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REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE ON RACE DAY AT RACE SITE
Flamingo 5K Beach Run
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - 9:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Flager Ave Beach Approach, New Smyrna Beach, FL
As part of “First Day at the Beach” in New Smyrna Beach, the Flamingo 5K takes place at the Flagler Avenue Beach approach. Participants receive a free t-shirt and necklace with attached key. After the race, participants will be able to try their key and see if it unlocks the security chain on any of 14 (remember 2014) new beach cruiser bikes. Participants with keys that unlock a bike – win the bike! Separately 84 medals and two over-all winner plaques will be given out after the race.
Quick facts: YES – it is a chip-timed race that takes place on the beautiful hard-packed beaches of New Smyrna Beach. YES – the race is appropriate for all runners of all skill levels and ages be it your first or 51st race. In fact, medals in 84 categories and two overall plaques will be awarded, as well as prizes for the best costumed flamingo runners. And YES we are celebrating the start of 2014 by giving away 14 beach cruisers to 14 lucky race participants.
Registration opens at 8am and race start is 9am. Race start time may shift later to accommodate potential live TV coverage of the race start to coincide with television programming breaks. Post race party at Toni and Joes Patio.
At 10am, New Smyrna Beach’s own twist on the Polar Bear Plunge that takes place in many northern communities will take place. Called the Flamingo Flop, this free “post race” activity includes free Flamingo Glasses to the first 300 floppers!
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
10:00am - Flamingo Flop
10:30am - Awards Ceremony and Beach Cruiser Give Way
Shirts are guaranteed for all pre-registered participants. Shirts not guaranteed on race day.
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 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 BeachWeeks.com for full Last Night – First Day event schedule and accommodation specials.
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