Historically, the tides have been in our favor for this race. Due to recent weather and beach erosion, the tide may cause a race start delay of up to 30 min to ensure safety and maximum fun for the race!
Monday, Jan 1st Flagler Avenue Beach Approach Day of Registration - 8:00a.m. - Race - 9:00 a.m.
Event Come kick off your New Year at the 2018 Flamingo 5K Beach Run at the Flagler Avenue Beach Approach in New Smyrna Beach! In addition to the ceremonial Unlocking of the Ocean at 8:30am and the special Florida version of the polar bear plunge, the Flamingo Flop, at 11:00am, this 5K race, like no other, starts at 9am and takes place along our beautiful hard-packed beaches.
Runners, walkers, and joggers are welcome to participate in this chip-timed race, with registration starting at 8am, and race start at 9am. Medals in 84 categories and two overall plaques will be awarded, as well as prizes for the best costumes, so be sure to break out the pink feathers! PLUS, Finisher medals to the first 500 runners!
But that’s not all! To celebrate the New Year and get you started on your resolutions, we will be giving the first 300 runners each a key. At the post-race social, try your key on the lock of 10 new Beach Cruiser bicycles and if your key opens the lock, then you keep the bike!
Race proceeds benefit Southern Stone Charities so bring your friends and family out to celebrate 2017 New Smyrna Beach style!
ENTRY FEE 5K $25.00 Race Day $30.00
DAY OF REGISTRATION & PACKET PICK UP Packet pickup will take place on race day at race site from 8:00 a.m. to 8:50am
DAY OF EVENT SCHEDULE 8:00am – Registration Opens 9:00am – Flamingo 5K Race Start 10:30am - Awards Ceremony and Beach Cruiser Give Way 11:00am - Flamingo Flop
TEE SHIRTS Shirts are guaranteed for all pre-registered participants. Shirts not guaranteed on race day.
AWARDS Top overall male and female and top 3 male and female age groups will receive awards. Age groups include 13& under, 14-16, 17-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over
PARKING Parking is plentiful next to the race start location. The race starts and ends at the same location. The Flamingo 5K Beach Run is part of “Last Night – First Day the Beach” in New Smyrna Beach with a week packed activities and events for the entire family. Go to NSBFLA.com for full Last Night – First Day event schedule and accommodation specials.
TIMING & SCORING: Race will be timed and scored with a disposable chip provided, which will be attached to the back of the bib
FAQ When and where does the race take place? Monday, January 1st, 2018. The race course begins on the beach in front of the boardwalk at the Flagler Avenue Beach Approach in New Smyrna Beach. Registration opens at 8am. Race start time is promptly 9am. TV coverage may affect the start time of the race by a few minutes if a live cut-away of the start is scheduled.
How long is the course? The 5K is 3.1 miles.
How will I be timed? The race uses an electronic timing system that records race time and place via a transponder chip that will be given out at registration. Each individual competing in the 5K is required to use the race chip. Official times will not be recorded without a chip. There will be a clock at the finish line to view your time.
When and where do I pick up my registration materials? Registration starts at 8am for all participants – pre-registered, walk-up, voucher – Pre-registered runners have a separate registration station that is further split into three lines based on the first letter of the runner’s last name. Walk-Up and voucher holders have their own registration station.
How will I receive my results? Official results are posted for the top runners in each category, race staff has all results for on-site inquiries and results are posted on the race website.
Can I use my own race chip or tag rather than utilizing the one that is provided? No, for this year's race, we are not equipped to utilize individuals’ personal chips or tags.
Who gets a T-shirt? Only pre-registered runners that successfully complete the registration and payment processes seven weekdays before the race are guaranteed a free race t-shirt. Several hundred additional shirts are printed for the race. Pre-registered runners in the seven days leading to the race are first to receive their shirt and preferred size. The remaining shirts for walk-up and voucher runners are available for free until they run out. Also, day-of and voucher participants may face limited sizes and availability.
What if I need help along the way? Qualified emergency medical professionals are available to provide assistance at the start/finish lines.
Can I participate in the event with my dog? Sorry, as much as we love our pets too, the safety of participants is our main concern. Therefore, we do not allow pets on the course.
Can I participate with a stroller? Yes, nurturing future generations of runners is a priority and demonstrating healthy lifestyles to our kids is special. Please, however, start in the later part of the runners.
What do I do with my personal items while I’m running? You can leave your items at a drop-off station, located near the start line. Look for the "Gear Tent" sign near the registration booth.
Should I bring my own water? No, four water stations are available on the course. They are at the start, third-in, two thirds in and at the finish.
How do I register? You may register online (preferred method). Go to www.run4acause.org Print-on-your-own and mail registration forms are also available at NSBFLA.com. In-person registration is available at the boardwalk at the Flagler Avenue Beach Approach starting at 8am. Both cash and checks are acceptable.
How much does it cost? Early registration is $25 per person. In person registration is $30 per person.
I will be out of town on race day and not able to participate. Can I get my money returned? We appreciate your race registration. As the race brochure states, we are unable to issue refunds. We are not in a position to credit your credit card or issue checks.
Will the race be held if it's raining? The race is a "rain or shine" event. All participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather, such as in a rain coat or hat. Umbrellas can pose a safety hazard to others, so please do not bring them.
What will be provided after the race? An awards ceremony will take place after the race at Flagler Tavern (a very short walk down Flagler Avenue from the start/finish line).
Can I transfer my entry to someone else? We have a strict NO TRANSFER policy.
Where do I park? Free parking is available at the Beach Approach, along Flagler Avenue, and on side streets.