Coast Guard to host Run Around the Block Safe Boating 5k in NC

During Memorial Day weekend, the Coast Guard is inviting runners of all skill levels to join in the Run Around the Block Safe Boating 5k. Hosted by the Coast Guard Cutter Block Island and Fort Macon State Park personnel, the run starts and finishes at the Fort Macon State Park visitor center while passing through the grounds of the Coast Guard’s Sector Field Office Fort Macon.

On May 26, race participants are to check in starting at 8 a.m., before the race starts at 9 a.m. The runners will race across the historic grounds of the fort to help promote safe boating. Running the race in a life jacket is highly encouraged.

There is a $10 entry fee, and the race is limited to the first 500 who register before May 24.

For more information and to register online, visit the following link: http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2030070

The Coast Guard Auxiliary will provide information about boating safety resources and provide tours of Coast Guard Sector Field Office Fort Macon until 11 a.m.

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