Location: Seaside, FL US 32459 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
Race Countdown

On March 4, 2018, Vera Bradley presents the 16th Annual SEASIDE SCHOOL HALF MARATHON & 5K RUN in Seaside, Florida.  This memorable run offers an out-and-back, fast and mostly flat course where you will run past quaint beach towns, rare coastal dune lakes, and some of the most beautiful, sugar-sand beaches in all of the country. All finishers will be awarded a Vera Bradley tote!  In addition, half-marathon competitors will receive a custom finisher’s medallion at the finish line, and both race category participants get a moisture-wicking technical shirt. Celebrate at the post-race party and enjoy live music.

13.1M USATF Cert #FL13025EBM.

The Half Marathon will start at 7:00 a.m. followed by the 5K which will start at 7:25 a.m. Both races begin at the Seaside Post Office on Scenic Hwy 30-A.

For additional event details, visit www.runseasidefl.com

Information about the Taste of the Race with Chef Emeril Lagasse can be viewed by clicking on the Taste of the Race with Chef Emeril Lagasse tab on the left side of your registration home page.


Race Amenities

Great moisture wicking technical race shirts for Half Marathon and 5K participants * Vera Bradley tote gift for all Half Marathon and 5K finishers * Medals for Half Marathon finishers * Full post-race meal for race participants * Free Beer * Great Party Music * Half Marathon USATF Certified Course #FL13025EBM * Chip Timing * GPS Progress Alerts at every mile of the 5K and Half Marathon

Race Packet Pick-Up & Race Expo

IMPORTANT: We will not accept third party pickups. ALL participants must pick up their own race packets. Please make arrangements to be there in person as there are no exceptions to this rule. Runners can pick up their race packets and visit the Race Expo in the Seaside Lyceum on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 12:00 - 6:00 pm. A parent or legal guardian MUST accompany a minor participant at packet pickup.

Race Requirements

You must be at least 6 years of age to register and compete in the 5K and at least 14 years of age to register and compete in the half marathon. The half marathon course will be promptly reopened to traffic at 10:10 am (3 hours 10 minutes after the start of the race.) Race timing will be until 10:10 am. There will not be any support for runners or walkers along the race course after 10:10 am and participants will be directed to sidewalk. Dogs, vehicles to transport children, baby carriers, bicycles, skates, and skateboards, are strictly prohibited.

Race Entry Regulations

You must be at least 6 years old to run the 5k and at least 14 years old to run the Half Marathon.
You must be in good health and physically prepared to run the race.
A race bib is required to run the race. You must wear the bib that you are assigned.
Race Officials have the right to remove participants who do not comply.

NO dogs, vehicles to transport children, baby carriers, bicycles, in-line skates or skateboards.
Race Officials have the right to disqualify or remove from the course any participant whose activity violates any condition set forth or who poses any harm to himself/herself or any other participant.
You must be registered, finish the Half Marathon or 5K, and have your race bib, to receive a Vera Bradley tote.
Vera Bradley totes will be distributed at the finish line after the race and must be picked up in person. They will not be shipped or distributed at any other time.


Check our race website, http://runseasidefl.com/race-day-info/travel-tips/, for a variety of accommodations near the race.

No Race Day Registration

Registration for the Half Marathon and the 5K races will close at 11:59 PM CST on February 3, 2018 or when event is full to capacity.

Race Benefit to Seaside School

100% of the race profits benefit the Seaside School, a tuition-free, local neighborhood school serving students who not only live along Hwy. 30-A, but also across Walton County. The Seaside School opened in 1996 to thirty-six students, two faculty members, and one administrator serving students in sixth through eighth grades. Today, the school has expanded to fifth through twelfth grades serving over 330 students and currently looking to add grades K-4.

Every year, the gap between The Seaside School standard of excellence and the funding provided by the state seems to grow more and more. There are either funding cuts or we simply want more for the students. In any case, the shortfall is significant each year. Whether you’re a runner, sponsor, or enjoying the Taste of the Race, please know that your support is needed and appreciated. Your participation reduces class size. Your participation provides middle school and high school students the opportunity to participate in elective classes for gardening, music, art, an award-winning robotics program, advanced placement classes, as well as career-readiness industry certification courses. 

