Race Information

Orange Beach, AL
Baldwin County
Jul 4, 2021 - Sunday
5K run
Jul 5, 2021 - Monday
2.5M, 1M run
  • Details from event's Active.com listing:


    July 4th:  The Shark Run - 5K Run and 5K Competitive Walk - The Wharf in Orange Beach

    July 5th:  The Shark Adventure Run - 2.5 and 1 Mile Races - Cobalt, The Restaurant in Orange Beach

    The Shark Run

    There will be categories for both a 5K Run and a 5K Competitive Walk.

    The Run will start at 7:00 AM; the Competitive Walk will start at 7:05 AM.

    The entire 5K course will be on the campus of the Wharf - all pavement.

    ALL finishers for events will get a Finisher's medal, and both events will have age group awards.

    The Shark Adventure Run - 2.5 Miles and 1 Mile

    The Shark Adventure Run will be July 5th at 7:00 a.m. at Cobalt, The Restaurant, located under the Perdido Pass Bridge in Orange Beach. 

    The 2.5-mile Adventure Run is half road and half beach course.  The 1-mile Adventure Run is all beach.  Competitors in the Adventure Runs will wear flag belts and will be chased by "SHARKS".

    ALL finishers for BOTH events will get a Finisher's medal.

    NEW for 2021, The SHARK ATTACK Challenge! 

    Register and finish one of the races on BOTH days and receive the first edition SHARK ATTACK MEDAL.  Only those who complete a race on both days are eligible.  You don’t want to miss out on this!!!

    We will have the BEST Independence Day running singlet for the July 4th race, and a similar garment for the July 5th race. (You will get two shirts if you participate both days!!!)

    There will be FREE BEER and refreshments for BOTH events.

    Mark your calendars and join us for our annual Independence Day tradition, which is now bigger and better than ever!!!!

    Event details and schedule

    Thanks for your interest and we look forward to seeing you over the Fourth of July!

    If your looking for a place to stay while in Gulf Shores please check out www.gulfshores.com

    The Shark Run/Walk 5K

    Sunday July 4th - 2021

    Race Start:  7:00 a.m.

    The Wharf, Orange Beach


    The Shark Adventure Run

    Monday , July 5, 2021

    Race Start: 7:00 a.m.

    Cobalt, The Restaurant, Orange Beach



    Everyone who finishes any of these races will receive a Finishers Medal


    Late Registration and Packet Pick-up:

    Saturday, July 3:  12 - 3 PM at the Wharf

    Sunday, July 4:  5:45 AM - 6:45 AM at the Wharf

    Monday, July 5: 5:45 AM - 6:45 AM at Cobalt, the Restaurant


    Post-race Party: (For BOTH July 4th and July 5th Events)

    Awards party, FREE refreshments and cold beverages including BEER for all participants.

    If you are coming to the Beach in South Alabama for the 4th, you don't want to miss this Running / Walking - TRADITION 

    When you have finished the race and celebrating your victory, there will be a ton of things going on along the Gulf to celebrate Independence Day.

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Listing Status

  • Added to our Directory
    Feb 21, 2013
  • Last Updated in our Directory
    May 19, 2021
  • Last checked by a snack-eating human.
    Aug 31, 2021
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