Best Blast on the Beach is our Independence Day Celebration and it's outstanding! The day begins bright and early on July 4th with our Sandy Shoes 5k Fun/Run at Under the Palms Park on 7th Street in beautiful Mexico Beach, FL. All ages are invited to participate in this family fun event. Come out with the kids and pets and enjoy this great start to the July 4th weekend. Very easy course that will allow any stage of runner to enjoy. Water stations along the road are route markers and spirited volunteers and onlookers will be cheering on each racer as they cross the finish line. This race does not use race officials.
Pre-registration is now open and all those who register before July 2nd will receive a race day t-shirt. Registration price will change on July 2nd at noon and t-shirt will be available but not guaranteed in the requested size. Packet pickup will be available on July 3rd from 9:00am till 3:30pm at the Mexico Beach Civic Center or on race day from 6:00am till 6:30am. Please know that all times are in CST. Race starts at 7:00am.
Event details and schedule
Packet Pickup Up: July 3rd, 9:00am till 3:30pm OR at the race location, Under the Palms Park on July 4th, 6:00am till 6:30am. Race Starts at 7:00am
Parking is located at the vacant lot across from the park. Make sure to dress for the hot July weather and bring sunscreen. Should you have any questions, please contact the Mexico Beach Welcome Center at 888-723-2546.
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