2019 Athlete Guide
Welcome to RACE WEEK for the 14th annual First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon | Relay | 10K & NEW 5K!
With the addition of the first-ever 5K race in downtown Sarasota, we have expanded this gorgeous, coastal race into a race weekend festival for all to enjoy. We’ll kick-off the weekend with the 5K on Saturday morning, then take it to the main event on Sunday with the half marathon, Florida’s only FINISH TOGETHER relay, and the 10K distances.
Another exciting addition this year is our Official Charity Partner: Girls on the Run Greater Tampa Bay (GOTR)! As part of the newly formed partnership, 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 has had the opportunity to round up or make an additional donation to the GOTR program, with all proceeds benefitting Sarasota and Manatee County participants.
With the addition of these exciting aspects – while maintaining the traditional perks and attractions you’ve loved for the past 14 years – we’re looking forward to hosting you and your fellow athletes this weekend for another unforgettable race!
You’ve worked hard leading up to this point and will get to celebrate with a post-race party complete with a hot breakfast buffet, courtesy of First Watch, and some awesome BLING – all official finishers throughout the weekend will receive a medal to commemorate their achievement.
*BONUS* First Watch will generously be providing $20 gift cards to top male/female finishers in each distance!
- Overall male and female half winners – free breakfast/brunch/lunch for a year
- Overall top relay team male/female/mixed
- Overall top 10K
- Overall top 5K
- Top 5K Age Group winners
With all that is in store, please take a couple moments to review all event information within the Athlete Guide so you may be prepared for a smooth and successful race weekend.
See you at the START LINE!