Compete On Flora-Bama Beaches for Special Causes
The Florida-Alabama State line slices through fine, white, panhandle sand. It also slices through a cultural hangout you may have heard about—Kenny Chesney and Jimmy Buffet sang about it, and its annual mullet-tossing contest has been newsy. Yes, it’s the Flora-Bama Lounge and Oyster Bar.
Flora-Bama is drawing new lines in the sand with beach competitions for special causes. One is the Beach Run/Walk for America’s Warriors on Saturday, March 24th. Flora -Bama is the start and finish line. Half-marathoners run east into Florida and return at the
half-way mark, while 5K runners head west into Alabama and turn back at their half-way mark. Flora-Bama donates all entry fees to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which helps severely wounded warriors and families of Special Ops warriors killed in the line of duty.
The other competition is the Annual Mullet Man Triathlon, a warmup to the annual Interstate Mullet Toss held the last weekend in April. With prizes for men and women in a
mix of categories, including first-timers, proceeds benefit the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.
By Bill Aucoin, Southern Boating March 2018
Photo Courtesy of Flora-Bama Lounge and Oyster Bar
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