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Belmar Five Mile Run

August 31, 2024 Belmar, NJ 07719 US Directions
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Online Registration is now open for the Belmar 5 Mile & Kid's Races

48th Annual
Belmar 5 Mile Run
Presented by the Goodwill Hose Co., the Borough of Belmar & the Jersey Shore Running Club 

Saturday, August 31, 2024 – 8:00 AM

Please join us for the 48th Annual 5 Mile Run along the beautiful Belmar oceanfront and local streets while helping to raise money for the Goodwill Hose Co.  The Belmar 5 Mile is one of the largest road races in New Jersey, with more than 2500 participants each year.  This event has something for everyone - from our premier event - the 5 Mile Run - to the Kid's Races for our littlest runners on Friday, August 30!  

Congratulations to the 2023 Belmar 5 Mile Overall Winners:

1st Place - Trevor Conde, Bethlehem, PA - time: 24:32 Pace: 4:54
1st Female - Erika Fluehr, Atlantic Highlands, NJ - time: 28:00 Pace: 5:36  Overall Place: 15th

$40 Online Pre-Registration (6/1 through 8/25)
$45 Race Week & Event Day Late Registration (8/28 - 8/31) In-Person Only

Important: Belmar 5 Mile race bibs will be mailed to all registrants on August 1, 2024 to your RunSignUp registered address.  The deadline to register to have your bib mailed is July 31, 2024. Registrants who sign up on or after August 1 will be able to pick their bibs at the pickup locations on the dates listed below.  All Belmar 5 Kid's Race bibs will be held for pickup during race week.  BEFORE YOU REGISTER, please log into your profile to make sure that your mailing address, email address, gender, shirt selection, date of birth, etc. is accurate and update where applicable.  An incorrect mailing address will cause you to not receive your bib in time for the race.  Returned bibs WILL NOT be re-mailed.  You will be able to receive a new bib during race week (see schedule below) for a $5 fee.  

The Post Office has been returning mail when the addressee does not live at the address given.  Last year over 100 bibs were either returned to us or lost in the mail because of improper addresses.  Please list a valid address for each runner.  For example: If you are registering a friend and list your home address and the friend does not live at your home address, the Post Office WILL NOT deliver the mail for your friend.  Please enter your friend's home address to make sure it is delivered.  Returned bibs WILL NOT be re-mailed.  You may have updated your address for the 2023 race registration, but you must make sure your address on your RunSignUp profile is also updated.

6:30 AM - 7:45 AM - Late Registration, T-shirt & bib pick up 
8:00 AM - 5 Mile Run 
9:30 AM - Award Ceremony

AWARDS (based on gun time)
Silver Lake Park Gazebo at approx. 9:30 AM on race day – No mailings
No duplicate awards

Overall – Top 3 Male/Female - $200/$150/$100
Masters (40 & over) – Top 3 Male/Female - $150/$100/$50
Belmar Full Time Resident – Top Male/Female - $25
Wheelchair – Top Male/Female - $25
Age Group Awards - Top 3 Male/Female – Belmar 5 Beach Towel
14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89 and 90+

Kid’s Races 
Friday, August 30, 2024 – 6:30 PM
Silver Lake Park
Ages 1 -12

$12 Early Bird Registration through 5/31
$15 Pre-Registration (6/1 through 8/27)
$20 Race Week & Event Day Registration (8/28 - 8/30) In-Person Only
Kid’s registration includes: Finisher medal, t-shirt, kid’s activities

***Important: 5 Mile-You must bring your actual race number bib with you to pick-up your shirt.
***Please bring your confirmation email to expedite bib pickup.  

August 28, 2024 | 5-7:30 PM (Wednesday) Goodwill Hose Co., 610 7th Ave, Belmar
August 29, 2024 | 5-7 PM (Thursday) Bar Anticipation, 703 16th Ave, Lake Como
August 30, 2024 |5 Mile 4:30-7 PM (Friday) Taylor Pavilion, Ocean Ave at 5th & 6th Aves, Belmar 
                           |Kid's Races 4:30-6:15 PM (Friday) Silver Lake Park, Ocean Ave at 5th & 6th Aves 
August 31, 2024 | 6:30-7:45 AM (Saturday) Taylor Pavilion

To ensure the safety and enjoyment of all Belmar 5 runners and the children, the course is restricted to registered runners, wheelchair division athletes & official race personnel.  No children under 7 years old are allowed on the race course in any type of baby strollers/joggers or baby carriers. Do not have children or other family members jump in to finish with you. Unregistered participants, unauthorized vehicles, baby strollers/joggers, roller blades, in-line skates, skateboards, pets and bicycles are also prohibited in the race and will be removed from the race course.  Bib numbers must be visible on all participants.  Only the registered runner will be permitted to cross the finish line.  No backpacks will be allowed.  We ask your cooperation.  For the safety of all participants, volunteers, residents and race personnel, there is a 90 minute time limit for the Five Mile Run (18 min/mile pace maximum).  

Register online as a Team for the Belmar 5 mile team competition.  Team entry is free.  No additional charge to be on a team.  Team Awards at the Bar A post-race celebration

The Belmar Goodwill Hose Co. is a not-for-profit, 501c(3) organization that provides emergency fire and rescue services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to residents and visitors to the Borough of Belmar since 1898.  The squad is staffed 100% by volunteer firemen and relies on charitable contributions to help fund equipment and operating expenses.  Please consider making a donation during registration to support the volunteer first responders who serve our community.

After the race, we invite everyone to join the post-race celebration for a barbecue, entertainment and drinks at Bar Anticipation.  There will also be a team awards presentation, lots of gift cards donated by local merchants, two bicycles compliments of Miller Lite and two 2025 Belmar beach badges.  

Temperatures/humidity can be high on the Jersey Shore during the summer months. Participants should drink plenty of fluid (non-alcoholic) for 48 hours prior to, during and upon finishing the race. Beware of heat-injury symptoms (dizziness, no sweating, nausea, cramps, redness, incoherent speech and thoughts). Seek immediate assistance if symptoms occur. Wear loose, light-colored clothing.

Arrive early - Allow extra time as parking in Belmar is limited this time of the year.  Note that there will be street closures along the race course starting at 6:30 am. Do Not attempt to drive into these areas. There will be restricted parking along the race course.  There will be no parking on Ocean Ave between 6th Avenue and the BeImar-Avon Bridge. Metered parking will in effect at 7 am.  We request that you respect the town’s parking rules, nearby residential homes and businesses.


2023 Belmar 5 Mile by the numbers:
1st Place - Trevor Conde, Bethlehem, PA - time: 24:32 Pace: 4:54

1st Female - Erika Fluehr, Atlantic Highlands, NJ - time: 28:00 Pace: 5:36  Overall Place: 15th
2700: Number registered
2261: Number of finishers 
1133: Number of male finishers
1128: Number of female finishers
     7: Age of the youngest runner - Grant Laverty, time: 57:10 min, 1614th place overall
   87: Age of the oldest runner - Olie Nelson, time: 1 hour 7 min, 1989th place overall  
     2: Number of Belmar residents - top 3 overall in age groups
 214: Number of Belmar residents who crossed the finish line
   21: Number of states participants hailed from
 350: Donations totaling $4560.00
 344: Kid's Races Registrations



Ocean & 2nd Ave
Belmar, NJ US 07719

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