Looking to run in a race? There are several fun upcoming races between May-July and some will benefit charity. Whatever reason you have for running, there’s something for you! Here are 7 races to consider signing up for.
⌚When: Saturday, May 25 at 8AM
🗺Where: The race begins and ends at Graffiti Bridge in Pensacola.
🙋♂️More info: This local favorite 5K run/walk will start and finish at the famous Graffiti Bridge. You will have access to “Tag” the bridge before the race so make sure to bring paint. Enjoy a traditional BBQ with live music at Miraflores Park after the run. The cost for this run is $50.
⌚When: Monday, May 27 at 7AM, must be in place by 6:30AM
🗺Where: The race starts at Unity Park on Eglin Air Force Base.
🙋♂️More info: The Gate to Gate run has been a tradition in Northwest Florida for 34 years. Those without base access are still welcome to participate, but must provide a social security number and drivers license number. Full details for what you will need to do can be found here. Cost for early registration is $25 and there will be no same-day registration. Additionally, flowers will be provided for each runner to drop at the All-Wars Memorial along the route. The entire course is 4.4 miles.
⌚When: Saturday, June 1 at 7:30 AM
🗺Where: The race begins at Fort Walton Beach Highschool.
🙋♂️More info: The Billy Bowlegs 5k costs $25 and you can sign up here. Parking available at start/finish (FWB High School) or post-race (Liza Jackson Park West Pavilion). For more details, information on where to pick up your race packets, etc. follow along on the Facebook event.
⌚When: Saturday, June 8 at 7:30AM
🗺Where: St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Gulf Breeze.
🙋♂️More info: The Flag Day 5K is a family oriented fun race/walk. The cost is $20 for adults, $10 for kids up to 12, and $15 for active duty military. Proceeds will benefit local charities. The course is level and begins at the back of St. Sylvester Catholic Church. The race will be followed by a Pancake Breakfast. For more information, check out the Active event!
⌚When: Saturday, June 15 at 6:30PM
🗺Where: The race starts and ends at Props Brewery and Tap Room on Lovejoy in Fort Walton Beach.
🙋♂️More info: The cost for this race is $25 if you sign up before June 2. After-party at Props Brewery & Tap Room with complimentary food and drinks. This is a family-friendly event & kids are welcome! Stick around for fun and games like ping pong, giant janga, cornhole and beer pong. All 5K participants get an event T-shirt. Shirts are only guaranteed to participants registered one week prior to the event so register early!
⌚When: Saturday, June 29 at 7AM
🗺Where: The race begins at Seville Quarter in Pensacola.
🙋♂️More info: This event benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida and the cost is $30. Make sure to wear your most patriotic attire to run or walk the 5K course! There will also be a kid’s fun run following the race.
⌚When: Saturday, July 13 at 7:30AM
🗺Where: The Landing in Downtown Fort Walton Beach.
🙋♂️More info: This is the 5th Annual Kiwanis 5K run. $25 is the cost of the race. The event will support local childrens charities and One Hopeful Place. There will also be a one mile fun run for the kids.
There you go, friends! There are 7 races you can run in through the end of July! Whether you want to run for fun or as a way to benefit charity, there’s something for you.
Have you participated in any races this year? If so, which one was your favorite?