30th Last Blast LIVE & VIRTUAL 5k Run/Walk

Sat September 5 - Mon September 7 Virtual/Rehoboth, DE 19971 US Directions
Events

LIVE 5K

09/05 7:00AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT

DOUBLE UP CHALLENGE - Virtual 5k and Live 5k

09/05 - 09/07 7:00AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://seashorestriders.com.

Place
Virtual- 22 Virtual Way & Live- Grove Park
Virtual/Rehoboth, DE US 19971
Description

Last Blast 5k runners and walkers will have two choices for this event.

  • You may take part VIRTUALLY from Friday, September 4th - Monday, September 7th. ($25)
  • You may take part LIVE on Saturday, September 5th beginning at 7 a.m. from the Grove Park. ($25)
  • You may take part in both events in which you will receive $10 off on your race registration. ($40)

Race Organizer: Tim Bamforth; Seashore Striders

 

RACE WEBSITE
Additional race information can be found at http://seashorestriders.com.


VIRTUAL                                                              LIVE
22 Virtual Way                                                      1 Grove Park
Virtual, DE US 19958                                            Rehoboth Beach, DE. 19971   

 

DESCRIPTION
Join the Seashore Striders VIRTUALLY or LIVE in Rehoboth Beach for the 30th annual Last Blast Prediction 5k Run/Walk.   The 30th event will be held virtually & live  due to the Coronavirus restrictions.   Virtually, the race will start and finish anywhere you wish and you will verify your time by sending an email to Race Director Tim at tim@seashorestrider.com   The email should have an attached selfie of yourself as well as a closeup photo of your distance and time from your tracking device.  Live, the race will start at the Grove Park in Rehoboth Beach.

 

RACE LOCATION: 22 Virtual Way, Virtual, USA & Grove Park, Rehoboth Beach, DE

 

RACE TIME:  Virtually- Sept. 4 - Sept. 7;   Live- Sept. 5 @ 7 am

                                                                                           

RACE REGISTRATION:

  • $25.00 Race Registration Pre & Post      
    • The Seashore Striders will do one mailing for this event following the race with your choice or a 2020 shirt or a SS visor.  Bibs will be printed online
      • If you are local, we will have a drive-by packet pickup at the Grove Park  on FRIDAY, Sept. 4th from 5-7 pm for both Virtual & Live runners.
      • NO RACE DAY WALK-UP REGISTRATION ON SATURDAY, HOWEVER REGISTRATION WILL REMAIN OPEN AND YOU MAY REGISTER ONLINE FROM YOUR CAR AT WWW.SEASHORESTRIDERS.COM
      • RACE NOTE...If you are a runner that uses your out of town address to register, however you have a place at the beach or you are a frequent visitor to the beach, we can arrange a pre or post pick-up of your mask/bandana so that we can save $$ on mailing.   Thank You!

2 WAYS TO REGISTER FOR A SEASHORE STRIDER EVENT:

  1. ONLINE REGISTRATION through RUNSIGNUP here at this site.
    • "The easiest & most popular way to register for Seashore Strider events.
  2. MAIL-IN REGISTRATION...form can be downloaded from SeashoreStriders.com on the 30th Last Blast 5k race page
    Please fill out the form completely & neatly, double checking Age, Gender, Entry Fee Price (some events have different fees) & Event Choice.
    • Mail completed paper registration to: Seashore Striders; P.O. Box 99, Nassau, DE. 19969  
      Make checks payable to “Seashore Striders”                                                                                                       
       

TO BENEFIT:  The Seashore Striders

 

SPONSOR/HOST:  Seashore Strider Event Production, Inc.

 

RACE COURSE:  VIRTUALLY...The Last Blast 5k is normally a flat & fast course through the Town of Rehoboth, however this year you may complete the Last Blast 5k anywhere you wish beginning at 12:01 am on Sept. 4th and finishing 72 hrs later on Sept 7th at midnight.  The race will start and finish anywhere you wish and you will verify your time by sending an email to Race Director Tim at tim@seashorestrider.com   The email should have an attached selfie of yourself as well as a closeup photo of your distance and time from your tracking device.     LIVE...The course will begin at the Grove Park and will follow an out & back course toward North Shores & back.   Please remain on the far right side of the road to and from to allow 6' social distancing.

