Kous Kouri Race at Grayton Beach State Park
Beau Interiors presents the 3rd Annual Grayton Beach Kous Kouri Race takes place on Saturday, November 30 from 8 a.m. til 10:30 a.m. at Grayton Beach State Park! Runners have the option to participate in the 4-mile or 8-mile course. Registration is open online.
Both races begin promptly at 8am. Both races start and finish adjacent the pavilion at the end of Main Park Road and, with the exceptions of crossing over County Road 30A (CR-30A) and running to/from the trailhead, they are run exclusively inside of Grayton Beach State Park.
Upon conclusion of the race runners will proceed to Grayton Beer Brewpub (1/4 mile west of the park entrance on CR-30A) to enjoy some Chicken Gumbo and any two of their beers to all registered runners. The full menu will also be available.
The overall male and female winner for the 8-miler will each receive a $100 gift card; the overall male and female winner for the 4-miler will each receive a $50 gift card. Age-group awards for both males and females will also be given.
This year’s benefiting organization is once again Streethearts, a rescue program for children living on the street in Cap-Haitian, Haiti. Streethearts is dedicated to ending the population of homeless children in Haiti. They offer basic hygiene, medical care, rehabilitation, education, sports, community service, and workforce training across 5 phases of lifestyle development in an effort to get these kids back into their communities as healthy, productive members of society. To learn more, please visit www.streetheartshaiti.org.
To learn more and stay up-to-date with race details visit the Kris Kouri Race Facebook page.
Grayton Beach State Park is one of the most popular state parks in Florida, with massive dunes, winding trails, abundant wildlife, and shimmering 100-acre Western Lake, one of many coastal dune lakes gracing Scenic Highway 30A along Scenic 30A in South Walton (SoWal).
Grayton Beach consistently ranks among the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the United States, providing an idyllic setting for swimming, sunbathing and surf fishing and provides the backdrop for golden sunrises and silver moonlit evenings.
Not to be missed, the short nature trail that winds through the coastal forest where scrub oaks and magnolias stand, bent and twisted by the salt winds. Hikers and bicyclists can enjoy more than four miles of trails throughout the pine flatwoods.
The trail has a moderate degree of difficulty and hikers are asked to wear/bring the following: hat, long pants, insect repellant, and closed toe shoes or hiking boots, bottled water. Sorry, but pets are not allowed. Persons 16 and under must be accompanied by a parent.
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