Every year at the end of February all athletes, runners and those who stayed true to their New Year’s resolutions are invited to take part in the Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K weekend! In 2003 this event was established to raise money for the Seaside School and was very much supported by the community. 13 years later the Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K is three days of fun drawing over 3000 participants from around the world.
Friday, February 27th, from 6-8pm, the Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K presents Taste of The Race! Hosted by Chef Emeril Lagasse, this delicious development serves cuisines from some of the Gulf Coast’s top Chefs from Destin to Seagrove Beach! Beverages served by Grayton Beer Company, Chan’s Wine World and Coca-Cola will be offered as well as live music from local band Trip Pony.
On Saturday, February 28th, Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K Race Expo will take place at the Seaside Lyceum from 12-6pm. The Expo is free and open to everyone. Here is where race participants can pick up their packets and shop a variety of vendors offering equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories.
Sunday, March 1st, is Race Day! This is a USATF certified race on a fast and mostly flat course. From the city of Seaside the racers will run west along scenic Highway 30A, a beautiful course through the towns of WaterColor, Grayton, Blue Mountain Beach and Santa Rosa Beach, with a turnaround at the halfway point in Gulf Place. Volunteers will line the race course cheering all participants to the finish line.
A celebration at the end of the race will be enjoyed by participants, their family and friends. It’s a 30A weekend of fitness and fun for the whole family. A stay on the beach, right beside the event at one of your favorite Seagrove Beach Rentals will make your weekend complete!