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5th Annual

Coach Post

10k/5k Fun Run


Saturday, April 14, 2018


St. Andrews State Park
4607 State Park Lane
Panama City Beach, FL 32408 


In the fall of 2013, Covenant Christian School held a Kick-Off Party for our 1st Annual Race to get our students involved in the race excitement.  Coach Post was able to attend the party and he’s pictured below with some of the school and race staff.

kick off party with staff and Richard

To our great sorrow, Coach Post passed away on Christmas Day, 2013, at the age of 90, before he was able to see the first annual Fun Run.  His funeral was held on Saturday, December 28th and the community turned out in large numbers to pay their respects to his family and witness to the impact Coach Post made on their lives.


 The Purpose of the Coach Post Run:

Supporting Covenant Christian School / Developing Cultural and Spiritual Leaders

The Mission of the Coach Post 10k/5k Fun Run:

To raise support for The Covenant Foundation and Visionary Projects, such as expansion of facilities, technology, science and Fine Arts programs, tuition-based scholarships, athletics and classroom budgetary needs.


Event Schedule:

Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up:


Friday, April 13th

Covenant Christian School, 2350 Frankford Ave., Panama City, 4:00 – 7:00 pm.  Come and Join us for this festive evening as we kick off the Coach Post Race Events with Supper available for purchase. Toyota will have New Vehicles available for viewing.

Race Day, Saturday, April 14th

St. Andrews State Park

6:00 am Park opens for race participants

6:00 – 7:00 am Packet Pickup and On-site Registration

7:00 am 10K Race begins

7:15 am 5K Race begins

8:15 am Fun Run starts

Food and family activities will follow at the end of the races.


Race Course:

Join us for our third annual Coach Post 5K/10K Fun Run – a family friendly road race at St. Andrews State Park! Sugary white beaches and the emerald waters of the Gulf Coast surround our flat and fast course.

The course winds through the pristine surroundings of St Andrews – one of the state of Florida’s top 3 most popular parks!  There are water/aid stations in various locations along the course.  Volunteers will be lining the route to cheer you on!  After the race you and your family can enjoy the beaches, nature trails or even the ferryboat to Shell Island all offered by St. Andrews state park!

Walkers and runners of all levels are welcome on this USATF certified course.

We are not enforcing any time limits on the race as it is open to both runners and walkers.  The 10K runners will begin at 7:00 a.m.  The 5K will begin shortly after and the 1 mile Fun Run will follow.  The loop course is flat, paved and winds through scenic St. Andrews State Park.  It is certified and officially sanctioned by the USA Track and Field Association.  This is a timed event and all participants will receive a race number and timing chip to get their finishing time once the course is complete


10K Loop

10K loop




The race will start/finish at the Jetty Parking lot.  The 5K runners will go through the loop once.  The 10K runners will go through twice.  The 1 mile Fun Run will go from the Jetty Parking Lot then turn right where the State Park Lane crosses the State Park Circle.




Participants are asked to carpool, as parking is limited.  The park opens at 6:00 am (CST) and the 10K race starts at 7:00 am (CST), so please make sure to arrive with plenty of time for parking and registration.  All participants will receive a complimentary custom Coach Post Run T-shirt.  A post race party will follow the race along with the awards ceremony.



Custom race medals are awarded for the overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers, as well as the top 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers for males and females in the following age categories:

Age groups-



Registration & Donations: has details and registration information.  You can also support the mission of the race without running!  The site can also accept your donations.


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 For additional information:



state park


Visit the website of our race location in beautiful St. Andrews State Park

on St. Andrews Bay and the Gulf of Mexico






General Event Inquiries:

Contact our Race Director, Tricia Petty at


Media & PR Inquiries:

Contact information about PR and Media –




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