2019 URGENT RACE UPDATE – The First Watch Sarasota 5K will now take place on Sunday, Oct. 20 alongside the First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon, Relay & 10K.
In light of the anticipated heavy rainfall and wind gusts expected to impact Sarasota and present potentially dangerous conditions on Saturday, and in collaboration with local city officials and weather experts, we made the decision to reschedule the 5K event. We regret the inconvenience caused by this change as we work to prioritize participant safety, and are excited to be able to offer an alternative with the Sunday race date.
5K participants should follow the schedule for Sunday’s First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon:
- 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
- 9:15 a.m. Awards ceremony
- 10:30 a.m. Race ends
- 11:00 a.m. Gear check and Finish Festival close
The new 5K route will start and end with the Half Marathon at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall: 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236. The new route is also available online here.
5K t-shirts and medals can be retrieved at packet pick-up on Saturday at Fit2Run (1400 Main Street) or at the Results tent on Sunday.
We appreciate your support with this last minute change.