Runners and families will gather along the coast in Alys Beach for the eighth annual 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run on Sept. 1. Taking place along County Highway 30A, the certified 5K starts at 7 a.m. and will wind through the resort town. The 1 Mile Fun Run, designed for children 12 and younger, begins at 8:15 a.m. and will follow the 5K.

After completion of both races, runners will be able to gather in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre for an awards presentation at 9 a.m., with tunes by DJ Shane from Rock The House, a giant bounce house, beer by Idyll Hounds Brewing Company, and additional food and beverages for purchase. All proceeds will benefit Children in Crisis Inc., a non-profit organization of caring people working together to provide homes and keep brothers and sisters together. For more information and to register, visit alysbeach.com/5k.

The price to participate in the certified 5K is $35 and the 1 Mile Fun Run is $15 (kids 12 and younger only) online in advance until Aug. 25 at midnight. From Aug. 27 until Aug. 30 at 5 p.m., the price to participate in the 5K is $50 and the 1 Mile Fun Run is $25.

Any remaining registrations will be sold on Aug. 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Alys Beach Amphitheatre during Packet Pick-up.