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Mardi Gras Beach 10K Run/Walk
Sat, Feb 6, 2016
New Smyrna Beach, FL
About This Activity
Saturday Feb 6th Flagler Avenue Beach Approach Day of Registration - 8:00a.m. - Race - 9:15 a.m.
Event Come join the party at the Mardi Gras 10K Beach Run, as part of Mardi Gras Weekend in NSB, with the largest celebration in Central Florida!
Friday: NSB Voodoo Music Festival Begins Saturday: VooDoo 5K Beach Run & Mardi Gras 10K Sunday: Gumbo Festival, Flagler Avenue Noon - 5pm Monday: Sidewalk Sale on Flagler Avenue, 11am - 5pm Tuesday: Fat Tuesday on Flagler Mardi Gras Parade
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.
Race proceeds benefit Southern Stone Charities so bring your friends and family! Last year we donated over $5,000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Volusia-Flagler Counties and with your help we hope to double that donation for 2015!
Southern Stone Charities distributes collected funds to local community non-profits. Funded projects are support services and programs that promote education, health, wellness, and community building efforts as well as projects that support historical, environmental, cultural assets in the communities Southern Stone Communications serves. Recent recipients include Boys and Girls ClubS of Volusia-Flagler, local food banks, professional firefighters’ funds, and community policing efforts.
ENTRY FEE 5K $30.00 Race Day $35.00
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 – 5K Race Start
9:15am – 10K Race Start 10:15am (approx.) – Post-Race Social & Awards Ceremony at Barracuda's Bar & Grill - 203 S. Atlantic Ave, NSB
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 -74, 75-79, 80 & over TIMING & SCORING: Race will be timed and scored with a disposable chip provided, which will be attached tothe back of the bib.
PROCEEDS Proceeds benefit Southern Stone-Black Crow Charities: a community-wide mini grant provider to non-profit and community groups. The all-volunteer effort ensures 100% of funds go to community improvement in the coverage area of Southern Stone Communications of FL radio stations – 95.7 the HOG, 103.3 The VYB, 93.1 Coast Country, 99.5 The LOV and New Talk 1150AM. Recipient organizations include Council on Aging, Fallen Firefighters Fund, Boys and Girls Club, Toys for Tots, Meals on Wheels, Boys & Girls Clubs, Sheriff’s Youth Ranch, and Red and Black Club among scores of others.
FAQ When and where does the race take place? Saturday February 6th, 2016. 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.
How long is the course? The 10K is 6.2 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, a custom chip and bib will be provided
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 the Gear 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 RunSignUp.com. You can also text “5K” to 40691 on your smart phone and the registration link with be texted to your phone. Print-on-your-own and mail registration forms are also available at beachweeks.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. Look for additional multi-race discounts at RunSignUp.com
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 Barracuda’s Bar and Grille, 203 S. Atlantic Ave, NSB.
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. The race starts and ends at the same location.