Today, I wanted to share some information and a discount code for the Coastal Race Productions BAM (Big Ass Medals) race series.
Coastal Race Productions is a local race organization in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Each race in the series features beautiful views of North Carolina beaches, tri-blend shirts, a top-notch after party with pizza and free beer, and of course, gorgeous medals.
If you live near Coastal North Carolina, these races make a great weekend trip with your significant other or girls/guys weekend. If you don’t live near Coastal NC, it’s a great place to visit, especially if you live in a colder climate and want to go to the beach.
The half marathon medals are huge- Big Ass. Or if you want to be G-rated, big as my head. Literally. I recently caught up with the crew at a race expo, where I saw the medals in person and tried one on for size.
All four races include both half marathon and 5K options, and Run Oak Island includes a full marathon. ALL finishers earn a medal, even 5K finishers. The 5K medals are smaller versions of the half marathon medals, but they are still larger than most race medals and very beautiful.
As a runner who is recovering from injury and sticking to 5Ks for awhile, I am grateful that I can earn a finisher’s medal in the 5K without compromising my recovery or pushing my body too far.
Coastal Race Productions’ courses are USATF sanctioned and walker friendly. The 5K has no time limit, and the half marathon time limit is 3.5 hours, plenty of time for walkers or run/walkers. North Carolina can be hot and hydration is important, so the half marathon courses feature eight water stops and the 5K courses have two water stops.
Here are the races and dates for the series. To sign up for SINGLE races, click on the links below.
- Run Oak Island – February 17, 2018 (includes full marathon)
- Run Sunset Beach – May 19, 2018
- Run Holden Beach – September 15, 2018
- Run Ocean Isle Beach – October 27, 2018
Coastal Race Productions has also given me a code to share. This code, AmyS, saves you 15% on the series or individual races if you can’t make the whole series.
If you have any additional questions or want more information, let me know. If I don’t know the answer, I can get in touch with the race directors to find out.
I hope to see you there!
As a Coastal Race Productions Ambassador, I received a complimentary entry into the Big Ass Medals (BAM) race series. However, I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post.