Mardi Gras 5k & Fun Run

451 S Atlantic Ave
Daytona Beach, FL 32118

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Event Description

Saturday Feb 8th 
Crabby's Oceanside
Day of Registration - 8:00a.m. - Race - 9:00 a.m.

Join this festive Mardi Gras 5K & Fun Run with beads galore on Saturday February 8th   We encourage you to wear your Mardi Gras  beads, masks and  costumes and enjoy  the sounds of the surf from the "World's Most Famous Beach" for our morning race. A portion of the race proceeds benefit the Friends of the Bandshell, a local charity providing community entertainment at the historic bandshell on Daytona Beach.  Runners and walkers alike will enjoy the sun and sand at their feet for this Mardi Gras themed  beach 5K and Fun Run! Join us after the race at Crabby’s Oceanside for the  awards ceremony where you'll enjoy  food, fun and a complimentary beer and slider!

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.

ENTRY FEE:  Before January 8th  -$25
January 9th to February 7th  - $30.00
Day of Race - $35.00

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 Friends of the Bandshell.

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 awards ceremony at Crabby Oceanside - 451 S Atlantic Ave, Ave on Daytona Beach

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 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  TIMING & SCORING: Race will be timed and scored with a disposable chip provided, which will be attached to the back of the bib.

When and where does the race take place?
Saturday February 8th, 2020. The race course begins on the beach in front Crabby's Oceanside 451 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, 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, 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 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 the Gear Drop-Off Station, located near the start line. Look for the "Gear Tent" 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 You can also text MARDIGRAS to 40691 on your smart phone and the registration link with be texted to your phone.  In-person registration is available at the Crabby's Oceanside starting at 8am on the day of the race. Both cash and checks are acceptable.

How much does it cost?
Early registration is $25 per person until January 8th. $30 between January 9th - February 7th . In person registration is $35 per person on the day of the race. Look for additional multi-race discounts at

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. 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 Crabby' Oceanside 451 S Atlantic Avenue on Daytona Beach.

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

Where do I park?
Free parking is available in front of  Crabby's Oceanside and 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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