Hometown Heroes 5K and Fun Run

471 S Atlantic Ave
Daytona Beach, FL 32118

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The COVID 19 pandemic has forced us to make a few event format changes and to put safeguards in place for everyone’s comfort and safety.  Participant and volunteer peace of mind and safety are paramount in our planning and execution. We ask that everyone maintain a 6-foot distance throughout the event. All non-participants/supporters attending must remain off the beach. They may view their runner from the safety of LandShark Bar and Grill or anywhere inland side of the beach wall divider while maintaining a 6-foot distance from others.

All event staff will be utilizing the safety of masks and gloves. Participants are required to wear a mask pre and post-race. Hand sanitizer will be provided at multiple locations throughout the registration/water stations. Runners are encouraged to wear masks as often as possible throughout their registration and pre-race start period. Bathrooms are available along with parking at Sunsplash Park located next to LandShark Bar and Grill. We ask no more than two people at a time per bathroom, maintaining 6-foot distance. Additional bathrooms are located at Landshark Bar and Grill. Please maintain same social distancing.

If you have tested positive or recovered from COVID 19, have been exposed to COVID, have been medically quarantined within 14-days leading up to the Race, feel feverish or have a current fever, you will be unable to participate.


Hometown Heroes 5K and Fun Run


LandShark Bar & Grill
Day of Registration - 8:00a.m. - Race - 9:00 a.m.



Before October 17th-$30.00

October 24th- 31st - $35.00

November 1st - Day Of Race- $40.00


Anyone who would like to donate any amount of money besides their entry fee may do so upon pre-registering. All donations and a portion of the proceeds go to The Marine Science Center.


Packet pickup will take place on race day at race site from 8:00 a.m. to 8:50am.

8:00am - Registration Opens
9:00am - 5k Race Starts
10:15 - Post race party to use Free Drink Card and Get a free slider! Located at LandShark Bar & Grill  - 471 S Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach

T-shirt size is guaranteed for participants that have registered by October 30th, 2021. Otherwise, requested shirt sizes are available while supplies last. 

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

When and where does the race take place?
Saturday, November 13th, 2021. The racecourse begins and ends on the beach in front of LandShark Bar & Grill-471 S Atlantic Avenue on Daytona Beach.  Registration opens at 8am. Race start time is promptly 9am.

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 8am for all participants – pre-registered runners have a separate registration station. Look for the Pre-Registered sign/banner. Walk-Up Registration has their own registration station, also look for the Walk-Up Registration sign/banner.

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 inquires, 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, a custom chip and bib will be provided.

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.  The remaining shirts for walk-up runners are available for free until they run out. Also, day-of 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?

Unfortunately for the safety of everyone participating there will be no gear drop off area on race day. Please leave your belongings in your car or with a non-participant. 

Should I bring my own water?
Yes. For the safety of everyone participating, runners are encouraged to bring their own water. However, we will provide single serving water bottles at the Start/Finish line as well as one third in and two thirds in of the race at a designated water station on the course. 

How do I register?

We are doing our best to make registration and payment a contactless transaction for everyone. You will need to register online at runsignup.com to participate in the race. Walk-up registration is available at the event, starting at 8am on the day of the race. Walk-up registrants will be advised to use their phone to register and pay online if not registered before arriving. Cash and Checks will NOT be accepted.



How much does it cost?

Before October 17th-$30.00

October 24th- 31st - $35.00

November 1st - Day Of Race- $40.00



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. We are unable to issue refunds or transfer registration. 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?

Finisher Medals will be available for Contact-Free pick up immediately upon finishing the race. The medals will be placed at two tables located directly at the Finish Line for your convenience and safety. Runners may than use their “Free drink ticket” provided at registration, as well as receive a complimentary Slider at LandShark Bar & Grill-471 S Atlantic Avenue Daytona Beach FL 32118.

Can I transfer my entry to someone else?
We have a strict NO TRANSFER policy.

Where do I park?
Free parking is available at LandShark Bar & Grill and at Sun Splash Park located next to LandShark Bar & Grill. The race starts and ends at the same location.

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