Sand Crab Run

Whether running is for fun, for sport or a lifestyle in and of itself, everyone who takes to the street in the name of exercise can agree that there’s nothing better than a run with a view. For those who take running to the next level and love to race, there’s nothing quite like the Sand Crab Run in South Padre Island to get your heart pumping. This nighttime beach run brings out the best in every athlete and comes complete with unbeatable vantage points.

 Sun Crab Run – A Scenic South Padre Run

This versatile race offers participants options to choose from multiple routes including a 5K, 10K and 1-mile kid’s run. These options keep the Sand Crab Run fun for the entire family. While the kid’s run begins at 8:00 pm, the longer races begin at 8:30. Runners set off at Pear South Padre on the beach and follow glow sticks that line the path to a designated point before turning around and heading back for the big finish. Headlamps or flashlights are required for participants to race. Beer and delicious food are served up once the finish line is crossed at Pearl South Padre and Grill as awards and prizes are delivered.


The Sand Crab Run will be held April 27, 2019, and participants are encouraged to register well in advance for discounted prices. The kids’ run is $20.00 to participate while the 5K is $40.00 and the 10K option is $45.00. Race-day registration is possible at an increased price for all race options. Packets and race numbers are picked up prior to April 27th.

Run with Purpose

A portion of the proceeds from the Sand Crab Run benefits Sea Turtle, Inc. of South Padre Island. This incredible organization is dedicated to not only rescuing, but rehabilitating sea turtles before releasing them back into their natural habitats. Sea Turtle, Inc. is highly involved in marine conservation efforts and motivates others to get involved through a series of educational programs aimed at helping the public understand and protect these amazing marine creatures. Racers can feel good knowing that every mile they cover benefits a worthwhile cause for animals that call South Padre Island home.

A Restful Stay

When you’ve raced your way across South Padre Island, be sure you have a comfortable and relaxing vacation rental to call your own book with Franke Rentals. Our team is dedicated to making your sure stay in unforgettable. Be sure to contact us today to start planning your trip to South Padre Island!