Mark Your Calendars for the 30A Half Marathon & 5K — October 15

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Runners can now register for the second annual 30A Half Marathon and 5K, which will take place October 15, 2017.

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 the Boathouse at Watercolor Inn & Resort.

Register and learn more here.

The weekend’s events will kick off with a barbecue and beer festival on Friday. Guests can vote for the best barbecue on the Emerald Coast. Oh, and there’s beer! The race expo and packet pick-up will be held Saturday, also at Gulf Place.

Check out our Facebook Live broadcast from the starting line of last year’s marathon!

Sponsorship opportunities, ranging from $100 to $10,000, are still available.

unnamed-5All 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.

The starting line of the 30A Half Marathon at Gulf Place.

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.

Learn how you can support the The Sonder Project or make a donation here.

All finishers receive a race t-shirt and finisher’s medal. Celebrate your victory at the post-race party featuring live music. Half Marathon starts at 7 a.m. 5K starts at 7:25.

Learn more at or follow the race on Facebook to get all the event details.

If you would like to volunteer, sign up here.

The Sonder Project is very grateful to all their volunteers.

NOTE: The new 30A Half Marathon 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.