Run Sunset Beach

Register for Run Sunset Beach

WHEN:  Sat. May 16th, 2015

We are exited to bring 3 incredible races to the Sunset Beach area on May 16th, 2015.  We will start off with the half marathon at 7:00 A.M.  Once we kick off with the half marathon, we will head over to the beach where our 1 mile racers will enjoy a fun beach run.  We will finish off our race series with the Kindred 5K back on the road at 8:00 A.M.  The Kindred 5K and Sunset Beach Half Marathon will both start and finish at the same place on Main St. by the pier.

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Click Here to see the start/finish line.  The race is being held on Sunset Beach, NC.  There is only 1 bridge on and off the island.  Once you come over the bridge, you’ll want to go straight down Sunset Blvd. until you see our volunteers helping direct you to the parking area.  If you’ve never been here, it’s a small island and you won’t miss us!

Yes! Keep in mind the start times and positions.  Many people will register for both the 1 mile and 5K.

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

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.


1 Mile



Early Bird!

2/24 – 4/12

4/13 – 5/14

5/15 – 5/16














*Online Registration Closes Thursday 5/14 at midnight if not sold out earlier!

Yes!  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.

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At this time, we are only taking online registrations.

All 3 races will require packet pickup prior to the event because everyone will receive a tshirt, bib and some other fun stuff.  Packet pickup will be held at the Queen Anne St. Pavillion on Friday 5/15 from 12-5pm.  The address is: 1790 Queen Anne St. Sunset Beach, NC 28469.  We will have late registration and limited availability to pick up your packet the morning of the race for those that need this special arrangement.

We want to keep our events as family friendly as possible so I don’t want to say no here, it’s completely up to you. But, let me explain the courses a little bit.

The 1 mile walk/jog is 100% on the beach. Even at low tide, I can’t guarantee how well this will work out with a jogging stroller. However, this is the race with the fewest number of participants so far and I’ve certainly taken a jogging stroller out on Sunset Beach myself so there shouldn’t be any issues here.

The 5K starts and ends on the road but the majority of the race is again on the beach going out to the Kindred Spirit. You will definitely go through some softer sand and across public access areas. If you’re not in a hurry to finish, I might recommend this as the event to try. There’s really no time limit and will be a lot of fun.

The 1/2 marathon is the only one not on the sand, however, it goes over the Sunset Beach bridge and against traffic (on the side of the road) on 179 and 904 for a couple of miles. I would personally not recommend taking a stroller on these roads.

I don’t want to keep you from coming because we’re trying to do everything we can to make the entire event (races and after party) family friendly. If you do decide to bring a jogging stroller, especially on the 5K or 1/2, I’d ask that you start toward the back to avoid any potential injuries and allow some of the runners going for a fast time to get out in front.