Earth and Surf Fest 5K, July 9, 2016

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Saturday, July 9, 2016
8:00 a.m.

North Topsail Beach
Onslow Public Beach Access #4
465 New River Inlet Road
North Topsail Beach, NC 28460








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Participants may choose to run or walk the TIMED 5K or UNTIMED 1 mile beach runs.



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8:00 a.m. – 5K Race starts

8:05 a.m. – 1 Mile Starts


Please plan to be at the starting line 10 minutes prior to the start of the race wearing your race number on the front of your shirt. You may walk the 5k if registered, however we ask that athletes walking the 5k line up at the back of the starting area. The one mile untimed event will start approximately 5 minutes after the start of the 5k.


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The Earth and Surf Fest 5K is part of the Keep Onslow Beautiful’s Earth and Surf Fest at North Topsail Beach. The event is eco-friendly and waste-free — even the power is from solar panels! The 5K course is entirely on the beach, shoes are optional.



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The Earth & Surf Fest is an Environmental Awareness event. The mission is to create a fun avenue for individuals to make the connection between the health of our environment, our economy, and our people. This Award Winning event will include a Surf competition, Stand Up Paddleboard Race, Yoga, Waterway Sport Demos, a 5K Run on the Beach, Beach Cleanup, Booths, Exhibits, and Live Entertainment! For more information visit




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Saturday, July 9, 2016
North Topsail Beach
Onslow Public Beach Access #4
465 New River Inlet Road
North Topsail Beach, NC 28460

7:00 a.m. – On-site Registration Opens
7:45 a.m. – Registration Closes
8:00 a.m. – 5K Starts
8:05 a.m. – 1 Mile Starts
9:00 a.m. – Awards Start (This time is approximate)



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The course is an out-and-back course that is run completely on the beach. The start and finish of the race is on beach in front of Onslow Public Beach Public Access #4. Runners will head north about 1.5 miles before turning around at a water stop and heading back south to the Start/Finish line.



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Participants who register by Wednesday, June 20, 2016 are guaranteed a race shirt. Sizes include Youth S – L, Female S – XXL, and Male S – XXL. Shirts are made of cotton.



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  • Top 3 overall male and female 5K finishers
  • Top masters (40+) male and female 5K finishers
  • First boy and girl finishers in the 1 Mile (10 and under)
  • Age groups: 10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+



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Saturday, July 9, 2016
7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.

Onslow Public Beach Access #4
465 New River Inlet Road
North Topsail Beach, NC 28460


Pre-registered participants may pick up their race numbers and shirts at packet pick up listed above. For those who wish to register in person, you may do so at the same location.




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Street parking is available in and around Onslow Beach Access #4




2015 results


2015 Overall Results 2015 Age Group Results


2014 Overall Results

2014 Age Group Results



Waiver: The Registration Agreement & Liability Waiver is linked to the Online Registration. This must be selected and approved during registration.

Packet Pick-Up: Family or Friends may pick-up your Race Packet at Packet Pick-Up.

On-Site Registration: Registration is available starting one hour prior to race start. It closes 20 minutes prior to start.

Timing: Jaguar Bib Chip Timing will be used to time this race

Weather: This race is rain or shine. It will be postponed, rescheduled or cancelled if a severe weather warning is in effect.

Refunds requested by participant are as follows (minus credit card processing fee):
More than 60 days from event: Full Refund
Less than 60 days, but more than 30 days from event: 50% Refund
Less than 30 days, but more than two weeks from event: 25% Refund
Less than two weeks from event: No Refund
Entries are not transferable to other races Timed by Go Time as each race is organized by a different group. We must stick to this policy as race items have been purchased based on current registrations and it is not fair to choose who receives a refund and who does not.