Saturday, October 25, 20148:00 pm CST
1000 Lantana Drive
Port Aransas, Texas 78373

About this Event

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 The Dunes Condos and runs south for 3.1 or 1.55 miles (depending on the distance). Runners turnaround at flashing red lights manned by police and head back to the finish. The post race bash will be held on the beach by the Dunes. The course will follow orange flashing lights placed every one tenth of a mile.   The flashing lights do not light the beach, they only let you know where the course is.  Runners are required to run with a flashlight or head lamp in order to see where you are going. 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).

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 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.

Race Hotels

THE Dunes Condominiums -   The Dunes Hotel located at 1000 Lantana Drive ~ Port Aransas, Texas 78373 ~ (361)749-5155 ~ Toll Free (877)296-3863.  They are offering a special One Bedroom – 20% discount/night (Maximum Occupancy 4), Two Bedroom – 20% discount/night (Maximum Occupancy 6), Three Bedroom – 20% discount/night (Maximum Occupancy 8)if you book your stay between October 23, 2014 through October 27, 2014. If you stay longer they will offer One Bedroom – $168/night (Maximum Occupancy 4), Two Bedroom – $200/night (Maximum Occupancy 6), Three Bedroom – $228/night (Maximum Occupancy 8)

Port Royal Condominiums-  Great place to stay and enjoy the beach

 Packet Pickup

Early packet pick up will be Thursday, October 23rd and Friday, October 24th in Port Aransas at The Dunes Condos and on Race day at the Dunes from 3pm-6pm.

Entry Fees


  • $45 through 3-26
  • $55 through 4-12
  • $65 after that
  • $70 on race day


  • $50 through 3-26
  • $60 through 4-12
  • $70 after that
  • $75 on race day

Kid’s Beach Mile

  • $20
  • $25 on race day

Military, Fire and Police Discount: $5 discount via mail-in entry only. ID required at packet pick up.


There are no refunds for this event. Please be sure you are able to run. You are allowed to transfer your entry to another person.