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April 23, 2014

Headlamp-wearing runners will dash along South Padre Island beaches in the moonlight at the South Padre Island Sand Crab 5k & 10k Nighttime Beach Run, Saturday April 26. Runners will run either 5k or 10k under the stars, followed by a beach party under the stars with food, live music and fireworks at Clayton’s Beach Bar and Grill.

The race features a 5k and 10k event, both beginning at 8:30 p.m., and a special race just for kids: the Kids Beach Mile for children 12 and under, beginning at 8 p.m. Both kids and adult races start and finish on the beach at Clayton’s Beach Bar & Grill, 6900 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island. The event benefits Sea Turtle Inc., a South Padre-based non-profit dedicated to the conservation and rehabilitation of sea turtles.

All 5k and 10k runners will receive a technical race T-shirt and access to the post-race beachside barbecue meal and beer at Clayton’s after the run. This chip-timed race features age group awards in 10-year increments, plus overall and masters awards.

All runners and walkers must carry a headlamp or flashlight with them. The out-and-back course will be marked with, lights and signage.

Both the 5k and 10k have a 2-hour course cut-off; all runners must reach their turnaround within one hour. 10k participants will access water stops 4 times; 5k participants will access water stops twice for sports drink and water.

Kids Mile participants receive a cotton shirt, post-race meal and finisher’s award. Parents must run with kids under six years of age.

Advance packet pick-up is required. Runners can get their packets at FootWorks running store at 2224 S 77 Sunshine Strip in Harlingen on Thursday April 24 and Friday April 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Packets can also be picked up on race day from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at La Quinta Inn and Suites, 7000 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island.

Pre-registration is available through online sign-up or mail. For more information, to register or to download an entry form, go to