Exciting Runs to Train for in Northwest Florida this Spring

Want to do a race or two this year, but don’t know which one to do? We’re here to help with that! Whether you choose a race that gives benefits a charity or one that is simply for fun, the post race feeling will be so rewarding. Here is a list of exciting runs to participate in during the first few months of 2019 all along the Emerald Coast!

Terrain Race

Photo from Terrain Run on Active.com
  • Where: Adventures Unlimited in Milton
  • When: Saturday April 6, 2019 – multiple start times, but they’re selling out quickly!
  • Why: Because it’s free and also looks like a ton of fun! There is a 5k and 10k that includes 20 obstacles!
  • Click here for registration and more information.

Run for the Health of it 5k & 8k Walk/Run

Picture from White Wilson Community Foundation on Facebook.
  • Where: AJ’s Oyster Shanty on Okaloosa Island
  • When: Saturday March 23, 2019
  • Why: Proceeds benefit the White Wilson Community Foundation.
  • Click here for registration and more information.

2019 Double Bridge Run Presented by Publix

Photo from the Double Bridge Run Facebook
  • Where: 15k starts in Downtown Pensacola, goes over 3 mile bridge, through Gulf Breeze, over the Bob Sikes bridge and ends on Pensacola Beach.
  • When: Saturday February 2, 2019
  • Why: Because it’s fun and will be a major challenge!
  • Click here for registration and more information.

Son of a Beach 5k Run/Walk

Photo from Destin Ultra Runs Facebook Page
  • Where: Start is behind The Back Porch in Destin.
  • When: Saturday February 16, 2019
  • Why: It’s only $20 and the proceeds benefit the Special Operations Warriors Foundation. The race is run in memory of the crew of RATCHET 33, who gave their lives seven years ago on Feb 18th, 2012 in a military special operations aircraft crash in Africa.
  • Click here for registration and more information.

Pensacola Beach Glow Run

Photo from Pensacola Beach Glow Run Facebook
  • Where: Start is at the Gulfside Pavilion on Pensacola Beach.
  • When: Saturday February 16, 2019 at 7PM
  • Why: The proceeds benefit Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida.
  • Click here for registration and more information.

Rock the Road 5k and 10k

Photo from the Junior League of the Emerald Coast Facebook Page
  • Where: Destin Brewery
  • When: Saturday February 23, 2019

McGuire’s Saint Patrick’s Day Run

Photos from McGuire’s on Facebook.
  • Where: McGuire’s Irish Pub in Pensacola
  • When: Saturday March 9, 2019
  • Why: Because it’s FUN and there are a TON of people running with you! Plus, who can pass up some post race alcoholic refreshments?!
  • Click here for registration and more information.

Blue Mountain Beach 1/2 Marathon & 10K//30A 5K & 10 Mile Weekend 2019

  • Where: Blue Mountain Beach and Hwy 30A
  • When: Saturday February 23-Sunday February 24, 2019
  • Why: For the experience of participating in a run on a beautiful course! With several different race options over the two days, there’s something for everyone!
  • Click here for registration and more information.

Hopefully one of these runs sounds fun to you! I’m personally excited for the Terrain Race and the Son of a Beach 5k. Which runs will you be participating in this year?

Not a runner? Check out our suggestions for 5 other fun ways to work out on the Emerald Coast.