Want to know what there is to do in South Walton? Our 26-mile stretch of pristine coastline is filled with the aroma of clean salt air and the fresh scent of deep pine forests, and is interwoven with the unique charm of many idyllic beach communities. Whatever your preference, from beachside cottages to world-class resorts, you’ll find it here along Scenic 30A. Explore the sugar-white sands and emerald green waters of top-rated beaches, the woods and marshlands where endangered plants, animals and exotic birds thrive … you'll love our unspoiled nature.
Grab your stroller, wrangle up coworkers, friends, and family and join us in supporting Children's Volunteer Health Network (CVHN) for their Inaugural Smile Mile and 5K race at Watercolor on May 20th.
"This fun-for-all event will help raise awareness and funds that will directly affect the health and well-being of kids right here in our own backyard. Many people don’t realize the large number of children living in our community who have nowhere to turn for medical, dental and vision care.” says Zach Billingsley, chief executive officer of CVHN.
The Seaside School Half Marathon and 5K Race, presented by Vera Bradley, is coming up on Sunday, March 5, along with some incredible parties and expos leading up to race day. This is one of the most anticipated weekends of the year in South Walton, Florida. For the 15th year we celebrate this out-and-back, fast and mostly flat course where runners from all over the US pass quaint beach towns, dune lakes, and the world's most beautiful beaches. All proceeds benefit the Seaside School Foundation. Let the weekend festivities begin!
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is the scenic backdrop for the inaugural Sandestin Foundation for Kids Gameday 5K on September 17.
Participants will soak in views of the beautiful 2,400 acre resort including the Choctawhatchee Bay, pristine golf courses, ponds and natural surroundings. The Saturday event is designed for all and will feature a 5K and a one mile fun run for children 12 and under.
Batman or Superman? Cinderella or Belle? Flash Gordon or Princess Fiona... the possibilities are endless! Whichever superhero or princess you choose to be, it's sure to be a magical day for the fam at the Capes & Crowns Fun Run and 5K at Baytowne on Saturday, January 30. It's a magical day for the whole family starting with the race at 9:00 a.m. and ending with a party in the Village.
The holidays are fast approaching and that means tons of celebrations and lots of tempting comfort foods. (Butter anyone?) We are lucky to have superb weather here in SoWal for much of the year, and being active is just a way of life. But if you're looking to keep that beach bod throughout the holiday season and want to mix it up with a new routine, here's our latest SoWal List with a few excellent ways to move and groove in South Walton.
The 4th Annual Alys Beach 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run returns to Alys Beach on Sunday, September 6, 2015 in South Walton, Florida. Located along Scenic 30A, the course winds through the resort town and ends with an oversized obstacle course for kids of all ages. A celebration of awards and more fun with music, food, and beverages will follow the race in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre.
The Fourth Annual 30A 10k and One Mile Fun Run, the official RRCA State 10K Championship Race, calls for charities and non-profits to apply for funding by June 10, 2015. This family-friendly non-profit event takes place every Thanksgiving weekend in Rosemary Beach. All proceeds from the three-days of festivities are given to 501c3 charities. Applicants should apply online by June 10 at 30A10k.com.
Shelter House, the domestic and sexual violence center serving Okaloosa and Walton counties, will present a unique twilight run designed to shine the light on abuse in our community. The 4th Annual Luminaria Run to End Domestic & Sexual Violence will take place on Saturday, December 6 at 4:30pm. Runners will start at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. in Destin and follow a course lined with more than 2,000 luminarias lighting their path.
More than 400 runners of all ages raced to the end of summer at the third annual Alys Beach 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run benefiting The Alys Foundation. The 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run led runners down roadways, pathways and nature trails on a sunny late summer morning throughout the beautiful community of Alys Beach in South Walton.