First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon And Relay Returns For 10 Year Anniversary On March 15, 2015

August 5th, 2014

After record breaking participation in 2014, more than 4,500 people expected to participate in scenic course over the John Ringling Causeway; Registration open at

WHAT: The First Watch® Sarasota Half Marathon and Relay, produced by Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life Company, is returning for its 10th year on March 15, 2015. More than 4,500 people of all ages and abilities are expected to participate in this Sarasota tradition including runners and walkers, as the course is open for four hours to accommodate those who prefer to walk (18 minute/mile pace). The First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon & Relay is one of the premiere running events in West Florida, and one in which runners from across the country travel to be a part of. The First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon and Relay is home to the unique “Finish-Together” Relay, in which participants will join up and cross the finish line together. Both the marathon and relay courses feature a scenic route over the John Ringling Causeway to St. Armand’s turnaround.

Participants in The First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon and Relay receive the largest finisher medal in Florida – a signature, oversized Dolphin medal – and will celebrate their achievement at a Post-Race Party including gourmet breakfast items and live entertainment, sponsored by First Watch Restaurants.

The event is also the last in the Florida Storm Series, which challenges runners to participate in three to five events in Florida during the 2014/2015 season, including:

Michelob ULTRA Fort Lauderdale 13.1 Marathon® – Nov. 9, 2014
Palm Beaches Marathon & Run Fest – Dec. 7, 2014
Miami Marathon & Half Marathon – Jan. 25, 2015
Michelob ULTRA Miami Beach 13.1 Marathon® – Mar. 1, 2015
First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon & Relay – Mar. 15, 2015

WHERE: Start and Finish Line Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236 

WHEN: Sunday, March 15, 2015

Half Marathon and Relay Start Time: 7:00 AM                        

DETAILS: Registration for the 2015 First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon and Relay is open at 

In 2014, The First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon and & Relay broke participation records with a sellout event of more than 4,500 people participating from across Florida and 48 other U.S. states and Canada.

For more information about the Sarasota Half Marathon and Relay visit Additional information on Life Time Athletic Events is available at, on Twitter @lifetimefitness and the Life Time Athletic Events Facebook page.

* MEDIA NOTE: For participant stories, interview opportunities or on-site media credentials, please contact Lauren Hartung at 919-302-3789 or

About LifeTime Fitness, Inc.

As The Healthy Way of Life Company, Life Time Fitness (NYSE:LTM) helps organizations, communities and individuals achieve their total health objectives, athletic aspirations and fitness goals by engaging in their areas of interest — or discovering new passions — both inside and outside of Life Time’s distinctive and large sports, professional fitness, family recreation and spa destinations, most of which operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Company’s Healthy Way of Life approach enables customers to achieve this by providing the best programs, people and places of uncompromising quality and value. As of August 5, 2014, the Company operated 112 centers under the LIFE TIME FITNESS® and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC® brands in the United States and Canada. Additional information about Life Time centers, programs and services is available at

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First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon And Relay Returns For 10 Year Anniversary On March 15, 2015

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