First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon announces new Fall Race Date

November 16th, 2018

First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon announces new Fall Race Date

14th Annual race, including Relay and 10K, moves to October 20, 2019

SARASOTA, Fla. – The 14th Annual First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon, Relay & 10K, a signature event produced by Life Time, the premier healthy lifestyle brand, will be shifting to the fall for 2019, filling a much needed void for a marquee multi-race event on Florida’s Gulf Coast in October.

Scheduled for October 20, 2019, the half marathon, relay and 10K will continue to showcase the beautiful Sarasota area. With a course that is open to runners and walkers alike (some time restrictions apply), participants will start/finish at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall before taking participants over a signature, waterfront and captivating route, including the John Ringling Bridge, around St. Armand’s Circle before heading toward downtown Sarasota.  Half marathon and relay participants will then continue up Tamiami Trail where they will turn onto Bay Road to run the second half of the course through the scenic waterfront neighborhoods up to the Ringling Museum of Art. All races will finish along the stunning Sarasota Bay.

“Life Time is very excited about the opportunity to fill a multi-distance race void in the fall season,” said Dan Lakin, Senior Brand Manager for Life Time. “Hosting the event in October will also bring added benefits to participants and Sarasota’s economy with more hotel and transportation availability, competitive pricing and the added influx of runners and participants who come to visit and race at a typically slower time of year.”

Current Registrants

All existing registrations will automatically be transferred to the new date.  In the event an existing registrant cannot make the October 20th event date, they may contact Life Time Events Athlete Services to discuss their options at


Registration for the event will open on December 3 at Finishers of the Sarasota Half Marathon, Relay and 10K will receive a special dolphin inspired finisher medal along with a signature First Watch breakfast buffet, enjoy the bayside beer garden with live music and other participant perks.

Upcoming Announcements

The Sarasota Half Marathon will continue to make enhancements to various race features, including packet pick up and other participant benefits, with specific details to be announced in the coming months.

About First Watch
First Watch specializes in award-winning, made-to-order Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch. A recipient of more than 200 “Best Breakfast” and “Best Brunch” accolades, First Watch offers traditional favorites, such as omelets, pancakes, sandwiches and salads, and unique specialty items like Quinoa Power Bowls, Avocado Toast and the Chickichanga. First Watch was recognized as one of Business Intelligence Group’s Best Places to Work in 2018 and as one of Nation’s Restaurant News’ 2017 Second 100 restaurant brands. First Watch is the largest and fastest-growing daytime-only restaurant concept in the United States with more than 350 restaurants in 31 states, including more than 285 First Watch restaurants, 65 The Egg & I restaurants and one Bread & Company restaurant in Nashville. For more information, visit

About Life Time® Healthy Way of Life

Life Time champions a healthy and happy life for its members across 139 destinations in 39 major markets in the U.S. and Canada. As the premier healthy lifestyle brand, Life Time delivers an unmatched athletic resort experience and provides a comprehensive healthy living, healthy aging and healthy entertainment experience that goes well beyond fitness to encompass the entire spectrum of daily life for individuals, couples and families of all ages. For more information visit

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First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon announces new Fall Race Date

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