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, celebrate and listen 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 drinks and water, hit 2X each for the 10K, and 1 hit 2X for the 5K.