Sign up for Beaufort Shrimp Festival 5K run/walk

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Main Street Beaufort, USA and the South Carolina Shrimpers Association are gearing up for the 18th Annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival, to be held Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 6, at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. This two-day festival is a celebration of S.C. Wild Caught Shrimp, local food and fun in the Lowcountry.
The festival’s 5K Run and Walk Through History will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, and the Popcorn Shrimp Run for ages 7 and under will begin at 8:45 a.m. All races require advance registration and depart from Bay and Newcastle streets in downtown Beaufort.
The 5K run, USATF certified race, is a scenic route over Woods Memorial Bridge to Meridian Road and back. The walk is a leisurely tour of approximately two miles through the Old Point Historic District. The kids race is one block on Bay Street. Registration is $25 for the run, $15 for the walk and $10 for popcorn-sized runners. Winners in each age group will receive a collectible shrimp boat. The first 300 registered participants will receive a T-shirt, and al are eligible for opportunities to win great prizes after the race while results are being tabulated. For entry forms and more information, visit www.beaufortshrimpfestival.com or call 843-525-6644 for details.