30A South Walton Pixmac000039922955 300x242 Treasures of South Walton Adventure Run

THIS WEEKEND! Treasures of South Walton Adventure Run

Pirates are plotting to invade the normally tranquil Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in South Walton from October 19-21 for the inaugural Treasures of South Walton Adventure Run. But participants in this 5K run will have to guard their booty as they progress through a variety of obstacles on their way to the finish line.

The Treasures of South Walton Adventure Run encompasses an entire weekend of fun, beginning with a masquerade ball on Friday evening at Tops’l Resort.

There’s a special one-mile fun run for boys and girls age 14 and under on Saturday, October 20th, with a scaled-down version of the adventure course.

But the main event will be held on Sunday, October 21st, when landlubbers will try to outmaneuver the buccaneers that are out to plunder their booty (aka, four golden flags) — all as they make their way along the 5K obstacle course! The weekend will culminate in an awards ceremony, with prizes for the runner with the fastest time with booty intact and, of course, the pirate who scores the most booty.

30A South Walton Treasures of SW Logo 300 Treasures of South Walton Adventure RunThe Treasures of South Walton Adventure Run is produced by SRB Productions, whose goal is to produce exciting events in order to leverage awareness and funding for charitable organizations.

Adventure races have become very popular in recent years, drawing millions of participants nationwide. They blend a traditional 5K run with obstacle courses of varying degrees of difficulty. Some include swimming, cycling, climbing or rappelling as part of the race. According to race organizer Shelley Reifschneider, the races are popular because they challenge participants and are more entertaining than a typical 5K.

“Adventure runners like a challenge, and they want more excitement than that provided by a standard 5K run,” said Reifschneider. “Most adventure races are extremely muddy, and some are extremely difficult. We thought we’d provide something a little different in South Walton: a fun challenge through coastal forest and along the sugar-white sand and clear turquoise water of the Gulf of Mexico. Nowhere else offers the setting that we have here.”

For more information or to register for the race, visit www.treasuresofsouthwalton.com. There’s also a Treasures of South Walton Facebook page. This event is presented by Visit South Walton.

30A South Walton Visit South Walton 560x480 300x257 Treasures of South Walton Adventure Run

More 30A Features:

TONIGHT: The Bay Hosts Zombie Stomp and Costume Contest

TONIGHT: The Bay Hosts Zombie Stomp and Costume Contest

This Halloween, break out of your coffin in your dearly deceased duds and come on down to the beach bonfire Zombie Stomp at The... more

TONIGHT: Rock the Yacht This Halloween on The SOLARIS

TONIGHT: Rock the Yacht This Halloween on The SOLARIS

A Halloween costume party on a yacht? That’s how we roll on 30A! After the kids enter their candy coma, adults will brew up some mischief at the... more

Celebrate Fall with an Exciting Line-up of Events at Gulf Place

Celebrate Fall with an Exciting Line-up of Events at Gulf Place

Gulf Place on 30A invites the community to join in several events this fall. The frightfully spooktacular events guarantee a whole lot of fun... more

Bring Home Buffy, Alaqua's Pet of the Week

Bring Home Buffy, Alaqua's Pet of the Week

By Gaye PattonThis sweet girl is an Alaqua Animal Refuge favorite. She has been at the refuge for seven months and is so ready to find... more

Cottages for Kids Opening & Halloween Fun at Grand Boulevard - Oct 31

Cottages for Kids Opening & Halloween Fun at Grand Boulevard - Oct 31

The eighth annual Cottages for Kids, benefiting Children’s Volunteer Health Network, will take place in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin from October 31 through November 9. Grand... more

Highlands House to Host 'Paella Party Casa De Highlands' - Nov 15

Highlands House to Host 'Paella Party Casa De Highlands' - Nov 15

Highlands House is offering its patrons a slice of Spain during their special Paella Party Casa De Highlands dinner event on Saturday, November 15 from 4-9 pm. Chef... more

Comment about Treasures of South Walton Adventure Run:

Leave a Reply