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Join Us For New 30A Half Marathon & 5K — Oct 21-23

30a-half-marathonRunners can now register for the inaugural 30A Half Marathon and 5K, which will take place October 21-23, 2016. The race, put on by The Sonder Project, a global nonprofit organization in Santa Rosa Beach,  will start and end at Gulf Place, taking runners along 13.1 miles of beautiful Scenic Highway 30-A. The turnaround point will be Grayton Beach State Park. Register now! All race proceeds will benefit The Sonder Project’s mission to change the world through high-impact, sustainable projects aimed at ending extreme poverty and fighting hunger locally, domestically and abroad. The 30A Company is a founding partner of The Sonder Project along with YOLO Board and 360 Blue. The Sonder Project’s international projects include building schools to educate boys and girls, providing safe drinking water and coordinating de-worming campaigns to enable healthy children to thrive and learn. Domestically, the organization’s Project: feed program helps feed the hungry here in the U.S. by bringing vacation rental companies together to collect non-perishable food items that are left behind when visitors check-out of their rental units. “The 30A Half Marathon is destined to become another signature annual event here in South Walton,” said The 30A Company’s Mike Ragsdale. “It’s so important to give back to our local community, and we also know how crucial it is to contribute to the global community.” The festivities will kick off on Friday night and include a kickoff party, a race expo and a post-race party. All finishers receive a race t-shirt and finisher’s medal. “The race will be a ton of fun and will help us fund a wide variety of projects for those who need our help the most,” said Ashley Hamm, co-Founder of The Sonder Project. Learn more at 30ahalf.com or follow the race on Facebook to get all the event details. If you would like to volunteer, sign up here. NOTE: The new 30A Half Marathon (Oct 21-23, 2016) is not affiliated with the 30A 10K, which is held in Rosemary Beach every Thanksgiving Day. Each event is managed by a different charity organization. The 30A Company is a proud supporter of both charity races.





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Front Porches Become Stages at New Watersound Event

american-picnic-2015-edited-48-of-51It’s that time of the year when porches become stages and strangers become friends! Enjoy a free party at the Watersound Origins PorchFest on October 16 from 3 – 6 p.m. Guests can listen to live music while strolling along the parks and front porches of the community. The music line-up includes Huck and Lilly, The Boiled Peanut Band, The Courtyard Saints, Schatzi + the String Boffin, Chasin Jaymie, Hugh Mitchell, Bodhi Jazz Trio and The Mosleys. There will be food trucks from Big Red Truck, Dog Man Du, Marble Slab Creamery, Coastal Chow and Sweet Henrietta’s. Other attractions include photobooth and cornhole tournament. This event is free and open to the public. Lawn Chairs and coolers are welcome. Register on the Facebook Event Group to win prizes the day of the event! Hosted by St Joe Club & Resorts this event will Benefit Panama City Beach Rescue Mission. For more info, visit Watersound Origins or follow the event page on Facebook.