Earth & Surf Fest 5K

North Topsail Beach, NC

When & Where

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Onslow Beach Access #2
202 Ernest Drive
North Topsail Beach, NC 28460


5K Run  –  TIMED

1 Mile Walk  –  UNTIMED

Start Times

8:00 AM  –  5K Race Start

8:00 AM  –  1 Mile Fun Run Start

The Earth and Surf Fest 5K is part of the Keep Onslow Beautiful’s Earth and Surf Fest at North Topsail Beach. The event is eco-friendly and waste-free — even the power is from solar panels! The 5K course is entirely on the beach, shoes are optional.

About the Cause

The Earth & Surf Fest is an Environmental Awareness event. The mission is to create a fun avenue for individuals to make the connection between the health of our environment, our economy, and our people.

5K Awards
•Top 3 Overall Male and Female 5K finishers
•Top Masters (40+) Male and Female 5K finishers
•Top Overall in Age Groups:
10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Race Swag

Participants who register by Friday, April 20, 2018 will be guaranteed a Race Shirt. The shirts are made of Cotton and are available in Adult Unisex S-XXL cuts sizes.

 Be sure to claim your sweet Race Swag today!

The course is an out-and-back course that is run completely on the beach. The start and finish of the race is on beach in front of Onslow Public Beach Public Access #2. Runners will head north about 1.5 miles before turning around at a water stop and heading back south to the Start/Finish line.

Saturday Schedule & Parking Info

Festival Schedule

Saturday, May 19, 2018

7:00 am     –     Beach Run Registration
8:00 am     –     Beach Run START
9:00 am to 12:00 pm     –     Surf Lessons & Demos
10:00 am  to 4:00 pm   –     Vendors & Artisans OPEN
10:00 am to 12:00 pm     –      Beachside LIVE MUSIC
10:00 am to 2:00 pm     –     Beach Yoga
10:00 am to 12:00 pm     –     SUP & Kayak Demos
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm     –     Soundside LIVE MUSIC
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm     –     PADDLE FOR TRASH Tournament 

Festival Website

Earth & Surf Fest 5K Schedule

Saturday, May 19 2018

Onslow Beach Access #2
202 Ernest Dr.
North Topsail Beach, NC 28460

7:00 a.m. – On-site Registration Opens
7:45 a.m. – On-site Registration Closes
8:00 a.m. – 5K Run Starts
8:00 a.m. – 1 Mile Run Starts
9:00 a.m. – Awards Starts (Approximate Time)


202 Ernest Drive, North Topsail Beach, NC 28460

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Additional Information

This Award Winning event will include Stand Up Paddleboard Race, Yoga, Waterway Sport Demos, a 5K Run on the Beach (Sand Run), Beach Cleanup, Booths, Exhibits, and Live Entertainment!

Want to Volunteer or Sponsor?


Event Pricing

Early Bird Through April 13  – $25
April 14 Through Race Day – $30

1 Mile
Now through Race Day  – $20


Waiver: The Registration Agreement & Liability Waiver is linked to the Online Registration. This must be selected and approved during registration.

Packet Pick-Up: Family or Friends may pick-up your Race Packet at Packet Pick-Up.

On-Site Registration: Registration is available starting one hour prior to race start. It closes 20 minutes prior to start.

Timing: Jaguar Bib Chip Timing will be used to time this race

Weather: This race is rain or shine. It will be postponed, rescheduled or cancelled if a severe weather warning is in effect.

Refunds: There are no refunds, registration will be accepted as a donation.

Entries are not transferable to other races Timed by Go Time as each race is organized by a different group.
We must stick to this policy as race items have been purchased based on current registrations and it is not fair to choose who receives a refund and who does not.