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The SHARK Run 5K/2.5 mile & 1 mile Adventure Run 2021

When: July 4, 2021
Where: Orange Beach, AL
Race type(s): 5K, 2.5M, 1M


As many of you know, The Shark Run has grown over the last six years to well over 1200 runners for all four races.  With growth comes change and, with that in mind, The Shark Run will be at The Wharf in Orange Beach on July 4, 2020. 

There will be categories for both a 5K Run and a 5K Competitive Walk. The race will be a Certified Course and starts at 7:00 a.m. ALL finishers for ALL events will get a Finisher’s medal, and both events will have age group awards, as usual.

The Shark Adventure Run will be July 5th at 7:00 a.m. at Cobalt, The Restaurant, located under the Perdido Pass Bridge in Orange Beach. It has been part of the course every year. 

The new distances are a 2.5-mile Adventure Run (half beach/half road), instead of the old 4.5-mile course.  For the traditional 1-mile All Beach Adventure run, you will still wear the flag belts and there will still be “SHARKS” chasing you in BOTH events. ALL finishers for BOTH events will get a Finisher’s medal.

ALSO NEW for 2021, is The SHARK ATTACK Challenge.  Register and finish one of the races on BOTH days and receive the first edition SHARK ATTACK MEDAL.  Only those who complete a race on both days are eligible.  You don’t want to miss out on this!!!


As always, we will have the BEST Independence Day running singlet for the July 4th race, and a similar garment for the July 5th race. (You will get two shirts if you participate both days!!!)

There will be FREE BEER and refreshments for BOTH events.

Mark your calendars and join us for our annual Independence Day tradition, which is now bigger and better than ever!!!!

Event details and schedule

Thanks for your interest and we look forward to seeing you over the Fourth of July!

If your looking for a place to stay while in Gulf Shores please check out

The Shark Run/Walk 5K
Saturday, July 4, 2020

7:00 a.m.

The Wharf, Orange Beach

The Shark Adventure Run

Sunday, July 5, 2020

7:00 a.m.

Cobalt, The Restaurant, Orange Beach



Everyone who finishes Any of these races will receive a Finishers Medal


That includes the 5K road race – Run & Walk

 & the 2.5 mile & the 1 mile All Beach Adventure run.

Everybody gets a medal!


Late Registration and Packet Pick-up:

Packet pick-up and late registration will be available on Saturday  July 3, from 4 – 7 PM at the Wharf. And  again- July 4th Race Day (at the Wharf ) from 5:45 am till 6:45 am.


July 5th – Shark Adventure Runs- (at Cobalt – the Resturant) -packet pick up details will be announced later.


Post-race Party: (For BOTH July 4th and July 5th Events)

Awards party, FREE refreshments and cold beverages including BEER for all participants.

If you are coming to the Beach in South Alabama for the 4th, you don’t want to miss this Running / Walk – TRADITION 

When you have finished the race and celebrating your victory, there will be a ton of things going on along the Gulf to celebrate Independence Day.