Race Reviews from Past Seaside School Half Marathons and 5Ks

By January 8, 2015Seaside Blog

Runner near and far have fabulous things to say about the Seaside School Half Marathon and 5K! 

Whether you are a seasoned runner who is out to win the race or a couch to 5K jogger, there is nothing but wonderful things to say about running the Seaside School Half Marathon and 5K Run along the emerald coast!


  • Most well run race I’ve run! Plus you can’t beat fast and flat! – Mary Brandman


  • I have been running the Seaside School Half Marathon for 6 years. It is such a fun run with great community participation. You can’t beat the location and the laid back feel of this course and the post-race celebration options are second to none! – Kristi Leger


  • Best crowd to cheer you on! Love the energy! – Jennifer Martin


  • The Seaside School Half is always one of my favorite races!! A bunch of my friends are coming down from Nashville to run it for the first time this year because I’ve raved about it. The expo is always a blast, love the Vera Bradley swag, and I’ve had a few PR’s on the fast course! – Jennifer Chaffin, jenchoosesjoy.com

1.8 Group running

  • It was a great first half marathon experience for me! The scenery on 30A was beautiful and all of the participants were very friendly. Can’t wait to do it again! – Danielle Maloy


  • Overall I thought this race was amazing! It was super organized and the volunteers were awesome! Getting a medal AND a Vera Bradley bag was just icing on the cake! And I have fallen in love with the little town of Seaside!!! I definitely want to run this race again next year! – Mindy Bobe, roadrunnergirl.com


  • I have done the half marathon and the 5K. I love that race! – Cindy Gallion


  • The Seaside School Half Marathon is special. Regardless of the weather it’s always the perfect day! The energy of the spectators and participants is like no other. – Lauren Hawthorne

1.8 Girlfriends pic


  • I can’t decide if I like running the race or cheering on my friends! I got to know one of my best friends through training for it. Several hours running several days a week and you kinda get to know someone. – Jackie Ward

1.8 Pink Group finish line

  • Best aspect of the race is the comradery among the runners… Even though it’s a race, everyone cheers one another along to the finish line and celebrates together! Cheers! – Cindy Garrard