Run for your freedom, the cops are right behind you! Don’t miss the beach 5K like no other! Yes it’s on the beach and YES the cops are after you! The first 300 runners to sign up receive a flag football belt with several flags that the cops will be trying to take away from you. Free race t-shirts are awarded after the race. “Robber Joggers” with at least one flag remaining get an “I out ran the cops” shirt and those with no remaining flags get an “I got captured” shirts.
LOCATION: Andy Romano Beachfront Park, Ormond Beach, FL on A1A (parking available)
RACE: Parking – Andy Romano Beachfront Park Registration – Andy Romano Beachfront Park Race Start/Finish – In front of Andy Romano Beachfront Park on the Beach
Post-race awards and social party at The Beach Bucket where runners receive free drink coupons, enjoy photo spots, and tons of fun!
Runners, walkers, families and joggers are welcome to participate with registration starting at 7am and the race start at 8am. Medals in 84 categories and two over plaques will be awarded as well as prizes for best costumes and plenty of selfie photo spots. Race proceeds benefit the Ormond Beach Police Department and their community programs. So gather your friends and family and outrun the cops!
ENTRY Before July 16th - $25.00 Race Day $30.00
DAY OF REGISTRATION & PACKET PICK UP Packet pickup will take place on race day at race site from 7:00 a.m. to 7:50 a.m
DAY OF EVENT SCHEDULE 7am – Registration Opens 8am – Race Start 9:15am – Awards Ceremony
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 & over
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, July 16, 2016. The race course begins on the beach in front of The Andy Romano Beachfront Park, Ormond Beach (on A1A). Registration opens at 7am. Race start time is promptly 8am. 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 7am 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 on race day, 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 receive a personal race bib with chip attached to it.
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 "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 “cops” 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 1033wvyb.com. In-person registration is available at the The Birthplace of Speed Park 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 the Beach Bucket, right next to Andy Romano Beachfront Park.
Can I transfer my entry to someone else? We have a strict NO TRANSFER policy.
Where do I park? Free parking is avaialble at Andy Romano Beachfront Park and surrround parking lots as well. Please DO NOT park at the Beach Bucket or hotel parking lot.