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Huntington Beach State Park Gator Gauntlet 5K

Huntington Beach State Park
16148 Ocean Hwy
Murrels Inlet SC 29576

Date: 04/06/19
Time: 10:00 AM


Gator Gauntlet 5K
Participant List (34)
Register Closes April 5, 2019, 5 p.m.
Gator Gauntlet Kid's One Mile Run
(includes 2.04 processing fee)
Register Closes April 5, 2019, 5 p.m.
Event Director Info

James Stanton
South Carolina State Parks



Gator Gauntlet 5K


Watch out for the alligator at Huntington Beach State Park for the Gator Gauntlet 5K!  This 5K race is open to all runners, joggers, walkers, dog walkers, or anyone who wants to get out and get some fresh air and exercise.  We will have race timing for all participants, and this event is for all skill levels from first time runners to competitive runners - everyone is invited.  As you run the course through Huntington Beach, you will be challenged by many fun activity stations along the way.  Watch out for the Alligator, he might be right behind you!  

The Gator Gauntlet 5K starts at 10 AM on Saturday April 6, 2019.  This race will be mostly on roads and paved surfaces inside the park. 

The Kid's One Mile Fun Run will start at 9 AM and will take place on the paved straight road, and is free from all traffic.

Registration is $25 per person plus registration fees, and the Kid's One Mile Fun Run is $10 per person plus registration fees.  Both event costs include your race bib, a race T-shirt, souvenirs and you will be eligible for door prizes and top place race finish prizes.  Cost to run is $30 for same day registration.

Spend the day at Huntington Beach State Park, and visit a unique and special place in South Carolina.  All proceeds from this event will help support trail maintenance and construction at Huntington Beach State Park.  Help support a terrific park and join the fun!  No actual gators will be used or harmed during this event!

The Gator Gauntlet 5K is the fourth of six scheduled events for the 2019 South Carolina State Parks Come Out & Play 5K Race Series, which includes these 5Ks:

  • January 1, 2019 at 1:00 PM– Devils Fork State Park –   First Day 5K Ranger Run & Loon Lunge
  • February 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM – Sadlers Creek State Park - Fox Squirrel 5K
  • March 16, 2019 at 10:00 AM – Hickory Knob State Resort –   Leprechaun Leap 5K
  • April 6, 2019 at 10:00 AM – Huntington Beach State Park - Gator Gauntlet 5K
  • May 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM – Sesquicentennial State Park –   Spring Into Sesqui 5K
  • June 8, 2019 at 10:00 AM – Oconee State Park – Hill Hoppin' 5K

Be a part of the fun by entering in one or as many races as you like.  All races will be held rain or shine, and are meant to be a fun experience for anyone.  You can race as hard as you want, or just take a stroll through the park.  Please join us in visiting and supporting your beautiful South Carolina State Parks.  Bring or pick up your Ultimate Outsider Guide Book and get your Huntington Beach State Park stamp and visit several other nearby South Carolina State Parks after the race.

For more information, please contact Jim Stanton by calling (864) 918-8475 or at .


The Gator Gauntlet 5K and the Kid's One Mile Fun Run at Huntington Beach State Park will be held rain or shine, unless hazardous weather conditions arise.  Sorry, no refunds will be available due to bad weather.

If you bring your pet, please keep them on a leash at all times.

Packet Pickup:

Please arrive at Huntington Beach State Park at least 30-45 minutes prior to the race start to get your race bib and packet.  The event starts at 10 AM.  For same day registration, please arrive before 9 AM.

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