Saturday, August 6th
Ocean Walk Shoppes
Registration 6pm, Race 7pm
Pirate Invasion Party, 5pm – 10pm
Pirate 5K Beach Run & Treasure Hunt
Aarrghh mateys! Grab yer pirate hat, collect your booty, and head down to Ocean Walk Shoppes in Daytona Beach for an event combo that’s sure to bring out the buccaneer in everyone!
Get your sea legs ready and run down the beautiful hard-packed beaches of Daytona Beach in front of Ocean Walk Shoppes decked out in your finest pirate gear at the Pirate Invasion 5K Beach Run & Treasure Hunt! Runners, walkers, and joggers of all skill levels are welcome to participate, with registration starting at 6pm and the race starting at 7pm. Medals in 84 categories and two overall plaques will be awarded, as well as prizes for the best costumes! Don’t forget your free pirate goodie after the race!
Best yet, the pirate fun doesn’t stop after the race. Pirate Invasion at Ocean Walk Shoppes from 5pm to 10pm invites buccaneers of all ages to come celebrate, complete with hourly bead drops, sword fighting demonstrations, magicians, belly dancers, live music, plenty of pirates, and even fireworks! Pirates 21 and up can enjoy our Rum Runner Challenge, where $20 makes you the judge of the best Rum Runner at Ocean Walk! Taste four full-sized Rum Runners at the four participating restaurants and vote for your favorite.
So bring your friends and family down for a seaworthy celebration of all things pirate! Don’t forget, race proceeds benefit Southern Stone Charities so don’t miss this 5K beach run like no other before Pirate Invasion!
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 Club of Volusia-Flagler, local food banks, professional firefighters’ funds, and community policing efforts.
Presented by Ocean Walk Shoppes
Part of the Daytona Nissan Fun Coast Race Series
When and where does the race take place?
Saturday August 6th, 2016. The race course begins on the beach in front of the Ocean Walk Shoppes, 250 N. Atlantic Ave #201, Daytona Beach. Registration opens at 6pm. Race start time is promptly 7pm. 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 6pm 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, every participant receive a custom chip and bib.
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 “PIRATE” to 71441 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 on the ground floor of Ocean Walk Shoppes starting at 6pm. 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 Ocean Walk Shoppes, in conjunction with Pirate Invasion.
Can I transfer my entry to someone else?
We have a strict NO TRANSFER policy.
Where do I park?
Paid parking is available at the Ocean Walk Shoppes Garage. Free parking is available at certain surface lots, and side streets.