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63rd Annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament- June 11-19, 2020

63rd Annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament- June 11-19, 2020

THE BIG ROCK COMMUNITY

The beauty of the Big Rock is in how it captures a snapshot of the community it thrives in. For the people of Carolina’s Crystal Coast and the greater sport fishing world in general, the Big Rock represents everything we value most, namely:

  1. Family – People of all ages and backgrounds enjoy the Big Rock for a variety of reasons, all of which help us realize the importance of family and the joy of spending special time with loved ones.
  2. Community – Morehead City and the surrounding area has supported the Big Rock for 60 years! Without the enthusiasm and effort of all community members, the tournament would not be what it is.
  3. Charity – Doing our part to stand by friends, family, and neighbors is rewarding and gratifying, especially when we see the positive impact it has locally. We consider it an honor to team up with some truly remarkable charities.

To all the participants and spectators who take time out of their lives to enjoy all the Big Rock has to offer, thank you! Your interest, dedication, and presence is never overlooked. We will continue working to improve the tournament you love while maintaining the historic tradition it will always carry.

SPONSORS

The Big Rock is lucky to have sponsors that are tremendous representatives of Morehead City, the Crystal Coast, and the sport fishing industry. Without their undeniable passion for the tournament, our combined goals are not achievable. To our many sponsors, thank you!

Interested in sponsoring the Big Rock? We offer many tiers of sponsorship that can work for you. Contact us by email or call (252) 247-2392 to get more information today!

CHARITY

A primary goal of the Big Rock is to positively impact the communities we depend on. Part of that mission involves fundraising for many well-deserving charities throughout the area. In addition to the Kelli Wagner Big Rock Lady Angler Tournament (KWLA), which has donated over $250,000 to local cancer research and treatment since 2005, the Big Rock has done fantastic work throughout Carteret County.

If you would like to get involved or make a donation, please visit our Charity page.

 

Beaufort Music Festival – May 15-16, 2020

Beaufort Music Festival – May 15-16, 2020

Beaufort Music Festival (BMF) is a community-supported, volunteer-run event put on by Beaufort Arts and Music, Incorporated, a 501c3 non-profit organization. For over 30 years, the free festival has taken place each May in historic Beaufort, and the town is packed on Friday and Saturday with locals and tourists alike enjoying the beautiful weather and some pretty great music.

Two of the main goals of the Festival are to present a diverse music line-up and to introduce attendees to fresh musical acts. In addition, the BMF strives to be a family-inclusive event and to provide an immersive experience for all ages over two days with food trucks, a family area with children’s activities, and a beer garden highlighting North Carolina craft brews.

Past BMF performers include the Avett Brothers, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, St Paul and the Broken Bones, Margo Price, Richie Havens, Southern Culture on the Skids, the Banditos, the Rosebuds, the Steep Canyon Rangers, Tift Merritt, Mandolin Orange, American Aquarium, Donna the Buffalo, Yarn, River Whyless, AJ Ghent Band, Chatham County Line, Old Man Markley, Bombadil, Justin Townes Earle, Wrinkle Neck Mules, and many, many more.

Each year, the Festival gives back to the local community with outreach activities. The BMF is funded by sponsorships from local businesses, donations, partnerships with local organizations, and beer and wine sales during the Festival, all of which allow it to remain a free event.

2020 Lookout Rotary Road Race- Port to Fort-  Morehead City, NC     April 25th

2020 Lookout Rotary Road Race- Port to Fort- Morehead City, NC April 25th

PLACE
1001 Arendell Street
Train Depot
Morehead City, NC US 28557
DESCRIPTION

The 31st Annual Lookout Rotary Road race!

ATTENTION ALL HALF MARATHON RUNNERS!!!!!!

THE LOOKOUT ROTARY PORT TO FORT HALF MARATHON WILL TAKE PLACE ON APRIL 25, 2020.

COME ONE, COME ALL AND GET YOUR TIME IMPROVED ON THIS EXCELLENT USATF CERTIFIED COURSE.

USATF certified courses (all 3), USATF sanctioned event.

A health oriented family fitness event organized by Lookout Rotary, Morehead City, NC. Race proceeds will be given as donations to Rotary-sponsored charitable groups with emphasis on local county programs. Flat and fast certified neighborhood course. An event for every age and skill level.

Packet Pickup:

Early packet pickup will be held on Friday, April 24 from 5 pm- 6:30 pm at the Sports Center in Morehead City.

Race day packet pickup & registration will be held on-site beginning at 6:30 am.

