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

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.