Ahoy Matey! One of the most festive running events in North Florida is returning to Fernandina Beach on February 5, 2011.
It’s the annual Pirates on the Run 5K/10K and kids’ runs, featuring a FREE pancake breakfast for registered runners and walkers, a new course that still includes the Egans Creek Greenway, technical t-shirts for the first 500 entrants, and lots and lots of pirates!
Every year, creative runners and walkers come dressed as pirates to compete in the Pirates on the Run. This year, you could be a winner just for your costume!
Amelia Island Runners is sponsoring a costume contest for runners and walkers. The adult winner (age 13 and older) will receive a $50.00 gift certificate from Current Running in Fernandina Beach, and the winning child (12 and younger) will receive a $25 gift certificate from Peterbrooke Chocolatier.
Judging for runners in the 5K/10K will be at 8 a.m. in the courtyard of St. Peter’s Church. For kids in the fun runs, judging will be around 9:30 a.m. on the 11th Street side of Central Park, where the fun runs will be held. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremonies following the 5K and 10K, at the church.
To be eligible, contestants must be registered for the 5K/10K or kids’ runs and can’t be members of the Fernandina Pirates Club. Pirates Club members will be on the course and at the finish line in full regalia, and will award Mardi Gras beads to finishers.