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Run Tourist Run

by The Hometown Tourist on July 26th, 2011

I have yet to write a post about this (although I may have mentioned it from time to time) that I enjoy a good run.   Last year, I ran my first half marathon and have 2 slated for 2012.   The other day, I jogged down hwy 30A exploring the scenery.   I glanced over to my right while running past Oyster Lake and saw the reflection of the houses and docks into the water.   I thought it was such a beautiful sight that I stopped my run (any excuse for a break!) and snapped a few photos.   These photos were taken with my iphone!   No color enhancements done to these photos.   This is Au Natural majestic scenery.   This prompted an idea for my post:   all my favorite races along Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast.   Check out BeachGuide for your vacation rental needs.

Sandestin FL

Sandestin Triathlon

August 20, 2011 6:30 a.m.

This one requires a little bit more training than a run but I would love to cross this off my bucket list.   One of the biggest triathlons along the Gulf Coast, the annual event raises money for Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast.   Since my sister is a nurse at Sacred Heart, let’s all go out and support this.   I’d like for her to keep her job (she gets me nice birthday gifts!).   A half mile swim, 20 mile bike ride, and 4 mile run completes this event.

Rosemary Beach

Jim DelMauro Rosemary Run (5K)

October 8, 2011

A picturesque running tour through the beautiful community of Rosemary Beach, FL.   Proceeds benefit Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.   For more information, call 850-231-1861 or visit

Apalachicola Bay, FL

Running for the Bay

October 23, 2011

Now this one is a real doozie!   A 5k and a 10k (for the lightweights!), a half marathon, full marathon, and an ultra 50k (that’s 31 miles folks!) for all the mega runners!   I’m quite positive that after running this, you will no longer forget The Forgotten Coast! I’ll place this one on my list of races I need to work up to!


Seaside Half Marathon

First Weekend in March, 2012

I slacked on this race and didn’t register this year but am definitely signing up last year (it happen to be the weekend after I ran my half marathon in Orlando and I just couldn’t get into it.   I’m a wimp, right?!).   It’s a nice, flat jog down Scenic Hwy 98 from Seaside, FL to Gulf Place and back to Seaside for the after party!   Proceeds benefit the Seaside Neighborhood School.

Lace up your racing shoes and get goin’!   We can’t wait to see you here!

-The Hometown Tourist

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  1. Thank god some bloggers can still write. My thanks for this read..

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