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October 20, 2019

2019 URGENT RACE UPDATE (as of 10/19/2019, 9:30 PM) – First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon course cancellation. 

Due to public safety issues, the half marathon and second half of the relay course has been cancelled.

The decision to cancel the race was made in partnership with and under the guidance of the Sarasota Police Department. As a result of this, Life Time will be providing refunds for all half marathon and relay participants. All half marathon and relay participants are still welcome to run the 10K distance, which will follow the route from Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall over the Ringling Bridge, around St. Armand’s and back to Van Wezel.
 
Participants will receive the medal(s) for the races they registered for, and the Florida Storm Series medals and Perfect Storm awards will still be given per the race originally registered for from the Marketing tent. Overall and Age Group awards will still be given for the 10K & 5K distances. 5K t-shirts and medals can be retrieved at the Results tent. 

We do apologize for the inconvenience and recognize the hard work put into training for this event. We are extremely saddened we cannot host the half marathon tomorrow.

Half marathon numbers have automatically been assigned to the 10K race. Relay runners have been automatically assigned a new bib number which can be picked up tomorrow morning at the registration tent.

Again we apologize for the short notice and cancellation of this event.

All participants should follow the schedule for Sunday’s event:

  • 5:30 a.m. – 6:15 a.m. Race day packet pickup
  • 5:30 a.m. Gear check opens
  • 6:30 a.m. Race start
  • 8:00 a.m. Awards ceremony
  • 9:30 a.m. Gear check and Finish Festival close

Reminder: the new 5K route will start and end with the 10K at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall: 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236. The new route is also available online here.

We appreciate your support with this last minute change. Please allow for plenty of time race morning to park, meet up with friends and get set at the start line.

We look forward to seeing all participants in the morning.

Florida’s Crown Jewel

Join us on Florida’s west coast for a great race in beautiful Sarasota! You’ll enjoy breath taking views of Sarasota Bay as you cross the John Ringling Causeway before traversing through Sarasota’s stunning neighborhoods and historic sites such as St. Armand’s Circle, John Ringling Bridge, Downtown Sarasota and the Ringling Museum of Art.

Crossing the Finish Line, you’ll be treated to a gourmet breakfast buffet provided by First Watch and enjoy the bayside beer garden featuring live music and more. The First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon | Relay | 10K and NEW 5K distance is one of the premier running events in West Florida, making this a tradition for family, friends and runners from all over the country to enjoy.

Register and Receive

  •  Beautiful race course highlighting the best of Sarasota
    • Aid stations every mile – mile and a half with water, Gatorade Endurance and restrooms
    • Entertainment including live music, DJs and more.
    • USA Track & Field certified
  • Finisher Medal
    • Giant dolphin-inspired Finisher medal for half marathon, relay & 10K finishers (2019 rendering pictured right).
    • 5K Finisher medal
  • Access to our legendary bayside Finish Festival presented by First Watch
    • Gourmet breakfast buffet courtesy of First Watch
    • Live music on the main stage
    • Complimentary beer for all participants (must be 21 years or over, ID required)
    • Picturesque vistas of Sarasota Bay
  • Custom Sarasota, short-sleeve participant shirt (men’s/women’s sizes)

Finisher Medal

Participant Shirt

2019 Half Marathon, Relay & 10K Shirt
2019 5K Shirt

NEW Official Charity Parner: Girls on the Run!

We are excited to announce our new partnership with Girls on the Run Greater Tampa Bay (GOTR). As part of its newly formed partnership with GOTR, Life Time will be making a per registration donation to GOTR to help grow and support the non-profit organization’s Sarasota and Manatee County after-school fitness and life skills training programs. In addition, every person registering will have the opportunity to round up or make an additional donation to the GOTR program, with all proceeds benefitting Sarasota and Manatee County participants.

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EVENT SPONSORS

The First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon & Relay experience is at the pinnacle of athletic events thanks in part to our wonderful sponsors.

Interested in becoming a sponsor?
For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact our sponsorship team.

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