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Seaside High School Half Marathon

Quick facts

Distance Half marathon

About Seaside High School Half Marathon

If you’ve ever seen the Jim Carrey film The Truman Show, then you have an idea of the kind of beautiful coastal architecture you’ll find along the route at the annual Seaside School Half Marathon, which takes runners on a long, straightaway-style out-and-back course along Highway 30A through several beach towns that stretch along Florida’s Gulf coast.

More than 2,000 runners show up each year for the half-marathon event, for a race that’s mostly flat and fast, with ample views of the scenic Gulf waters and beaches, including Watercolor, Graytown Beach, Santa Rosa Beach and more.

 The course is fast and mostly flat. The race is USATF certified, and will start and finish in downtown Seaside. From Seaside, the racers will run West along scenic Highway 30A, past the beach towns of Watercolor, Grayton, Blue Mountain Beach, and Santa Rosa Beach, with the halfway point and turnaround at Gulf Place. Please use caution throughout the race course. Volunteers and police will monitor the cross traffic at all intersections, as much as possible. Volunteers and community groups will line the race course to cheer you on and provide entertainment.

Distances

5K Run

  • 5km

Half Marathon

  • 21.097km

Practicalities

Aid Stations

Water and Powerade will be available at seven places along the course, as well as at the Finish line.

Award Medals

Awards for both races will be given to the 1st place male and female in the Open, Masters, and Grand Masters divisions, with special awards designed by glass artist Russ Gilbert presented to the top male and female half marathon finishers.

Equipment Storage

Drop-off your non-valuable belongings at Bag Check. While you run, your belongings will be held at Bag Check and available for your collection until the close of the Finish Line on race day. Belongings not picked up by the close of the Finish Line, will be held at the Seaside School for one week and then donated to a charity. Please note: DO NOT check valuables, cash or jewelry. The event is not responsible for any lost items. Checked items must be claimed before close of the Finish Line on race day.

Maximum Time

Organizers will keep the course restricted to runners for three hours, after which they begin re-opening the route to normal auto traffic.

Parking

Race day parking is available at the Watercolor Publix on County Road 395. From Hwy 98, go South on Hwy 395 towards CR 30A.

Timing

Total Race Solutions (TRS) of Knoxville, Tennessee, will time the Seaside School Half Marathon. They will be utilizing the new ChronoTrack B-Tag chip system. The chip is on the standard size race bib, and is very flexible. Age group placements and winners will be based on chip time.

Start:

Downtown Seaside

Santa Rosa Beach,us

Highlights

If you’ve ever seen the Jim Carrey film The Truman Show, then you have an idea of the kind of beautiful coastal architecture you’ll find along the route at the annual Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K, which takes runners on a long, straightaway-style out-and-back course along Highway 30A through several beach towns that stretch along Florida’s Gulf coast.

Overview

Both the 13.1-mile half marathon and the 5K start in front of the post office in downtown Seaside along Highway 30A, and from there follow a route that takes runners westward along the highway for six and a half miles, and then six and a half back in reverse back to the starting line.

The half marathon turnaround point lies near the intersection of Laura Hamilton Boulevard and Highway 30A, just past Irwin Creek. After that, runners retrace their steps all the way back to the post office, where the race finish line lies. The course is both runner- and walker-friendly, walkers are encouraged to sign up.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.