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Flamingo 5K/Flamingo Flop (Beach Approach)
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.
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!
But that’s not all! To celebrate the New Year and get you started on your resolutions, we will be giving the first 400 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!
ENTRY FEE 5K
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
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 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