Belmar Five Mile Run

August 31, 2024 Belmar, NJ 07719 US Directions
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Online Registration is currently closed for the Belmar 5 Mile & Kid's Races
Online registration for 48th Annual Belmar 5 Mile & Kid's Race will open on Sunday, February 11.

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.  There will be medals for all finishers, clocks at every mile, water stops, unisex dri-fit t-shirt for all registrants through 8/25 (late registrants 8/28 - 8/31 while supplies last), post race food & refreshments, drawstring backpack bags for the first 2000 Belmar 5 registered runners, team competition, Belmar 5 beach towel for award winners and more. Current JSRC Members will receive a 10% discount through May 31.

On Friday evening, August 30, bring the family to the Kid's races (ages 1 -12).  It will be a night of fun with the popular Bessie Boodles the Clown, balloon animals, tattoos, inflatable slide, bounce house and more. All this included when you register along with a medal and a custom 2024 race t-shirt  for all pre-registered runners through 8/27 (late registrants while supplies last).  Sign up today!

$35 Online Early Bird Registration (through 5/31)(JSRC Members 10% discount through May 31)
$40 Online Pre-Registration (6/1 through 8/25)
$45 Race Week & Event Day Late Registration (8/28 - 8/31) In-Person Only

Important: Race number bibs will be mailed to all registrants who register by July 31 to the RunSignUp registered address.  Please be sure to log into your profile to review your registration information to make sure that we have accurate mailing address, email address, gender, shirt selection, date of birth, etc. and update where applicable.    Note that the post office has recently been delivering only to people living at the mailing address.  Each year we have more and more bibs either returned to us or lost in the mail because of improper addresses.  Returned bibs WILL NOT be re-mailed.  If you have not received your bib by August 10 or your information is incorrect, please send an email to  You will be able to receive a new bib during race week (see schedule below) for a $5 fee.  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. 


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 5 Male/Female - $150/$125/$100/$75/$50
Masters (40 & over) – Top 3 Male/Female - $125/$100/$75
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 5:00-6:15 PM (Friday) Silver Lake Park, Ocean Ave at 5th & 6th Aves 
August 31, 2024 | 6:30-7:45 AM (Saturday) Taylor Pavilion


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.  Joe's Surf Shack also welcomes Belmar 5 runners.

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.

For the safety and enjoyment of all Belmar 5 runners the course is restricted to registered runners, wheelchair division athletes & official race personnel.  Unregistered participants, unauthorized vehicles, baby joggers/strollers, roller blades, in-line skates, skateboards, pets and bicycles are prohibited in the race and will be removed from the race course.  Only the registered runner will be permitted to cross the finish line. Do not have children or other family members jump in to finish with you.  No backpacks will be allowed.  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).  

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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