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, have a couple of beers (with proper ID) while celbrating with other runners on the deck at Pearl South Padre 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 behind Pearl South Padre on the beach and run south for 3.1 or 1.55 miles (depending on the event) 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 drink and water hit 2X ea for the 10K and 1 hit 2X for the 5K. After finishing, runners will receive 2 drinks (with proper ID). Food will be available for purchase at Pearl Resort.