We kick off our Kayak for the Warrior activities by hosting a 5K Beach Run and 1K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, May 26. The event fee for the 5K is $25 includes a t-shirt. The Fun Run/Walk fee is $15. T-shirts for fun walkers/runners will be available for purchase. The Fun Walk/Run will head down the beach towards Indian Beach and return on the same route.
The race course for the 5K will begin on the beach and proceed west towards Indian Beach and then loop over the dunes, across Hwy 58 and then over the knolls of Beacon’s Reach and then back across 58 and onto the beach again. Run times will be posted immediately. Run the East will be providing chip timing. The top three finishers in several age and gender groups will receive awards.
The age and gender groups are as follows: Females 15 and Under, Females 16 – 65, Females 66+, Male 15 and Under, Males 16 -65, and Males 66+.
Chips and numbers will be available prior to the race.
There is parking at the common beach access parking across the street from the Inn at Pine Knoll Shores, the Beacon’s Reach Management Association parking lot, and behind the Beacon’s Reach Management office in the landscape field (both off of Rt. 58).
Proceeds benefit Hope For The Warriors®, a 501(c)3 with a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, whose mission is to provide comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources. PLEASE NOTE NEITHER KAYAK FOR THE WARRIORS OR HOPE FOR THE WARRIORS IS AFFILIATED WITH THE WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT.