South Padre Island Beach CHALLENGE, Morning Beach Bike and Night Run


April 29, 2017, 8AM for the 5K/10K Bike and 8:30PM for the 5K/10K Run



2017 RESULTS.  Nice work cyclists!!

Click here for 5K Sand Crab Sunrise Beach Bike


ON THE BEACH!!!  Behind LaQuinta 7000 Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island, Texas 78597

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About the Challenge




Take the South Padre Sand Crab Challenge! Do a beach 5k or 10k by bike in the morning, then run a 5k or 10k on the sand at night! Both events are held entirely on sand. Sign up for both and get a special deal! Riding a bike on the sand can be challenging — the fatter the tire, the better.  The 5K bike is very rider friendly with a 1hr cut off. The 10K riders must be at the 3.1 mile turnaround within 1/2 hour. The ride will start on the beach at La Quinta Inn Resort Hotel on the beach and run east for 1.55 or 3.1 miles (depending on the event) then turn around at designated markers and head back to the finish. The course will be led by course marshals and signage.  There will be 2 water stops with sports drink and water hit 2X ea for the 10K and 1 hit 2X for the 5K.  This ride is a great way to see the run course if you participate in both events.  For info on the Run go to

What do I get for registering??

 Cotton shirt, well marked/well supported course, bottled water and sports drink at the finish.  Awards –  Overall top 3 for both events.

Need a Bike?

Call Bikes on Padre.  Bikes are available on a first come, first served basis, so be sure to call (512)658-3766 to reserve your

Cut-off Times

Participants have 1.5 hours to finish both races.


  •  Overall top 3 both distances


 Packet Pickup

  •  RACE DAY at La Quinta Inn on South Padre, 7000 Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island, Texas 78597,  from 7-8AM.

Entry Fees

  • 5K Bike ONLY-  **$20**
  • 10K Bike ONLY- **$25**
  • 5K BIKE/5K Run-**$60**
  • 5K BIKE/10K Run **$65**
  • 10K BIKE/5K Run **$60**
  • 10K BIKE/10K Run- **65**

Military, Fire and Police Discount: $5 discount via mail-in entry only.  ID required at packet pick up.


You are allowed to transfer your entry to another person at no charge if you do so before 3-25.  After that a $10 transfer fee will apply.  Email for details.  There are no refunds for this event.  Please be sure you are able to run.    



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