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The SHARK Run 5K/2.5 mile & 1 mile Adventure Run 2021

  • 5K:- Run 3.1 Miles
  • 1 mile:- Run 1 Mile
  • Other:- Enter Distance(S) Here
Sunday, July 4, 2021
Start Time
Entry Fee
The WHARF Convention Center
Canal Road
Orange Beach


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.


The WHARF Convention Center
Canal Road Orange Beach, AL  36561

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