The Event


Beach RAID OOB – 9.10 16



Set against the scenic charm of some of the country’s most idyllic seaside communities, the 5k (3.1 mile) course utilizes deep sand, beach themed obstacles and a cycle of beach boot camp stations to challenge athletes of all fitness levels. Along your scenic route to the finish line, you will be faced with 15+ obstacles and ultimately rewarded with an epic after-party once you cross that finish line!

From the contagious energy of the pre-race warm up to the custom designed course and obstacles to the killer beach party that awaits you at the finish line Beach RAID is unlike any race you’ve ran before! Gather those friends and teammates and join us for what is going to be an epic day at the beach!

What is the Beach RAID?
The Beach RAID is unlike any race you have ran before. It is a 5K (3.1 mile course) complete with 15+ obstacles that you are faced with along the scenic route. Once participants cross the finish line they will be rewarded with an epic after-party on The Brunswick Patio and Bar!

When is the Beach RAID?
September 10th, 2016

Where is the Beach RAID
Right on the sand of Old Orchard Beach, in front of The Brunswick Bar and Resort (39 W Grand Ave)

When does the race start?
The BeachKids race (ages 6-12) begins at 10am. The Open Beach RAID (ages 13+) waves will start at 10:30 and go until all racers are on course!

You bet! We listened to the feedback from our racers and will now have a Kids race starting at 10am. The course will be a modified, roughly 1 mile route with obstacles for kids ages 6-12. You can register online for only $15 and parents are allowed to run/help their kiddos along the way!

What are my wave time options?
We’ll be running 50 racers every five minutes. You’ll get to choose your wave time during the registration process!

When do I get my bib?
We’ll have Packet Pickup on Friday before hand and also on race-day morning. We’ll announce hours closer to the event, but we always recommend to grab it the night before if you can!

Where do we park?
We have free parking at the Milliken Lot, a short half-mile walk away. Additionally, there is free street parking in OOB after Labor Day, so there’s plenty of spots around town for the early birds!

What about my stuff?
We will have free gear drop during the race. Any backpacks or large bags are not permitted, but we’ll watch your stuff until your race is finished up!

Is there any swimming?
No swimming required! There is one section where you’ll cross shallow water, but it’s only about a foot and a half deep.

Are shoes required?
You can wear whatever you want! Dress comfortably and be prepared to have fun! If you want to take your shoes off before/after the quick river crossing, we will bring them back to The Brunswick post-race for you!

Where’s the after-party??
Join us post-race at The Brunswick for the best party on the beach! We’ll have live music starting at 11:00am with drinks and lunch specials all day!

Is there a race festival?
Absolutely! Once you cross that Finish Line, you’ll jump right into the Beach RAID Festival with all of our vendors and sponsors, plus the after-party at The Brunswick!

So, what do I get??
Aside from the honor of crushing the sixth annual Beach RAID? For the first time this year, we’ll be doing Beach RAID Finisher Medals and will have some sponsor swag as well. Additionally, every racer will get a free beer at the RAID after-party (21+). Stay tuned here for more items as we add on partners leading up to the race!

Does the race benefit any group?
That it does! For this third year in a row, the Beach RAID is thrilled to benefitGirls on the Run – Maine!

Still on the fence?
This is the sixth edition of the Beach RAID. Check out some of the videos from previous years and we hope to see you on the beach in September!!
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