Proceeds from the Seaside School Half Marathon + 5K & Race Weekend benefit the Seaside School, Inc. Founded in 1996, The Seaside School, Inc. was one of the first and is now one of the oldest surviving public charter schools in the state of Florida. The Seaside School opened to 36 students, 2 faculty members and a single administrator serving students in sixth through eighth grades. Today, the school has expanded to fifth through twelfth grades serving around 400 students. For the past 25 years, our ambitious staff, involved parents and supportive community have led the Seaside Schools, comprised of the Seaside Neighborhood School and Seacoast Collegiate High School, to be consistently recognized as leaders at both state and national achievement levels.

Our continued growth and success of The Seaside Way reaffirms what our charter pioneers understood a quarter-century ago. Led by continual support, exploration, accountability, scholarship, independence, dreams and effort, students cultivate their diversity and begin to understand ways that they can make unique contributions to society.

Registration Fees

Our 20th anniversary is going to be one for the books, and we can’t wait to run with you. To ensure safety on the course, we require our runners to be at least 6 years of age to compete in the 5K and at least 14 years of age to  compete in the Half Marathon. We have limited registration numbers for each of the following runner groups:

In-Person Half Marathon (Adult – over 13): $125
Race shirt and bib can be shipped ahead of race weekend for an additional charge.

In-Person 5K (Adult – over 13): $95
Race shirt and bib can be shipped ahead of race weekend for an additional charge.

In-Person Half Marathon (Students – 13 & under): $50
Race shirt and bib can be shipped ahead of race weekend for an additional charge.

In-Person 5K (Students – 13 & under): $50
Race shirt and bib can be shipped ahead of race weekend for an additional charge.

Virtual Half Marathon (Adult – over 13): $125
Virtual race registration includes shipping of all race swag.

Virtual 5K (Adult – over 13): $95
Virtual race registration includes shipping of all race swag.

Virtual 5K (Students – 13 & under): $50
Virtual race registration includes shipping of all race swag.

2022 Race Swag

The 2022 swag will not disappoint. An Instagram-worthy favorite of our runners has always been the Vera Bradley bag, and both in person and virtual runner will receive a Vera Bradley® ReActive Sling Backpack in either the Really Regatta, Black or Neon Ivy fabric. Vera Bradley’s ReActive Sling Backpack provides the cargo space of a small backpack and the effortlessness of a hands-free crossbody style. This modern take is your new go-to for city treks, long bike rides and strolls through campus. Now in sustainably-sourced ReActive material made from recycled plastic water bottles (10 bottles go into every pack!), it’s a smart choice for you and the environment. Lightweight and water-repellent too, it can be worn across your back or your chest for easier accessibility. It’s got a whole lot going for it … just like you! Additionally, all of our participants will receive:

  • An iconic race shirt, designed by Billie Gaffrey
  • A virtual training program
  • A customized playlist
  • Our unique finisher medal
  • A virtual goody bag full of surprises

Shirt Sizing

Everyone loves a great race shirt, and our t-shirts never disappoint. Beautifully designed with artwork by the Seaside Neighborhood School’s Art Teacher, Billie Gaffrey, these t-shirts will live in go-to pile for years to come. Details of the 2022 race shirts are noted below as well as links to sizing charts in ensure the perfect fit:

Men’s Next Level CVC Crew
This 4.3 oz., relaxed-fit ,short-sleeve t-shirt is fabric laundered for reduced shrinkage and made from 60% combed ring-spun cotton and 40% polyester jersey. It features a set-in 1×1 baby rib collar and tear away label. View Men’s Sizing Chart

Women’s Next Level CVC Tee
This 4.3 oz., side-seamed, short-sleeve t-shirt is fabric laundered for reduced shrinkage and made from 60% combed ring-spun cotton and 40% polyester jersey. It features a set-in 1×1 baby rib collar and tear away label. View Women’s Sizing Chart

Registration Confirmation

Each person who registers for one of the Seaside School Half Marathon + 5K & Race Weekend events will receive a confirmation email to their validated email address. The confirmation email will contain a copy of the registrant’s personalized virtual bib, as well as instructions for engaging with RaceJoy. If you need a copy of the confirmation email, please following the steps below:

  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

Refer a Friend, Get a Refund

Get rewarded for referring friends and family to run with you. Invite them to join the fun by sharing your unique referral link via email and social media. How it works:

  1. Register for either distance of the Seaside School Half + 5K Marathon.
  2. Share your unique referral link on Facebook, Twitter, or via email from your participant account, confirmation web page, or confirmation email.
  3. Registrations generated from your unique referral link will be tracked by RunSignUp.
  4. We will automatically process refunds after you reach the threshold of 5 ($10 refund), 10 ($20 refund) or 15 ($30 refund) referrals.

Team Up for our Community Challenge

The Seaside School Half Marathon + 5K Community Challenge is designed to promote general wellness through friendly competition between local businesses, neighborhood associations and community groups in Walton County and beyond. Be a team leader and recruit your colleagues, classmates, congregation, neighbors, family and friends to compete virtually as a team. Whether you are a seasoned runner or a casual walker, we know you can team up to the challenge! The top five performing teams, based on participation numbers, will be recognized and celebrated at the close of the race.

