Run Holden Beach 2021

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    Oct. 9 2021

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    Race Details

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    The 2021 Medals feature an intricate Stingray – but look closer and you’ll see tons of hidden sea creatures worked into the depth layers of this massive medal. It opens from the side like a locket and includes a beautiful local photo from the island.

    Oversizes unique designed beach towels are ready for the sand after you finish. These are for ALL finishers and you’re going to love the design this year!  *Please Note – you are paying for a race experience and race swag is for finishers only.

    After you’ve finished, plan to hang out in the after party. Your bib will have tear-away tabs for BBQ & Beer – ALL FREE & INCLUDED for participants!

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    For directions to the start/finish line area you can use the address:  0 Jordan Blvd. Supply, NC 28462.  Be sure to bring your pre-race hydration of choice and show up a little early – we recommend about 60 minutes prior to your start time however packet pickup and checkin opens at 5:30am.


    Parking will be near the start/finish line and various lots on the Island.  It is ok to park on the side of the road as long as all 4 tires are off of the road.

    Start Time:

    The Half Marathon starts at 7:00am with the 5K start immediately following (approximately 7:15am) and the 1Mile at 8:30am.  *Please note that all half marathon and 5K runners must be across the bridge no later than 6:30am.

    During Race

    Saftey is our #1 priority.  While we work with local authorities and DOT to shut down as many roads as possible, a portion of the course is open to vehicles so it’s important to be aware.  We discourage headphones and no dogs are allowed per USATF sanctioning.  Follow our directional signs, volunteers and law enforcement – they know the course and where you need to be running.  Use every water stop to stay hydrated on the course and have fun, we’ll see you at the finish line!

    Post Race

    Hang around a while.  We’ll have the DJ playing your favorite tunes, post race food, beer and games – plus awards for top 3 overall male and female as well as age groups (every 5 years) for both the 5K and Half Marathon male and female runners.  Bring a chair if you’d like, signs to cheer on others and enjoy the after party with us!  *Must be present to receive awards – we do not ship them!

    Important Reminders

    No ID = No Beer

    Arrive early – you don’t want to miss your start

    Bring your bib and pre-race hydration

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    Need directions to the Start/Finish Line – Click Here 

    Directions to parking?  Use the directions above and as soon as you come over the bridge, we will have directional volunteers to help you with this.  


    If you call the Holiday Inn Express in Southport (23 minute drive to start), 

    (910) 253-9100  *Please let them know you’re coming for the race to get the best rate!!

    If you’re coming in a small group, I would try the local vacation rental management companies like Brunswickland, Alan Holden Vacations, or Hobbs Realty.

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    Here are the routes for the Half Marathon, 5K and 1 Mile events in Holden Beach, NC.


    The race starts under the bridge on the island.  Runners will head over the bridge to tackle 5 miles on the mainland before coming back over the bridge onto the island.  Runners will turn right onto Ocean Blvd W. down to Highpoint St. where there’s a turnaround overlooking the Intracoastal waterway. You’ll head back toward the finish line on Brunswick Ave., get some cheers and smell the BBQ for the after party around mile 9 and head down to the East end of the island for the final 4 miles before finishing under the bridge where you started.



    The race starts under the bridge on the island. Runners will take Ocean Blvd West down to High Point St. where there’s a turnaround overlooking the intracoastal waterway.  Runners will head back to the finish on Brunswick Ave. and finish back under the bridge.


    The race will start near the bridge on the island but actually at the end of Brunswick Ave.  This is an out and back course with runners going down to Ferry Rd to the turnaround and when they return, they’ll finish under the finish line like all of the other participants in the 5K and Half Marathon.

    This race is ON! Click Here to register for Run Holden Beach on 10/9/2021. RaceJoy App – Free!

    Do you run with your phone?  Want free up-to-date tracking of exactly where you are on course?  Family/Friends can track you and send you audio cheers.  Hear important race information in real time and get audio cues as you pass key areas.

    This is a free app in the apple and android store that you can download.  Once you have it on your phone, it will walk you through setting it up if you’re a runner or spectator.  We’ve paid for everyone in our event to use it so you don’t have to!

    *Available for the Half Marathon Only!

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    Race Bibs: 

    ALL bibs will be mailed to those who are registered on or before September 25th, 2021.  Anyone who registers after that will be able to pick up your race bib between October 6th, 7th, and 8th at Fleet Feet Myrtle Beach.  Located at:   7931 N Kings Hwy Unit 120, Myrtle Beach SC 29572 during normal business hours 10:00AM – 6:00PM.  If you are unable to make it to Fleet Feet prior to race morning your bib will be at the Start/Finish Line area.

