Crescent Beach Challenge

Crescent Beach Challenge

Compete For a Good Cause

A family-organized fundraiser to support those affected by leukemia, lymphoma, and other blood-related cancers, the Crescent Beach Challenge is now in its 19th year. This year’s event will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Marineland.

The Crescent Beach Challenge features 1K and 5K runs, several ocean events including swimming, kayaking, and surfing, two combined “Kahuna” events, and a four-person surfboard relay. In addition to the sporting events, the Crescent Beach Challenge offers a great way for a family to spend a day at the beach, with lots of activities and a cookout.

Participants can register on Saturday morning beginning at 7:30 a.m. or online here. The donation is $30 per person, which includes a T-shirt.

Race Events

Beach Runs

1K – 10 and under
5K – 14 and under, Open, and Masters (40+)

Ocean Events:

1K Swim – Open
2K Kayak – Open
2K Standup Paddleboard – Open
2K Surfboard – 14 and under, Open, and Masters (40+)

Combined “Kahuna” Events

5K Run + 2K Surfboard Paddle – 14 and under, Open, and Masters (40+)
“Throw-Down” 4-person Surfboard Relay

The Crescent Beach Challenge was started in 1999 in honor of Nancy Chellemi, mother of two, who died of leukemia in 1998. Money is raised through participant registration, contributions and sponsorships. All proceeds are donated to the North Florida Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, which offers  patient services, disseminates information, and supports research involving blood-related cancers. Over $250,000 has been donated to the Society in the previous 17 years from the Crescent Beach Challenge event.

Registration: $30 donation per person.

When: 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Saturday, June 17, 2017. See schedule of events below.;

Where: The Crescent Beach Challenge takes place on the River-to-Sea Preserve beach at Marineland Dolphin Adventure, located at 9600 Oceanshore Blvd. in St. Augustine FL 32080.

  • Schedule of Events

    Friday, June 16, 2017
    6:00 – 9:00 p.m.Kick-Off Registration Event
    Saturday, June 17, 2017
    7:30 a.m.Registration for races
    8:30 a.m.Race events begin
    9:30 a.m.Group photo taken
    9:45 a.m.Throw-down relays begin
    11:00 a.m.Ceremonies and cookout to follow

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