Have a question? We have answers.
What do I get for my entry fee?
- For the finishers: Gift from Vera Bradley
- For the finishers: A unique race medal
- High-quality, poly-rayon blend branded shirt with awesome artwork
- Virtual runner bag
- Giveaways at the Race Expo
- Live GPS tracking, GPS progress alerts and send-a-cheer capability
- Free runner photos
- Free post-race race meal
- Free post-race beer for runners showing proper identification
- Entertainment by local musicians
- A day in paradise that you will never forget!
How can I sign up for the events?
Register online here. Please visit our registration page for more information.
How will I receive my race packet?
Race packets will not be mailed. All packets can be picked up during the Expo at the Seaside Lyceum on Saturday of Race Weekend, between noon and 5 pm. Please note that you must have your packet with bib and chip to race. A parent or legal guardian must accompany a minor at registration/packet pickup. We no longer accept third party pickups. All participants must pick up their own race packets. Please make arrangements to be there in person on Saturday of Race Weekend from 12:00 to 5:00 PM.
Can I pick my race packet up on race day?
Yes, but we strongly encourage you to do so on Saturday instead.This will avoid the last minute crowds and ensure you get your correct shirt size.
Can someone else pick up my packet for me?
No, We will no longer accept third party pickups. ALL participants must pick up their own race packets. Please make arrangements to be there in person on Saturday of Race Weekend from 12:00 to 5:00 PM. A parent or legal guardian must accompany a minor at registration and packet pickup.
Where can we park for the races?
We encourage you to get there early! Parking is available at Emerald Coast Middle School (ECMS) on Hwy 98 at 4019 US-98, Santa Rosa Beach, east of Hwy 395. Look for signage on Hwy 98 at ECMS for parking. When you get to ECMS, volunteers will direct you to an available parking lot. From the ECMS parking lot, there will be a shuttle every 10 minutes that will take you to the starting line. The shuttle is the most convenient way to get to the race. With the large number of runners, Seaside will be very crowded and getting in and out with all the closed roads will be next to impossible, so using the shuttle will save you time and aggravation. Shuttles will start running at 5am. Additional parking details may be available in the coming days.
Can I register on race day?
There will be NO race day registration available.
Can I switch from the Half Marathon to the 5K? Yes, but only while the 5K is open for registration, fees may apply. We anticipate that the 5K will reach its field limit well before race weekend.
Do you take credit cards for registration at the Expo on Saturday.
Yes, we do.
What are the event start times?
The Half Marathon starts at 7:00 AM on Sunday, March 1, 2020. The 5K starts at 7:25 AM on Sunday, March 1, 2020.
What are the time limits for the races? Are they walker friendly?
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, strollers and other vehicles to transport children, baby carriers, bicycles, skates and skateboards are strictly prohibited.
Are there any maps of the race venue?
Yes, click here to view the Google map.
What will the weather be like when I run the Marathon?
It’s always a beautiful day in Seaside! The weather in late February and early March is somewhat unpredictable, but the average high is around 70 degrees and the average low is about 50. Over the past 10 years, it has been as hot as 80 and as cold as 35. It might rain, it might not. Except for snowbirds and college spring-breakers, most folks find that the Gulf is still too cool for swimming during this time of year.
What sports drinks are available on the course?
Water and Powerade are available at each water station along the course.
What can I do before and after the race?
How do I get a refund if I cannot attend?
There are absolutely no refunds.
Where do I get photos?
Complimentary finish line photos will be provided by the official Seaside School Race Weekend Photography Sponsor. More details will be announced soon.
Seaside School Foundation
Teresa Horton, Executive Director
P.O. Box 4825
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459