What began as a small fundraiser for the Seaside Neighborhood School is now a cherished annual tradition. The Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K Run is scheduled for March 1, 2020, and will welcome runners on a fast, mostly flat course that runs through quaint beach towns along scenic 30A.
Starting at 7 a.m. from Seaside, the racers will run west past the beach towns of Watercolor, Grayton Beach, Blue Mountain Beach, and Santa Rosa Beach with turnaround at Gulf Place, the halfway point.
After the race is over, runners are treated to a free live concert in Seaside’s amphitheater, slow-cooked barbecue, hand-blown glass trophies for category winners, and all runners get a coveted Vera Bradley bag. Grayton Beer is on-hand and handing out free 30A Beach Blonde Ale for runners 21 and over.
Is it the most beautiful Half Marathon 🏃♀️🏁🏃 in the country? The Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K says YES! Register today and claim your medal (and a cool Vera Bradley beach bag) on March 1, 2020: https://30a.com/events/18th-annual-seaside-school-half-marathon-5k
Posted by 30A on Wednesday, 8 January 2020
As always there are fabulous items to bid on during the weekend Silent Auction along with other festivities, making it one of the busiest weekends of the year in Seaside, Florida.
To kick off Race Weekend, Friday, February 28, 2020, the Seaside school will host Taste of the Race with Chef Emeril Lagasse at the Seaside Lyceum from 6 – 10 p.m. Guests will meet Chef Emeril Lagasse in person and enjoy cuisine from many of the Gulf Coast’s top chefs and restaurants along with complimentary fine wine, craft spirits, and craft beer. There will be live entertainment by Bucktown All-Stars at this rain or shine event that will take place in a heated tent, under the big top!
Check out event highlights from 2019:
Oh the food you missed at Taste of the Race (with Chef Emeril Lagasse): -runseasidefl.com
Posted by 30A on Saturday, 2 March 2019
General tickets to Taste of the Race are $99. The VIP Reception with Chef Emeril Lagasse, is priced at $300 per ticket and does sell out quickly.
Tickets can be purchased online HERE.
100% of the race profits benefit the Seaside School, a tuition-free, local neighborhood public school serving students who not only live along Highway 30A, but also across Walton County.
Below is the full schedule of events:
Taste of the Race at Seaside Lyceum
Friday, February 28, 2020
6 – 7 PM: Porsche of Destin VIP Experience with Chef Emeril Lagasse
7 – 10 PM: Taste of the Race General Admission
Race Expo at Seaside Lyceum
Saturday, February 29, 2020
12 – 5 PM: Race Expo
12 – 5 PM: Race Packet Pickup
12 – 5 PM: Silent Auction Expo featuring “Buy-It-Now” Pricing
12 – 5 PM: Meet & Greet with 30A Local, Tom Glavine
12 – 2 PM: Live Music
Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K Run at Seaside Amphitheater
Sunday, March 1, 2020
7 AM: Half Marathon Start
7:25 AM: 5K Start
8:30 – 11 AM: Post-Race Party
8:30 – 10:30 AM: Silent Action Expo featuring “Buy It Now” Pricing
9 AM: 5K Awards Ceremony
9:30 – 10:45 AM: Live Music
10:30 AM: Silent Auction Final Call
10:45 AM: Half Marathon Awards Ceremony
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM: Live Music
11 AM – 1 PM: Purchase & Pick-Up Silent Auction Wins