South Padre Island Sand Crab 5K/10K, Kid’s Mile Nighttime Beach Run



April 29, 2017, 8:30 pm,  Kid’s 1 Mile Beach Run starts at 8PM




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

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About this Event




The Sand Crab, run entirely on sand, is a great way to get a little exercise under the stars on a beautiful South Padre Island Beach.  Afterwards,  have a couple of beers (with proper ID) while listening to great music with other runners on the deck at Clayton’s Beach Bar and Grill. The 5K run is very walker friendly with a 2hr cut off. The 10K is walkable but will share the 2 hr cut off. 10K runners must be at the 3.1 mile turnaround within 1 hour. The Sand Crab will start in front of La Quinta Inn Resort Hotel on the beach and run east for 3.1 or 1.55 miles (depending on the event)south and turn around at flashing yellow lights and head back to the finish. The course will be lit with glow sticks and Flashing lights. Our flashing lights only let runners know where the course is. Runners are required to run with a flashlight or head lamp in order to see their foot placement. Without them you will not be able to see sand castle holes and other hazards. Make sure you have ample lighting in order to run a pitch dark beach at night. There will be 2 water stops with sports drink and water hit 2X ea for the 10K and 1 hit 2X for the 5K. After finishing, runners will receive 2 cold cervezas (beer with proper ID).  Food will be available for purchase at Clayton’s Beach Bar.

Cut-off Times

Participants have 2 hours to finish both races. That is a 19:21 minute mile for the 10K and a 38:42 mile for the 5K.   If you do not make the cut off times you will not appear in the results.

Awards for Each Race

Check results and make sure to get your award on event night or have someone get it for you.  You do not have to be a world class distance runner to win an award.   If you want an award mailed to you after the event the cost will be $10 shipping/ and handling. Kids event gets top 3 boy and girl.  All kids get finisher awards. • Overall top 1 • Master (40 and up) top 1 • Age group top 3:  14 and under, 15-19, 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60 and up.


 Packet Pickup

  • Early packet pick up will be Thursday April 27 from 11AM -6PM and
  • Friday, April 28th in Harlingen at Footworks Running Store on 2224 South 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen 78550 from 11 am-3 pm also,
  • La Quinta Inn on South Padre, 7000 Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island, Texas 78597, Race Day  from 3pm-7pm.

Entry Fees


  • $35 through 3-29
  • $45 through 4-17
  • $55 after that
  • $60 on race day


  • $40 through 3-29
  • $50 through 4-17
  • $60 after that
  • $65 on race day

Kid’s Beach Mile

  • $15
  • $20 on race day

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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