Times:
6:30 am- Race Registration
7:30 am- Half marathon start (NOTE: there is a 3 hour time limit for the half marathon)
7:40 am- “Run for Healthy Living” 1 mile
8:00 am- 5K Run & Fitness Walk start

* Tot push/pull welcome in 5K.
* No walkers in half marathon.

Entry Fees:
5K: $25 (by 4/18); $30 (on/after 4/18)
Half marathon: $55 (by 1/15); $60 (by 2/15); $65 (by 4/1); $70 (After 4/1 through race day)

Includes a performance long-sleeve race shirt to the first 350 registered.

Military Discount:
$15 for 5K prior to 4/18 – $55 for half marathon prior to 4/18
$20 for 5K on/after 4/18 – $60 for half marathon after 4/18

Family Special:
Up to 4 entries per family (children under 18). Each family member must complete a separate entry form.
5K: $15 per person prior to 4/18 – $30 on/after 4/18
Half marathon: $55 per person by 4/1 – $70 after 4/1

Race day registration: $30 for 5K, $70 half marathon

NOTE: There is a 3 hour time limit for the half marathon!

Age Divisions:
Half Marathon: M/F 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
5K: M/F 8 & under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Training:
If you are interested in training for the Half Marathon, call the Sports Center 252-726-7070 to make arrangements.

RACE CONTACT INFO

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2020 Oriental In-Water Boat Show- Friday, April 17- Sunday, April 19

2020 Oriental In-Water Boat Show- Friday, April 17- Sunday, April 19

The 2020 Oriental In-Water Boat Show Friday April 17 – Sunday April 19

boat show logoSpringtime, a historic boating village, a great array of exhibitors, and visitors from ten states all make for a great Oriental In-Water Boat Show.

Oriental’s annual In-water Boat Show has grown exponentially since its beginnings in 2009. The 2019 show drew over 100 exhibitors from as far away Hampton, Virginia, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Bryson City, NC. In addition to nautical goods and services, dealers and brokers brought in boats on land and in the slips at Oriental Harbor Marina, many of which were available for in-water sea trials.

Based on the combination of number of vendors, number of boats, sales attributed and number of attendees, the Oriental show has become one of the largest and most successful in-water shows between Annapolis and Savannah. The 2020 show is scheduled for April 17-19.

Penguin Plunge- January 1, 2020 Atlantic Beach, NC

Penguin Plunge- January 1, 2020 Atlantic Beach, NC

Looking for a different way to celebrate the New Year?

Start your New Year with a splash at the annual Penguin Plunge! Each year, hundreds of participants start their New Year off with a splash, bounding into the icy Atlantic Ocean to raise money for local charities.

The 2020 Penguin Plunge featured charity will be the The Salvation Army of Carteret County. Risk the chilly waters for a rewarding cause at the Penguin Plunge!

 

Where does the Penguin Plunge take place?

The Penguin Plunge takes place each year at Alfred B. Cooper Memorial Park in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina.

 

How do I register for the Penguin Plunge?

Pre-registration for the Penguin Plunge begins online November 1st, but you can also register on site the day of the event.

On-site registration for the Penguin Plunge begins at 10am on Wednesday, January 1st in front of The Crabs Claw Restaurant.

 

How much does it cost to enter the Penguin Plunge?

The minimum donation for participants 12 and older is $10. For participants under the age of 12, the cost is $5.

Penguin Plunge t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts can also be purchased:

2020 Penguin Plunge T-Shirt: $20 donation
2020 Penguin Plunge Hooded Sweatshirt: $35 donation

 

For more information on the Penguin Plunge event, visit the official website at www.penguin-plunge.org.

2020 Crystal Coast Half Marathon- Morehead City, NC    Saturday March 7, 2020

2020 Crystal Coast Half Marathon- Morehead City, NC Saturday March 7, 2020

RACE WEBSITE

Additional race information can be found at http://runcrystalcoast.com.

PLACE
812 Shepard Street
Morehead City, NC US 28557
DESCRIPTION

The Crystal Coast is the perfect spot for your next race or adventure. The event is hosted in Morehead City, the largest town in Carteret County and is is located on the coast of North Carolina.

The climate in March is perfect running weather With an average high temperature of 64 and low of 44. Combine this with our picturesque flat course and you have a great race experience waiting for you.

RACE CONTACT INFO

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SPONSORS
Hampton Inn Morehead City
Because We Run
Tight lines Pub & Brewing
GATORADE