arts and culture of town as it features numerous theatres, museums, such as the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, and the famous tropical oasis, Marie Shelby Botanical Gardens.

Calling All Baseball Fans!
Sarasota is the proud home of the Baltimore Orioles during spring training, so make sure to check out a game!

Car Rental

National Car Rental offers special discounted rates for all First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon & Relay participants. Reserve your discounted rental car by following this link: