The Gator Gauntlet 5K

Sat April 4, 2020 Murrells Inlet, SC US 29576

Gator Gauntlet 5K

10:00AM EDT - 11:30AM EDT
2020 Gator Gauntlet 5K Cancellation

In light of the public health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 Coronavirus, South Carolina State Parks has made the difficult, but necessary, decision to cancel the upcoming Gator Gauntlet 5K scheduled for April 4, 2020 at Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet, SC.

For those who have already signed up for the 2020 Gator Gauntlet 5K, we can transfer you to a future race in the 2020 SC State Parks 5K Series.  Please email us before April 1st to be transferred.

We appreciate your understanding and know you agree that the health of our participants and communities is paramount.  Thank you for your continued support of the South Carolina State Parks.

16148 Ocean Hwy
Murrells Inlet, SC US 29576

Watch out for the alligator at Huntington Beach State Park for the Gator Gauntlet 5K!  This 5K race is open to all runners, joggers, walkers, dog walkers, or anyone who wants to get out and get some fresh air and exercise.  We will have race timing for all participants, and this event is for all skill levels from first time runners to competitive runners - everyone is invited.  As you run the course through Huntington Beach, you will be challenged by many fun activity stations along the way.  Watch out for the Alligator, he might be right behind you!  

The Gator Gauntlet 5K starts at 10 AM on Saturday April 4, 2020.  This race will be mostly on roads and paved surfaces inside the park. 

Registration for the 5K is $25 per person plus registration fees, and includes your race bib, a race T-shirt, souvenirs and you will be eligible for door prizes and top place race finish prizes.  T-shirts sizes will only be guaranteed if registration is received before March 20, 2020.  Same day registration is availble but cost will be $30 per person, cash only and you must check in prior to 9:00 AM.

Spend the day at Huntington Beach State Park, and visit a unique and special place in South Carolina.  All proceeds from this event will help support trail maintenance and construction at Huntington Beach State Park.  Help support a terrific park and join the fun!  No actual gators will be used or harmed during this event!

The Gator Gauntlet 5K is the fourth of six scheduled events for the 2020 South Carolina State Parks Come Out & Play 5K Race Series, which includes these 5Ks:

  • January 1, 2020 at 1:00 PM– Devils Fork State Park –   First Day 5K Ranger Run & Loon Lunge
  • February 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM – Sadlers Creek State Park - Fox Squirrel 5K
  • March 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM – Hickory Knob State Resort –   Leprechaun Leap 5K
  • April 4, 2020 at 10:00 AM – Huntington Beach State Park - Gator Gauntlet 5K
  • May 2, 2020 at 10:00 AM – Sesquicentennial State Park –   Spring Into Sesqui 5K
  • June 6, 2020 at 10:00 AM – Oconee State Park – Hill Hoppin' 5K

Be a part of the fun by entering in one or as many races as you like.  All races will be held rain or shine, and are meant to be a fun experience for anyone.  You can race as hard as you want, or just take a stroll through the park.  Please join us in visiting and supporting your beautiful South Carolina State Parks.  Bring or pick up your Ultimate Outsider Guide Book and get your Huntington Beach State Park stamp and visit several other nearby South Carolina State Parks after the race.

For more information, please contact Jim Stanton, SC State Parks Program Coordinator, by calling (864) 918-8475 or at .
Policies: The Gator Gauntlet 5K at Huntington Beach State Park will be held rain or shine, unless hazardous weather conditions arise.  Sorry, no refunds will be available due to bad weather.

If you bring your pet, please keep them on a leash at all times.

Packet Pickup:Please arrive at Huntington Beach State Park at least 30-45 minutes prior to the race start to get your race bib and packet.  The event starts at 10 AM.  For same day registration the cost is $30 per participant, cash only and please arrive before 9 AM.


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