The First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon, 10K and Relay will be held on Sunday, March 18, 2018. Race day packet pickup begins at 5:30 a.m. with the race beginning at 6:30 a.m. The race is scheduled to end by 11 a.m.
The start and finish line for the race is at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Due to the race participants sharing the roadway along the race route, there will be temporary lane closures at the following locations:
Streets Direction From To Closed Open
US 41/ N Tamiami Trail SB Blvd of the Arts Gulf Stream 6:15 AM 9:00 AM
John Ringling Causeway WB Gulf Stream St Armands Circle 6:15 AM 8:30 AM
St Armands Circle N/S/E/W Adams Drive S Washington Drive 6:15 AM 7:45 AM
US 41/ N Tamiami Trail SB Blvd of the Arts Indian Beach Drive 6:30 AM 10:30 AM
Bay Shore Road N/W Indian Beach Drive N Shore Dr 6:30 AM 9:45 AM
Boaters planning to use the 10th Street Boat Ramp on Sunday may wish to use the Ken Thompson Parkway boat launch due to the race traffic. Drivers, residents and spectators are asked to have patience before, during and after the race with temporary lane closures. Drivers are urged to use caution during the event.
Drivers can expected delays due to temporary lane closures and the increase of traffic volume during the late morning hours. Neighborhoods affected by the race course are being asked to plan accordingly.
Sarasota Police Officers and Volunteers will be posted along the route to assist motorists and residents in congested areas and to ensure the safety of the Half Marathon participants.