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5th Annual 30A Half Marathon + 5k

2020 Race Weekend

october 9 – 11

Race where you vacation!

This scenic out-and-back course will start and finish at beautiful Gulf Place on Scenic Highway 30A.

Located in Northwest Florida, South Walton is continually recognized as a premier destination that boasts 26 miles of sugar-white sand beaches, turquoise water, and 16 acclaimed beachside neighborhoods, each with its own personality and style.

It’s More than Just a Race

Weekend Events

come for the race,
stay for the Sun.


Friday, Oct. 9th

Enjoy local music and the best BBQ around, as local vendors compete to be crowned Best BBQ in South Walton. All you can eat BBQ and beer with admission; VIP tickets available. Half Marathon and 5K runners receive free admission with race registration.


Expo Day

Saturday, Oct. 10th

Spend the afternoon on the green browsing local vendors and join our Elite Runners for a Shake-Out to gear up for Race Day!

Race DAY

Sunday, Oct. 11th

The Main event!  The Half Marathon begins at 7am with the 5K soon thereafter.  After the race, hang out for the award ceremony and enjoy the meal buffett, and a cold beer, included with your race registration.

A Race with a cause

weekend beneficiary


The Sonder Project is a local non-profit with a global impact. The organization’s mission is to strengthen communities through food security, clean water, housing, and education. The Sonder Project is fulfilling their objectives by working locally to establish community gardens and provide housing recovery support, post-Hurricane Michael. Globally they help to build schools, install water pumps, and establish irrigated community farms.

2020 race partners



Thank you to our top 2020 weekend sponsors. 

what They’re Saying

2019 reviews

I’ve run about 10 half marathons across the United States. This was, hands down, the BEST and most enjoyable race I have EVER run. The 30A BBQ was simply extraordinary. I honestly don’t know what you all could have done better. And, I am very very picky. Great job. You all should be very proud!

James B

The communication before was awesome! The FAQ section of the website was very, very helpful. The customer service & warmth of the event team throughout the weekend was amazing. I really appreciated the sinks & paper towels outside the porta potties. The water bottles & ice post-race helped for sure. The signs along the route made me laugh & smile; I liked them a lot and they helped motivate me! I was so happy you had photographers along the way too. The RaceJoy app was nice, so my family could track me & I could monitor my finish time. THANK YOU all for everything. It was an amazing weekend!

Allyson M

 I have been running in varying length races for over 40 years and this was one of the best! All the volunteers were great. The event was well organized and everything went very smoothly. The age division trophies were very nice. I appreciate the age divisions going beyond the 60+ or 70+ that many runs have (I’ll be 72 at the end of October). I look forward to competing next year. Keep up the good work!!

Bob J

Elite runner program

With over $10,000 in prize money, the 30A Half Marathon is proud to offer a special program for its elite athletes.

*Spaces for the elite runner program are limited. 

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