After a two-year hiatus, the annual Shore Break 5K and Tide Pool Fun Run is returning to Hatteras Island on Monday, May 30, and there is still time for participants to sign up for this year’s event.
The Shore Break 5K is one of two primary fundraising events for the Hatteras Island Youth Educational Fund (HIYEF), which is a local non-profit organization that provides grants directly to Cape Hatteras School teachers and students to provide requested equipment, materials, and experiences that would otherwise not be available to local students through public funding.
“We were unable to host this race the two years prior due to COVID,” stated Kelly Williams, HIYEF Grant Coordinator. “We are so happy to be back in action, and [to be] able to raise money for the teachers of the island to provide educational opportunities for our students.”
With the cost of registration, participants will receive a t-shirt, race swag, a finisher medal, and donuts after the race. The 3.1-mile route winds through a scenic section of Kinnakeet Shores, before culminating with a front-row view of the Atlantic Ocean and a post-race celebration.
Folks can sign up for the 5K, the Tide Pool Fun Run, or volunteering opportunities online at https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Avon/ShoreBreak5K. All proceeds benefit the HIYEF to create educational opportunities for Hatteras Island students.
For more information on the Hatteras Island Youth Educational Fund, which includes upcoming events and ways to donate, visit their website at https://www.hatterasyouth.com/.