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Inaugural Alys Beach 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run September 2nd

August 14, 2012 by SoWal Staff

We love a good fun run, even though a few of our staff at SoWal.com would prefer to drive. The team at Alys Beach wants everyone young and old to grab their running shoes and join in a brand-new event.

On Sunday, Sept. 2 we'll kickoff the inaugural Alys Beach 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run.  Alys Beach is such a dynamite place for family vacations and Labor Day weekend will be packed with fun in SoWal.

The 5K course begins and ends at the Alys Beach Amphitheatre, and winds throughout the 158-acre town, offering views of the town architecture, diverse natural habitat and stunning white beaches. The course incorporates the nature trail, which meanders through 22-acres of  wetlands on the north end of Alys Beach, as well as town spaces such as the Gulf Green on the south side of Scenic 30A.

Alys Beach knows kids just want to have fun so the team created a shorter one-mile course that is kid-friendly. Parents are welcome to tag along as a chaperone, but this race is designed specifically for children age 12 and under. At the completion of the race, all participants will each receive a medal. The amphitheatre will be the race headquarters and kids of all ages will have fun cooling down in the splash fountain and playing in the oversized inflatable obstacle course. Music and Piper’s Snack Bar and Charlie’s Doughnuts will enhance the festive atmosphere and day of family fun.

Registration is available online through Active.com and advance pricing for the 5K Fun Run is $20 for adults and $10 for kids (ages 12 and under). The 1-Mile Fun Run is also $10 for kids ages 12 and under. On-site registration is $35 for adults. Packet pick up will be held on Saturday, Sept. 1 at Fonville Press from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 2 at the Amphitheatre from 6 a.m. to 7:30 am. The 5K Race begins at 8 am and the 1-Mile Fun Run begins 9:30 a.m. at the Amphitheatre.

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