The Sandbar 5K Race starts on the beach at the MP 4.5 lifeguard tower. The race is on August 2nd, and will begin at 7:30 AM. This charity event benefits the Outer Banks Relief Foundation.  The foundation raises funds to help people on the Outer Banks with debilitating diseases and families in crisis. The participants run north on the beach then back south to the start/finish line. There will be medals given out for age group finishers with first, second and third overall male and female receiving gifts/ vacation packages. Gift certificates and other prizes to be awarded randomly by bib number on the day of the race. T-shirts are given for every entrant. For more information visit