Run Sunset Beach is Saturday May 19th and we’ve got some updated information for you!  We’ve pushed the 1 mile back to an 8:30 start to allow runners the ability to run both the 5k and 1 mile if you wanted to – PLUS lots of other great info in post answering all of the frequently asked questions.  Please read it carefully; but if you have any questions at all, you can click here to email us directly and we’ll do our best to respond promptly.

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5K’ers Can Now Run The 1 Mile!

We originally had this scheduled for 8:00 but why not push it back to 8:30 so more people can participate.  We have an all new cute narwhal medal for all of the finishers.  This is a completely closed course (3 laps in the park).  It is not a certified exact 1 mile and it’s also not timed but 100% of the profits of this event go to local non-profits.  We have limited spaces available and we expect it to sell out fast now that 5Kers have just over an hour to run that event and make it to the 1 mile.  To sign up, click here.  Want to see the medal?  Click here for a short video!

Still Need A Place To Stay?

Let them know you’re coming for the race!  We have arranged a special rate for runners at two places.  But I just checked and they both only have a few rooms left.  Sea Trail (1-800-624-6601) and Days Inn in Shallotte (910) 241-0031.

First of all, please share this awesome event with your friends.  We have a few spots left in both the half marathon and 5K that will sell out so tell everyone you know.  If you know someone who would enjoy an awesome 5K or even a 1 mile race – tell them too!  Like Us On Facebook! and please share with others!
We’re excited to offer 2 free beer tickets, free snoballs, pizza, Barbecue and a party in the park for all runners.  On top of the awesome finisher medal, we have some killer age group awards and this is a guaranteed fun morning!

The temperature in Sunset Beach for May can be in the 80’s.  While it’s too far ahead to estimate race day weather, anticipate some heat. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!!  While we start early (7am), provide water every 1.5 miles and do everything we can to help you cool down during and after the race, it’s important to properly hydrate yourself days leading up to the race and be sure to bring some pre-race hydration on race morning.

This is a rain/shine event.  If there is lightening, we will delay.  It’s far too early and at the beach, weather comes and goes so fast.

When:  Friday 5/18 2pm-7pm
Where: 75A Clubhouse Rd. Sunset Beach, NC 28468 (or click here)
★ This is at the Sea Trail Convention Center.
★ If you absolutely 100% cannot make the Friday night packet pickup and no one else can pick up your packet.  We will host a packet pickup Saturday morning before the race next to the start/finish line.  This has a sharp cutoff at 6:30 so plan to arrive at parking no less than 60-90 minutes prior to your event.

RACE DAY FOR ALL RACES:  (5/19/2017)
VERY IMPORTANT!  Parking is located here and a free shuttle will take you to/from the start/finish line.  There is virtually no parking at the start/finish area so you must utilize this parking lot.
The start/finish line is located here in the Sunset Beach waterfront park for all race distances.  Shuttles start running at 5am – please show up at least 60 minutes prior to your race start time.

Click Here for a map with all race routes on it!


★Click “Am I Registered” on the left side to find your bib number and confirm you’re registered.
★ Yes, you may have a friend/family member pick up your packet. They must have your bib and copy of your photo ID. This could be a picture or screenshot on their phone – or printed.

ALL PARKING must be in our designated parking lots and take our FREE shuttle!  This shuttle runs from 5:00am – 11am  CLICK HERE for directions to the designated parking area. PLEASE ARRIVE 60-90 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR START TIME FOR PARKING & SHUTTLES!!
★ GEAR CHECK will be provided in the park near the start/finish line area.
★ If you absolutely cannot make it to packet pickup and you must pick it up the morning of the race, PLEASE come super extra early to accommodate this!  We will have a hard cut-off on packet pickup race morning at 6:30 for all races!  This will be located at the park near the start line.

Use #RunSunsetBeach to share with your friends you’re running in this race.  Take pictures of your training runs, during the race and at the after party on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. We’ll be sharing your pics on our website and facebook page. Be sure to tag us or post to our page so that we see your pictures! 1 Lucky winner from the photos uploaded will win a FREE entry into any of our races – your choice!

Of course we manage the whole BAM! Race Series with a 1 Mile, 5K and Half Marathon on Oak Island (February), Sunset Beach (May), Holden Beach (September) and Ocean Isle Beach (October); but we also manage the brand new Wilmington Historic Half and 5K coming up on Sunday December 2nd – check out details here:

Click Here for a map with all race routes on it!

HALF MARATHON INFO (Starts at 7am)
★ 9 Water Stops with Gatorade and Water.
★ 3 Potty Breaks 🙂
★ ICEE Pop Station

5K ROUTE INFO (Starts at 7:20am)
★ 1 Water Stop with Gatorade and Water.

1 MILE ROUTE INFO (Starts at 8:30am)
★ A Fun Walk/Run/Crawl through the park.
★ This has a different start/finish from the other races.  It will start IN the park on the walkway closest to the water.  Listen for announcements in the park.

(1) Arrive 60-90 minutes earlier for parking/shuttles.
(2) Bring your bib & pins!
(3) Cash for extra food, drinks, beer, swag – especially spectators!
(4) Make an AWESOME sign!  especially spectators!
(5) Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!!  May gets a little warm and while we start early, provide water every 1.5 miles and do everything we can to help you race day, it’s important to properly hydrate yourself prior to running a race including pre-race hydration in the morning.
(6) Bug spray is a GREAT idea!

* This is a Rain or Shine event!
How do you know if you’re signed up for the event?  If you’re getting this email, you’re all set.  You can also click here and click “Am I Registered” on the right side of the page to double check.
Can I swap tshirt sizes?   Yes, at the solutions tent – based on availability.  Please don’t wear it for the race if you intent to swap sizes.
Can I make a donation to the Turtle Patrol?   Yes, cash or check donation at packet pickup and race day.
When Are Awards?   1 Mile/5K awards will be around 9:15; Half Marathon awards will be around 10:15.
What Awards Are Recognized?   Top 3 overall M/F and 5 year age groups.
Strollers Allowed?   Strollers are allowed on all courses.  You MUST check-in with our staff race morning and you will have a separate start immediately following the main start.  This is for safety and insurance reasons so please help us by following this.  You will still be included in age group awards and your start time will be based on when you cross the start line.  Please be careful and watch your surroundings!
Dogs Allowed?   I’m sorry, dogs are not allowed on sanctioned courses.  Well behaved dogs are allowed at the after party on a leash at all times.  Please bring a bag to clean up after them.
Age Restrictions?   No age restrictions, parental consent for all runners under 18 for any races are required.
Will I receive a medal?  Yes, everyone who registers will receive a medal.
What’s the plan for inclement weather?   This is a rain or shine event.


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