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Mosquito Dash 5K at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

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What: Mosquito Dash 5K at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
When: Saturday, July 28, 2018
Time: 6:30 am to 9:00 am
Where: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the South Walton Mosquito Control for Mosquito Dash, a 5K Fun Run/Walk on July 28, 2018 from 6:30a.m. – 9:00a.m.

While on a paved trail through the park race participants will enjoy a beautiful view meandering through stations about mosquitoes and other insects and bugs.  Be a mosquito! Be an insect or bug! Enjoy the fun dressed up as a mosquito or other type of insect.  Costume contest categories - Realistic Mosquito, Creative Mosquito, Realistic Insect/ Bug, Creative Insect/ Bug.  One winner per category.  Each category winner will receive a prize.  

Those running will start at 7:15a.m.  Those walking and those running or walking with a stroller will start at 7:45a.m.  Race entrance fees are $5 for each participant.  For the safety of participants dogs are not allowed on the course during the race.  The first 300 race participants will get a goodie bag.  Costume Contest results will be announced at 8:30a.m. along with ice cold water and soda for race participants.  

​All funds raised for this event will benefit the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and help them further their mission of supporting the park.  

REGISTER HERE | $5

Advanced online registration will be available starting July 9, 2018 and closes on July 27, 2018.  Limited race day registration will be available on a first come first serve basis between 6:30a.m. – 7:45a.m.  
 
If you would like to volunteer during the race, please contact the park volunteer coordinator at (850)622-2309.  

For more information about the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, please visit:
www.topsailparkfriends.org or email friendsofthsp@gmail.com

To learn more about the park, please visit: https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Topsail-Hill

Park programs are made possible by Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. Come out and explore one of the most beautiful state park preserves in South Walton, Florida.

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, located on the west side of Scenic 30A in South Walton, offers a wide variety of natural resources including 3.2 miles of secluded, white sand beaches with majestic dunes over 25 feet tall. Three rare coastal dune lakes provide excellent freshwater fishing. Although boats are not allowed, fishing from the shoreline yields bass, bream, panfish, and catfish. Lakes, pristine beaches, old-growth long leaf pines, sand pine scrub, and a variety of wetlands offer a bird-watching and hiking paradise. Visitors may bike, walk, or enjoy a quick ride to the beach on our timely tram service to swim, fish, sunbathe, or beachcomb. Gregory E. Moore RV resort features a (non-heated) swimming pool and shuffleboard courts. Furnished bungalows are available for weekly stays. A camp store offers a variety of camping items, as well as snacks and drinks.

Florida State Parks are treasures waiting for your discovery!

Additional information, photos & video on South Walton area parks:
Parks Of South Walton & Northwest Florida

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