April 25, 2015, 8:30 pm, Kid’s 1 Mile Beach Run starts at 8PM.
Our Mission: At Sea Turtle Inc., our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release injured sea turtles, educate the public, and assist with conservation efforts for all marine turtle species.
ON THE BEACH!!! Behind LaQuinta 7000 Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island, Texas 78597
- Click here to register online.
- Click here to download PDF entry form.
About this Event
This event benefits Sea Turtle Inc. Please consider making a donation on race day to help us support them. 8PM Start for the Kid’s Beach Mile and 8:30 pm START FOR 5K/10K!!! Start and finish on the beach at Clayton’s Beach Bar on South Padre Island.
The Sand Crab, run entirely on sand, on the beach, is a great way to get a little exercise under the stars on a beautiful South Padre Island Beach at night, get fed, have a few beers while listening to great music with other runners on a warm spring night. This 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. Click here to see the course. The Sand Crab starts on the beach behind LaQuinta Inn and runs south for 3.1 or 1.55 miles (depending on the event). Turnaround at flashing yellow lights manned by a course marshal and head back to the finish. The post race bash will be held right next door at Clayton’s Resort Beach Bar and Grill. The course will follow glow sticks and LED tiki torches. LED Tikis stay lit in any wind but they do not light the beach for you to see. They only let you know where the course is.Runners are required to run with a flashlight or head lamp in order to see. Without them you will not see sand castle holes and other hazards. Make sure you have ample lighting in order to run a pitch dark beach at night. There are 2 watertops with sports drink and water hit 2X ea for the 10K and 1 hit 2X for the 5K. After finishing, runners receive bbq with all the fixins and cold cerveza for those of age. Extra BBQ plates available for $15 (this is a good deal).
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 can not walk this fast, please do not participate in this event. 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.
La Quinta Inn serves as our race hotel. It is also the start/finish/post race party location. For one night- Fri or Sat- the rate is $160/night. For a 2 day stay – Fri/Sat OR Sat/Sun . the rate is $240. In order to get the 2 days special please call the Hotel at 956-772-7000 or LQ Reservation center at 1-800-753-3757 AND ASK FOR THE “SANDCRAB RUN RATE”. La Quinta is located at 7000 Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island, Texas 78597, Phone: 956-772-7000, Visit the South Padre Website.
Early packet pick up will beThursday, April 25th and Friday, April 26th in Harlingen at Footworks Running Store on 2224 South 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen 78550 from 10 am-6 pm and at the La Quinta Inn on South Padre, 7000 Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island, Texas 78597 on Race day from 3pm-6pm.
- $45 through 3-25
- $55 through 4-11
- $65 after that
- $70 on race day
- $50 through 3-25
- $60 through 4-11
- $70 after that
- $75 on race day
Kid’s Beach Mile
- $25 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details. There are no refunds for this event. Please be sure you are able to run.