Endless Summer 10K & 5K Beach Run/Walk
Saturday, November 7, 2020, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Anastasia State Park
The 17th Annual Endless Summer 10K and 5K Beach Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, November 7, 2020, at Anastasia State Park. Both runs are sponsored by Don’s Friends and the Friends of Anastasia State Park and offer runners of all levels an opportunity to participate in a 5K or 10K run through the natural beauty of Anastasia State Park.
The 10K (6.2 miles) is a cross-country run through Anastasia State Park’s diverse terrain, including beach, hammock, and salt marsh. The race begins with a beach loop, then traverses pavement, dirt roads, and soil areas through the east nature trail and hammock loop. Runners must be fit to run or walk on soft sand, uneven terrain, mixed pavement types, and hills, and be able to tolerate sun exposure, heat, and humidity.
The 5K (3.1 miles) is a beach run/walk that is almost completely over sand.
Both runs are timed for low tide. The 10K is limited to 250 runners; the 5K to 200 runners. Both runs sell out fast, so interested participants should contact the organizations as early as possible by visiting here.
Each age category will have a first, second, and third place medal. The overall Male and Female runner will receive an award as well.
Admission: The Endless Summer 10K Cross Country and 5K Beach Run/Walk is free for spectators.
Registration: Registration fees range from $22 to $47, depending on the time race option and the time of registration. Visit here for details on registration and on purchasing the traditional sea-turtle t-shirt.
When: Both races begin at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 7, 2020.
Where: Anastasia State Park is located at 300 Anastasia Park Road in St. Augustine, FL 32080.
About the Sponsors
Don's Friends is dedicated to "having fun and helping others." They hold an annual Don's Friend's 5K Run/Walk and Fun Fest from the Saint Augustine Beach Pier in remembrance of Don Ausman, who passed away in January 2009 at the age of 22, but who had already set a great example in leadership. The Don Ausman Foundation works to raise funds to send College students like Don on "Alternative Break" trips around the globe to help those who are less fortunate.
The Friends of Anastasia is a citizens support organization for Anastasia State Park, providing additional programs and services that the state of Florida may not have the resources to offer. The organization also assists in the ranger station, purchasing native plants for eroded areas, funding educational materials, sponsoring park events, and providing volunteers for general park works.