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Date:        Saturday, January 3th, 2015
Time:        Kids Run Start Time – 8:00 A.M. 5K/10K Start time – 8:30 A.M.
Location:  Beach in front of Stahlman Park, Surfside Texas Address:   2211 Blue Water Highway, Surfside Beach Texas
GPS Location:  Paste these coordinates into Google Earth: 28°58’16”N 95°15’41”W or 28.971111, -95.261389

Run/Walk Instructions and Information:
All runners and walkers will wear their race numbers in the front, clearly visible to the timers and finish line personnel. Pin the number at the small holes on the race bib.

Cross the Finish Line only once. If you go back out to run a friend in, please peel off at least 30 yards before the finish line to avoid timing issues and disqualification.

We advise against the use of headphones at this event.  Should you choose to use them, you do so at your own risk.  Keep the volume at a reasonable level so that you can hear vehicles and other runners near you on the course.

Important Courtesy: Please remove headphones as you enter the finish line chute so you can hear finish line instructions.

The 5K and 10K will begin simultaneously from the same location.  Walkers and those running with strollers need to start from the rear of the starting group.

Course Cautions:
1. The course is open to vehicular traffic on the beach.  You may use headphones, but be aware of your surroundings.  There will be plenty of room for both runners and vehicles, but there won’t be much traffic at the time of the race.

2.  As with running on any beach, tides will cause ripples or irregularities on the running surface.  Sand is hard packed and very safe.

3. Jogging Strollers are allowed, but please be cautioned for the safety of your child: the beach surface is constantly changing with the tides and there will be dips and ruts.  Be constantly aware and be prepared to slow considerably to avoid tipping the stroller or injuring your child.

Weather:
Prevailing sea breeze usually gives a headwind going out and a tailwind on return to the finish. Course Measurement: The course is accurately measured by GPS.

Time Limit: The race starts at 8:30 AM and the course closes at 10:30 AM.

Shirts, Awards:

1.  Each participant and volunteer will receive a race shirt.

2.  Overall and Age group awards! Awards for the 5K include Overall and Masters Winners, Top 3 in each age group: 14 and Under, 15-19,  10 year age group awards for 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and 60’s plus. Awards for the 10K include Overall and Masters Winners, Top 3 in each age group: 19 and Under, 10 year age group awards for 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and 60’s plus.

3.  Door Prizes!!!  Stick around after the race and during the awards ceremony we will give away door prizes.

Aid Stations: There will be water available at both the 5K and 10K turnarounds. Portable toilets are located at the start of the race.

Pre-race Announcements and National Anthem: Race announcements and instructions will start at 8:25, at the starting line.

Post race: Stick around for a great post-race party and awards.