Alys Beach 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
The 6th Annual Alys Beach 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run takes place Labor Day weekend on September 3 from 7am til 12pm. Located along Hwy 30A, the course winds through the resort town and ends with an oversized obstacle course for kids of all ages. Music, food, and beverages will be available in the Amphitheatre at the after party. Registration is OPEN!
The price to participate in the certified 5K is $35 and the 1 Mile Fun Run is $15 (kids 12 and younger only, please) online in advance until Sunday, August 27 at midnight. From Monday, August 28 until Friday, September 1 at 11pm the price to participate in the 5K is $50 and the 1 Miler is $25. Any remaining registrations will be sold on Saturday, September 2 from 10am-2pm at Fonville Press during Packet Pick-up.
The 5K is limited to 450 participants and the 1 Mile Fun Run is limited to 100 participants.
If you choose to donate you will be benefiting The Alys Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established to support the long-term community values of Alys Beach. Funds may be used to finance community, environmental, cultural and educational programs at Alys Beach as well as to support nonprofit organizations in the greater Walton County community. Proceeds from the 2017 race will benefit Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center.
A few notes:
T-shirts will be provided with each registration. However, shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed.
No dogs or strollers are allowed in the race.
On race day, please park along the slip roads that run parallel to 30A or as directed.
Water will be provided.
Packet pick up time is Saturday, September 2 at Fonville Press from 10am-2pm, or Sunday, September 3 at 6am at the Alys Beach Amphitheatre. Advance registration closes Friday, September 1 at 11pm. Any remaining race registrations will be sold on Saturday, September 2 from 10-2pm at Fonville Press for $50 for the 5K and $25 for the 1 Mile Fun Run.
The Course runs through the Nature Trail, and is not entirely paved.
Stick around for the awards presentation at 9am to listen to tunes by DJ Shane from Rock The House, cool off in the splash pad, and play in the giant bounce house. Additional beverages will be available for purchase.
Awards will be presented at the Alys Beach Amphitheatre at 9:15am in the following categories:
Overall Male and Female for 5K
Overall Male and Female for 1 Miler
Male and Female in 1 Miler: Ages 5 & under, 6-9, 10-12
Male and Female in 5K: Ages 19 & under, 20-35, 36-50, 50 & up
Event details and schedule
Sunday, September 3, 7am - 5K begins
Sunday, September 3, 8:15am - 1 Miler begins
Please arrive no less than 30 minutes early upon the day of the race.
The Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (ECCAC), a non-profit organization, provides services in a child-friendly environment to help identify, treat and support children in abusive situations. ECCAC helps prevent child abuse through education, protects child victims from future abuse, and provides resources at no cost to restore the lives of the impacted child and the child’s family. The non-profit organization is located in Niceville, FL, with a second center, the Pierce Family Children’s Advocacy Center, in DeFuniak Springs, FL. ECCAC serves Okaloosa and Walton counties in Northwest Florida and houses representatives from the Florida Department of Children and Families, Child Protection Team, State Attorney’s Office, local law enforcement, and licensed mental health counselors. For more information or to support the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center, please visit www.eccac.org If you suspect abuse, call the Florida Abuse Hotline 1-800-96-ABUSE.
Nestled on 158 pristine acres along the Gulf of Mexico, Alys Beach is a unique urban project that blends new city planning with old-world charm. Its striking architecture, elegant settings and natural landscapes make it tempting to stop and explore on your way down the east end of Scenic 30A. Founded in 2004, Alys Beach is one of SoWal’s newest towns. Its streets, courtyards, promenades and market places were all designed to be both innovative and timeless. For more information, please visit alysbeach.com. Read more: Alys Beach | SoWal.com Vacation Guide. Follow Alys Beach on Facebook for town events and updates!
This year in Alys Beach don't miss seasonal concerts in the amphitheater, weekly outdoor movies after sunset, and festivals and special events throughout the year such as 30A Wne Festival in March, 4th of July concert and fireworks, Alys Beach 5K and Fun Run (Sep), Wine & Song at NEAT, and the annual Halloween party Noche de Los Muertos. The town is famous for its annual Digital Graffiti Festival held in May.
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The Alys Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to support the long-term community values of the town. Funds can be used to finance community, environmental, cultural and educational programs at Alys Beach as well as to help other nonprofit organizations in the greater Walton County community. The Foundation continues to give back to the community by hosting Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach, 30A Wine Festival, and Alys Beach 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run.
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