Are You Ready for the Annual 30A Thanksgiving 10K?


Show your community spirit and have a blast with family and friends at 30A’s 7th annual Thanksgiving Day Races on November 21 and 22, 2018.

What Are the 7th Annual Thanksgiving Day Races?

Every year, the 30A 10K Thanksgiving Races bring together people from all over our communities. The fun starts the day before Thanksgiving – this year, it’s November 21. From 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., you can pick up your race packet, shirt and bib before you dive into the race expo at The Hub, an outdoor marketplace featuring shops, restaurants and live entertainment for the whole family.

On Thanksgiving Day, Highway 30A closes to traffic from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. so thousands of runners can participate safely in one of three races: a 10K, a 5K and a 1-mile Fun Run.Thanksgiving 10K SQ

All proceeds go to four amazing charities: Sandcastle Kids, the Seaside Repertory Theatre, the Walton County Cultural Arts Alliance and the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, which all help support healthy and well-rounded local communities. The Thanksgiving Day Races have raised more than $250,000 for local nonprofits over the past several years.

Thanksgiving 10K

The Thanksgiving 10K kicks off at the Rosemary Beach Town Center at 7:30 a.m. You’ll run or walk along 30A, through Alys Beach and past Watersound Parkway, through Seacrest Beach and to the turnaround point across Camp Creek Lake. Then you’ll head back the same way you came, finishing at the Rosemary Beach Town Center. (Check out the 10K course map here.)

Thanksgiving 5K

The 5K race starts at 7:45 a.m. at the Rosemary Beach Town Center. You’ll run through Alys Beach and make a right on South Watersound Parkway, then turn around before you get to Camp Creek Golf Club. The race finishes at the Town Center. (Check out the 5K course map here.)

Thanksgiving 1-Mile Fun Run

The 1-mile Fun Run starts at 9:30 a.m. and finishes at the Rosemary Beach Town Center and goes a half-mile toward Alys Beach on 30A. (Check out the 1-mile Fun Run course map here.)

More Information on the 7th Annual Thanksgiving Day Races

The race organizers ask that you register in advance and pick up your packet on the 21st at The Hub. There’s no race day registration, and race day packet pick-up is reserved for emergencies only.

Parking locations include:

  • Shades
  • Rosemary Beach
  • Alys Beach
  • Seacrest Beach

Remember that 30A shuts down between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. on race day, so if you park along the race route, you won’t be able to leave until the highway reopens.

Dogs aren’t allowed in any of the races.

Family and friends are welcome to watch anywhere along the course, and they’re invited to the post-race breakfast. They can also volunteer to help in several areas, get great photos with Lucky, the 10K mascot, and shop throughout the morning.


Awards include male and female prizes in three categories: Overall, Master and Grand Master. There are age-specific awards in the 5K and 10K races, as well, ranging from participants under 10 and those over 80. All finishers for each race receive a signature keepsake medal, as well.

All runners receive a race tee, a reusable bag, and a swag bag filled with special discounts and coupons.

Are You Participating in the 10K, 5K or 1-Mile Fun Run?

You can register for the Thanksgiving Day Races at

Each beach town along 30A is part of an amazing community – one that comes together for great events like this and one that pulls together to help others when necessary.

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All photos by Shelley Swanger Photography.

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