Hunting Island (with a start/finish line on Fripp)

Friday, October 21
Race Time: 8AM
SpringTide Market (1 Tarpon Blvd)

7:45AM – Be at the start line for course announcements, Store Pkg Lot
8:00AM – Start, Tarpon Blvd
9:30AM – After Party begins at Fripp Beach Club (300 Tarpon Blvd)
12:30PM – Survivor Celebration at Beach Club
12:45PM – 2023 Event Announcement & Open Registration
1:00PM – Live Auction at the Beach club
4:30PM – Drag Queen Bingo seating opens at the Beach Club
5:00PM – Show time #1
5:00-8:00PM – Dinner @ the Creekhouse Get Your Tickets
7:00PM – Drag Queen Bingo seating opens at the Beach Club
7:30PM – Show time #2
Fripp Island Dolphin Cruises, Sunset Cruises & Dinners – Get Your Tickets Here
Note that today’s After-Party is at the Beach Club so you’ll need to coordinate with your friends to drive the golf cart from finish line to the party.
This year’s theme is the Mad Hattery and we encourage everyone to create an appropriate masterpiece or three for the weekend. Make yourself an over-the-top flamingo or breast cancer inspired derby hat and wear it to our party.

When you get to the beach on Hunting Island, stop and write a message in the sand. Make it poignant, make it funny, make it anything you want. Take a pic and tag us on Instagram or Facebook @pledgethepink The best pic wins FREE registration to next year’s event!

Your course today is roughly 4 miles on nature trails and 6 miles on hard-packed sands.

We have pitstops & toilets available at Mile 0, Mile 2.75, Mile 5, Mile 7.75, and Mile 10

Today’s shortcut is 6 miles and volunteers will direct you when you enter the beach on Hunting Island.

Full Course Map

Shortcut Map

There is plenty of parking as you approach the start line area. Please follow the signs and instructions of our volunteers to direct you to the closest parking areas. Golf carts are preferred this morning but cars can be accommodated (please carpool).
  1. Follow the music to the staging area (store parking lot)
  2. Sign the Honor Board if you didn’t do it Thursday
  3. Drop your bag at the Bag Drop. Bag drop will be set up under a tent in the parking lot
  4. Please be at the start line before 8am. We cannot wait on you!
    7:00-7:45AM Music, dancing & games
    7:45-7:50 AM Group stretch/warm up
    7:50-8AM Welcome, announcements, reminders
    8AM START! Survivors will be in the front, leading the way!
The best locations to have friends/family cheering for you is at the Hunting Island Lighthouse and, of course, at the finish line. Note that visitors will have to pay to enter Hunting Island State Park if they want to go to the Lighthouse.
Cheer on your posse at the finish line and then pack up your golf cart and head over to the Beach Club to celebrate your first ten finished! Treat your tastebuds to lunch, decorate your fundraising flamingo, or shake your tailfeathers to tunes from DJ Alan
Survivor celebration is at 12:30pm today and we encourage everyone to stay through this event. All survivors should be at the Beach Club by 12:15pm. Please wear your survivor shirt and survivor swag (if you like, you can leave all of this in bag drop while you walk).
Get your fingers ready to jump online and reserve your spot for Pledge The Pink 2023
Live Auction starts immediately after the 2023 announcement and is not for the faint of heart! Our FlockStars mean business when it comes to salted caramel bars, hot cops, and all our other delicious auction items. Cash and credit cards accepted.
Drag Queen Bingo shows are at 5pm and 7:30pm. The fun takes place under the big tent at the Beach Club, where only bingo ticket holders can enter. You must be 18 or older to play bingo. We will play three rounds with a musical “treat” in between each round. Please be seated 15 minutes before the show so we can start on time. Non-ticket holders can join the fun from outside the tent. Everyone is encouraged to dress up and/or wear a fun costume for the evening. Please note that this is an evening for adults and some language may not be suitable for children or those that are easily offended.
Our Merchandise tent will be open from 9:30am-2:00pm at the Beach Club.