Race Length Transfers

A word of caution to our registrants…

Each year, we have several Half Marathon registrants who decide on race day to switch from the Half Marathon to the 5K and a few registrants who decide to switch from the 5K to the Half Marathon. Our policy is to move these participants to a “Disqualified Division” which means we do not capture or publish an official finish time for these participants.

Participants can avoid this situation by requesting an official transfer.
Please send an email request for transfer to trstiming@att.net.  Enter “Seaside Event Transfer “in the subject line and give us your first/last name and date of birth.

Standard transfer fee as published on the registration page will apply:

Before 11:59 PM CST December 31, 2021: Refund of the price differential for the Half Marathon and 5K minus a $10 processing fee    Additional charge of the price differential for the 5K and the Half Marathon plus a $10 processing fee   For transfers between the traditional 5K and the virtual 5K or the traditional Half Marathon and the virtual Half Marathon, a $10 processing fee

After 12:00 AM CST December 31, 2021 until 11:59 PM CST January 16, 2022: Refund of the price differential for the Half Marathon and 5K  minus a $15 processing fee    Additional charge of the price differential for the 5K and the Half Marathon plus a $15 processing fee   For transfers between the traditional 5K and the virtual 5K or the traditional Half Marathon and the virtual Half Marathon, a $15 processing fee   NOTE: NO TRANSFERS BETWEEN THE TRADITIONAL AND VIRTUAL EVENTS AFTER JANUARY 16, 2022.

After 12:00 AM CST January 16, 2021 until 11:59 PM February 6, 2022: Refund of the price differential for the traditional Half Marathon and traditional 5K fee minus a $20 processing fee    Additional charge of the price differential for the traditional 5K and the traditional Half Marathon plus a $20 processing fee   NOTE: NO TRANSFERS BETWEEN THE TRADITIONAL AND VIRTUAL EVENTS AFTER JANUARY 16, 2022.

After 12:00 AM CST February 6, 2022 until 5:00 PM February 19, 2022 Transfers must be processed at the packet pick up site: refund of the price differential for the traditional Half Marathon and traditional 5K fee minus a $25 processing fee    Additional charge of the price differential for the traditional 5K and the traditional Half Marathon plus a $25 processing fee   NOTE: NO TRANSFERS BETWEEN THE TRADITIONAL AND VIRTUAL EVENTS AFTER JANUARY 16, 2022.

As a reminder, if you would like to transfer, please go through the appropriate steps to avoid disqualification. Please send an email request for transfer to trstiming@att.net.   Enter “Seaside Event Transfer “in the subject line and give us your first/last name and date of birth.

Race Entry Regulations

  • Entry fees are non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • 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 race.

How the Virtual Race Works

  1. Rally a team of friends and register to run or walk our virtual 1/2 marathon or 5K in your own community.
  2. Run or walk the distance on a course of your choosing (or treadmill), and then simply report your time to be added to our national results leader board.
  3. Complete your virtual run (or walk or even stroll) between Sunday, February 11th and Sunday February 20th, 2022.
  4. Envision a Seaside experience with post-race brunch in your hometown.
  5. Don’t forget to race in your Seaside gear! Register before January 28, 2022, and we will mail your race shirt and goodies right to your door before the racing window begins.
  6. We will miss seeing you in person, so please tag #runseasidefl on social, so we can cheer you on and congratulate you on a great race!

How to Post Your Virtual Results

Participants will be able to post their individual results either using the RaceJoy application or manually beginning at 12:00 AM on February 11, 2022 and ending at 11:59 PM on February 20, 2022. Manual results may be posted as follows:

  1. Visit the Seaside School Virtual Race page at and confirm you are logged in.
  2. Locate the Results tab at the top of the menu.
  3. Click the Submit Virtual Results button.
  4. Search for your registration either by first and last name or by email address and date of birth.
  5. Once you have found your registration, select Submit Virtual Results and enter your finish time.

About RaceJoy

RaceJoy utilization in included as part of the registration fee. The RaceJoy application utilizes your smart phone’s GPS capability to record distance and time. Instructions for RaceJoy utilization for virtual events are as follows:

  1. Get the App: Download RaceJoy from the App Store or Google Play.
  2. Find our Race: Click Featured Races to access the event you are doing or search by name in the search field.
  3. Set Up Tracking: Click I Want to Be Tracked and follow the prompts carefully. Select the course(s) you plan to complete.
  4. Enter Your Bib Number for Results: For events offering virtual scored results, enter your bib number provided to you by the race. RaceJoy will then automatically submit your finish data.
  5. Ensure Proper Settings: Follow RaceJoy’s prompts and adjust settings as needed.
  6. Virtual Race Day: Click TRACK ME: Make sure to click the green blinking TrackMe button on race day to start the tracking of your phone. Select the course you are signed up to run. Click START MY RACE as you begin your walk/run to start your personal clock. RaceJoy auto detects when you complete the course distance. No need to click Finish.
  7. Race Redo for Virtual Events: You have the option to redo a course by clicking the redo button. (Warning: Selecting the redo button will clear previous performance data.)

Need More Information?

Have a question regarding your race registration, sponsorship or Seaside School, Inc.? Questions can be emailed directly to race@runseasidefl.com. Additionally, be sure to follow the Seaside School Foundation on social media at to stay up-to-date on the latest news: