The Great 30A Easter Race, an Easter weekend mainstay on 30A, is a fantastic event that actually offers three distinct---as well as distinctly beautiful---courses from which to choose from: the “Clean Feet” 5K course, the “Dirty Feet” 5K course, and the “Stinky Feet” 10K course. Beginning with the 2022 race, all three courses of the Great 30A Easter Race will start and finish within Topsail Hill Preserve State Park.
The Clean Feet 5K course consists of a fantastic out-and-back route run completely on a paved surface. This course should be fast for those seeking a 5K PR, but most definitely stroller-friendly for those wanting to enjoy the views.
The Dirty Feet 5K course consists of a memorable out-and-back down to the beach...to include a one-mile trek on the beach! As the name of this race suggests, your feet will likely be dirty upon your arrival at the finish line.
The Stinky Feet 10K course follows the exact same path as the Dirty Feet course for the first 1.55 miles. But then keeps going! On this loop course you see it all: majestic pines, beach, and dune lakes. Just a fantastic course! You can expect ~2 miles on paved roads, ~1.25 miles on sand, and ~3 miles on trails. And yes, by the end, your feet will likely be stinky. But you will have earned those stinky feet!
Men’s and women’s course winners and runner ups for all three courses will receive awards. The top three finishers from each age group will also receive an award. All registered runners who cross the finish line will receive a suitably cool finisher’s award. And of course, an item of awesome Great 30A Easter Race swag will be provided to all registered runners.
Discounts. As always, first responders and active duty or retired military always get 10% off. Just use the HERO promo code at checkout. Also, if you want to run but the registration fee will truly set you back financially, please know that a few registrations have been set aside for such situations. Just use the WANTTORUN promo code at checkout. No worries and no questions asked. However, shame on you if you use either of those promo codes and don't warrant them. Seriously.
A portion of the proceeds from registration for the Great 30A Easter Race will go to the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park.