With regrets, the race committee has decided to CANCEL the 2022 Shrimp Festival Run until next year, 2023. Lack of proper staffing was the major consideration. Our runners deserve the best race experience possible and we felt that was at risk. Please accept our sincerest apology for the decision. We hope you will consider joining us again next year.
THE 5K RACE START IS 8AM...1 MILE KATIE CAPLES (12 & UNDER) STARTS AT 8:45, THE 1/2 MILE POPCORN SHRIMP RUN (8AND UNDER) STARTS AT 9AM
The McArthur Family YMCA staff and volunteers are excited to host the 27th Annual Shrimp Festival 5k Run/Walk to be held on April 30, 2022. This great family friendly event continues to be a staple of our community and the Shrimp Festival weekend. The event starts at 8am with a 5K run follow by a 5k walk and two events for kids, a 1 mile Katie Caples run and .5 mile Popcorn run. Nursery for kids ages 3 to 7 is provided while their parents run. Lots of kid friendly activities like bouncer house, bow and arrow, face painting.
This year, the McArthur Family YMCA will be using the proceeds of the Shrimp Run to support Drowning Prevention Programs throughout Nassau County. Drowning is the leading cause of death for children ages 1-4.Together we can change that. The Y is committed to addressing this issue by partnering with schools and other youth serving organizations to ensure that our children are safe around the water.
REGISTRATION: 5K Run and Walk, $30 until midnight April 21, 2022. Late registration is $35 from April 22, 2022 until April 29, 2022 at 9am when online registration closes
1 Mile Katie Caples Run is $15 at all times and includes a race shirt
Half Mile Popcorn Shrimp Run is only $12 at all times and includes a shirt
5K AWARDS will be presented to the overall male and female winners and the top three in the following age groups10 and Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and Over