17th Annual Vac & Dash Beach Blast 5K

Sat May 8, 2021 Albemarle, NC 28001 US Directions
154 S. First Street
Albemarle, NC US 28001
2021 Beach Blast 5K - Race Day Details

Packet Pickup is at Vac & Dash - 154 S. First St, Albemarle, NC 28001   Thursday 1-7, Friday 10-5:30, Saturday 6:45 am to 7:45 am.  Race Day Registration is available.
Parking -  There is plenty of Parking at Vac & Dash.  You can park in the two parking lots across the street from us, you can park behind our store, there is plenty of street parking, plus, there is a parking lot at the corner of First and Main.   BONUS- Albemarle Sweet Shop, famously known for their Clown Cookies, is located at the end of the large parking lot across the street from Vac & Dash.  They are providing the 5K Cookies for the race.
Places to eat after the race-  1) Morning Glory Coffee House - 134 N. Main St.  2) Donut Dinette 139 N. First St. 3) Second Street Sundries 221 N. Second St.
Bathrooms- There are two bathrooms at Vac & Dash.  There will be port a johns next to City Hall on Second St.
Vac & Dash Beach Blast Deals!  20% off all shoes, socks, apparel, disc golf supplies and more during Packet Pickup and Saturday morning for those running in the Beach Blast!

                 The Vac & Dash 17th Annual Beach Blast 5K is one of the region's premier road races.


The Beginning -

Back in 2004, at one of the the first meetings of the newly formed Uwharrie Running Club, Peter Asciutto, Derek Blalock, Matt Greene, Lee Allen and Joanne Rinker met at the Firehouse Cafe in Downtown Albemarle and put together our plan for the 1st ever Beach Blast 5K.    We asked ourselves "What makes a great race?"

Our answers - A great course,  awesome goody bag with stuff in them, cool t-shirts, great post race snacks and awards.  17-years later, those goals are still the same.


Running for a Great Cause -

Our goal is to have 300 plus participants and raise $2,000.00 for the Uwharrie Running Club's 2021-2022 Scholarship Program. The URC's Scholarship Program gives a $500.00 to a boy and girl runner to assist with their post-secondary goals.  We would like to give out four next year if enough funds are raised.


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