Zombie 5K Beach Run/Walk Saturday, October 21, 2017 Race Day Registration 8:00 a.m. - Race -9:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Flagler Ave Beach Approach, New Smyrna Beach, FL
RACE Run for your lives, the zombies are coming! Don’t miss the 5K race like no other! Yes there will be more than a handful of zombies roaming the beach that day and the first 400 runners to sign up will receive a flag football belt that the zombies will be trying to steal! Free race t-shirts will be awarded after the race, with runners with at least one flag remaining receiving an “I survived the Zombie 5K Beach Run” and those with no flags left getting an “I turned zombie at the Zombie 5K Beach Run.”
Runners, walkers, families, and joggers are welcome to participate, with registration starting at 8am, race start at 9am. Medals in 84 categories and two overall plaques will be awarded, as well as prizes for the best costumes!
But that’s not all! Don’t miss the post-race Zombie Social and award ceremony, with plenty of zombie photo opportunities.
ENTRY Before Oct. 21st - $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 8am – Registration Opens 9:00am – Race Start 10:30am – Awards Ceremony and Zombie Social
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 14& under, 15-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-80 and 80 & over
PARKING Parking is plentiful next to the race start location. The race starts and ends at the same location. The New Smyrna-Ween Zombie Beach 5K Run is part of Beach Weeks in New Smyrna Beach with over 50 days of events over 10 weeks. Go to NSBFLA.com for full event schedules and accommodation specials.
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.
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? Saturday October 21, 2017. 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, all participants will receive a custom chip and bib number.
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. Atleast 100 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 "Drop-off" 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 “ZOMBIE” 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 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. 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 Flagler Tavern, 414 Flagler 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.