The Sonder Project is excited to announce the 4th Annual 30A Half Marathon & 5K Race Weekend, October 11-13. This annual event is their biggest fundraiser of the year and sure to be an incredible weekend! Events include a BBQ Concert kickoff on Friday, a Race Expo on Saturday, and the Half Marathon & 5K Race on Sunday. This spectacular event will bring together over 1,300 runners—and more than 5,000 guests—from around the world. Race participants will be competing for prizes valued at more than $20,000 while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the 30A Gulf Coast. 100% of the proceeds from the weekend will benefit The Sonder Project, directly supporting their mission to strengthen communities by providing food security, clean water, housing, and education.
Chad Zibelman, CEO of The Sonder Project, says of the annual event, “Whether you want to compete, run for fun, or volunteer, there is something for everyone, and your participation will help support our mission to strengthen communities all over the world!”
Schedule of Events
All events will take place at Gulf Place: 45 Town Center Loop, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Friday, October 11
30A BBQ Festival, 5:30PM–9:00PM—Presented by Hospitality Depot
Kick off the 30A Half Marathon & 5K weekend with some of the best BBQ on the coast, an incredible selection of beer and wine, and great live music from The Heritage Band! Grab your lawn chairs and enjoy a fun evening in beautiful Santa Rosa Beach while supporting a wonderful cause. Before you head out, be sure to cast your vote for your favorite BBQ creation!
This lively event is the perfect way to spend a gorgeous Friday night, whether you’re out with the family or looking for a fun and unique date night.
Advance Ticket Prices:
Children 6-12: $12.00
Children 5 & Under: Free
VIP Tickets (includes VIP tent, open bar, & lounge seating): $100
Purchase tickets at 30ahalf.com/bbq
Tickets purchased at the door:
Children 6-12: $12
Children 5 & Under: Free
Saturday, October 12
Race Expo & College Game Viewing Party, 12PM–5PM
Race participants registered for the Half Marathon & 5K are invited to come out and pick up their race packets! Enjoy the great selection of delicious food, cold beer, and race vendors—and bring the kids to play in the bounce houses! Don’t forget your lawn chairs to enjoy the college football viewing party.
Sunday, October 13
30A Half Marathon & 5K on Sunday, 7AM–1PM—Presented by 360 Blue
Experience one of the most beautiful races in the world! The race course features stunning landscape along Scenic Highway 30A—incredible architecture, sparkling coastal dunes lakes, and spectacular forests. Both the half marathon and 5k start and end at Gulf Place on 30A. Race participants can celebrate crossing the finish line while enjoying live music, great food, ice cold beer, and bloody mary’s. To register for the race, visit 30ahalf.com
Interested in volunteering for this incredible event? We need your help to make the fundraising weekend a success! Sign up to volunteer at 30ahalf.com/volunteer