After a year layoff, due to COVID-19, the Beach Blast 5K returns to downtown Albemarle with chip timing by Clockwork Race Timing.
 
Vac & Dash will host the 17th Annual Beach Blast 5K Run/Walk 5K on Saturday May 8th at 8:00 am in Downtown Albemarle.   The 3.1-mile race will start at the Stanly County Courthouse and finish on Depot Street near the intersection of Main Street.
 
This years goal is to have 300 runners participating and help raise $2,000.00 for the Uwharrie Running Club’s 2021-22 Scholarship Fund.  
 
The Beach Blast 5K is one of the regions premier road races.  The course is challenging, yet fast, with it’s fantastic downhill and flat finish.  
 
The race has everything a runner could ask for – great goody bags, fantastic course with volunteers from the Stanly County Amateur Radio Club to help with course management, tie dye race shirts, 5 year age groups awards. Awards for Masters, Grand Masters and Senior Grand Masters.
 
Post-race snacks include 5K Cookies from Albemarle Sweet Shop, Rowdy Energy Drinks, Cheerwine Products and donuts from the Donut Dinette.
 
Packet Pickup is at Vac & Dash Thursday from 1-7, Friday from 10-5:30 and Saturday morning starting at 6:45 am.
 
Registration is $30.00. You can register on-line at www.runsignup.com or at Vac & Dash.  For more information call Vac & Dash at 704-983-3274  Race Day Registration is available.