Seaside School Half Marathon + 5k Run

Seaside School Half Marathon + 5k Run

The 21st Seaside Half Marathon and 5K run in Seaside, Florida is a popular running event that takes place along the scenic coastal routes of the Gulf of Mexico. The 2023 race is held on Sunday, Feb 19, 2023 so mark your calendars.  The race is organized by the Seaside Neighborhood School and many volunteers and is a major fundraiser for the school, with all proceeds going towards supporting programs and initiatives for local students.

Seaside may be the only place in the USA where you will see the most fit men carrying a Vera Bradley handbag in February. Why do men and women treasure the Vera Bradley handbag in Seaside? Vera Bradley has been the headline sponsor for the Seaside Half Marathon & 5K as far back as I remember and for finishing the half marathon, runners receive a special Vera Bradley handbag. Vera Bradley bags have become the quintessential trophies over the years showing that you worked hard to finish the race and if you have a collection of the “trophies,” it shows that you are in the know.

“The 2023 swag will not disappoint. Finishers will receive a Vera Bradley® Grand Tote in Plum Pansies (17.5″ w x 15.0″ h x 7.5″ d with 12.0″ strap drop) made from recycled cotton.  A vintage floral blouse provided the perfect inspiration for these vibrant new blooms. With a dynamic scale sourced from runways and a friendly color palette that pairs so well with denim and neutrals, this motif is a breath of fresh air that adds a welcomed pop of pattern anywhere.”

The course for the half marathon is not too challenging as most of it is flat terrain, yet the views are iconic. The route follows 30A starting in Seaside, traveling west through Watercolor, across Western Lake towards Grayton Beach before hitting Blue Mountain Beach and making the turn at Gulf Place. The shorter 5K course is more manageable for runners of all abilities, making it a great option for those who are new to running or are looking for a more relaxed race experience. Expect race fans to cheer you along the way, keeping your energy up.

Both the half marathon and 5K races are open to runners of all ages and levels of ability, and participants are encouraged to set their own pace and take in the stunning surroundings as they run. In addition to the main races, there are also fun activities and events for the whole family to enjoy, such as a kids’ fun run, live music, and a post-race celebration.

The Seaside Half Marathon and 5K is more than just a race – it’s a community event that brings people together to celebrate health, wellness, and the beauty of the Seaside area. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just starting out, this event is a great opportunity to challenge yourself, have fun, and support a great cause. So, if you’re looking for a fun and rewarding running event in a beautiful location, be sure to sign up for the Seaside Half Marathon and 5K!

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21st Seaside School Half Marathon + 5K:  Sunday, February 19, 2023