 

SAFE RUNNING & RACING:   The Seashore Striders encourage you to run & race safely during the Last Blast 5k and discourage the gathering of runners before & after for this event.   Social Distance with a mask when you are not running.  Please stay more than 6' from each other if running with someone.  https://www.runnersworld.com/news/a31439358/running-during-coronavirus/

  • Masks are to be worn at all times until you leave the starting line and put back on after you finish
  • Disposable masks will be available from the Seashore Striders if you forget yours
  • Sanitizer will be available at the start & the finish
  • The start will be a group of 30
    • 3 lines (A,B,C)
    • 10 rows (1-10)
    • currently 2 waves as of Thursday at noon
    • 1:30 between waves
    • faster runners will be up front in each wave
    • No portable Toilets will be onsite, but I do believe Grove Park restroom has remained open
    • No Awards Ceremony, however I will have the top 20 awards displayed on a table and if you want to hang a bit after you finish (with a mask on & social distance) then we may be able to hand out some awards.
    • Refreshments will be "grab on your own" and will be fruit from the Giant...Individual fruit- nothing that needs cutting like watermelon
    • The start will be ready by 7 am and you may begin to line up & socially distance yourself with a mask on based on your Wave #, Line #, and Row#, Please be in the park and ready for the 7:15 am start.   Info will be posted at seashorestriders.com on Thursday evening and also emailed to you.

 

RACE TIMING: You will use a timing device on your watch (garmin )or iPhone (race tracker) or whatever you are comfortable with and to be verified it must be the complete 5k distance.    I will verify 3.11 miles, however I will NOT verify 2.97 miles.   At the completion of your Virtual Run, please take a selfie of your self with a close-up of your device showing your distance & time.   Results will be sent to tim@seashorestrider.com for official verification and I then will upload the results to Runsignup/athlinks/CT.   "Moving Time" will not count- Please send "Elapsed Time".  Virtual Results are due to Race Director Tim by 12 midnight on Monday the 7th of September.    YOU MAY COMPLETE THIS EVENT INSIDE ON A TREADMILL OR OUTSIDE.    

 

SCORING:  

  • LIVE 5k..."Pretty Simple"...Predict your time during online registration and the top 20 closest to your predicted time wins the awards.  For example...if you predict 22:40 and you run 22:30.5 then your difference is 09.5 seconds.   Remember you are racing with no devices...iphones, watches, headphones etc...
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  • VIRTUAL 5k..."A bit tricky, but a fun way to do a prediction run"...During the registration process you will be asked for a 2:00 minute window that you think you will run the 5k in (ex...20:00 - 22:00).   You will then be matched up with another runner who will predict what you will run.   For example...If Peter says he will run between 26:00-28:00 and Peter runs 27:59.  The computer matches Peter with Tim who predicts that Peter will run 27:50.5.  The difference is :08.5 seconds.  The top 20 predicted times will be the winners.  It Tim's 8.5 seconds fall's in the top 20 then Tim is a winner & guess what...Peter is a winner too!
  • Everyone in the race will be matched up with another runner, will know their match runner's window, but will NOT know who (by name) they are matched up with.   

** With a Virtual Prediction Run it is nearly impossible to do it the traditional live way not being able to see the runners participating.  A lot more work on my end, but it will be a fun way to do it.

 

RACE AMENITIES:  SWAG will be several items that we make available at all the Last Blast 5k such as long & short sleeve as well as SS visors.  I will have several available and runners will have their choice of several items and everyone will be required to take more than one item.  Virtual Finish line produced by “Seashore Strider Event Production, Inc.,” Virtual & Live Post-Race awards ceremony at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9th  & A RUNNING GOOD TIME.

 

AWARDS:  

VIRTUAL...TBA

LIVE...Awards will be presented to the Overall Male & Female Champions, TOP 20 closest to your predicted time.  NO WATCHES, iPHONES, TRACKING DEVICES, HEADPHONES ALLOWED IN THE LAST BLAST 5K. 

 

REFUNDS/DEFERRAL:  The Seashore Striders have a "No Refund" policy, however we make every possible attempt to please our client with the following options:  1. Transfer to a future Seashore Strider owned event of equal value before the end of the current year.   2. Donate your entry fee to the charity associated with the event or to the Seashore Strider Youth Running program.  3. Transfer/Defer to the following year at the same event.  Thank You for your cooperation & understanding as some situations are beyond the control of the Seashore Striders.

 

VIRTUAL RACE DIRECTOR:  Tim Bamforth, Seashore Striders/Seashore Strider Event Production, Inc.   tim@seashorestrider.com

 

SEASHORE STRIDER STORE:  To visit the Seashore Strider store go to www.shopseashorestriders.com


  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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