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Go for the Grits 5k                    Register here

Presented by the Jekyll Island Beach village Merchants

Join us for the return of one of Georgia’s fastest and most scenic 5K races, Go for the Grits. This November, participants will race along Jekyll Island’s iconic beachside. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to join, and all participants will be awarded a commemorative t-shirt.

Packet Pick up

Saturday November 6, 2021

1pm-4pm Jekyll Island Guest Information Center

901 Downing Musgrove Causeway, Jekyll Island, GA 31527

You can register at packet pick up and on race day but we cannot guarantee



When: Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.

Where: Jekyll Island Beach Village

Registration/Packet pick up Opens: 8:30 a.m. near the finish


Advance Registration: $25

Day-of Registration: $40

Virtual Participation: $30

Packets will be mailed to registered 


Participants will receive a 2021-branded long-sleeve t-shirt.

XS - 3XL t-shirts

Register by October 7 to guarantee a t-shirt

All ages are welcome to participate

Awards for age group winners

14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-24, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85+

No refunds, rain or shine event. Cancelled for extreme weather conditions only.

Picked the wrong size? - participants are welcome to exchange their t-shirt at the end of the event at the registration table, pending what sizes remain available.

There will be on-site EMS and public safety staff.

Please note, there will be no 2021 Shrimp & Grits Festival. Join us November 4-6, 2022 for the 15th anniversary festival return!

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