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Parrothead 5k & Fun Run

Sun September 22, 2024 Daytona Beach, FL 32118 US Directions
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Parrothead 5K & Fun Run 2023 - Chip Timed

$35 9:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Price increases after September 14, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT


471 South Atlantic Ave.
Daytona Beach, FL US 32118


Location: LandShark Bar & Grill
471 South Atlantic Ave.
Daytona Beach, FL 32118 

Runners and walkers alike will enjoy the sun and sand at their feet for this Jimmy Buffett-themed beach 5K and Fun Run! You'll enjoy the sounds of the surf from the "World's Most Famous Beach" and great Trop Rock Music while you bring your best Parrothead-themed hats and attire for our morning race. A portion of the race proceeds benefit the Marine Science Center and its efforts to help sea turtle rehabilitation. It fins up following the race at Landshark Bar & Grill for the awards ceremony where you'll enjoy food, fun, and a complimentary beverage...because it's always 5 'o clock somewhere!  


Before September 16th  - $35.00
September 17th to date 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.

All participants receive a finisher medal upon completion of the event

Packet pickup will take place on race day at the race site from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 am

8 am – Registration Opens
9 am – Race Start
10:15 am – Awards Ceremony at LandShark Bar & Grill

Requested shirt sizes are available while supplies last. 

The top overall male and female and the 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  

Parking is available next to the race start location, at the LandShark Bar & Grill parking lot. Parking is also plentiful directly next door to Landshark Bar & Grill at the Sun Splash Park Parking lot located at 611 South Atlantic Ave. In addition, bathrooms are available on the south side of Sun Splash Park as well as LandShark Bar & Grill.

The 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?
Sunday, September 24th, 2023. The race course begins on the beach in front of LandShark Bar & Grill. Registration opens at 8 am. Race start time is promptly 9 am. 

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 am 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 registration is based on availability.

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, we are not equipped to utilize individuals’ personal chips or tags for this year's race.     

Who gets a T-shirt?
Only pre-registered runners that successfully complete the registration and payment processes by September 23rd are guaranteed a free race t-shirt.  The remaining shirts are available for free until they run out. Also, day-of participants may face limited sizes and availability.

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 latter 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 "Gear Tent" sign near the registration booth.  

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.

How do I register?
You may register online (preferred method). Go to In-person registration is available on the beach in front of LandShark Bar & Grill. Both cash and checks are accepted only on the day of registration.

How much does it cost?
Up until September 16th - $35.00, September 17th till date of race $40.00

I will be out of town on race day and not be 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 raincoat 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 LandShark Bar & Grill and each participant will receive a complimentary Small beer & sandwich slider.

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

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