Blue Mountain Beach 
Half Marathon & 10K
Sunday, October 12, 2014 

30A 5K and Kids Race  
Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014
Highway 30A
Grayton Beach/Blue Mountain Beach, FL 

Run the only "mountain" on Florida's beautiful Gulf Coast! Blue Mountain Beach that is! Both the 1/2 marathon and 10K are run on and adjacent to Florida's Scenic 30A which splits sugar-white sand beaches and rare coastal dune lakes. Enjoy the beachside villages of Blue Mountain Beach, Grayton, and Seaside before and after the races. A one of a kind course! 
Be a Blue Mountain Man/Blue Mountain Woman or Sand Dune Man/Sand Dune Woman and run Saturday and Sunday!

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1/2 marathon & 10K


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Brief Description

Run the only "mountain" on Florida's beautiful Gulf Coast! Blue Mountain Beach that is! Both the 1/2 marathon and 10K are run over Florida's Scenic 30A which splits sugar-white sand beaches and rare coastal dune lakes. Enjoy the beachside villages of Blue Mountain Beach, Grayton, and Seaside before and after the races. A one of a kind course!

Run Blue Mountain Beach 13.1 & 10K

We've changed the course! (Well, kinda....)

13.1: Instead of  ending on "the mountain", 1/2 marathoners will run up Blue Mountain to a turn around near Gulfview Heights (in the vicinity of Goatfeathers Restaurant) after which they will cruise back down to finish to Grayton Beach. Same course...different start/finish area.....

10K: The 10K course will now enjoy the same water vistas that the 1/2 marathoners get! The 10K course is flat and fast...no climbs up Blue Mountain! This is a new course!

There is no better time to be on 30A and at the beach than the Fall!

Off to the Races

The 1/2 marathon will start at 7:00 a.m. with the 10K starting at 7:05 am.
 
The races will start approximately .2 miles north/west of the 30A/Defuniak Road intersection which is Grayton Beach.

13.1:
The start/finish is just up (west) 30A from the Grayton Beach General Store (32 E County Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459). You'll start on 30A run south (east) on 30A, after approximately .2 miles,  turn right on Defuniak St , left on Holtz, left on Banfill, left on Lydia Ave, right on Defuniak, right onto the recreational path (not the highway) that parallels 30A, to a turn around just at the beginning of Watercolor  after which you'll retrace your steps back to go left on Defuniak, left on Holtz, left on Banfill, left on Lydia, right on Defuniak, left onto the recreational path (not 30A) that parallels 30A  and continue up the recreational path until taking a left onto Blue Lake Road (yup, there's a hill there), continue on Blue Lake (it's a tar and gravel...not a smooth ...road) until it dead ends (stop sign) where you turn right on Blue Mountain Beach Road, continue on Blue Mountain Beach Road until it intersects  (Y intersection) with 30A at which time you go left onto the recreational path (not onto 30A) that parallels 30A and run it until a turn around at or near the Gulfview Place/30A intersection (near Goatfeathers Restaurant) and then retrace your steps back towards the start so....run on the recreational path  paralleling 30A until a right  (sorta a Y) onto Blue Mountain Beach Road, left on  Blue Lake Rd, right on 30A (recreational path at this point), to the finish which is near the start at the 30A/Defuniak (Grayton Beach) intersection. Though this is Florida, you'll find that this course rolls and climbs enough to keep it fun and interesting! (You'll be essentially uphill from Blue lake road to the Goatfeathers turn around...but it's essentially all downhill from there!) This is the same course as the last few years BUT we've got a new start finish! 

10K:
10Kers...You've got a new course from previous years. More scenic...you'll have water views, dune lakes, and a nice neighbrhood...PLUS, it's really flat and fast! 

The start/finish is just up 30A from the Grayton Beach General Store (32 E County Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459)....same as the 1/2 marathon start. You'll start on 30A run south (east) on 30A, after approximately .2 miles,  turn right on Defuniak St , left on Holtz, left on Banfill, left on Lydia Ave, right on Defuniak, right onto therecreational path (not the highway) that parallels 30A, to a turn around just at the beginning of Watercolor  after which you'll retrace your steps back to go left on Defuniak, left on Holtz, left on Banfill, left on Lydia, right on Defuniak, left onto the recreational path (not 30A) that parallels 30A to the finish line which is on the recreational path...not 30A!!

1/2 Marathon Race Fees

1/2 Marathon Fees: $80.00 through September 29; $90.00 Sept 30-through race morning if spaces remain available (paper application only on Oct  12 & 13).

10K Fees

10K Fees: $50.00 through September 29; $55.00 Sept 30-through race morning if spaces remain available (paper application only on Oct 11-13).

Run More: 30A 5K & Blue Mtn. Beach 1/2 Marathon (Blue Mt. Man/Blue Mt. Woman)

Run the 30A 5K on Saturday; the 1/2 marathon on Sunday!
Special awards for competing in both days!

