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The Seaside School Race Weekend cements its spot as one of longest consecutive running events and top grossing fundraisers in Northwest Florida. The charitable cause, which draws participants from all over the country, has helped fund The Seaside School, Inc., one of the first, top performing and now the oldest operating public charter schools in the state of Florida.
The 2024 events will kick-off on Friday, February 16th with an evening under the stars at the official race pre-party, Taste of the Race. Party-goers can attend this delicious Seaside party that features local chefs and restaurateurs competing for the top culinary awards including the coveted Chef’s Choice Award and the People’s Choice Award.
On Saturday, February 17th, runners are invited to pick-up their race packets at the Seaside Neighborhood School and enjoy the Race and Community Expo taking place in the Seaside Lyceum. (*A Thursday afternoon/early evening pick-up will be added at Seacoast Collegiate High School, exclusive to sponsors and donors.)
The race weekend comes to a pinnacle with the 22nd running of the half marathon (13.1 miles) and the 5K (3.1 miles) on Sunday, February 18th, 2024. Both races – the half marathon and 5K – start in the town of Seaside, Florida with an out-and-back run along the coastal dune lakes of Scenic Highway 30A.
2024 TARGET AUDIENCES
The 2024 event marks the 22nd running of our Race, and we look forward to gathering in person and proudly sharing our ambition, mission and success with our community. Marketing for the 2023 Seaside School Half Marathon + 5K & Race Weekend will target the following demographics drawn from over of a quarter of a century serving students in Walton County, as well as over 20 years of hosting a amazing Race experience:
Seaside School Community — staff, board members, students, alumni, parents & families
Past participants, sponsors & donors
Locals to Seaside, 30A & South Walton
Non-locals that are connected to and are familiar with Seaside, 30A & South Walton
Step #1: Complete THIS FORM to confirm your level of support!
SPONSORSHIP COMMITMENT DEADLINE: 12/22/2023
Step #2: You will receive a sponsorship activation e-mail and invoice from the Race team. Please note the activation email will include your coupon codes for complimentary race registration and/or Taste of the Race tickets.
Step #3: Fulfill your commitment by making online payment (link in activation email)
or sending a check to:
Seaside School Foundation
PO Box 4825
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459
ABOUT THE SEASIDE SCHOOL HALF MARATHON & 5K
The Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K is the annual charity race fundraiser that supports the Seaside Schools Foundation. 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 the schools simply want more for the students. In any case, the shortfall is significant each year. Participation and support of the annual fundraisers provides middle school and high school students in Walton County, Florida the opportunity to participate in elective classes for gardening, music, creative and culinary art, an award-winning robotics program, advanced placement classes as well as career-readiness industry certification courses.
ABOUT THE SEASIDE SCHOOLS
Founded in 1996, The Seaside School, Inc. was one of the first and is now the oldest operating public charter schools in the state of Florida and recently claiming the title #1 ranked combination charter school in the State of Florida for the 2021-2022 school year based on the Florida Department of Education School Grade Program.
Its original goal was simple – create a school to address the need for better middle school education in Walton County – and it hasn’t stopped since. Seaside School now has nearly 450 students across two campuses serving grades 5th through 12th. Seaside Neighborhood School serves 5th through 8th grades and is located in the iconic beach town of Seaside, Florida. Located on the campus of nearby Northwest Florida State College, Seacoast Collegiate High School serves 9th through 12th grades offering students the ability to graduate high school with an associate college degree.
The vision of Seaside School is to maintain a small school with faculty knowledgeable about each student’s abilities and challenges, so that they can offer increased support to each student to meet those challenges and increase their skills to perform successfully in all academic areas. The Board of Directors seeks to sustain an educational community where an emphasis on academic excellence is complemented by the concern for each learner’s personal growth and intellectual, aesthetic and psychological development. The curriculum is developmentally responsive – actively engaging students in learning skills in context, integrative – directing students to connect learning to daily lives, and exploratory – enabling students to discover their abilities, interests, learning styles, and ways that they can make contributions to society.