"The Treasures of South Walton Adventure Run is a 5K run with the goal of raising money for local charities."

The run is being produced by SRB Productions whose main goal is produce fun events that will bring awareness and funds to charitable organizations. Our featured Charity for the 2012 South Walton Adventure run is Food for Thought.

The Legend

Captain S. Walton of the Queen’s Navy decided after years of loyal service that it would be far more profitable to take what the ships were carrying and sell it rather than serve in the honorable Navy.

The Captain’s ship became known as the Jolie Rouge – because it was the original ship to fly the Jolly Roger. Captain S. Walton set sail after ships coming from the Gulf of Mexico, knowing full well that these would hold the best of everything. This worked out well for the captain and he amassed a great treasure that he kept on board with him.

In a treacherous turn of events, the Captain’s crew declared mutiny and in order to save the treasure and self, the captain set fire to the ship after he threw the treasure overboard and tied a barrel that would float to it, so he could retrieve it later. The boat went up in flames faster than the captain thought and no one survived. The treasure drifted to the shores of South Walton County and the pirates want it back.

What is an adventure run?

Adventure racing (also called expedition racing) is a combination of two or more endurance disciplines, including orienteering (if an orienteering map is used) and/or navigation (when non-orienteering maps are used), cross-country runningmountain bikingpaddling and climbing and related rope skills.

 

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An expedition event can span ten days or more while sprints can be completed in a matter of hours. There is typically no suspension of the clock during races, irrespective of length; elapsed competition time runs concurrently with real time, and competitors must choose if or when to rest.

 

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Registration

 Dates

Friday, Oct. 19th – Masquerade Ball

Saturday, Oct 20- @ 10:00 AM, Kid’s run, vendor/expo set up, and sign in for main event

Sunday, October 21, 2012 @8:00m til 4:00 PM. Main event 5K Pirate Run.

Address

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
7525 W Scenic Highway 30A Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Registration Closing Date

Monday, October 1, 2012 @ 11:59 PM

 

 

The Kid’s Fun Run will have multiple heats, but will start at 11:00 am.

The kids obstacles are tires, zig zag, monkey bars, army crawl under fencing, pine straw hill and the treasure box.

There are multiple obstacles on the 5k, similar to any mud run.  If we told you what was on it, you wouldn’t be surprised!

To sign up just to be a pirate, email us your name and contact information with “Pirate Volunteer” in the subject line.  We will add you to the pirate crew!!!

This 5K run is an obstacle course and pirates will be chasing you for your booty! Every runner will be given 4 golden flags to be worn at the waist. Pirates will be trying to capture the flags.

Be A Pirate

Sign up to be a pirate for a 2 hour shift and you get to do the run at a reduced rate. There will be prizes for the pirate that ends up with the most booty. Limited spaces available!

Additional Information

The Friday night ball will be held at Tops’l Resort, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. There will be a live band, hor d’oeuvres, dancing, silent auction and cash bar. Saturday’s 1 mile kid run will be a scaled down version of the 5k, with obstacles and pirates – so runners will need to guard their booty in order to win prizes! There will be different age brackets for this event, an email will be sent out after you sign up to gather more information and let you know the time of your heat. Saturday is also the day for 5k runners to complete their registration for the main event, collect their swag and check out sponsor booths. Sunday is the 5k. There will be multiple heats set up. Emails will go out after you sign up to schedule your heat. Prizes will be awarded to fastest time with booty in tact and the pirate with the most flags!

Map

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