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Grab your running shoes and your best Forrest Gump attire - it's Shrimp Season in the Lowcountry! That means it's time for the Beaufort Shrimp Festival’s annual Run Forrest Run 5k. After all, nobody knows shrimp more than Forrest and Bubba.
Race through iconic movie locations to make Lowcountry history. Feel the ocean breeze in your poncho as you compete over Woods Memorial Bridge. Take your photo with a Forrest Gump impersonator at the Start / Finish line. Winners will receive the rare and highly prized Shrimp Trophy. (But please, don't barbecue, broil, bake, or saute it!)
We encourage participants to get groovy with themed costumes and unique outfits. Bring your favorite characters to life as you race towards shrimp glory. May the best Forrest win!
The race begins October 8th, 2022 at 8:00 am on Bay at NewCastle Street (in front of the Best Western). The course is USATF Certified SC18010DW (Exp: 12/31/28) and timed by Grounded Running. Run, Forrest, Run!
PACKET PICK UP (PRE-REGISTERED RUNNERS): Pre-registered runners may pick up their race packets including race bibs and t-shirts on Friday, October 7 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Grounded Running shop (2139 Boundary St Unit 108, Beaufort, SC 29902) and at the starting line on race morning from 7:00-7:45am.
DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION / PACKET PICK UP: For runners that have not pre-registered, registration will be available on the day of the race Saturday October 8th from 7 - 7:45am. Pre-registered runners may also pick up their packets at this time if they have not already done so. Registration / Packet Pick Up will close promptly at 7:45am to ensure the race begins on-time.
DIRECTIONS: The race start/finish line is on Bay Street in-between the Marina and Best Western The closest address reference point for your GPS is the downtown marina parking lot: 1006 Bay St, Beaufort, SC 29902. You'll want to make sure to plan out parking in advance as traffic is to be expected with the bridge blocked off for the race. Check Park Beaufort to plan out your parking.
T-SHIRT GIVEAWAY: Earlybird special: Order by September 1, 2022 in order to qualify for T-shirt giveaway. 1 T-shirt per registered runner. Must pickup during packet pickups on Oct. 7, 2022 or on race day at the pre-registered packet pick-up line. Virtual 5K participants who register by September 1, 2022 are also eligible for the t-shirt giveaway (s&h cost included in registration fee).
AWARDS: Top 3 overall male & female awards as well as age groups awarded to top 3 male & female: 8-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. The race is open for runners and walkers of all abilities. The awards ceremony will begin immediately following the race. Virtual 5K participants are not eligible for trophy awards as they are self-timed.
VIRTUAL 5K: For out-of-towners or anyone who are unable to attend our in-person event, we've added the option to sign-up for a Virtual 5K event. If registered by September 1, 2022, registration includes 1 race t-shirt giveaway per registered runner and access to the race dashboard to log your run time. Registrations taking place after the September 1 cut-off are not qualified for the t-shirt giveaway. T-shirts will be mailed within a week of the event which takes place on October 8, 2022. Virtual 5K results may be logged beginning 12am (midnight) through 11:59pm on October 8, 2022. Virtual 5K participants are not eligible for trophy awards as they are self-timed and based on the honor system.
VIRTUAL PRACTICE RUN: Want to race against yourself and time your pace leading up to race day? You can register for this Virtual Practice Run as a freebie add-on to either of your current race experiences above. Since this is a free virtual event meant to help you train, there is no t-shirt giveaway for the Virtual Practice Run.
CHARITY: The proceeds for this race go to support the Beaufort Digital Corridor, a 501(c)(6) non-profit focused on creating a business, education, and attractive social environment for tech entrepreneurs and tech-related companies.
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Best Western Sea Island Inn, 1015 Bay St, Beaufort, SC 29902Open in External Application
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