Turkey Day Beach 5K
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Race Day Registration 8:30 a.m - Race - 9:45 a.m.
LOCATION: Flager Ave Beach Approach, New Smyrna Beach, FL
Gobble gobble! What better way to enjoy your Turkey Day then by burning those calories before the big meal?! Bring the whole family and enjoy this chip-timed race that takes place on the beautiful hard-packed beaches of New Smyrna Beach.
Runners, walkers, and joggers of all skill levels are welcome to participate, with registration starting at 7am, and the race starting at 8am. Medals in 84 categories and two overall plaques will be awarded, as well as prizes for the best costumes and free t-shirts! Pilgrims, Native Americans, and even turkeys are all welcomed!
But that’s not all! Don’t miss the post-race social and awards ceremony at Flagler Tavern!
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.
5K – $25.00
Race Day $30.00
DAY OF REGISTRATION & PACKET PICK UP
Packet pickup will take place on race day at race site from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45am
DAY OF EVENT SCHEDULE
8:30am – Registration Opens
9:45am – Race Start
11:00am – Awards Ceremony
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, 70-74, 75+ & over
Parking is plentiful next to the race start location. The race starts and ends at the same location. The Turkey Day Beach 5K is part of Beach Weeks in New Smyrna Beach with over 50 days of events over 10 weeks. Go to BeachWeeks.com for full event schedules and accommodation specials.
Proceeds benefit Southern Stone-Black Crow Charities: a community-wide mini grant provider to non-profit and community groups. The all-volunteer effort ensures 100% of funds go to community improvement in the coverage area of Southern Stone Communications of FL radio stations – 95.7 the HOG, 103.3 The VYB, 93.1 Coast Country, 99.5 The LOV and New Talk 1150AM. Recipient organizations include Council on Aging, Fallen Firefighters Fund, Boys and Girls Club, Toys for Tots, Meals on Wheels, Boys & Girls Clubs, Sheriff’s Youth Ranch, and Red and Black Club among scores of others.
TIMING & SCORING
Race will be timed and scored with a disposable chip provided, which will be attached to the bib.
When and where does the race take place?
Thursday November 22nd, 2018. The race course begins on the beach in front of the boardwalk at the Flagler Avenue Beach Approach in New Smyrna Beach. Registration opens at 8:30am. Race start time is promptly 9:45am. 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 8:30am 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, for this year's race, we are not equipped to utilize individuals’ personal chips or tags.
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 “TURKEY” to 40691 on your smart phone and the registration link with be texted to your phone. In-person registration is available at the boardwalk at the Flagler Avenue Beach Approach starting at 8:30am. 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 Flagler Tavern, 414 Flagler Ave, NSB.
Can I transfer my entry to someone else?
We have a strict NO TRANSFER policy.
Where do I park?
Free parking is available at the Beach Approach, along Flagler Avenue, and on side streets.