Seaside School Half Marathon + 5K

Sun February 19, 2023 Seaside, FL 32459 US RaceJoy Ready


Please visit for all 2023 Seaside School Race Weekend event details and information. 


2023 Seaside School Half Marathon + 5K Presented by Vera Bradley

Are you ready to race?
The Seaside School Half Marathon + 5K will be back in person for the 21st running on Sunday, February 19, 2023, in Seaside, Florida. Get ready to sweat, connect and crush some run goals with us in beautiful South Walton! The half marathon will start at 6:45 AM and the 5K race will start at 7:05AM. 

Your continued support and participation in 2023 is so important to us. Proceeds from the Seaside School Half Marathon + 5K benefit the Seaside School, Inc. Founded in 1996, The Seaside School, Inc. was one of the first and is now one of the oldest surviving public charter schools in the state of Florida. The Seaside School opened to thirty-six students, two faculty members, and one administrator serving students in sixth through eighth grades. Today, the school has expanded to fifth through twelfth grades serving over 380 students. For the past 25 years, our ambitious staff, involved parents and supportive community have led the Seaside Schools, comprised of the Seaside Neighborhood School and Seacoast Collegiate High School, to be consistently recognized as leaders at both state and national achievement levels. Our continued growth and success of The Seaside Way reaffirms what our charter pioneers understood a quarter-century ago. Led by continual support, exploration, accountability, scholarship, independence, dreams and effort, students cultivate their diversity and begin to understand ways that they can make unique contributions to society.

2023 Race Teams

Race as a Team!
Whether you’re running with your family, friends, or a social group, sign up as a team and receive additional race perks. This year our registered groups have added opportunities to celebrate together. The 2023 Seaside Half Marathon +5K Team Experience includes:

Dedicated post-race tailgate area for teams 
Yard sign featuring team name
Team Photo Op
Race-branded cups for teams of 8 or more
Awards category for teams
Opportunities for social media feature

How to Register Your Team:

The process is simple! Designate a captain to register at During the registration process the capital should select “create or join a team” and follow prompts to create a team. 

Once created, the captain can share the team name with others. When registering, teammates should select “join an existing team”, and proceed to select the team name added by the captain.

How to Make the Most of the Team Experience:

  • Share your Team Story, a Team Photo, or other funfacts about your team. Be sure to tag @seasideschoolfoundation and use #runseasidefl so that we can feature you on your socials.
  • After the race, visit the Teams Tent to receive your yard sign. You will need your race bib or a form of identification.
  • Teams with 6 or more registered members will receive a stack of race-branded cups. 
  • Teams will be directed to an area staged for group photos which will be shared electronically.
  • Stick around for the Awards Ceremony, which will include recognition for our Teams!

2023 Vera Bradley Race Swag


1.     Vera Bradley® Grand Tote! 

2.     Iconic race shirt, designed by Billie Gaffrey

3.     A customized playlist

4.     Our unique finisher medal for half marathon finishers

5.     A virtual goody bag full of surprises

6.     Finish line food and FUN! 

Everyone loves a great race shirt, and our t-shirts never disappoint. Beautifully designed with artwork by the Seaside Neighborhood School’s Art Teacher, Billie Gaffrey, these t-shirts will live in go-to pile for years to come. Details of the 2023 (unisex sized) race shirts will be shared soon! 

The 2023 swag will not disappoint. An Instagram-worthy favorite of our runners has always been the Vera Bradley bag, and all participants will receive a Vera Bradley® Grand Tote in Plum Pansies (17.5" w x 15.0" h x 7.5" d with 12.0" strap drop) made from recycled cotton.  A vintage floral blouse provided the perfect inspiration for these vibrant new blooms. With a dynamic scale sourced from runways and a friendly color palette that pairs so well with denim and neutrals, this motif is a breath of fresh air that adds a welcomed pop of pattern anywhere.

Event Transfers

A word of caution to our registrants…
Each year, we have several Half Marathon registrants who decide on race day to switch from the Half Marathon to the 5K and a few registrants who decide to switch from the 5K to the Half Marathon. Our policy is to move these participants to a “Disqualified Division” which means we do not capture or publish an official finish time for these participants.
Participants can avoid this situation by requesting an official transfer. Please send an email request for transfer to  Enter “Seaside Event Transfer “in the subject line and give us your first/last name and date of birth.
Standard transfer fee as published on the registration page will apply:
After 12:00 AM CST January 15, 2023 until 11:59 PM February 6, 2022: Refund of the price differential for the Half Marathon and 5K fee minus a $20 processing fee    Additional charge of the price differential for the 5K and the Half Marathon plus a $20 processing fee   
After 12:00 AM CST February 6, 2023 until 5:00 PM February 18, 2023 Transfers must be processed at the packet pick up site: refund of the price differential for the Half Marathon and 5K fee minus a $25 processing fee. Additional charge of the price differential for the 5K and the Half Marathon plus a $25 processing fee  
As a reminder, if you would like to transfer, please go through the appropriate steps to avoid disqualification. Please send an email request for transfer to   Enter “Seaside Event Transfer “in the subject line and give us your first/last name and date of birth.

Race Contact Info

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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Seaside School Half Marathon + 5K.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To

Discount for Military, First Responders and Educators!

A $20 discount is available to military personnel, first responders and educators with proof of active military identification cards, honorable discharge papers, police/firefighter/EMT identification cards or school identification cards. Please email documents before registering to to receive a discount code. This discount is not redeemable for cash value.


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