    Please make every effort to pick up prior to race morning.  There are no late starts due to logisitcal issues and traffic concerns with the bridge.   


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     We partner with a professional Timing Company that will provide accurate results.

    Certified Course:

    Every Coastal Race Productions event is certified with USATF and measured for accuracy.  If you are hopeful for a state or national record, please give us a heads up so that we’re expecting it and can take proper actions to fill out the paperwork needed for your submission.


     Military, Students & Teachers – Yes!

    Are you a member of a race club or group – contact us for club discounts.

    Use our contact form  – click here

    Are Dogs Allowed:

    No.  All of our courses are USATF certified and sanctioned and dogs are not allowed for safety reasons.  If you have a 4 legged running companion for medical reasons, you can file a request through the USATF ADA Committee (which takes 4-6 weeks) by clicking here and if they approve, they will provide you documentation that you will then need to provide to us.  Here is a direct link to the form you’ll need to fill out.

    Register Offline:

    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.

    Age Restrictions:

    We have no age restrictions however we do ask for parent or guardian signatures on all minors under 18 years of age.

    Course Support:

    The half marathon will have 8 different water stops along the 13.1 mile course. All stops have water and Gatorade. There is 1 water stop along the 5K course as well.We will have a truck monitoring the route with water and acting as a “SAG” wagon. Volunteers from the Holden Beach Turtle Patrol are assisting on the course for directions, as well as at the finish line and all of the water stops.Signage is marked on the ground, over 100 directional signs, and a biker will lead both courses.  We have 8′ flag mile markers for every mile on both the 5K and Half Marathon.There are over 20 portajohns/toilets at the start finish line and 2 that you pass twice on the half marathon course so 4 potty breaks on the total.Post race nourishment includes bananas, gatorade, pizza and beer!You’re going to LOVE running a Coastal Race Productions event!


    We do provide race day photos and our awesome photographer tries to get some of everyone!  If you see her please thank her for all of the awesome FREE photos to enjoy!  These will all be uploaded to our Facebook page please feel free to tag yourself and share with your friends and family.

    Registration Policy:

    We currently do not allow for refunds on our events.  You may read more about this on our FAQ page.

    Event Transfer:

     If you want to change from one distance to another distance at the same race on the same weekend, we allow you to do this yourself prior to any Coastal Race Productions event.  This cutoff to switch is typically the final week leading up to a race and based upon availability in that event.  You will manage this through your RunSignUp account and there is a $15 processing fee.  Need Help?  Click Here for a tutorial on how to edit this. 

    Bib Exchange/Transfer:

    You can transfer your bib to another runner prior to a race. You must login to your RunSignUp account and initiate this bib exchange by placing their name and email in.  The recipient will receive an email to accept the bib, pay a $15 processing fee and sign our online waiver.  Whether you gift it to them or they pay you for it on this side is up to you.  Need Help?  Click Here and look for “Transfer to Another Runner” for a tutorial on how to edit this.

    General FAQ’S:

    Visit our General FAQ’s page for answer’s to all of your questions regarding Coastal Race Events.

    *Please note:  Anyone on the course without a race bib will be asked to leave the course.  Anyone running with a dog unless you have the required USATF paper work will be asked to leave the course.  Companion riders on bicycles are not allowed and will be asked to leave the course.  These are all due to insurance regulations and are grounds for disqualification – It is for the safety of ALL participants.


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    Make the most of 2021!  Whether you’ve set a new goal, tackling a new distance or want to push for that new PR we are here to help you!  Let our Certified Running Coach write a training plan specifically for you!  We are here to help you achieve your goals!  Jump on over to RunCRP to learn more!


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    Volunteers are loved by all!  We would be thrilled to have you join our race day team.  Waterstops, Intersection Cheerleaders, Start/Finish Line – we need it all.  We rely on some key non-profits that we partner with locally but we could always use some extra support.  If you’re interested in volunteering with us, please register by clicking here.  All volunteers receive a free race shirt too!  Thank you!

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    Coastal Race Productions support a number of Non-Profits throughout Brunswick County represented through our Volunteer Program.  Organizations such as the Turtle Watch Groups on all of our the various Islands, Hope Harbor (our local battered women’s shelter), American Heritage Girls Foundation and over 20 different local non-profit organizations benefit directly from you generous donations. Thank you!

    To make a donation CLICK HERE – Thank you!

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    All results can be found by clicking the link below.


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    Shirts (Sizes Youth Small – Adult XXL):

    These are incredibly soft tri-blend style and come in unisex sizing for youth and adult sizes. They are only $15. If you purchase in our store, we have options for shipping or to pickup at the race. If you purchase during registration, they will be available for pickup at the race expo. *Limited Quantity Available!