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The “Yo, Ho, Ho and a bottle of Run” is a fundraiser hosted by and to benefit the Beaufort Pirate Invasion. Held on Saturday, July 3, 2021, this event attracts participants of all ages to run, walk, swagger or jog along the downtown waterfront for this fun and scenic event.
Join us for a family fun event on July 3, 2021 in downtown Beaufort: The "Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Run" 5K and 1-mile race. Pirates will be located at various course positions along the route to encourage and cheer participants on. Race timing will cease at 8:55am.
Prizes and awards will be presented immediately following the race for race winners at 9:15am.
New for 2021, 5K Row Challenge! BlackBeard himself will row alone in his long boat in Taylor's Creek the length of the running course along Front Street. Any rowers wishing to challenge BlackBeard are welcome to participate live or virtual. If participating live, click the question button to contact the Race Director.
There will also be a 50/50 raffle the day of the 5K row challenge. Closest guess to BlackBeard's 5K time wins 50% of the pot. Buy tickets at registration from Pirates, or online at BeaufortPirateInvasion.com.
In the event of a tie, the first ticket drawn wins.
7:30am 1-mile run/walk
8:00 5K run
8:00 5K row challenge
Early registration is encouraged to receive your shirt size requirement.
5K Row: $35
Virtual 5K: $35 - The virtual event will begin July 1 and run through July 12. Registration cost includes one short sleeve t-shirt to be mailed to your home by July 30.
All registrants will receive a race t-shirt.
Strollers and four-legged friends are welcome in the 1-Mile and 5K.
The town of Beaufort is offering free parking on race morning until 10:00am. This applies only to public lots, not privately owned lots.
Packet Pickup -
Pre-registered participants may pick up packets on Friday, July 2 from 3:00-6:00pm in Beaufort, at the corner of Turner & Front Street at the Beaufort Pirate Invasion Tent.
Race packet pickup on race day will be held on site from 7:00-7:30am.
This year's race will be timed by Run the East LLC using disposable bib tags. Runners must pick up and wear their race bibs during the race. Make sure you do not bend the timing chip on the bib.
Medallions are given to the:
Top 3 overall male and female finishers in the 5K
Top 3 male and female age group finishers in the 5K ages 15-29
Top 2 male and female age group finishers in the 5K ages 30-70+
Top 1 male and female wheelchair finishers in the 5K
Age groups are - 15 & under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!
We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Run 5K.
Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!
Some key RaceJoy features include:
This year, we will be offering a virtual run in addition to the normal in-person event.
How it Works
Sign up here (use the Sign Up button at the top of the page).
Print out your digital bib (from your Runsignup profile page) if you'd like.
Download the RaceJoy app for the best race experience.
Run your race at a place of your choosing (including a treadmill) before the deadline. If you use RaceJoy, it will automatically submit your results. If not, go to the results page and submit your time.
Virtual Race FAQs
What is a virtual run?
A virtual race is an event where you sign up and participate on a course of your choosing (or a treadmill). Without physical races going on right now, this is a great opportunity to work towards your running goals, stay healthy and support a great cause, while following social distancing guidelines!
The event will feature a leaderboard so you can still see how you stack up against your fellow competitors!
Where do I run?
You can run at a course of your choosing, including on a treadmill. Be sure to follow current CDC and local guidance and keep 6 feet away from anyone that you run around, or by, to keep as safe as possible.
When do I run?
You can run (or walk) anytime on July 1-12, 2021.
Will this race be timed?
The virtual run will not be officially timed, but by using the RaceJoy app, you can receive a GPS-based time which will automatically submit your time for you. There will be an online leaderboard showing everyone's times.
How do I post my results?
The easiest way is to use RaceJoy during the race! If you choose not to use RaceJoy, then you can visit the results page and click the "Submit Virtual Results" link at the top of the page.
When/how will I get my swag?
Swag will be shipped out directly to your address by July 30.
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