2021 COVID-19 UPDATE: 

The 2021 Shore Break 5k scheduled for Monday May 31, 2021 has been cancelled due to the health concerns, financial constraints, and logistical complications associated with the continuing COVID-19 situation.  Opening of registration was delayed this year to avoid refund costs like we experienced last year.

We’ll be processing refunds for everyone who deferred their registration from last year's (2020) race. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at ashleigh@hatterasyouth.com.

9th Annual 

Shore Break 5k

& Tide Pool Fun Run 


Race Date:
Memorial Day

Monday, May 25, 2020

Race Start Times:
Shore Break 5K Race – 8:00am
Tide Pool 1/2 Mile Fun Run – 9:00am

Thank you to our grant sponsor 
Thank you to our title sponsor 

Gold Sponsors

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Race Description:

Run through Historic Kinnakeet Village on gorgeous Cape Hatteras, on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. This race terrain will keep you entertained the entire 3.1 miles, as you run past Kinnakeet Harbor, then along the Pamlico Sound, up and over the dunes, finishing with an unbelievable view of the Atlantic Ocean as the final stretch takes you to the beach.

Run, jog or walk, all are welcome! Come celebrate Cape Hatteras and give back to a great community! All proceeds from this event will go toward the Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund.

The 9th annual Shore Break 5K will be held at 8am and the Tide Pool Fun Run on the beach will immediately follow the 5K at 9am.

Start/Finish & Beach Post Party:
Koru Village’s  Oceanfront “Beach Klub” located in
Avon next to the Avon Pier – 40127 NC Highway 12.

Shore Break 5K Fees:
Standard registration is $35 (+$3.25 sign up fee).

Register early to avoid price increase! Price will increase to $40 on 5/3/2020.

Tide Pool Fun Run Fee:
$10 (+$2.25 sign up fee) for non-competitive run or walk, finisher medals, and post-race bagel bar for the little runners too!

*T-shirt is not included in fun run registration fee but may be purchased at packet pickup depending on availability

Registration Details: Race registration closes Tuesday, May 19th at Midnight or at race capacity of 500, whichever occurs first. On the race day registration will be available on-site from 7am-7:30am but there is no guarantee of a shirt (you can also register at packet pickup – see below).This is a great race to run with friends and family–encourage them to sign up.

Packet Pickup:
Packet Pick up will be held Sunday, May 24th from 4:00PM to 6:00PM at The Froggy Dog Restaurant40050 NC Hwy 12, Avon NC.

*If you are unable to pick up your packet during this time, you can pick it up during race day registration 7am-7:30am on Monday May 25th.

Post-Race Party:
This year's post-race party will feature a Bagel Bar and of course complimentary micro beers from our awesome sponsor Carolina Brewery (of course only for our 21 and up runners)! All this while relaxing poolside on the oceanfront in beautiful Spa Koru!


There will be limited race day parking on site. Registrants will need to park in the lots of local businesses in the surrounding areas. Parking signs will be designated.

Chip Timing: 
5K participants will be chip timed by professional timing company Run The East.

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Other Event Details:
Non-refundable charity event. Race is rain or shine but will be canceled for safety reasons in the event of severe weather. Water supplied at 5K halfway point and finish. Slower runners and walkers must start at the back of the corral. This is a circular course. Due to stairs and beach running, strollers and pets are not permitted.​