South Padre Island Sand Crab 5K & 10K Night Beach Run
South Padre Island, Texas
Saturday, April 26, 2014 8:30 PM (Central Standard Time)
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About This Event- Kid's Crab Mile Starts at 8PM, 5/10K 8:30PM
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 at night, get fed, have a few beers while listening to great music with other runners on a beautiful spring night. 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 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 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 watertops with HEB Quench and water hit 2X ea for the 10K and 1 hit 2X for the 5K. After finishing, runners will receive bbq with all the fixins and cold cerveza for those of age. Extra BBQ plates available for $15 (this is a good deal).
Benefitting Sea Turtle Inc
Please consider visiting and making a donation to this fine organization when on the island for the event. Thank you!
What you get for the dough.
All runners recieve as part of their entry: a well supported, well marked course and finish area, chip timing, technical shirt in male and female sizes, a great post race party at Clayton's Beach Bar complete with bbq plate, and beer (must have proper ID)and other refreshments.
Cut off Times
You will have 2 hrs 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 both races
5K & 10K- Overall top 1, Master (40 and up) top 1, Age group top 3: 29 and under, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and up.
Race Hotel- ask for Sand Crab Rate
Information coming soon.
Parking at LaQuinta and Hilton is for guests only. Additional event parking is available across the street from La Quinta at SPI Convention Center and at Andy Bowie Park.
Packet Pickup
Packet pick up will be at Footworks in Harlingen on Thurs (10am-6pm) and Friday (10am-6pm) before the event and La Quinta on South Padre on April 26th from 3-6pm.
If you plan on staying overnight (or longer) for Sand Crab SPI, where you will stay? This helps us plan future events.
How many nights will you stay on South Padre Island?
Who are you registering?
Entry Fees
Kid's Mile- $20 and $25 on race day.*** 5K- $45 through 3-27, $55 through 4-13, $65 after that and $75 on race day.*** 10K- $50 through 3-27, $60 through 4-13, $70 after that and $80 on race day
No Refunds
There are no refunds for this event or the bus trip from San Antonio. Please make sure you will be able to make on race day before signing up.
$5 Military, Fire and Police Discount via mail in entry only- Copy of ID required
Go to, click Sand Crab tab and find downloadable pdf link for paper entry. Please have ID at packet pick up.
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A portion of proceeds from this event go to Sea Turtle, Inc. If you would like to make an additional contribution, please list the amount here.Amount
Additional BBQ meal(s). Each runner has a bbq plate and beer for those of age included in their entry. Your non running friends and family can purchase a ticket to eat and drink for $15 ea. How many additional BBQ tickets would you like to purchase.$15.00 Quantity
How many kid meals (12 and under)would you like? **NOTE** All food will be served after the 5K/10K at approx 9PM.$7.00 Quantity
Waiver and Release
WAIVER AND AGREEMENT : I, the person submitting this entry, am aware that participating in this race event is a potentially hazardous activity, and that I (or my child, if I am signing as parent or guardian) should not so participate unless physically able. I certify that I am (or my child is) medically fit to participate, and will have sufficiently trained for the event prior to participation. I (and my child, if I am signing as parent or guardian) agree to abide by the rules and the decisions of any event officials relating to participation, and assume all risks associated with participation in the event or any associated event or activities, including (but not limited to) falls, contact with other participants, effects of the weather such as high heat and/or humidity, and traffic or road conditions, all such risks being known and appreciated. In consideration of acceptance of the entry fee, and intending to be legally bound, I (and my child, if I am signing as parent or guardian) and anyone entitled to act on my (or our) behalf, assume all risks associated with participation, and waive any and all claims whatsoever against, and fully release, (1) Run in Texas, The City of South Padre, its agents, directors, officers and representatives, and Sand Crab 5K & 10K, (3) all race-day volunteers, and (4) all event promoters and sponsors and their representatives and successors, from any and all claims, damages, liability, or injury of any kind arising to me or by me, whether based upon negligence or any other theory of law, resulting from my (or my child’s) participation in this event. I grant full permission to any and all of the foregoing to use my (or my child’s) name, or photographs, videotapes, motion pictures, or other recordings of my (or my child’s) participation in this event, without obligation or liability to me (and my child). I also understand that my (and my child’s) entry fee is nonrefundable. I have read this agreement carefully, and understand it, and certify my agreement by my signature below. NOTE: Runners under 18 years of age must have parent’s signature (on parent’s signature line) or read and check online waiver.
I understand and agree to the waiver and release*