Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Run 5K - POSTPONED

TBD Beaufort, NC 28516 US Directions


08/08 8:00AM EDT

1 Mile Fun Run

08/08 8:00AM EDT
Race Postponed due to COVID-19

New Date: TBD

Organizers of the annual Beaufort Pirate Invasion announced Monday they were postponing this summer’s event amid the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic.

“Our Planning and permitting process started early this year, but as the virus became Pandemic, safety and concern became our priority,” organizer Carl Cannon wrote in a notice announcing the postponement. “As (positive COVID-19 cases) have risen this past week, we unanimously agreed that our planned date is too soon for the crowds our event attracts each year. We have therefore also agreed that to the benefit of all, to Postpone this Grand event to the Fall.”

Organizers are looking at dates from October to December to hold the event, according to the notice.

Traditionally hosted in August in downtown Beaufort, the weekend event features vendors, reenactments and family activities that draw large crowds to the waterfront town. It is put on each year by a nonprofit in collaboration with the town.

“Our Hope is to continue to serve the Town and Communities of these Colonies and preserve our local Heritage and unique Culture,” Mr. Cannon continued in his letter.

Here Are Your Options:

We will transfer your registration to the new event date once it is set, and look forward to having you join us. Thanks for your patience!

Please consider a donation of your run fees to BPI as we are a 501c charity.

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

We hope that you can join us next year. To initiate your refund, please follow these instructions:  https://help.runsignup.com/support/solutions/articles/17000062919-request-a-refund

Please Note: You will not receive a refund until you have followed these steps. Refund cutoff date is 8/8/2020.

Corner of Turner and Front Street
Beaufort, NC US 28516

The “Yo, Ho, Ho and a bottle of Run” is a fundraiser hosted by and to benefit the Beaufort Pirate Invasion. Held on Saturday, August 8, 2020, this event attracts participants of all ages to run, walk, swagger or jog along the downtown waterfront for this fun and scenic event. 

Registration ends August 4 at midnight and is online only. There will be no race day registration.

Warm up is at 7:30am. At 8:00 am, cannon fire will resonate through Beaufort marking the beginning of the race. Pirates will be located at various course positions along the route to encourage and cheer participants on.

Prizes and awards will be presented immediately following the race for race winners as well as for the best pirate costumes for individuals and crews.

All registrants will receive a race t-shirt.

Strollers and four-legged friends are welcome.

Registration fee is $30 per participant or $100 for a "crew" of 4 .

This year we will have a virtual run option. Run anywhere, anytime the weekend of the race.

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