Thank you for your patience as we are working to provide runner resolution options in this unprecedented situation. After careful consideration due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and in coordination with government officials, the 2020 Belmar Five Mile Run presented by the Goodwill Hose Co. in conjunction with the Jersey Shore Running Club will not be held on the rescheduled date of Saturday, August 22, 2020 and has been CANCELLED for this year. Given the gravity of the situation, and to support the running community during these challenging times, we will offer a Virtual Run/Walk Option (See Description below) in addition to the options listed below. Although we cannot physically be together like we had hoped, we can continue to provide meaningful assistance to our first responders during this unprecedented time.
We understand the disappointment many might feel about the cancellation of the 2020 Run. However, due to the uncertainty of the current global health crisis, we have determined that a large gathering of people that results from our Race would be unsafe for the runners, our volunteers, and the many spectators that line our course.
All Belmar 5 Mile Run registered participants will receive an email to select the one of the options listed below. You will have until September 1, 2020 to make your selection. If you do not make a selection by the September 1 deadline, your 2020 registration will automatically be transferred to the 2021 race.
Transfer your 2020 Belmar 5 registration to the Belmar 5 Virtual Race (August 22 - August 30). Waivers signed by registered entrants for the 2020 Race will be extended and apply to the Belmar 5 Virtual Race. Registration will remain open on RunSignUp through August 30 for anyone who has not already registered for the Belmar 5 Mile Run and wishes to participate in the Belmar 5 Virtual Run. Anytime during race week, pick a safe place to run or walk 5 miles on your own and submit your race results on RunSignUp by September 1, 2020. Registration is $25. All participants will receive a technical tee shirt and will be able to print a virtual bib on RunSignUp. There will be a tee shirt pick up at Bar Anticipation in September. A mail option will also be available if you are unable to pick up your shirt in person. Additional information on tee shirt pickup date location, printing your virtual bib and submitting your results will be sent in separate email to all registered participants and also posted on RunSignUp. Because of circumstances surrounding the coronavirus crisis, the Belmar 5 Virtual Run is not a competitive event and will not be professionally timed. We will not be awarding trophies to event participants at this year’s race. This year’s event is about furthering your own fitness goals while staying connected as a community. All net proceeds will benefit the Goodwill Hose Co. to help defray operational costs.
Defer your 2020 Belmar 5 entry into the 2021 Race which will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2021, without having to register next year. Waivers signed by registered entrants for the 2020 Race will be extended and apply to the 2021 Race. No further action is required. After September 15, 2020 any runner can transfer their number up to the date of the 2021 Race under our transfer policy.
Request a refund. We are making an exception to the normal race registration policy by providing entry fee refunds to runners affected by the cancellation. Any runner who wishes not to participate in next year’s race or rescind such waiver must opt out through RunSignUp no later than September 1, 2020 in which they will be eligible for a full refund, less any processing fees and be removed from the race. Refunds will not be processed until after September 1, 2020. No refunds after September 1, 2020.
Donate your entry fee to the Belmar Goodwill Hose Co. to help support our first responders. If you choose to donate your entry fee you are supporting the vital work of our volunteer first responders who serve our community and you will help us continue to make a difference. Belmar has over 5,000 year round residents. Known for its beautiful beaches, visitors to Belmar can number over 70,000 during the summer months. The Goodwill Hose Co. responds to nearly 300 calls a year. The Goodwill Hose Co. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are 100% tax-deductible as allowed by law. We will continue to accept donations until September 1, 2020.
We look forward to seeing you next year, and hope that you and your families stay safe and healthy during this difficult time.
We thank you for your continued support!! Stay safe.
Dan Napoliton, Belmar 5 Race Director
Eugene Cavanagh, President, Goodwill Hose Co.
Here Are Your Options: