Emeril Lagasse Kicks It Up at Taste of The Race Feb 26

December 10, 2015 by SoWal Staff

Chef Emeril Lagasse and Visit South Walton present Taste of the Race on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 in Seaside, kicking off the Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K Race weekend! Taste of the Race will be held at the Seaside Lyceum under the big tent from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The VIP reception with Chef Emeril Lagasse will take place from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Enjoy cuisine from two of Emeril’s famous restaurants along with some of the Gulf Coast’s top chefs and restaurants such as Great Southern Café, The Bay, Stinky’s Fish Camp, Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q, Bud & Alley’s, and more great gulf coast restaurants. Enjoy complimentary fine wine from Wine World, craft spirits from Buffalo Trace, and craft beer from Grayton Beer while listening to live music. The outdoor evening festivities will be held rain or shine in a heated tent, under the big top!

A VIP Reception with Chef Emeril Lagasse, Chef Jim Shirley, and Chef Jim Richard will take place just before the main Taste of The Race event. All VIP guests will enjoy hors d'oeuvres and beverages, have a special opportunity to take a photo with Chef Emeril Lagasse, and will receive a special gift. Following the VIP reception, VIP guests will be provided entrance into the general admission event. 

We're looking forward to this celebration of food and community in Seaside, Florida! Tickets are limited for both the VIP and General Admission. Tickets can be purchased by visiting

14th Annual Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K

Race day is Sunday, February 28, 2016 along Scenic 30A!!! The 5K portion of the race is sold out but there are limited entries left for the half marathon. All finishers receive a Vera Bradley bag! Half marathoners receive custom finisher’s medallion, and both races give moisture-wicking technical shirts, goody bag, lunch from Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q, and craft beer from Grayton Beer! Celebrate at the post-race party and enjoy live music! Information and registration at

The SoWal community is invited to participate in weekend events surrounding the race, volunteer for race day activities and come out to cheer on thousands of runners on race day! Runners may pick up registration packets at Friday's Taste of the Race or Saturday's Silent Auction Expo in Seaside. A full schedule of events covering the entire Race weekend is available at Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K event website


Your support is needed and appreciated! Whether you’re a runner, volunteer, sponsor, or show up to cheer on runners, you are supporting an outstanding community event. With your commitment of support, you join with all the current partners by investing in the lives of each student at Seaside Neighborhood School and the Seacoast Collegiate High School. Your contributions allow students to have elective classes in gardening, music, art, technology, dance, yearbook, smaller math classes, and an award winning robotics program. Great things are happening at the schools – Thanks to you! is a proud sponsor of the race and Seaside Neighborhood School year round!


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