Fees: $95.00 through September 29; $105.00 Sept 30 through 30A 5K race morning if spaces remain available (paper application only on Oct 10 & 11). 

Run Both--30A 5K & Blue Mtn. Beach 10K (Sand Dune Man/Sand Dune Woman)

Run the 30A 5K on Saturday; the 10K on Sunday! Special awards for competing both days!

Fees: $75.00 through September 29; $85.00 Sept 30 through 30A 5K race morning if spaces remain available (paper application only on Oct 10 & 11)


1/2 Marathon Relay: (new this year!)

Don't want to run the full marathon? Split it up! One runner runs the first 10K (6.2 miles) and the other runs the rest of the course (6.9 miles)...finishers medals to both!

Fees: $105.00 through September 29; $120.00 Sept 30 through race morning (paper application only Oct 11 & 12)  

Sand Dune Relay
: (also new this year!)

Run Saturday and Sunday. Run the 30A 5K on Saturday and the 1/2 Marathon relay on Sunday! 

Both relay members complete the Saturday 5K and then split the 1/2 marathon on Sunday with o
ne runner running the first 10K (6.2 miles) and the other running the rest of the course (6.9 miles)...1/2 relay finishers medals to both! Special awards for competing both days!

Race Limits/Race Timing

The combined number of runners for the 1/2 marathon and 10K is 1500. Runners will be chip/electronically timed.

Finishers Awards

All pre-registered finishers in the 10K, 1/2 marathon, and 1/2 marathon relay will receive finishers awards. Late  registrants are not guaranteed a finishers medals at the finish line BUT may receive on post race via mail...handling/postage fees will apply for mailing of medals.

Overall and Age Group Awards

Awards will be given to the top 3 overall female and male runners, the top Masters (over 40 years old) male and female, the top Grandmasters (over 50 years old) male and female, and the top 3 females and males in each age group. Age groups begin at 14 and under, 15-19 and are 5 year increments thereafter. Age group awards will be medals or a similar award!

NOTE: We try to give out awards as soon as possible after the race is completed. We have to rely on the timing company for the results and want for them to be complete when we do the awards ceremony. Though chip timed, this takes time. Please be patient! 
Also, we do not mail awards unless arrangements are made with the race directors.

Race Shirts
Each person registered before September 30, 2014 will receive a race shirt. The shirts are gender specific so order accordingly. We order based on your order so....you'll have to go with the size that you select! No guarantees on size or quantity for those registering after September 30! 

Packet Pick- Up & Race Day Registration

30A 5K & Kids race: Pre-race , race morning only from 6:45-7:45 am Nick's Restaurant, 2210 West Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL (across from Big Daddy's Bikes)

Blue Mt Beach 1/2 Marathon & 10K: 2:00-6:00 pm at Pandora's Steakhouse and Lounge, 63 Defuniak St., Santa Rosa Beach, FL;
and, pre-race at Pandora's from 6:00-6:45 am.

Blue Mt Man/Woman & Sand Dune Man/Woman: If you are pre-registered for either of these, you may pick up your race packet for the 1/2 marathon or 10K immediately following the 30A 5K.
No other packets will be available that morning. 

Registration will be available for all races during packet pick up!

WE DO NOT MAIL PACKETS IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO MAKE THE RACE! PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT US AFTER THE RACE WANTING YOUR PACKET!

Blue Mountain Beach 1/2 Marathon & 10K Parking:

Race morning parking will be in the lots at Pandora's, Lily Pads (80 East Highway 30A, Grayton Beach, FL); and, Grayton Bar & Grill (170 E County Highway 30A, Grayton Beach, FL). ALL of these are within walking distance of the start/finish. There will be NO shuttles from parking to the start/finish!

Accommodations

Due to it being a “holiday weekend” all of the hotels that we contacted for a special race rate were slow to respond to our request…..couldn’t imagine that Columbus Day created that much traffic…Be that as it may, the Candlewood Inn (850-337-3770) and Comfort Inn (850-654-8611) are within 20-30 min of the race site and have decent rates. 


Post Race Party and Awards Ceremony

We'll be holding a post race party with food, beverages, and more at
PANDORA'S following the races. The awards ceremonies will begin as soon as practical/possible following each race. We reserve the right to begin the awards ceremonies before each race is completed. Don't miss the post race festivities!!

Volunteers/Charities/Aid Stations

As in past years, the South Walton Montessori School has been designated as a charitable organization to receive proceeds from the race. We do, though, offer donations to charitable organizations that will provide volunteers to work with us. If you are aware of an organization (school, sport, church, community....) in need of funds that will provide volunteers, please contact us!! E-mail us at multisportfit@aol.com

If you have family, friends...for that matter, people you just sorta know and sorta, maybe like...with you who would like to volunteer, please have them contact multisportfit@aol.com and we'll put them to work! Volunteers will receive a shirt and bountiful thanks!

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