Fee Information

Registration officially opens on Saturday, June 15th, 2019. A special thank you to our friends at Visit South Walton for supporting the 2020 Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K as our Official Registration Sponsor! Our registration fees for the 18th annual event are as follows:

Half Marathon

$125

5K Adult (Over 13)

$95

5K Child (Ages 6-13)

$50

Race Day registration will not be available. Onsite registration via kiosk may be available at packet pick-up on February 29, 2020 only, from 12:00-5:00 PM CST. Kiosk registration will depend upon space availability, will be at the discretion of the Race Chair, and will be at a higher registration rate. Kiosk registration fees will be as follows:

  • Half Marathon: $150
  • 5K: $120

Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. We do not accept accept 3rd party packet pickups. All participants must pick up their own race packets. Please make arrangements to be there in person. Race packets are available for pick-up on Saturday, March 2, 2020 from 12:00 to 5:00PM. A parent or legal guardian must accompany a minor at registration and packet pickup.

Referral Program

Run with a friend… or TEN! This year, we are excited to offer a Referral Program for our race! The Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K will give a complimentary general admission ticket to our signature Taste of the Race event on the Friday evening before the race if 10 new registrants for either the Half Marathon or 5K use your personal registration referral code at registration. You’ll receive your personal referral code in your confirmation email after registering, then simply share this code with your friends and family for them to use!

Register Here

Registration Confirmation

All participants will receive a confirmation email upon registering. If you need to confirm your registration, go to the RunSignUp registration homepage and click on the “Find a Participant” tab on the left side of the page. You must type in your name exactly as it was entered in the registration process or your email address and date of birth (MM/DD/YYYY).

Questions about registration? Simply email trstiming@att.net.

Confirm Your Registration

Entry Regulations

  • Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • You must be 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.
  • No strollers or 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 bag.
  • Vera Bradley bags 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.

Registration Cancellation

We follow the standard marathon running industry policy for registration cancellations. All entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. You may not give or sell your number to another racer. This policy stays in effect whether you are injured, have an unexpected business or family emergency, or other incident. There are no exceptions. The Vera Bradley gift will not be sent or distributed to registered runners that do not run and finish the race.

Packet Pick-Up

We do not accept third party pick-ups. All participants must pick up their own race packets. Please make arrangements to be there in person. Race packets are to be picked up on Saturday, February 29, 2020 between 12:00 and 5:00 PM during the race expo at the Seaside Neighborhood School and Lyceum area of Seaside. Be prepared to show email confirmation and proper ID. A parent or legal guardian must accompany a minor at registration and packet pickup. We will also require another signed hard-copy waiver from everyone upon packet pickup. Print and have it ready in hand when you pick up your packet. This will keep the lines moving faster!

Race packet will include the race bib number with chip and an awesome race t-shirt. Race packets will not be mailed.

Download the 2020 Race Waiver

What you get

  1. For the finishers: Gift from Vera Bradley
  2. For the finishers: A unique race medal
  3. High-quality, poly-rayon blend branded shirt with awesome artwork
  4. Virtual runner bag
  5. Giveaways at the Race Expo
  6. Live GPS tracking, GPS progress alerts and send-a-cheer capability
  7. Free runner photos
  8. Free post-race race meal
  9. Free post-race beer for runners showing proper identification
  10. Entertainment by local musicians
  11. A day in paradise that you will never forget!

FAQs

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.

Am I registered?
Click here to see if you’re registered. If not, contact Ron Fuller at trstiming@att.net.

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 is the Seaside Lyceum?

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 degreesn 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?
Weekend Events

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.