Your race participation makes a great impact, and here’s what some of our 7th and 8th grade students are saying:

“…I like the mentoring program because it is a great opportunity for us to learn about different jobs and what people do...” - 7th grade girl

“…My favorite thing about SNS is the small class sizes because we have more hands-on activities and one on one time…I have learned to be more organized…” – 7th grade boy

“…My favorite thing about SNS is the great teachers that make my learning fun and interactive…” - 7th grade boy

“…My favorite thing about SNS is the race weekend and how all the students participate and help with everything…” - 8th grade girl

“…I have learned to be a great leader and role model...” - 8th grade girl

“…I have learned to be awesome at the piano and base...” - 7th grade boy

“…I have learned to be creative, hardworking, and how to work hard with others...” - 7th grade girl

2235 East County Highway 30A
Seaside, FL US 32459
Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Race Officials have the right to disqualify or remove from the course any participant whose activity violates any condition set forth or who poses any harm to himself/herself or any other participant.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://runseasidefl.com.

Text Messaging of Race Results

The Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K Run offers results text messaging capability. The event offers this capability at no charge to the participants. If the participant does not have a data plan from their phone service, there may be a charge from their phone server for data transfer. If in doubt about your data plan, you should check with your phone service provider before selecting this option.

RaceJoy Enabled
RaceJoy UIRaceJoy UI

Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at the Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K Run.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.


  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

The Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K Run is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy
Event Transfers

We realize that sometimes circumstances arise that affect the event chosen during the registration process. This year, the Seaside School Marathon & 5K Race will allow participants to transfer between events after they complete the registration process under the following guidelines:

Transfer from the 5K to the Half Marathon after 11:59 p.m. February 3 and before 11:59 p.m. February 18, 2018.  Pay the additional fee for the Half Marathon PLUS a $25 processing fee.

Transfer from the Half Marathon to the 5K after 11:59 p.m. February 3, 2018 and before 11:59 p.m. February 18. No refund of the Half Marathon fee PLUS a $25 processing fee.

The following steps will enable a registrant to transfer to a different event prior to February 19, 2018:

1. Sign In to RunSignUp
2. Go to your Profile
3. Click My Registered Races
4. Click Manage Registration next to the registration that you would like to transfer your event for
5. Click the Transfer Event Pricing menu item
6. Click the Start Transfer button
7. Select your new Event from the Event Drop-Down and click Continue
8. Agree to the Waiver and click Continue to complete the rest of the registration

More information at: https://runsignup.com/How-To/Transfer-To-Another-Event

After February 18, 2018, all transfers must be approved by the event registrar and processed by the online registration coordinator.

Confirmation Emails

Each person who registers for one of the Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K or Taste of the Race events will receive a confirmation email if they have provided a valid email address. Please print a copy of this confirmation email and bring to package pick up when you pick up your registration packet.

If you need a copy of the confirmation email, take the following steps:

1. Sign In to RunSignUp
2. Go to your Profile
3. Click My Registered Races
4. Click View/Edit next to the registration that you would like to resend the confirmation email for
5. Click the Resend Confirmation Email link
6. Check the email listed in your Profile for your registration confirmation



Each participant will need to sign a waiver when they pick up their race packet. We will send out an email blast two weeks prior to the event with a copy of the waiver attached. It will expedite the process at package pick up if each participant brings a copy of the waiver.

The waiver is available on the Seaside Race website at www.RunSeasideFL.com

From the home page, use the following steps to access the waiver:

1.    Click on “The Race” menu at the top of the page        2.    Click on “Packet Pickup”      3.    Click on the red box “Download the Waiver Form”

Referral Discounts

The Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K will give a $30 refund of your registration fee if three new registrants for the Half Marathon use your personal registration referral code at registration

Send an invitation to your friends to register for the Half Marathon and reference your personal referral code when registering.

The main location where you will find your personal referral code is within your registration confirmation email. There will be a line reading the following: “We encourage you to invite friends to register as well. It's simple! Just send them this link:” And below that will be a link containing your race referral code (“raceRefCode=XXXXXXXX”). This is the link you will want to share with friends and family in order to receive credit as a referrer.

If you have deleted your confirmation email, then please utilize the following steps to resend the confirmation email: go to your “Profile” page, click the button for “My Registered Races”, and then go to “View Registration”. Under the “Registration” tab, click on the link for “Resend Confirmation E-mail”, and the confirmation
email will be sent to the email address associated with that registration.

Note: On the confirmation page, your personal referral code is also included in the messages generated when you click the Facebook and Twitter share buttons. This way, if you choose to use your social networking accounts to spread the word about a race, then you will also receive credit as the referrer of everyone who clicks that link.

Course Maps

The Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K Run has course maps available.

View Course Maps

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