RUN SUNSET BEACH
RACE DAY : MAY 21, 2016
Countdown to Run Sunset
MAY 21, 2016
This will be the third annual “Run Sunset Beach” event that includes a 1 Mile fun run/walk, 5K & Half Marathon followed by a BIG after party at the park. This is the second event in the 4 race series to earn the worlds largest race series medals!
THE BLING – WORLDS LARGEST RACE SERIES MEDALS!
All finishers receive the BAM! (BIG ASS MEDALS) That’s right, we showcase the worlds largest race series medals. Each individual Half Marathon medal stands 7″ tall and the 5K medals are 5″ tall – same design, they both connect with magnets.
SOFT TRI-BLEND TSHIRTS
Participants receive an ultra soft tri-blend style shirt with a unique design each year.
Sizes include youth small, medium & large.
Adult Small, Medium, Large, XL and XXL.
Be sure to select your size when you register!
1 Mile Walk/Run Registration
Half Marathon Registration
*Medals are guaranteed to runners that have signed up by January 15th. All other finishers will receive a medal based on availability.
**T-shirts and sizes are guaranteed to registered runners that have signed up by February 1st. All other registered runners will receive t-shirt based on availability.
GO BIG OR GO HOME
You can register for the whole series all at once! Every runner who crosses the finish line receives a BIG ASS MEDAL and if you run in the series, you’ll claim the “Worlds Largest Race Series Medal”!
This registers you for ALL 4 events in our series all at once and gives you a discount!
- Run Oak Island – 2/13/2016
- Run Sunset Beach – 5/21/2016
- Run Holden Beach – 9/12/2016
- Run Ocean Isle Beach – 10/2/2016
Do you want a Big Ass Medal? Click Here to Register Now for all events in the series!
THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR AMAZING SPONSORS
SPECTATORS – ALL THE FUN, NONE OF THE RUNNING!
We invite friends, family, neighbors, anyone to come out and enjoy the event on race day. We have several great places for them to watch you during the race and encourage you to bring a cheering squad to get you through the course.
WHERE TO CHEER ON RUNNERS?
For this event, you want to start in the park where runners will be lined up at the beginning of the race. Ask your runner to include your phone number for text alerts and ask them their pace – this will help you determine where you need to be at on the map below to catch them during the course. Don’t miss the finish line and have your camera ready to capture them receiving their #BigAssMedal
HOW TO BE THE BEST CHEERLEADER?
We have several images of great cheer squads from our races and downloads here to help inspire you for signs and ideas to encourage your runner friends through the course!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
There is very little parking available ON the island. The early birds can find free parking on side streets and the public parking areas. If you are parked on the side of the road, be sure you are parallel and all 4 tires are off of the road.
The majority of runners and spectators will need to park off of the island in our shuttle lot. We are utilizing a large parking lot just off of the island (click here) and offering a FREE shuttle to bring people onto the island.
PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY! at least 60 minutes early to accommodate for getting everyone transported over the bridge to start the race in time!
We will host a packet pickup on Friday May 20th from 3pm – 7pm at a place to be determined. We strongly urge you to pick up on Friday if at all possible.
We will have limited time for packet pickup the morning before the race between 5:30 – 6:45am on May 21st Saturday morning before the race.
Military, Students & Teachers – Yes!
Are you a member of a race club or group – contact us for club discounts.
Use our contact form please – click here
Strollers & Handicap Accessible
Absolutely! All of our races are stroller friendly and handicap accessible. Our races are completely on roads, however you do share most of the roads with controlled traffic.
To the Start/Finish Line – Click Here
We really prefer for you to register online if at all possible – it’s quick and easy with the link at the top of the page.
Can I walk?
Yes! Our 1 Mile and 5K races have no time limit and our half marathon time limit is 3.5 hours (16 min miles) – plenty of time to walk most of the course if you’d like.
We have no age restrictions however we do ask for parental signatures on all minors under 18 years of age.
There are many great amenities on and around the island. I would recommend contacting the local chamber of commerce. We are working on a special race rate for our runners so stay tuned for updates to this page and on Facebook.
1 Mile Route Map
DONATE TO THE SUNSET BEACH TURTLE PATROL!
The Non-Profit benefiting from this race is the Sunset Beach Turtle Patrol. This organization is a staple and helps to preserve a one of Sunset Beaches finest treasures. If you haven’t experience “boil” or “crawl” where these turtles hatch and begin their journey into the ocean, you MUST come learn more! Please donate if you can!
During & after the event, you will see results listed here! Be sure to come back and check it out!
WANT TO REGISTER FOR THE WHOLE RACE SERIES?
REGISTER FOR RUN SUNSET BEACH MAY 21, 2016.