RACE MOVED TO SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th at 8am – Due to Hurricane Dorian
First Responders Beach 5K run postponed to Saturday September 14, 2019.
Due to the threat from Hurricane Dorian the NSB First Responders Beach 5K set for Saturday, August 31st has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 14th with an 8am race start time (registration opens at 7am).
Though at this time, the threat of wind or rain is not a major issue at race time, the potential for unusual tides and high waves that result in little available beach to stage the race is a real concern.
All Current Registered Participants are automatically enrolled in the Sept 14th race. For runners not able to participate with the new race date, please email our race company, The Running Elements, at [email protected] to shift your registration to one of the other scheduled FABA Race Series runs.
Thanks for your interested in New Smyrna Beach, Flagler Avenue, our First Responders’ Weekend and of course, our race. As you can imagine, many of the race participants are First Responders themselves and have been called into work to assist those in need during Hurricane Dorian. Please keep our stateside heroes in your thoughts and prayers for their safety and the safety of our communities.
When: Saturday, Sept 14, 2019 at 8:00am
Flagler Ave Boardwalk – Beach
101 Buenos Aires St
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
Schedule of Events
7 am Packet Pickup & Day of Registration Opens
8am 5K Run/Walk Begins
Award Ceremony following the races at Flagler Tavern. 1 Free beverage ticket on bib. Restrictions apply. Ask your server for details. One per participant.
This is a BEACH run/walk in the sand.
The race will Start and Finish on the beach; in front of the Flagler Ave Boardwalk in New Smyrna Beach.
Entry Fees – 5K Run/Walk
Present- Sept 13th – $25.00
14th at Race Start - $30.00
*Online Registration will close Friday, Sept 13th @ 5pm
There is no early packet pickup. There WILL be day of registration and packet pickup near race start. $30 Cash or check only.
**Registration is non-refundable.
Race Specific Shirt (sizes not guaranteed for late registrations)
Age Group Medal Awards – Given out at Flagler Tavern following the race. Estimated 9:15am start.
Water Stop on route (pass twice); Water Refill Station at Start/Finish Line
Bag Drop Off at Race Start Tent
Post-Race Party at Flagler Tavern
Free, Professional Race Photos – Available for free download after the event
Top male and female overall
Top Masters male and female overall
Top 3 male and female in the following age groups:
15 – 19
20 – 24
25 – 29
30 – 34
35 – 39
40 – 44
45 – 49
50 – 54
55 – 59
60 – 64
65 – 69
70 – 74
For More Information about events produced by the Flagler Avenue Business Association, please visit their website at: FlaglerAve.com
Race Timing/ Scoring
The race will be professionally timed and scored. Disposable, electronic chips will be attached to the bib number. In order to get the best read possible, you need to wear your bib number unaltered on the front of your shirt pinned at all four corners. Do not have any clothing covering your bib number.
Results will be posted onsite of the race and also online concluding the event.
Rules & Frequently Asked Questions:
Where does the race take place?
This is a Beach Run/Walk in the sand. The race course begins on the beach near the boardwalk at the Flagler Avenue Beach Approach in New Smyrna Beach. Registration opens at 7am. Race start time is promptly 8am.
When is Packet Pickup?
All packets (race bib number & event shirt) can be picked up near the start line before the race. The Day of Registration and Packet Pickup tent will be clearly marked on the Flagler Ave Boardwalk and opens at 7am. Please have your registration number (email confirmation) with you for easy pickup.
Will there be results posted at the race?
Yes. Official results are posted near the finish line for all finishers in every age group. On-site times are refreshed and reposted throughout the event. Results will also be printed for any questions at the post-race awards celebration. Following the event, results will be posted on this site on the RESULTS tab.
Will there be a Finisher Medal?
No, this race does not have a finisher medal. Registration includes an event shirt, chip-timed bib, awards, free professional photographs, and a beautiful route along the beach.
Who gets the event T-shirt?
Only pre-registered runners that successfully complete the online registration and payment processes seven weekdays before the race are guaranteed a free race t-shirt. 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 registrations are available until they run out. Quantities and sizes are not guaranteed for day-of registrations.
Are dogs/animals allowed to participate in this event?
No. As much as we love our pets too, the safety of participants is our main concern. Pets are not allowed on this beach run/walk.
What do I do with my personal items while I’m running?
You can leave your items at the Gear Drop-Off Station, located near the start line.
Should I bring my own water?
Water is provided at a few “Water Refill Stations” near the start/finish area, as well on the 5K route (2 times). These stations have water jugs and small paper cups for use. If you feel you need more water or would like to carry a water bottle while you run, please bring your own. While on the beach, we try to limit our waste and pollution that may blow into the ocean. We encourage renewable and sustainable methods of water distribution at events to reduce our litter impact.
How much does it cost?
Early registration is $25 per person. There is an online processing fee of $2.75.
In person registration on Sept 14th is $30, cash or check only.
Registration fees are non-refundable. We have a strict No Transfer policy.
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.
Will there be an awards ceremony?
An awards ceremony will take place after the race. Location to gather to hear awards will be announced prior to the race start as well as in the email confirmation sent the week of the race.
Where is parking?
There is free parking along Flagler Ave. The boardwalk parking at Flagler Ave Boardwalk has times and fees posted. Obey all parking signs for locations for free and day-fee parking.