25th Annual Shrimp Festival 5K

Saturday, May 4

Starting at 8:00am
Main Beach

Invite your friends and family to take part in this community-wide event and stay healthy together. With three events to choose from, there’s a race for everyone!


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The Cause

Proceeds from this event will go to our Safety Around Water program which helps provide lessons to underserved individuals and families in our community. As a national leader in water safety and aquatics instruction, we ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive. Knowing how to swim is not only a fun, recreational activity, but that it is also a life-saving necessity.


Main Beach
McArthur Family YMCA
1915 Citrona Drive
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034


  • 5K Shrimp Run/Walk

    • 8:00am
    • Ages 7 and older
  • 1 Mile Katie Caples Memorial Run

    • 9:00am
    • Ages 12 and younger
  • 1/2 Mile Popcorn Shrimp Run

    • 9:15am
    • Ages 8 and younger


Childcare will be available for children ages 3 – 9 years during the race.