Sure, the beach is excellent for the average Gulf Shore goer, but a true runner holds the Sunshine State to a higher standard. Why? Because it’s one of the few places you can run comfortably in some of the south’s most exciting races. Grab your bib for these five Florida 10K races and get to the starting line.
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Here Are the Florida 10K Races You Need to Sign up for This Year
Whether it’s your first or your fifteenth, Destin offers some of the most exciting Florida 10K races and marathons. Jog along with us as we go through some of our favorites.
Rock the Road
Rock the Road is an annual Destin race. Come out in your favorite rockstar costume and join in on either the 5K or 10K festivities. Destin Brewery hosts the event, and runners will receive a celebratory brew after the race rewarding their efforts. Benefits go to JLEC’s Child Clothing Project. Don’t miss this winter race!
Sandestin Run/SUP Race
If you’re more of a fish than a feline, then the Sandestin Run/SUP Race is for you. Walk or run the one-mile race from Baytowne Marina to Jolee Island Nature Park. From there you’ll hop on your paddleboard for a one-mile lap around the bay. Paddleboard rentals will be available through Yolo Board.
Tropical Storm 10K
The Tropical Storm 10K takes runners through Grayton Beach to Blue Mountain Beach weaving in and out of 30A’s many trails. The two-day race encompasses the Hurricane Half, Tropical Storm 10K, and the Gale Force 5K. The event is open to all ages, skill levels, and runners and walkers alike.
Seaside School Half Marathon and 5K
The Seaside School Half Marathon and 5K is one of the Panhandle’s largest races. The annual run travels through quaint beach towns, past the dune lakes, and alongside some the country’s most stunning, sugar-covered beaches. The post-race party includes lunch, beer, live music, and awards.
30A Half and 5K
30A Half and 5K is Sandestin’s premier fall race. Glide down scenic highway 30A with the wind at your back, marveling at the lakes and forest engulfing you. While the temperatures start to change inland, its the perfect time of year to enjoy a run down the Gulf Coast. Don’t miss this fall fun event!
Run Back to Your Friend at the Beach
After a satisfying race, you’ll be ready to rest your feet in your private condo. Book San Remo 102 and enjoy the comforts of a ground-floor patio, a large living area, a well-equipped kitchen, and stunning Gulf views.
Let us complete your stay with one of our concierge services. From in-condo massages to crib rentals to fishing charters, we’ve left no stone unturned. Don’t forget to make your life a little easier this vacation. Your Friend at the Beach is excited to welcome you to the Gulf Coast.