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30AHalf+5K_promo   Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. (July 12, 2016) – Gulf Place on 30A announces it will be the official headquarters for the 30A Half Marathon and 5K, presented by The 30A Company, YOLO Board, and 360 Blue, on October 21-23, 2016. All proceeds will benefit The Sonder Project, a locally-based nonprofit that focuses on high-impact, sustainable solutions aimed at ending extreme poverty and hunger worldwide.   The race weekend will kick off on Friday, October 21 with a pre-race party from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the BoatHouse in WaterColor Inn and Resort. Festivities will include live entertainment by Hotel Oscar, food and local brews. On Saturday, October 22 racers and guests are invited to the packet pickup and expo from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Gulf Place. The main event will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 23 with the start of the half marathon, followed by the 5K start at 7:25 a.m. Finishers will receive a custom medal while all participants will receive a race t-shirt and goody bag.   The USA Track & Field (USATF) certified, out-and-back route starts at Gulf Place and heads east through Blue Mountain Beach, Grayton Beach and WaterColor. The BoatHouse on Western Lake will serve as the official turn around point. The post-race party will begin at 8:30 a.m., 5K awards at 9:00 a.m. and the half marathon awards from 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.   Official race regulations, registration information, race course and schedule of events can be found at http://www.30ahalf.com/. For area businesses interested, there are a number of sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact The Sonder Project Executive Director, Sarah E. Hockett, at Sarah@TheSonderProject.org or (850) 420-5845

Gulf Place to host inaugural 30A Half Marathon & 5K

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