Ocean Fest 5K Beach Run

Saturday October 14th, 2023

Surf City, NC

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Ocean Fest 5K Beach Run


The ocean has given us so much, and we've decided it's high time to return the favor!

Support Mother Ocean and nonprofits that protect her by running/walking in the Ocean Fest 5K on the beautiful sands of Surf City, NC.  Enjoy running on the beach while knowing that you are supporting efforts to keep our oceans clean and healthy...then stick around to soak in a full day of fun. Ocean Fest is a free, two-day beachside eco/surf/art/music festival with a beer garden, kids zone, and top regional and national bands playing in downtown Surf City until 10 pm.

Note: This run takes place entirely on the sand/beach.  All participants who register by September 15 are guaranteed a race T-shirt.


5K Run or Walk - This event is timed

Saturday, October 14, 2023


100 North Shore Drive, Beachside
Surf City, NC  28445


Register Before the Race: Click on the SIGN UP button in the upper right corner.  Online registration closes 30 minutes before the race starts.
Register At Pre-Race Packet Pickup or On Race Day:  To register at packet pickup or race morning onsite, you must be able to register online from your phone. 


Paid parking throughout the town of Surf City.
Check out www.theoceanfest.org website for shuttle bus information.

For a full schedule of events, check the Ocean Fest website 


The mission of Ocean Fest, Inc. is to celebrate and protect Mother Ocean while supporting other likeminded nonprofit organizations.

Ocean Fest is a two-day live music, arts, surf, eco festival to benefit the ocean.  The organization also works throughout the year to mobilize its coastal community to better protect Mother Ocean through beach/coast cleanups, pop-up events, and the ongoing work with Topsail Island Eco Friendly establishments.


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Start Location

100 N Shore Drive (Beachside), Surf City, NC

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