Run Holden Beach

Register for Run Holden Beach

WHEN:  Sat. Sept. 12th, 2015

This will be the second annual “Run Holden Beach” event that includes a 1 Mile fun run/walk, 5K & Half Marathon followed by a BIG after party at the Pavillion under the bridge.  Join us for this over-the-top event in Holden Beach.

All 3 courses will be 100% on road across Holden Beach which is one of the flattest courses you will find!  The half marathon and 5K both take runners over the Holden Beach bridge which adds some elevation and brings the most unique scenic views into the event.  This is the FIRST EVER half marathon on Holden Beach that goes over the bridge!

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Why Should You Run Holden Beach?

  1. We’re benefiting the Turtle Patrol on Holden Beach.  100% of the proceeds from our 1 mile “Turtle Trot” will be passed on to this great non-profit that helps our turtles nest on Holden Beach.
  2. We’re at the beach!  Make it a fun long weekend and enjoy some sand in your toes.
  3. We’re throwing a big party immediately following the races including music, food, energizing workouts sponsored by Crossfit OIB, and fun for the whole family!  *This will be a non-alcoholic event.
  4. Medals?? OH YEAH!  We go big!  Everyone who finishes any of our races will get a unique medal that they’ll be excited to hang on their wall and wear around.
  5. T-shirts (Sizes: Youth Small to Adult XXL) – We splurge for a little nicer t-shirts that you’ll want to collect and wear around – go ahead, be proud that you ran.
  6. Fun & Professional atmosphere.  We’re certified race directors with professional timing and a well planned out event – but we know how to have fun; you’ll have to come check it out yourself!
  7. This race is just 1 week after Labor Day.  If you’re down for the weekend, don’t miss this fun event as a runner, walker or spectator.

*Medals are guaranteed to runners that have signed up by August 1st.  All other finishers will receive a medal based on availability.
**T-shirts and sizes are guaranteed to registered runners that have signed up by September 1st.  All other registered runners will receive t-shirt based on availability.

Yes! Keep in mind the start times and positions.

Half Marathon        - 7:00 AM
1 Mile Turtle Trot   – 7:30 AM on the beach about a 5 minute walk from the 5K & Half Marathon Start Line.
Kindred 5K            - 8:00 AM


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Yes!  We have an early bird discount as well as a Student discount (Pre-school – College).  Early Bird rates are automatically taken off at the check-out and if you’re a student, please  Contact Us to let us know and we will get you setup with a discount.

Yes, you can walk any of the courses as long as you finish in the time restricitons.  There are no issues at all for the 1 mile or 5K races but the half marathon might be a stretch to finish in 3 1/2 hours (16 min pace).You’ll want to keep in mind the time limits for each one explained below.  As long as everyone is off the courses by 10:30, you’re good.  If you feel you will be longer than this, that is fine; keep in mind timers and water stops will begin to clean up about 10:30:
1 Mile Turtle Trot    - No time limit so take your time.
Kindred 5K              – 60 min. time limit so about 20 minute miles. (15 min. miles is a fast walk)
Half Marathon         - 3hr. 30min time limit so roughly 16 minute miles.  Plenty of opportunity to walk in the race and enjoy the scenery.

We don’t really have any age restrictions.  We encourage ALL ages on each of the Run Sunset Beach events.  We do require waivers to be signed by all participants and if you are under 18, we require a release by a parental guardian.

Of Course!  Click Here to get signed up.

We ask that you register online by clicking here.  You can register the day of the event at the late registration price or contact us if you need to make special arrangements for getting registered. Keep in mind we can’t guarantee a tshirt for later registrations so get signed up soon!

Packet Pickup will be held the morning of the race from 6am – 8am under the bridge.

Yes, these are all road races.  Going over the bridge on the half marathon may be a little tough but there will be no traffic on the bridge.  We ask that you stay back from the front at the start to avoid any traffic issues with the many runners and to let the “elite runners” get out in front.

Race day events start bright and early with last minute registration sign-ups from 6am – 8am under the Holden Beach Bridge.  The first events to take place are the half marathon and 5K starting at 8am.  This is followed by the 1 mile fun run/walk at 8:45 a.m.  We have no cut-off time for the 1 mile or 5K routes; however, the half marathon cut-off time is 11:30 a.m. (16 min mile).

Now that the races are over, the fun begins.  We’re going to have lots of fun during the after party at the pavillion under the bridge with a free live concert, food, smoothies, games, crossfit style workouts and challenges, and awards.[/accbody]