The National Shrimp Festival is held each year in October on the white, sandy beaches of Gulf Shores, AL. The festival offers live music, seafood, arts and crafts exhibits, sand sculpture contests, a golf tournament, and a 5K/10K run. Everyone should attend the festival at least once in their lifetime. There's plenty to see and do, and it's great fun for all.
The Shrimp Festival 5K/10K started at the Orange Beach Sports Complex. There were several hundred participants. All net proceeds of the run were donated to Coastal Baldwin Education Enrichment Foundation, benefiting the local Gulf Shores & Orange Beach public schools.
Mile 1- 8:30
Mile 2- 8:27
Mile 3- 8:52
Mile 4- 8:52
Mile 5- 8:52
Mile 6- 8:33
My official time was 54:03, a course PR and over two minutes faster than last year's time. I placed 2nd in my age division.